I just got my 562XP. It's a screamer. I bought it used from my saw shop. 40 hours on it, needed to have the gasket that holds the bar and chain oil case together replaced (I guess it failed on almost all the early 562XPs). He replaced the gasket and put on the new version starter (stronger than the one that first came on the saw) and I bought it for $350. Came with an 18" b&c, I love it. I'm now selling my Poulan Pro 330 since this saw has taken it's place in my "2 saw plan".