HUSQVARNA 562 XP®
I thought my 357xp was big and bad... until I got my hands on this. This is the new King of the Hill. It is faster, smoother, more powerful and more efficient. Stihl doesn't have anything close to this. Absolutely Love It !
January 20, 2012
Never ever buy this or any product from this company
NEVER BUY A HUSQVARNA SAW EVER !!! I Will never buy another Husqvarna product or refer someone! Before I get started let me tell you my father in law also bought the same saw from the same store almost at the same time and had almost the same issues to a tee, also if you look up this saw online this saw is all around junk and needs to be pulled off the shelves and husky needs to get a better system to deal with there customers because going threw the store dealer and the reps is pointless. About a year and a half ago me and my fiance went to Green Ace Hardware in Westbranch Michigan and bought almost a $900 dollar brand new 562 XP Huscvarna saw with a warranty>Thank gosh. Not even three months after buying this brand new saw the pistons scored in it and it blew up! No big deal, they replaced it cuz we were not at fault literally like a week later are fathers saw did the same thing but they refused to replace his and just fixed it which did not last long. Not even a few months later the spring in the clutch on our saw broke so we took another hour drive to Green ace hardware in Westbranch and dropped it off drove a hour home and waited to drive a hour there and back days later to pick it up hoping that there would be no more issues because not only were we loosing money every time this saw broke we were driving 4 hours all added up each time this saw broke. Well few months later the spring in the anti vibe system under the gas tank broke again not our fault but starting to get a bit of a run around with the store we bought it from cuz at this point this being are second saw in less then a year and having to drive 2 hours to drop it off and 2 hours a week or more later to pick it up and not having a saw for my fiance who is the only income in our home for a week or more each time this saw broke was getting old.
March 22, 2015
Screamin' demon at 60cc
I've run the 562xp for over 2 years now - everything from professional limbing and bucking, fire suppression, and firewood. Dependable, reliable, lightweight and TINY. The slim chasis design is great for holding close to the body and packing around all day. I recommend this saw to anyone looking for an all-day workhorse. I may not be covered under warranty anymore due to the firefighting use, but the best warranty is one you never need to use. ;)
March 17, 2015
I'm loving it !! smooth, fast,light, excellent power, gas window is great, love the super easy on off switch, love the Husqvarna website showing prices I don't think any other chainsaw company does that, helps make informed shopping decisions a little easier for me, the dealer was trying to sell me a 550xp which I'm sure is another fine saw but I think the 1 extra horse the 562xp has makes me a lot happier. The auto tune is great, once I learned about auto tune I pretty much lost interest in any saw without it. Bought 3 quarts of Husqvarna gas to get the 4 year warranty hopefully will never need to use it, so far have run through 5 gallons of gas and it always runs perfect. When sawing big wood with this saw the noise sort of bothers me so I also bought a Husqvarna helmet with ear muffs and faceshield, pretty quiet with the muffs down but I prefer to have the muffs up when actually cutting a tree down because it seems a little safer to be able to hear the wood creaking ,breaking and falling. I don't think the saw is actually much louder than my old one but the higher speed seems to make a little higher pitched sound.
March 14, 2015
Best midsized saw on the market handsdown!
I'm a cedar logger, I run 2 or more tanks of gas threw it a day. This is hands down the best overall saw on the market. I've owned it for over a year. The only problem I've had is a clutch spring broke, $3 later its fixed notta problem. I plan on buying another one soon. If u want a great saw look no further.
March 4, 2015
This saw is simply awesome. Super powerful and smooth as butter. I used it this weekend new out of the box and it started second pull and cut a 24" cherry tree like nothing. This is by far the fastest cutting saw I have ever owned.
There are a lot of people who complain that it is hard to start when hot but if you follow the directions in the manual for how to set it to a high idle start it will start first or second pull. This is my second Husqvarna saw and I would not own anything else. This is not a cheap saw but you get what you pay for buy nice or buy twice. You wont be disappointed with this saw.
December 26, 2014
I took my new ,less than a month old, 562XP to the local service dealer because it wouldn't start after less than two tanks of fuel. They first told me I had the wrong mix. After telling them I used Husqvarna two cycle oil and my other saw was still running fine with it they said it was probably bad gas. AGAIN I told them I had my other saw in the trunk of my car with gas from the same tank and I could show them how it runs. The service man took it and tried to crank the saw. He was able to get it to fire using ether so he told me it was trash in the carburetor and warranty would not cover that. I was told that if I had bought it from them they would repair it but since I bought it from Chainsawsdirect.com I would have to pay for repairs. After a heated discussion with the Service manager I drove to the manager located at a different store. In the end, the local Husqvarna dealer and Service Center refused to service the saw. Now I can't get the saw serviced without driving 20 miles farther away.
A saw that won't crank has no Pros and all Cons Stem from this issue as well. It is really hard to evaluate a saw any other way when it won't start and the service center won't service it.
December 13, 2014
I would never buy Husqvarna again
I would never buy a Husqvarna chainsaw after my experience with my 562xp. 24 hours of run time and it no longer works and not covered by warranty. Saw had a manufacturer's defect
December 9, 2014