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Looking for some advice, going to buy a new saw.  Between 550xp mk2 and 560xp not much price difference.

Had a 560xp for years just sold it great saw, never used a 550xp mk2. Anyone know if Husqvarna ever updated the 560xp to a mk2 version like the they did with the 550xp?

Thanks in advance 

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20 minutes ago, Shawzy said:

Looking for some advice, going to buy a new saw.  Between 550xp mk2 and 560xp not much price difference.

Had a 560xp for years just sold it great saw, never used a 550xp mk2. Anyone know if Husqvarna ever updated the 560xp to a mk2 version like the they did with the 550xp?

Thanks in advance 

Have both,saves the decision on which to buy

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They made changes to the clutch, main bearings, crankcase and a few other parts along the way. It wasn't a true redesign like the 550 but there were significant changes.

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13 minutes ago, gary112 said:

Have both,saves the decision on which to buy

This all day long ! 👍

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38 minutes ago, Stubby said:

This all day long ! 👍

15" on the 550 and 18"/20" on the 560 .

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Mk2 550 is a weapon. It cuts like a 60cc saw, I run mine on an 18 most of the time but recently dropped back to a 15. Absolutely brilliant. And definitely get XPG model. Worth every penny extra. 

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21 minutes ago, IronMike said:

Mk2 550 is a weapon. It cuts like a 60cc saw, I run mine on an 18 most of the time but recently dropped back to a 15. Absolutely brilliant. And definitely get XPG model. Worth every penny extra. 

And customize it with marker paint.

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I replaced my 560xpg with a mk2 550 xpg (dropped from 18” to 15”) and have absolutely no regrets.

Both belting saws, like.

 

The heated grips have been a Godsend recently.

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