I went back and forth between this Husky and two other saws from major brands (one U.S. and one German.) I decided that this saw offered the best value in it's class. Power, value, weight, and long term durability played into my decision. I have had favorable experiences with other husky products in the past which helped to sway my decision (husky trimmers and chainsaws we ran day in and day out during summer jobs.) I bought this saw with a 20" bar and the first week I got it I was cutting up 20-28" diameter poplar and cherry poles into 18" lengths and ripping them into halves. This saw cut with authority and never missed a beat. It has gotten stronger with every tank of fuel so far- which by the way seems to be really easy on. I bought a few quarts of the pre-mixed husky fuel for it when I purchased the saw which extended the warranty to 4 years and the dealer also threw in a case and an extra chain for free. In the month I've had it I have cut about 4 cords of wood and am satisfied with the purchase.
June 13, 2014
I bought this saw a couple weeks ago after talking to several people about the 555. I wanted a 60cc saw for firewood cutting duties, and this saw came highly recommended. This is the first Husqvarna I have ever owned and could not be more pleased. So far I have cut 4-5 cords of wood, including a Red Oak that had fallen, and was about 38" DBH. I run a 20" bar on the saw and it has performed flawless. The more I run it the stronger it gets. I noticed one poster called it a "Rancher", this is not a "Rancher" series of saws, I was under the understanding it is a "PRO" series saw. Anyway I average 15 cord plus per year and I think it would be hard to find a better firewood saw.
June 4, 2014
One day saw?
I bought my 555Rancher to fell about 8 trees at church....using the manufactures gas scored the cylinder within 3 hours cutting an old pine, took it back and was accused of using poor gas but they reluctantly replaced it with a new saw. Next week felling an old oak, 4 hours in and after filling gas, oil and tightening chain, it wouldn't start. I took it back and again a scored cylinder, they again are replacing the saw but they are saying the new auto tune system isn't designed to really "work" the saw so if it "boggs" down the slightest it leans itself out and scores your cylinder. So now they (the dealer) are recommending that I accept a 460 in the place of the 555??????
May 23, 2014
great saw, hardware store disappointing
Love the saw. Easy to start, light for its power, too new to determine durability.
The hardware store pre-assembled the saw but refused to give me the chain protector listed in the saw's manual. They said it is only available if you buy the optional saw carrying case.
April 21, 2014
Love the power of this saw.
I bought this saw after my nephew scored the exhaust side of my 353e. This saw (555) has the new computer run carburetor which after reading the reviews and talking to the Husky dealer I decided to buy one. I had cut down a large pig nut hickory in June and let it dry out about three month`s with the leaves on; so I decided to try it out with this new saw and it`s new Oregon Power Match 20 inch bar and chain. Wow is how I felt after sawing through this tree ( 30 inches at butt end). This saw is worthy of it`s name sake the Husky 55. I had one issue with this saw...the saw would leave a small puddle of bar chain oil in the husky case ( the best chainsaw case out there...the new square one). The dealer had to order a whole new oiler for it (still under warranty) and I have not had an reoccurrence yet. I have not had any problems with starting it or running it in any weather and that includes ice storm`s and bitter cold days. I love this saw and hope it runs like it has so far for a long time, also don`t be afraid of the computerized carburetor...I love it and recommend it.
March 12, 2014
Cuts like a hot knife through butter
I wasn't sure if this would be a big enough saw for felling large trees but I am so happy I bought it! I put a 20" bar on it .058 gauge and took it out to the woods and was so happy with the way this saw performed. It was -5 degrees out and it didn't matter I wanted to stay out there all night and cut with this beauty. Excellent saw for the money. I also want to add that the anti vibe is amazing and the noise level is extremely quiet. This saw ain't no joke.
January 22, 2014
GREAT SAW !!!!!!!
Had my 555 since february "13" have not had any problems with it yet it been running high test fuel with husy 2 cycle oil have not seen any recall on the 555 or any other models that husqvarna makes I think some of the other reviews are operators errors so if you want a great saw for the buck buy a husqvarna 555 you can't go wrong
September 29, 2013
id buy a a ax before id buy a 555!
My 555 has been junk since i bought it pullcord covers break a lot 8 in a year and now its blown up and a warranty is no good when husky wont stand behind it. Its so easy for them to say vad gas but funny my other saw had no problem with the gas hopefully they come around and make it right. I like the dealer in town and hope to my bisness in town.
July 30, 2013