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Husky 562XP - Nothing But Problems!!

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Yes, bar and chain. Sorry, I'm a woodworker first and blade is my default when talking about sharp metal edges. The reason I didn't take it back with the early problems is because of the dealer network here in Michigan. Every worthwhile Husky dealer in the area is a 9-5 Monday through Friday shop. Well, that means I have to take a day off of work (I work 5:30 - 5:30 every day) to go take it in and then take another one to go pick it up. Which I will do but is a PITA considering it is HUSKY that created the issue not me. I didn't spend $600 on a saw to keep taking it to the dealer. Plus, all of the information I read on this saw said it does tend to have hard starting issues because of the auto tune but to bear with it - they go away. I sharpen my chain regularly on all of my saws but the level of sharpness required is different on this Husky than the Stihls. I'm talking about sharpening every 30 minutes. Where I can go an hour on the Stihl. I disagree about the oiler, it is adjustable for a reason. If I'm running an 18" bar on a saw that will operate properly with a 28" the extra oil I'm dumping is wasteful and irresponsible to the environment. The tree I was cutting was 70' tall and 36" in diameter. I referenced the height because I was frustrated by the fact that it gave out at the least opportune time and it was a very tall tree (given the proximity of houses and cars that I don't own) that had to fall perfectly.
 
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If you have a good service shop Husqvarna will help you. Just because you hear six months does not make it so. The fuel system on all Husqvarna saws has a two year warranty, and you can get a good will warranty for up to a year after purchase. Does not matter what manufacture you deal with they all have problems. Husqvarna may just have a tad more. I have a 562 and like it. I let a logger demo it for about 50 hours to see how it held up. It did well, and is easy to start, don't quite understand that as it has a primer bulb? If I am not mistaken the bolt that would back out on the older models and was under the muffler, and I do not believe it caused an air leak, just leaked bar oil. I am probably wrong, the brain is not working well today. You should of had it looked at a long time ago, problems never fix themselves.
 
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Yes, bar and chain. Sorry, I'm a woodworker first and blade is my default when talking about sharp metal edges. The reason I didn't take it back with the early problems is because of the dealer network here in Michigan. Every worthwhile Husky dealer in the area is a 9-5 Monday through Friday shop. Well, that means I have to take a day off of work (I work 5:30 - 5:30 every day) to go take it in and then take another one to go pick it up. Which I will do but is a PITA considering it is HUSKY that created the issue not me. I didn't spend $600 on a saw to keep taking it to the dealer. Plus, all of the information I read on this saw said it does tend to have hard starting issues because of the auto tune but to bear with it - they go away. I sharpen my chain regularly on all of my saws but the level of sharpness required is different on this Husky than the Stihls. I'm talking about sharpening every 30 minutes. Where I can go an hour on the Stihl. I disagree about the oiler, it is adjustable for a reason. If I'm running an 18" bar on a saw that will operate properly with a 28" the extra oil I'm dumping is wasteful and irresponsible to the environment. The tree I was cutting was 70' tall and 36" in diameter. I referenced the height because I was frustrated by the fact that it gave out at the least opportune time and it was a very tall tree (given the proximity of houses and cars that I don't own) that had to fall perfectly.
Never heard that you don't have to sharpen Stihls as much as huskys? Simply not true, think about it, pretty dumb statement, they both have chains, you hit dirt or something they both get dull.
 
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Never heard that you don't have to sharpen Stihls as much as huskys? Simply not true, think about it, pretty dumb statement, they both have chains, you hit dirt or something they both get dull.
I have read that Stihl chain doesn't dull as quick as others because of more chrome.
 
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Yes, bar and chain... I didn't spend $600 on a saw to keep taking it to the dealer...
Now I know how the foreigners feel when they see that everyone else pays less than they do for a new saw. A 562XP is around $800 in my neck of the woods. The MS362 is just a few bucks less. Maybe your dealer took such a beating on selling you the saw below cost, that he's signed off on "service after the sale". I hope you may be able to find another dealer in your area that will be able to help. Good luck and keep us posted
 
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Now I know how the foreigners feel when they see that everyone else pays less than they do for a new saw. A 562XP is around $800 in my neck of the woods. The MS362 is just a few bucks less. Maybe your dealer took such a beating on selling you the saw below cost, that he's signed off on "service after the sale". I hope you may be able to find another dealer in your area that will be able to help. Good luck and keep us posted
WTF?!? Your dealer charges foreigners more for saws than residents?
 
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Ok....so that's what I've been doing wrong all this time. To think I could have saved all my valuable time that I've wasted sharpening chains that were on Husky's where I wouldn't have had to sharpen nearly as often if I had run Stihl's. I wonder if Dolmar's dull chains faster or slower???
So where do the other manufacturers come in on sharpening requirements? Say I had a Dolmar, Stihl, Husky, Efco, and Partner all running Oregon full chisel...can you rank them in order of what one needs sharpened first through last? This may determine what brand I purchase next.
 
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Not enough to really notice.
Stihl chain is tempered slightly harder and a bit more chromium than others, but it's not that much different.
stihl chain, while harder to put and edge on, will hold an edge longer than any husky/oregon chain. oregon chain is soft by comparison, and it is easy to tell when hand fileing it. stihl chain is made by stihl, and is more expensive for a reason, it is a superior chain in every way. so i call b.s., on both of your statements............
 
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He's too busy to take it back to the dealer, so too busy to trade it.

I guess you'd be trading it for a Chunky ms362? :hmm3grin2orange:
at least the 362 would be trouble free, i haven't done more than put a plug in mine in 4 years of ownership. huskies latest miricle saws (550/562) have some issues for sure. defintely not reliable like the 346? anyone who really thinks that a saw which is 6 onces heavier than its competition is chunky, needs to take off his/her pink panties, and put on his big boy underware.
 
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stihl chain, while harder to put and edge on, will hold an edge longer than any husky/oregon chain. oregon chain is soft by comparison, and it is easy to tell when hand fileing it. stihl chain is made by stihl, and is more expensive for a reason, it is a superior chain in every way. so i call b.s., on both of your statements............
B.S.? I said Stihl chain was tempered harder... I use a lot of Stihl chain, but I also use Oregon and find the difference not so great.

at least the 362 would be trouble free, i haven't done more than put a plug in mine in 4 years of ownership. huskies latest miricle saws (550/562) have some issues for sure. defintely not reliable like the 346? anyone who really thinks that a saw which is 6 onces heavier than its competition is chunky, needs to take off his/her pink panties, and put on his big boy underware.
My chunky comment had more to do with girth than weight. :laugh:
 
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at least the 362 would be trouble free, i haven't done more than put a plug in mine in 4 years of ownership. huskies latest miricle saws (550/562) have some issues for sure. defintely not reliable like the 346? anyone who really thinks that a saw which is 6 onces heavier than its competition is chunky, needs to take off his/her pink panties, and put on his big boy underware.
good point. I have never liked the ergonomics/balance of Stihl but the 362 is really surprising too me. It is heavier and looks more chunky than the 361 but its very well balanced. I compared it side by side with a 361 and it actually felt better. Should width difference be a factor in a saw that's designed for bucking?
 
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