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Hi all, I'm thinking of changing the my 550 for a new mkii version. 

How do you all rate them? 

I know some of the mk1 gave niggly problems but mine was and is trouble free but fancy the newer and supposedly better version. 

 

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1 hour ago, Kay 9 said:

Hi all, I'm thinking of changing the my 550 for a new mkii version. 

How do you all rate them? 

I know some of the mk1 gave niggly problems but mine was and is trouble free but fancy the newer and supposedly better version. 

 

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Why change if your mk1 is good,i got two mk1s and had no trouble at all

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I’ve got a Mk2, and have had a Mk1 previously. The new model is a beast! Performs way above its expected level. I run an 18 inch bar on mine, and it still rips it like a real one!

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15 minutes ago, gary112 said:

Why change if your mk1 is good,i got two mk1s and had no trouble at all

That's what I'm wondering. Is the upgrade worth the expense. My own 550 is exceptionally clean and runs like new

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19 minutes ago, Kay 9 said:

That's what I'm wondering. Is the upgrade worth the expense. My own 550 is exceptionally clean and runs like new

You can't have too many saws .  Everyone knows that ! ?

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34 minutes ago, Kay 9 said:

That's what I'm wondering. Is the upgrade worth the expense. My own 550 is exceptionally clean and runs like new

If its the one in the picture, it looks very tidy 

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I replaced my faultless (till it died!) original 560 with a 550xpg mk2 and love it.

So light and nimble running a 15”, reliable, easy starting and power to spare.

I’d keep your mk1 as well though, sounds like a good ‘un.

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