HUSQVARNA 562 XP®
Fantastic saw. I have had landowner and Pro versions of several different saws from Husqvarna, Stihl, Dolmar, McCulloch and Homelite. I bought the 562 to replace an old 039 Stihl which I lost in a vehicle fire (along with a MS660 Stihl, Husqvarna 55 and 346xp). I had tried the MS362 and did not like the weight or feeling for the size of the saw. The 562 is much lighter and handles much better. The Dolmar 6100 had not been introduced at the time or I may have given it some consideration. The a/v system on this saw has to be used to be believed as this is the smoothest saw I've run yet, hands-down. The 550xp and old 346xp would be the closest comparisons I can make. It starts very reliably given that you read and follow the user's manual and will run longer on a tank of fuel than most people would likely care to operate a saw. I don't use the adjustable oilers, other than to open them up completely as I like to have enough oil when cutting hard-woods. The saw feels even lighter than it actually is due to the wonderful ergonomics. It takes a few tanks to loosen up but when it does it really comes alive. One word of caution: let the saw warm up and stabilize before cutting and it will run much better. I cut 20-30 cords a year on average.
November 3, 2013
I absolutely love this saw you will not be disappointed. And just if you're wondering it will out run a sthil saw without any trouble!!!
November 2, 2013
Love the saw but...
I bought two of these saws in the spring of 2012 ...bought the second one because they were so new in my area no one stocked any parts yet .... use one of these every day it's going to break and it's going to get smashed and broke up a little.The first saw has been an awesome saw maybe even the best saw I have ever had ( and I have had a lot of them,over 30 years of this) the second saw was mainly a spare but recently decided to run it as the main saw for this year,but it has quit 2 or 3 times this summer and there is no way that it will run,dealer says that the computer needs to be reprogrammed problem is that no one has the tool to reprogram it ,and huskqvarna wants the dealer to buy the tool,but if they only sell a few of these saws it is hardly worth it as they want over $600.00 for it, if I would have known this I would have bought a stihl instead.
September 20, 2013
Impossible to start, heavy and vibrates like a tank
The dealer had to give me a second saw before I got to hold the first one- the computer fried when he was writing my name to flash. Couldn't get a puff out of it the first time home. Took it back and the dealer said it was flooded. He blew out the engine and it started and ran good that night from the first or second pull. The smooth rounded handles feel dangerously slippery and the vibration seemed excessive- after only an hour I was really feeling it. Today, a few weeks after that, won't start at all. Blew the cylinder out myself and just one puff after too many cranks. Seems to be totally unreliable unless the dealer pokes at the computer. If I can't get a reasonable answer at the service desk tomorrow I will ask for my money back.
September 13, 2013
Phenomenal piece of engineering!
Just purchased a couple of weeks ago and put it to the test...what can I say? It passed with flying colors! I took down two 40-50 foot pine trees, 28 inch rounds. After reading some of the reviews, some folks are a bit hesitant on using a 28 inch bar on this machine. All I can saw is it works flawlessly. I know it's pine but it pulls that bar fairly well. The autobtune feature is brilliantly designed. I do agree, this saw does get hot, but it doesn't seem to bother me. I have yet to find any flaws...price is a bit steep but worth every penny.
P.s. Gotta love its power to weight ratio
August 6, 2013
With a sharp chain, you stand waist deep in sawdust in about 30 seconds.. Works really good.. I buck stovewood, and one thing that happens with this saw is it won't start when it's really hot. It starts on 2 or 3 pull when the saw is cold, but after you buck through a tank of gas and let it set for 5 - 10 min, it won't start. But that's on a 85+ degree day too! Other than that, it is an MEAN MACHINE!
July 12, 2013
Total animal of a saw
Ive used many husqvarna and stihl chainsaws over the years and this is by far the best handling and the fastest 60cc saw I have ever used this little saw screems and cuts like and animal uses very little gas I used to use 372xp almost all the time but this little saw kinda makes it look bad which is a hard thing to do Ive used my 372 xp for years and totally love the saw 372 has slight advantage in the really large oak but other than that the 562xp takes the cake I has about 40 hours on the saw as of now and it starts first pull dont even need the primer bulb cant say enough about this saw as far as Im concerned Stihl is definitley losing in the 60cc class big time!!! the revboost tears through limbs and smaller wood but still has the grunt for the 24" and over without the heavy weight of a 70+ cc and can run it all day with little to no fatigue
June 22, 2013
This one of the most Impressive 60cc Saws I have run and that's saying a lot having a Pro Tree service company! Explosive power everywhere. Light weight and balanced handling.
June 17, 2013