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Real World Feedback On The 572XP

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  1. Mastermind

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    I build a lot of saws for loggers and tree services. So far I've got two different companies that tried a 572XP and decided to get another.

    One was running two of my MS461s, and ended up trading one of those saws in on a 572XP. The word is that so far there has been no issues with the 572XP. The saw is easier on the man running it for days on end over a saw with rubber AV. RPM in the cut is fantastic after break in. Although the MS461 has more torque, and will carry a longer bar, they prefer the 572XP.

    The other has a MS462 that I built, and the 572XP. He's planning to get another 572XP.

    Real world feedback........no brand bias. Just men making a living with a saw.
     
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    We’ve been running two 572s for a while. One my boss bought and one that is a test saw that I have. Gonna wait till we put more time on them in the summer heat before I really sign off on it as good. But so far so good.
     
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    I certainly prefer it over my 461’s. It is just a nice daily driver saw. I love the autotune and it is super smooth. And I certainly think it’ll stand up to hard work. West coast to east coast.
     
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    CA944C70-3B89-45CC-8601-7042E6382979.jpeg B5A6B933-C0B5-4DFF-84BB-2DE65095DB25.jpeg I use this when cutting nasty old-growth type Doug fir.
     
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    One more thing I’ll add. I really like how narrow the case is towards the front. With the Pro Safety 4-point dogs, you can dog into anything, while the 462, for example, has a wider case, so even with some bigger dogs, it has a tendency to rub more on swell-butted trees.
     
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    I am very interested in this comparison.

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    Randy, will you now be back to porting 5xx series saws with the new saws and new versions that came out?
     
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    Honesty is the best policy. I like a 461 plenty fine, the 572 I picked up I didnt get to run a ton...but for an operator running a saw 6-7 hours out of a ten hour day, the smoother the saw the better. Ruined hands, tendonitis of the elbows, etc all are affected by vibrations. The 572 is nearly nil on translated vibration to the user. I was astounded how smooth it is, I thought the 461 was the king of smooth/lesser translated vibration.

    This is not to detract from the excellent 462, I dont feel there is a loser in the mid sized saw market currently. Only a narrow minded person would say one is truly better than the other in the real world.

    Rockstar, Randy.
     
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    I never really stopped. I have regular customers that ask......and I don't say no.
     
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    True, that’s why I have both.
     
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    Randy what length bar are the guys running on the 572 that are opting for a second one over the 462? I genuinely feel like the 462 is the better saw with a 20" bar.
     
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    I wonder what's up with the primer bulb on even the bigger husqvarnas? Does it make then start faster than the old models? Does it save time over the extra pulls, or is it faster to pull more?

    I had a guy on CL years ago interested in a chinese 365 of mine, but having heard it had no primer bulb, he was surprised and talked it down saying a saw should start in like 1-2 pulls instead of 3-8 when cold. I'm like: it's a pro saw model, man up and pull a couple times extra.
     
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    All great feedback / information.
     
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    The 572 is the first husky under 94 cc that actually felt good in my hands and seemed well built. I have only made a handful of cuts with one, but it left a good first impression.
     
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    It’s the most stihl esque husky saw I’ve ran (it even has torx screws). And that’s a compliment to the 572. I feel like I’m running a 046 but smoother and a much better air filter setup. The 572 is what the 576 really should have been imo.
     
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    24"
     
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    Makes sense then, thanks boss.
     
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    That's why I own 2 of them, now. The most reliable saw I ever owned, and I used a lot of different saws since 1999.

    Instead of changing everything, Husqvarna choose to use the best and the most reliable parts from the 372 and the 562 on a rock solid bottom end. Finally, it's a fantastic saw, smooth, powerful...

    And with a few mods, you can get great gains. I removed the base gasket a few days ago (thanks to Stephan), the squish is just perfect. And this simple mod increased the rpm in the cut (really surprising!).

    462's are great saws too (don't like the 500i), but weight isn't everything.

    20 years ago, the 288 was a turd compared to the 064... On paper. Now, if I had to keep only one of them, it would be the 288.
     
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