HUSQVARNA 562 XP®
I have a Husky 440e that I`ve been using for 3 years and its a great homeowner saw. I have recently purchased 4 acres of heavy wooded land to build on and my little 440 was giving it a valiant effort but the 36-40 inch oaks was just too much. I bought the 562XP because of the great reviews. I can not believe the power and handling of this saw. I know its an overused cliche but it goes through those oaks like a hot knife through butter. It might be a bit much for the average home owner but between my clearing and cutting 5 cord a year for firewood its awesome! Good job Husqvarna the 562xp is a hotrod that handles great!
June 3, 2012
Good power when it runs
Just bought one ran it two weeks now when it gets hot it won't start
May 31, 2012
I'm all out of love...for my old saw
I knew that it would take something special for me to retire my 30 yr. old 70cc John Deere(Echo) saw.
I also knew that the weight of my old saw was killing my aging body but,I still needed a 20" saw with guts.
While researching various saws I spotted the 562XP and checked into it.I liked the looks,features,reviews and WEIGHT.
Bought one and I love it,does everything better than my old 20 incher and doesn't beat me up.I never considered Huskys because they seemed to be hard starters but,now they have primer bulbs and mine starts easily.
My old 20 incher will be going on Ebay along with my 18" middle saw as this saw fills the gaps of both.
My only concern is the electronics for the long run as this seems to be unchartered waters for chainsaws.
I especially like that this saw tends to stay much cleaner than my other saws which may be due to the chain oiler,it has three distinct setting which are set according to bar length,this is much better than the infinite settings on other saws that keep you guessing and wiping.
This saw is so well thought out that Iam hard pressed to find a fault with it.
I like to have service manuals for all of my equipment and so far I'm not sure Husqvarna offers one.
May 31, 2012
great little powerhouse
Been cutting for many years now always with a XP. Don't like taking a back-up saw and I have never returned home without wood because my saw wouldn't run. Bought the 562 xp for the power to weight ratio, 4.8hp for 12.6 pounds thats crazy and this saw delivers. bought the saw with a 24" bar but went down to a 20" the ergos are so comfortable and I like the feel of the lighter tighter saw. starts better than any saw I have owned maybe the fuel/air purge pump helps. I like seeing how much fuel is left and I Like the idea of not losing any retaining nuts done that before. kind of makes cutting exciting again.
May 28, 2012
I just purchased one of these with a 24" bar-my other saw is a 359 with a 20" bar. This saw is a significant upgrade from the 359. It's a little pricey but I would highly recommend this saw.
May 20, 2012
impressive power and handling
Never used a saw this powerful that was this easy to handle. Very difficult to make this saw even break a sweat. Great build quality. No regrets.
April 29, 2012
tons of power
Bought 3 of these saws for my landscaping
Business and we're running 24" bars on em
I love how they cut fast and clean no matter
What wood we put em to they cut through like a
Hot knife through butter. I'm a big fan of husqvarna.
April 27, 2012
HUSQVARNA 562 XP
This is a great saw for the money and has plenty of power. Its light weight and easy to use. It starts vary fast. Second pull every time because of the easy start. I love this saw and it is a great product, from a great company. I would highly recommend this saw and any husqvarna product.
April 20, 2012