Husqvarna 555 Review

Enjoy the power and reliability you need to take on any job, Husqvarna’s 555 chainsaw is developed for demanding work by professionals and landowners. The 555 has a groundbreaking design, including improved components and a new air filter. The X-Torq engine delivers more power where you need it, with 20% less fuel consumption and 75% fewer emissions. Plus the 555 comes with Husqvarna’s X-Cut chain for improved performance and lasting sharpness.


Quick-release air filter & air filter cover

Easily removable air filter, when you need to clean it or replace it.

Felling marks

Distinct, colored marks on the chainsaw body used for aiming the direction of tree fall.

Side-mounted chain tensioner

Easier access to the chain tensioning device.

Flip-up tank caps

Easy to open and close when refueling.

Visible fuel level

The fuel tank is transparent, so you can see how much fuel is left.

Air Purge

Makes starting easier by removing air from the carburetor and fuel system.


Air Injection

The centrifugal air cleaning system prevents larger dust and debris particles from reaching the air filter. In return, you get improved engine life and less maintenance cleaning the air filter.

Magnesium crankcase

Sturdily built crankcase withstands high RPMs and tough professional use. This ensures a long service life.

Retained bar nuts

This function prevents loosing the bar nuts.

Adjustable oil pump

You can control oil flow based on application and weather conditions.

Three-piece crankshaft

Forged three-piece crankshaft for maximum durability for the toughest applications.



The vibration dampening system called LowVib is present in all Husky chainsaws. Metal springs in the engine suspension reduce vibrations felt by the operator. This allows you to work longer without your hands getting exhausted and it also prevents developing medical conditions.

The front handle and handguard are offset by 7° to provide a more natural holding position.

Inertia activated chain brake

In the case of kickback, the inertia mechanism will stop the chain from running. This significantly reduces the risk of injury.



Gives optimal engine performance throughout automatic engine setting. No time spent on carburetor adjustments. It compensates for different fuels, altitude, humidity, temperature, and clogged air filter.


Probably the best thing about newer Husqvarna saws. It reduces emissions by up to 75% and fuel consumption by up to 20%. You spend less on gas and breathe fewer fumes. It also makes the saw CARB compliant.

Easy to start

Thanks to the combined start/stop switch and fuel pump, the saw is very easy to start.

Smart Start

Engine and starter design to start the machine quickly with minimum effort.


  • AutoTune
  • X-Torq
  • Air Injection
  • LowVib
  • Easy to start
  • Magnesium crankcase
  • Quick-release air filter & air filter cover
  • Smart Start
  • Retained bar nuts
  • Adjustable oil pump
  • Flip-up tank caps
  • Three-piece crankshaft
  • Felling marks
  • Inertia activated chain brake
  • Side-mounted chain tensioner
  • Visible fuel level
  • Air Purge

Husqvarna 555 Specs

Cylinder displacement59.8 cm³
Cylinder displacement3.65 cu.inch
Power output4.16 hp
Maximum power speed9 600 RPM
Fuel tank volume1.4 US pint
Fuel consumption438 g/kWh
Idling speed2 800 RPM
Spark plugNGK CMR6H
Electrode gap0.02”
Torque (max)3.51 Nm
Weight (without cutting equipment)13.01 lbs
Size (Length x Width x Height)18.2 x 8.9 x 11”
Recommended bar length (min)13” (33 cm)
Recommended bar length (max)24” (61 cm)
Oil tank volume0.7 US pint
Oil pump typeAdjustable flow
Oil pump capacity (min)6 ml/min
Oil pump capacity (max)15 ml/min
Sound(LWA) 118 dB(A)
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front handle3.2 m/s²
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) rear handle5.0 m/s²
Warranty (homeowner)2 years
Warranty (commercial)1 year

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