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Jonsered vs. Husqvarna?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by TommyGun, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. TommyGun

    TommyGun ArboristSite Lurker

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    Can anyone tell me the differences between the current generation Jonsered and Husqvarna chainsaws? Is one line considered a little better than the other? Does one tend to have different characteristics than the other? I realize that they are owned by the same company but am curious if there are any differences other than cosmetic?
     
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    Technically, I do not know the differences. But in the price, Jonsered is a bit cheaper, not by much, for comparable saws with the same engine.
     
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    Woodie "Cap'n Bullcrap'n"

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    The only differences between like models are the colors and the angle of the front handle. The Jred is 90 degrees to the bar, and the Husky has more of a "NW to SE" angle.

    However, the Jred is typically owned by a better class of people. :)



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    Thanks guys.... I have a husqvarna dealer local, but no jonsered dealer anywhere near so I will stick with husqvarna seeing as how they are pretty much the same thing. I always wandered if it was similar to the Chevy GMC thing, with one being just a little different and perhaps just a little nicer than the other.
     
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    You're sure about that? In this side of the puddle Husqvarna dealers also sell Jonsered. You just have to ask and they will give you a table of prices.
     
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    One is red and the other is orange.:monkey:
     
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    Where I am Jonsered is a little more expensive..... except for the 2171 for some reason.(getting harder, and harder not to take one home!!
     
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    I know that feeling. If the 460 wouldn't have shown up at a real good price, I would have at home by now a 2171... :)
     
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    J-reds have the right color and a straight handle. I have to wonder if there is any difference in cooling with the different plastic on the pull start side.
     
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    Ouch, that hurts.....lol! :dizzy:
     
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    hey, I resemble that remark:(
     
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    I am buying a 2153WH, just to test out how much difference the different handlebar really makes. :D:laugh::laugh:

    The different handlebar and platsic covers makes the Jreds a few grams heavier, but you won't notice the difference.
     
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    That's not the case here, at least on the east coast. They are handled by two different distributers. Some dealers carry both lines, but most have one or the other.
     
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    Some US dealers, like Spike60, actually do - but as you said, the distributers are not the same.

    It is far from typical though, as I understand it! :)

    Over here, I have never found a dealer that do it - Husky and Stihl-yes, Jred and Partner-yes, but no other combos. :)
     
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    MCW Somebody's talking crap here & it ain't the tree!

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    Both really good saws.
    I don't even know who deals with Jonsered in my area and they are as rare as hen's teeth around here.
    However the last few times I've been to Tasmania (Australia) I reckon nearly every ute (pick-up) had a Johnny or two roped onto the pile of wood they'd loaded up. Every man and their dog has a chainsaw and cuts wood down there. If they weren't good saws they'd have had Huskys or Stihls strapped to their woodpiles.
     
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    Well I asked my dealer about the Jonsereds. He said he could probably get them if I really wanted, but he does not stock them and prefers to sell the Husqvarnas around here since they are a little better known by most folks. Brand recognition I guess. Around here when you mention chainsaws, most people either say Stihl or Husqvarna. I must say, after looking at some pictures on here and ebay of the older vintage Jonsereds, they are a quite the cool looking chainsaw.

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    I understand the dogs actually use Stihls.

    Sort of a ... professional courtesy. :D


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    You forgot to mention that the Jonsereds can often be found with those sweet Total bars instead of the generic, Farm Tough bars.
     
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    From what I have hearded, the J-red cools better which I could understand if I compare the plastics on the starter side 2171 / 372. Builders here usually buy a 2171 as the base saw, put the HD filter top cover and 75cc jug of the 372 on it and do a woods port.
     
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    I'd like to see a picture of one of those. To use the 372 filter cover, you need to use the 372 top cover and then the 2171 recoil housing won't fit. If you hack the top cover to fit, it must look like :censored:
     

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