I have ran neither of these, but They are finally on the shelf, here. Just comparing the fit & finish, and incredible weight of this 462 … idk, that Stihl seems solid. The 572 is kinda spongy & what do you do with that muffler? I'm sure this has been beat to death, but any insight to their opinions, I'd appreciate, less I'm sadly mistaken! Since they've been circulating overtime now. I dig this 462 w/o even running the damn thing. In a world of over cost, technology, taking things back, broken upon delivery! Lord help us.