Husqvarna 550xp – A Powerful & Durable Chainsaw
The Husqvarna 550xp a powerful and durable 50cc chainsaw with great performance and cutting capacity. The chainsaw can be used for a wide range of tree-related tasks ranging from felling to limbing.
The newly improved Husqvarna 550xp is also easy to maneuver and has a slimmed-down design making it comfortable to use. It’s also efficient and reliable. If you are looking for a chainsaw the Husqvarna 550xp is certainly one to consider. But before buying, it’s just as important to gather reviews and feedback from other professional tree surgeons and arborists.
Used by thousands of tree workers, the Husqvarna 550 XP is a professional saw perfect for less demanding work. The chainsaw is lightweight and has a slender body designed to operate in a much versatile and confident manner. The Husqvarna 550xp also comes with X-Torq engine technology and has a reduced fuel consumption by up to 20% and exhaust emissions by 75%.
Besides the improved fuel consumption, The saw is great for extreme weather conditions. However, it is advised you to adjust the tension of your chain. Alternatively, if you will be using it more regularly, it might be worth browsing the market to see other replacement chainsaw chains that fit Husquarvana.
With a side-mounted chain tensioner, it’s now easier than ever to adjust your chainsaw chain. Even better, you can also easily lubricate your chainsaw with the adjustable oil pump. With the improved transparent fuel indicator, checking your fuel level is super easy.
Husqvarna 550xp Reviews & Feedback
Here’s a couple of mixed opinions from professional tree surgeons in the 23,000+ Husquarvana Facebook Group
“550xp mark 1 and mark 2 are both good saws, I own several marks 1 and one mark 2. The mark 2 definitely has more torque when blocking and felling I find.” Alex R
“I have the mark 1 & as long as you start it by the manual when warm & cold, 0 issues. Great saw, had for 4 years. I had a few issues when warm at first. Until someone pointed out to look at the manual. Perfect since.” – Joe D
“Great saw don’t leave it in the sun unless it’s running. Iv had one for a few years beat the shit out of it and she still keeps on firing up”
“Stay away from the first series of the 550xp had 2 of them both lasted less than 10 tanks of fuel before burning out the piston. We’re very hard to start when hot, had very bad air cleaner to carb seal had to use a light coat of grease around the opening to keep the fine dust out off the carb. Computer issues. Gave up on them upgraded to a Stihl MS261 non-computer carb saw and been very happy with it. Same power and weight as the 550 but it starts and runs with issues.” Skip R
Today there are many chainsaws available on the market designed for different tasks. The Husqvarna 550xp Mark II just one of the main popular chainsaws available. While we have covered a couple of useful points above, the Husqvarna 550xp also offers more advanced features in comparison to other models. You can find out more here
The above is just a snippet of some of the main features highlighted by most tree surgeons. Perhaps you are looking for a different brand, the Stihl ms 261 is another great option to consider. Already using the Husqvarna 550xp? what are your thoughts, comment below, we’d love to know what you think?