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Jonsered handles compared to other brands?
« on: December 23, 2016, 04:42:12 PM »
I've read both on this forum and other forums that jonsereds have a different style handle on them, more square to the powerhead compared to the angled husky bars.  Do you guys find this to be a noticeable difference, either positive or negative, while cutting?  Does this handle difference make any difference while felling, limbing, and bucking?

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Re: Jonsered handles compared to other brands?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 07:21:29 PM »
Anyone?

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Re: Jonsered handles compared to other brands?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 07:32:54 PM »
Last spring we were doing some TSI work thinning sugar maples. I was running my jonsered 2260 with a 16" bar. My wrist did get noticeably sore after limbing alot of spruce and fir, but I attribute that to jumping into running a saw alot more than normal. But man, what a limbing setup!

I've run my 2171 and 372xp back to back, it doesn't bother me nor do I notice it very much. I kinda like the straight handlebar on the jonsered's for a felling sight, but the husky's have them scribed on the covers too.


It just comes down to personal preference. You'll have to try both I guess, to find out what you like.
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Re: Jonsered handles compared to other brands?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 06:51:17 AM »
iv run both I hate the husky handle always seems like your cutting crooked till you get the feel of it

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Re: Jonsered handles compared to other brands?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 05:28:41 PM »
It often matters, and in my case it favors the Husky models to some degree over the Jonsered ones, when the basic saw is the same:

- when felling it hardly matters

- when limbing the husky handles are a major advantage over the jonsered ones

- when bucking the husky handles offers a more natural grip, but it is easy to "adjust".
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Re: Jonsered handles compared to other brands?
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2017, 11:13:39 PM »
when I switched to jonsered from husky, It took a year for me to notice.  the jonsered to me feels like I can cut straighter when bucking or cutting stove wood. now If use the old shed saw 262xp it feels realy goofy.
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Re: Jonsered handles compared to other brands?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 10:04:02 AM »
when I switched to jonsered from husky, It took a year for me to notice.  the jonsered to me feels like I can cut straighter when bucking or cutting stove wood. now If use the old shed saw 262xp it feels realy goofy.
Good comments thumper.
I found the same issues. My first 9 years of logging I ran the Jonsereds and the 038 Stihls. When the 034 came out and the 064 a few years later with their "Husqvarna style" handles....bucking and squaring the occasional butt took a while to get used to.

When I built my power bucking Yamaha YZ hotsaw in 1983 I made sure the top handle was 90 to the b/c. :)
 

 
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Re: Jonsered handles compared to other brands?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 02:02:15 PM »
Sweet saw, Holmen! I have a Husky and a Jonsered, and I never notice a difference.
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Re: Jonsered handles compared to other brands?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 05:02:05 PM »
when I switched to jonsered from husky, It took a year for me to notice.  the jonsered to me feels like I can cut straighter when bucking or cutting stove wood. now If use the old shed saw 262xp it feels realy goofy.
Good comments thumper.
I found the same issues. My first 9 years of logging I ran the Jonsereds and the 038 Stihls. When the 034 came out and the 064 a few years later with their "Husqvarna style" handles....bucking and squaring the occasional butt took a while to get used to.

When I built my power bucking Yamaha YZ hotsaw in 1983 I made sure the top handle was 90 to the b/c. :)
 

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sweet! is that a 125? I had a 1982 yz80 and 125..
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Re: Jonsered handles compared to other brands?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 05:15:48 PM »
when I switched to jonsered from husky, It took a year for me to notice.  the jonsered to me feels like I can cut straighter when bucking or cutting stove wood. now If use the old shed saw 262xp it feels realy goofy.
Good comments thumper.
I found the same issues. My first 9 years of logging I ran the Jonsereds and the 038 Stihls. When the 034 came out and the 064 a few years later with their "Husqvarna style" handles....bucking and squaring the occasional butt took a while to get used to.

When I built my power bucking Yamaha YZ hotsaw in 1983 I made sure the top handle was 90 to the b/c. :)
 

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sweet! is that a 125? I had a 1982 yz80 and 125..
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