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Who Makes Who's Chainsaws?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by leeave96, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. leeave96

    leeave96 ArboristSite Operative

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    Does Stihl make all of their chainsaws or do they farm out some models and have them labeled Stihl? What about Echo, Husqvarna and Poulan, etc.

    Anyone know if the same model saws are sold with differnent names?

    Just courious!

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  2. Lakeside53

    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    Stihl makes all their own saws.
     
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    kurtty ArboristSite Operative

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    think husqvarna and jonsered are both owned by a company called electrolux.
    thats why all of their pro saws are exactly the same exept for the exterior plastic, handle bars and a couple other minor things. 2165=365 2171=372xp ect.
    and doesn't poulan make husqvarnas low end stuff that you see in box stores?
     
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    huskydave Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Yes you are correct.
     
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    maccall AboristSite Guru

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    You're in the neighborhood, but not spot on: Husqvarna, not Electrolux, owns Jonsered, Partner, Poulan, RedMax and the name of Mccullogh, at least in some parts of the world. They own other brands as well, but those are maybe not that well known in this context.

    In short Electrolux does not own Husqvarna any longer, and Husqvarna now owns everything that Electrolux used to own within the OPE-area.

    Because Husqvarna own it the American Poulan factory has assembled several of the low-end step-in models for both Husqvarna and Jonsered. Partner has usually been rebranded Poulan's, but now they seem to get those from their Italian assembly operation.
     
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    Yes, but they didn't allways......:jawdrop:
     
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    That is as close as it gets, without going into too much detail.

    The Italian factory used to be Mac Europe, as far as I know - and is where the "better" Partner saws are made (descendants of the 5000/500). The cheaper ones are rebadged Poulans.

    :cheers:
     
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    MAG58 AboristSite Guru

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    More or less all parts to the descendants of the 5000/500 seems to be made in Sweden, and then the complete saws is put together in Italy
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    US Poulan (Partner/Mac)
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    Italian Mac (Partner)
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    Dadatwins Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I think Dolmar and Makita are the same also.
     
  10. lawnmowertech37

    lawnmowertech37 Banned

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    what i dont understand why did they ever quit making them like the old types were all metal casings covers etc.

    its all plastic now it seems
     
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    jack-the-ripper AboristSite Guru

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    Less weight would be my guess.
     
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    Yea, lighter, but also cheaper. Plastic technology has come a long way,
    in terms of toughness, but I think it still is vulnerable to some heat deformation. I simply cannot relate in a positive way to a plastic crankcase housing.
    Carbon fiber maybe, but that would be a bit pricey $$$$$$$$$$$
     

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