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Author Topic: Jonsered 2188 or Husqvarna 390  (Read 1048 times)

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Offline Brad81

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Jonsered 2188 or Husqvarna 390
« on: June 25, 2015, 09:57:19 AM »
I'm looking to buy a new saw for working out in the bush I don't like stihls so that's not an option I've run Husqvarna and jonsered many many times over the years and have always been pleased with them
it's my understanding that the 2188 and the 390 are pretty much the exact same saw mechanically so I just figured I'd ask for your opinions on the subject

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Re: Jonsered 2188 or Husqvarna 390
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 10:26:41 AM »
You should consider if the different handlebar angles matters to you - and if the availiabilty of a HD air filter setup matters.
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Re: Jonsered 2188 or Husqvarna 390
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 11:49:11 AM »
Your closest Jonsered dealer is in Kamloops, not very helpful if you need same day service. While a good product, support is wanting in western Canada. Husqvarna is strong in your area.
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Re: Jonsered 2188 or Husqvarna 390
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 06:04:28 PM »
Williams lake an an hr closer then Kamloops that's where I bought my 2166 but you make a very good Point

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Re: Jonsered 2188 or Husqvarna 390
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 07:41:17 PM »
Do you like orange or red better?
Handlebar angle is something to consider, not a huge deal IMO, sounds like the "local" dealer might be the deciding factor for you though.
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Re: Jonsered 2188 or Husqvarna 390
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 08:48:10 PM »
I've got a Jonsered 2166 now and I love that saw so I'm kinda leaning towards it's big brother the 2188 but sawguy does make a good point about the local dealer cuz the local husqvarna dealer ship is just down the road


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