Husqvarna 550XP / XPG

Husqvarna 550XP / XPG

The best 50cc professional chainsaw on the market. Nothing else comes close.
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Our opinion

The best 50cc professional chainsaw on the market. Nothing else comes close. Weighing just under 5kg, producing 3.8hp and revving like only a Husqvarna can, what more do you want from the most versatile saw available? Fit a 13″ bar and you’ve got the quickest snedding saw possible. Fit an 18″ bar and go felling trees, or better still, fit a 15″ bar and do everything you’d usually be getting a bigger 60+cc saw out to do.

The 550XP and 560XP are the two saws that we regularly see tempting die-hard Stihl fans into the Husqvarna fold, and once they’ve experienced how a Husqvarna revs, they rarely return to Stihl for mid-range saws.

If you’re not so keen on Autotune saws, and want something a bit more old-school, with a conventional carburettor, then we’d suggest you take a look at the Echo CS-501SX – slightly lower revving, more torquey, with Japenese reliability and longevity. The CS-501SX is also fitted with Sugihara bars and Oregon chains as standard.

The price shown is the manufacturers recommended retail price, including VAT for the 15″ variant of the 550XP chainsaw. We aim to be competitive on all our saws, so please do get in touch if you’re in the market for a Husqvarna saw.

The ‘XPG’ version adds heated handles, for greater comfort in cold weather and reported to reduce incidences of ‘white-finger’, for an additional cost.

Manufacturers Description

The Husqvarna 550 XP® G petrol chainsaw is designed with tree care professionals and skilled land owners in mind. In addition to its ground breaking slimline design and 50cc chainsaw engine, this professional and commercial chainsaw is loaded with innovative solutions for efficient, convenient operation. Our unique X-Torq® professional chainsaw engine technology provides more power when you need it, using up to 20% less fuel while producing up to 75% less exhaust emission. Heated handles increases comfort in cold and damp conditions. Supplied with interchangeable 15″ chainsaw bar as standard. This is also available with heating elements in the front and rear handles for added comfort in cold, damp conditions.

Why buy from us? Click here for some reasons that we hope will persuade you to shop locally and buy from us.

Domestic / Home owner saws

Averaging 4 hours a month, used for cutting up firewood, pruning trees and the occasional felling or cutting up operation.

Farmer / Land owner

Used for an average of up to 4 hours a week, for all aspects of tree-work and maintenance. Capable of performing all of the operations that a professional saw would be used for, but balancing price against features and longevity. For example, it may be less technologically advanced or slightly heavier than it’s ‘pro’ equivalent.


For the full time forest worker, arborist or tree surgeon. Expected to work in the region of 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. If your livelihood depends on a chainsaw, then these saws are designed for you. Life expectancy will ultimately depend on the conditions that it’s used in, along with the amount of maintenance it receives.

Contact us

01590 623893

Find us at Shallowmead Nurseries, Boldre Lane, Lymington, SO41 8PA