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The smart saw

12/06/2011 @ 2:20pm

Not all chain saws are created equal, and a little knowledge goes a long way when you're looking to purchase.

With more than 50 years in the chain saw business, Husqvarna knows a thing or two about these woodcutting machines.

Its latest introduction, the 562 XP, has unique features inside and out to tackle almost any cutting chore.

On the inside, the 562 XP takes advantage of Husqvarna's gyro force technology. The weight of the saw's key moving parts – flywheel, crankshaft, and piston – has been reduced, which means less interior movement in the engine and less gyration.

With features like Revboost, X-Torq, AutoTune, and LowVib, the 562 XP can help you work smarter, not harder.

Need a little more power during certain chores like delimbing? Revboost can help with that.

Controlled by the ignition, this feature allows you to increase to maximum rpm for about two seconds. By doing this, it provides an optimum ratio of power to rpm without having the engine run wide open for an extended period of time.

Want a chain saw that is fuel efficient and has a lower impact on the environment? X-Torq has it covered.

This engine technology lets the saw deliver quick acceleration and high power over a wider rpm range – even under heavy loads. That translates into increased fuel efficiency by up to 20% while reducing exhaust emissions up to 75%. That's a 20% increase in emissions efficiency over previous models.

With AutoTune, sensors check conditions – such as outside temperature and internal airflow – and automatically adjust the engine's fuel-air mix to its peak levels.

The LowVib feature dampens vibration, which helps prevent fatigue.

Slimmed-down design

Besides being smart, this saw also sports a sleeker look. The slimmed-down height and width of the saw chassis make it easier to handle in a variety of applications.

The distance between the front and rear handles has been altered for more efficient, comfortable operation. This design also incorporates a lowered front handle with an overmold grip.

The saw features captive bar nuts that stay attached to the clutch cover, which lessens your chances of losing parts to keep you productive.

The 562 XP is available with heated handles (562 XP G). Suggested retail price ranges from $699.95 to $749.95.

While a chain saw can be a welcome tool around the farm, it can also be dangerous if used incorrectly. Whenever you operate a chain saw, remember to wear the proper gear. Even though it may not prevent an accident, it can reduce the severity of the injury.

Learn more about Husqvarna chain saws at www.husqvarna.com.

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