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Jonesred Chainsaws?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by Snakebit12, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Snakebit12

    Snakebit12 ArboristSite Lurker

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    Hello everyone,

    I would appreciate some opinions.

    I "may" have destroyed my 15-year old Husky 351 today. The muffler bolts came loose while in use and the exhaust melted the housing something awful - a quick google search showed that I am not the only one to experience this. I can only blame a cold for not smelling the burning plastic. Waiting on the repair estimate but am cognizant of throwing too much money into a 15-year old chainsaw.

    I stopped by a local dealer who is closing out on Jonesred equipment. As I understand it, Jonesred no longer makes chainsaws? I also was under the impression that their saws are basically red Huskys.

    I was interested in the CS 2152/18" (Husky 545 MSRP $500) and a CS 2260/20" (Husky 362XP MSRP $750). He quoted me cash prices of $423 for the 2152 and $672 for the 2260...10-15% lower than Husky. They would come with the standard 2-year warranty which can be doubled by purchasing 3 cans of pre-mixed gas per chainsaw. The local dealer would service the units.

    He also quoted me $1,071 cash for both as I may need to replace the Husky 351 (with the 2152) and would also like a bigger saw (the 2260) for some of the bigger jobs that I sometimes face.

    It makes me a little nervous that Jonesred is not making these units any more but the prices (albeit cash) are much better than the comparable Husky MSRPs. Around here, Husky MSRP = Husky sales price. Seeing the same thing on the internet.

    I am guessing that these units have been sitting on his shelf for over a year? Thinking that he should throw in the premix fuel (and therefore the 4-yr warranty) for free.

    I would greatly appreciate any and all thoughts on this.
     
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  2. Marley5

    Marley5 ArboristSite Operative

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    I'd jump on both Reds, fine saws and only the name is discontinued as they're Husqvarna.....parts will remain readily available.
     
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  3. Allar

    Allar ArboristSite Lurker

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    2152 - husqvarna 353
    2260 - husqvarna 560xp
     
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  4. Snakebit12

    Snakebit12 ArboristSite Lurker

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    Agreed - But I found out by checking serial numbers that the 2152 was manufactured in 2012; the 2260 in 2013.

    No way I pay anything near retail on saws that would be "6-years old" after one pull of the starter cord.
     
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  5. Allar

    Allar ArboristSite Lurker

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    Not sure about the retail on your country. The 560xp is going for rougly 900$ in my country and the husqvarna 353 is no longer made.

    I owned husqvarna 353 and it is really really good little saw, it's exactly like the legendary 346xp but with more torque.
    Husqvarna 560xp is also a good saw and really loved by european loggers.

    I would personaly pay extra to get the jonsered version but that's just me.
     
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  6. cus_deluxe

    cus_deluxe Thats what she said.

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    What melted on ur 351? 351 is a mag case saw...
    If he really has a 2152 i would buy that.
     

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