I know this has probably been discussed to death here, but I am new to the forum and haven't found the right thread to answer this.
The labels on the saws are confusing as well. The serial number tags on a 445, 450, 455 Husky say Sweden (but not the words "MADE IN"). The 235 actually says on the tag "assembled in the U.S."
When I look over these saws at the dealer, where on each of these brands do I need to look for the label showing the actual manufacturing/assembly locations?
Another tidbit is the Zenoah/Husqvarna connection and the fact that the Redmax G5300 is identical to the Husky 353, but is made in Japan (according to Redmax). Does that mean that the Husky 353is also made in Japan? Would a mid to pro range saw like the 353 actually be made in sweden?
And some of the Dolmars are assembled in China (I believe the models are the 460 and the 510).
I am looking at buying a Husky 353 (or Redmax equivalent) or the Dolmar PS510. Can you folks shed a little light?