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What??? A new to me HUSKY followed me home and I’m a Stihl Guy.

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  1. RyeThomas

    RyeThomas Super OPE Member

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    Well I’m the new owner of a 562Xp. Never had a Husky before! Someone also jammed some Bannanas in it, lol.
    Is this the beginning of the Darkside? This may become my new go to. Going to get some run time today!

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    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    You'll enjoy the hell out of that. I had a ported 562. They are nasty
     
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    That’s what I keep hearing.
     
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    psuiewalsh Basement Bodging

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    Remember choke is up. Down is off.
     
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    Stump Shot Old *pretty boy dipstick of Quality

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    Darkside? I'd say you're beginning to see the light! Enjoy the heck out of that new saw! Should be a dandy.
     
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    Yeah I’m sure I will flood the mess out of it, outboard clutch is obviously different, chain tensioner on the cover actually seems to make sense so I’m sure I’m missing something, Ha.
     
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    You're dead to me.

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    That’s awesome. Lol
     
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    jacob j. Jon1212 Approved!

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    You'll enjoy your 562. I've had nothing but good luck with the ones I've had.
     
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    Quick, get rid of that thing before you catch something....lol

    Nice score, and you suck.
     
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    Thanks Gents, I wouldn’t worry I’ll probably never be able to figure out the pictures of the starting procedure so I’ll never get to run her. Haha, no really.
     
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    I always say at work, guys wear the appropriate PPE. I only want to take home the same diseases I came to work with.
     
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    Looks nice! Where's the videos?
     
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    Same here...I'm a stihl guy but those 562s have my eye open. There are nice looking. Not sure how I feel about the tensioner on the cover and the outboard clutch. Maybe just a deal breaker for me on why I haven't open my wallet for one YET.
     
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    The outboard clutch just looks funny to a Stihl guy, that said it changes the weight distribution a tad and when it’s up and running (pure speculation on my part) it does something and the saw just seems very smooth and super well balanced.
    The tensioner in the cover actually seems like a better idea and weirdly easier to me. I’d like to try it with a big bar, like my 36”. I look like a monkey and a football getting that thing set up on my 661.
     
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    Just had time to run about 1/2 tank thru her. Had to put some new clutch springs in my 461 so it was a good time to run them side by side. Not fair but I have been using my 461 as my primary saw for awhile and I’m a big fan.
    That said the 562 is SMOOTH! Now I know it’s got better spring AV but the saw all the way around is balanced very well and just feels good.
    I got my little cheap scale out just to see as the 562 is a smaller narrow saw but I wanted to see actuall numbers.
    My 461r with a Sugi 24 topped off is 21Lbs.
    The 562 with 20” Tsumura topped off is 17 Lbs.
    4 lbs is a pretty good difference. Now I’m not stupid enough to be comparing these out right, but the 562 may become my go to. Better Av, smooth, and plenty of saw to do what I need in a lighter platform. I used a 60cc saw to do everything for years until I found these sites and discovered a secret CAD problem.

    We shall see.
     
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    No need to go to the dark side Chris. Lol
     
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    Whew. You guyz are tough. Can't catch a break anywhere. Lol
     
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