Husky 550xp has arrived

TK

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Or should I say a mini 562xp? The saws are so alike in most everyway, just one is smaller than the other. I like the similarity in design to be honest. It will help keep people familiar with what is going on. Hopefully in time this will clean up the saw lineup. There are so many different designs for parts that could be the same that it just doesn't make sense to me.

I'm going to post reviews and pictures as this thread progesses. I have it set up currently with a 16" Husky RSN .058 3/8 b/c combo. It balances very nicely, and as spike mentioned in the other thread, I think it would take an 18" laminate to get the same balance.
 

TK

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Ran her for a couple hours today. I don't know how to feel about it. Mostly bucking firewood off a pile. I'm used to the 365EC..... So I'm not going gaga over power or speed with this thing. A couple of times I was waiting.... Knowing I could be on the next cut already....

On the other hand my arms are not tired at all and I could go back for another round in this stinkin heat.

It ran good, needs more break-in for sure. It's definitely a self feeder type of saw, it needs it's RPM's at this point in its life to be any sort of fast. It will take some time getting used to not being able to shove the saw through a 12" twig. I've already got a thought in my head about making a smooth bumper for the saw as a spike need not apply. I certainly won't need it for any felling jobs. If I do I'll probably have the big saw anyway.

So far, only being a little over a tank I to this saw I do like it, just need to get used to it. And it's louder than I expected. I was hoping for something quieter. I know I know, wtf am I thinking? On a hot day I prefer no hearing protection if possible but this was just a hair too loud for comfort.
 
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mdavlee

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Well get to dremeling on it and see what it will do. If you don't want to send it on down here. I'm sure a few of us could figure something out with it.
 
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TK

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Nah me and muh super dremel are gonna stay away from this one. I want to see how well she does as is. I know there are plenty of other guys out there that will port and MM these things properly and post how it goes.

I got 2 left if youre one of those guys :banana:
 

mdavlee

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I'll do whatever you want me to do to it and send it back. I don't really have much use for a small saw like that.
 

TK

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I'll do whatever you want me to do to it and send it back. I don't really have much use for a small saw like that.
All I really want anyone to do to it is pay for it!! LMFAO!!! After that all I can do is make suggestions :D and if ya wanna send it back, that's cool too :smoking:
 

mdavlee

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I don't mind working on it. I don't want to pay for it though. :p

I could send it back with a good chain if nothing else.;)
 

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I'd like to send a few chains out to have them squared up. Just don't have the time or energy lately! And its more of a want than a need. But someday I will! I'm taking the 3 "oops" ordered Carlton chains off the shelf and using them on the 550, I like the first one so far. Maybe I'll pop a couple of those down to ya. You square up .325 also?
 

mdavlee

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I've never tried .325". I don't know if there's really enough room to get in there and do it. I'm sure some one else has tried or done it. The 3/8" stuff is easy. Got that down pretty good.
 

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I hope it's better than a 346. I'm tired of listening to how good they are. I tried one and was almost ready to trade it for a wild thing.
 

mdavlee

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It's been several years since I seen any .325" chisel. I never really paid attention to it since I run 3/8" on everything for the past 8 years.
 

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I wouldn't mind a tech lite saw. If I knew it would last me my lifetime, I'd pay $1000 for a super lightweight 50cc saw or even bigger if the could really drop some pounds. Titanium or something else really light and strong?
 
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