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Husqvarna? Which ones are made in USA?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Ted_D, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Ted_D

    Ted_D ArboristSite Member

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    I'm new to Husqvarna. I thought they were or at least some where made in the US. While looking for the year of manufacture I noticed my is tagged "Made in Sweden". Are they all made there or a few made here? :msp_confused:
     
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    KenJax Tree Terraphobic

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    ST will fill you in.
     
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    The very cheapest ones are made by Poulan in the USA. At the moment that is the 235, 236 and the 240, as far as I know. It has been that way since 1990 or so.

    They are restructuring their production capasity though, so this may be changing....
     
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    When I went to Lowe's I could have sworn the 445 and 455 Rancher said made in usa on the box, I might be wrong though. Don't hold me to it....
     
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    Ted_D ArboristSite Member

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    When I was in the shop I saw a Husqvarna USA banner. Then I had a post about modding a new 570 and was asked what year it was so I went to the shop and looked. I just assumed it was USA made. just thank the good Lord it didn't say "Made in China"
     
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    Both 2 and 4 series are made in the US. 3 and 5 series (mag cased saws) are made in Sweden.
     
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    jughead500 Mcjunky

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    the 455's are made in sweden..the way i have it figured everything smaller is rebadged poulans
     
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    TK Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Well that's just plain foolish, let alone incorrect.
     
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    I believe I have heard of some 4xx series saws made in the US before, but wasn't really sure of the extent of it....:msp_smile:
     
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    jughead500 Mcjunky

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    well excuse me if i'm wrong.
     
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    None of them are rebadged Poulans, even though they are made at the Poulan factory.
     
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    westcoaster90 westcoast dweller

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    My little hurt'n unit 55 says made in brazil. It's a 2007 model, looks brand spank'n new, and was free so i don't have to feel bad about it. Hahahah
     
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    toolfreak ArboristSite Operative

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    I'm telling myself that the little huskies are made there so they can maintain a low production cost and compete with the homeowner market share. This is the only way I could deal with something that says wildthing sitting next to my beloved huskies.:hmm3grin2orange:
     
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    Those are still made in Brazil - the model even still is in the catalog here (but not on the website).
     

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