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New Saw Day. 562XP
« on: April 01, 2014, 06:30:26 PM »
New poster here from central Maine. Thanks to this forum, I made a new saw purchase today. I've owned 4 different Husky's over the last 20 years and use them on my 10 acre wooded piece of property. My last was a 357XP which I had proudly owned for 8 tanks of fuel, then it was stolen out of my garage. I went without a saw for 2 years and just couldn't take it any more. I have too much land maintenance to do this spring. My original plan was to cheap out on things and get a mid range saw "to get by" with. Well,,,after reading a bunch of threads on this forum, and about 2 minutes of hymming and hawwing in the Husky dealer and over $700. dollars poorer, I now own my 5th Husky. A 562XP. All I can say is I'm flabbergasted after bringing it home and running a half a tank through it. 2 pulls and it was started. Idles perfectly,throttle response is unreal, runs like a scalded dog,no smoke, and feels more comfortable than my beloved 357XP. Yes, I ran it hard. It's only 45 degrees out, so overheating isn't a problem. This saw is just miles better than what I have ever used. Thank you to all the users on the board that contribute to good posts. It made my selection process easy. Jay.
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 07:42:01 PM »
schmeg,welcome to the forum. What town in central Maine? I have a 372. Hope that will last me a while longer.
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 08:01:08 PM »
I live in Glenburn. Just west of Bangor. I own and live on 10 acres on Rt.221. Mix of spruce, pine, and some maple. I've been selectively cutting on my land for 21 years now. I retire in 2 years which will give me more time to dabble in the woods. I need to buy a tractor now.
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 08:28:51 PM »
There are a couple members up your way. A tractor is nice to have.
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 08:31:57 PM »
I've heard a lot of god things about the 562. I'm waiting for the 595. ;D
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 08:47:40 PM »
I'm just so used to what I used to run. I always considered my 357XP to be all the saw I would ever need. This new saw was the same kind of jump as when I went to a fuelie 2 stroke 800 sled vs. carbs. All together different feel. What floored me right off the bat was a stone cold saw running like it was already warm. The vibes are a lot less too. Can't wait to go out and burn a few tanks up.
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 12:44:11 AM »
Welcome to the forum! I bought my 562 last fall there a great saw I ran the crap out of it this winter between 6 and 7 hundred cord cut with it so far and it hasn't skipped a beat all I have replaced is a bar last week and I've cleaned the air filter about once a week I'm definitely buying another one this summer or fall!
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 01:06:42 PM »
You bought a great saw, Congrats!   :)
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 05:47:15 PM »
You bought a great saw, Congrats!   :)

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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2014, 07:48:18 PM »
Thanks all. I'll never equal 700 cord, but I cut as a hobby on my land. This saw is way more than I will ever need power wise. I do have a dumb question. I noticed a fair amount of saws utilize catalytic converters now. It doesn't appear that my 562 has one. Am I assuming right that the autotune allows the saw to pass EPA without the use of a cat?
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2014, 08:57:09 PM »
Husqvarna's X Torq  fresh air strato charging  design is what makes their engines pass  EPA regs .
Strato charging without catylatic mufflers is the flavor of design for the big saw companies today.
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2014, 09:28:35 PM »
Thanks. I'm somewhat familiar with stratified charges in the combustion process. It is used in some snowmobile engines also. Now I just have to get used to the saw and put time on it. I also need to figure out what the best chain/bar combo to use on it.
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2014, 09:55:46 PM »
I run a 18" b/c on my 562 and it's perfect for me. I have a 372XP-24" for longer reach and more power.
But seeing your 562 is your largest saw I suggest you should run 20".
 

  

 
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2014, 10:03:44 PM »
The saw came with an 18. I have 9 working chains of that length right now. All 3/8 .58. Maybe I'll look into a 20 for bigger stuff of which my large stuff is 50-70 year old black spruce and some white pine. My hardwood is mostly 12" or less.
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2014, 10:15:08 PM »
Great saw, had to run the 55 to free a pinched bar  ::) and I went back to the 562 as soon as I could.

If he doesn't have any trees over 36" why bother with a 20" bar? But I don't know what his trees are like.  I would say have two bars for that saw, and put the longer bar on only when needed, if needed.

I have a cookie from a black spruce that is 200+ years old and is around 7" 
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2014, 10:29:17 PM »
The saw came with an 18. I have 9 working chains of that length right now. All 3/8 .58. Maybe I'll look into a 20 for bigger stuff of which my large stuff is 50-70 year old black spruce and some white pine. My hardwood is mostly 12" or less.
Just stick with the 18" then as I now see what size of timber your in.
I used to log with 18  on a Stihl 064 in 12-20" average timber and I could put up a lot of tree length in a day. Felled limbed and topped.
In the bigger spruce pushing upwards of 24-30" I'd run 20".
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2014, 11:07:00 PM »
All I ran was 18 in bars up until last fall when I bought my 562 which came with a 20 so I gave it a try and liked it and have since switched over on most of my saws. But I will say almost all trees around here can be cut with an 18 but it is nice to have a 24 or 28 in the toolbox for those rare biguns
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2014, 01:15:20 PM »
The 562 will handle a 24" b&c in pine with no problem.
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2014, 02:56:27 PM »
The 562 will handle a 24" b&c in pine with no problem.
the 562- 24" is too slow for me plus the poor balance turns me off......thats where my 372XP with 24" comes in.
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Re: New Saw Day. 562XP
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2014, 08:56:00 PM »
The 562 will handle a 24" b&c in pine with no problem.
the 562- 24" is too slow for me plus the poor balance turns me off......thats where my 372XP with 24" comes in.

Before I had my Stihl 460 I had a 24" that I would put on the 361 for the rare occasion I needed it. It did ok and got the job done, but now if I need that bar length the 460 is wearing it. Much better suited to the task. ;)
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