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  1. Osage Orange

    Osage Orange

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    Am seriously considering purchase of Jonsered CS2253. Need something to cut with 026 and 261 Stihl. Recently added first Jonsered - CS2245 - and really like it. Three of us cut together and want another pro saw to keep up with the Stihls. Any opinion of this saw would be appreciated.
     
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    What is the Husq equivalent?
     
  3. Osage Orange

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    I believe it would be a 550
     
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    I want one.....
     
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    Yep. 550xp and 2253 are the same. Depends on whether you want red or orange, straight wrap handle or angled.

    Had a new / never in woodfrom Terry Landrum and traded it for a new / never in wood 550xp.

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  6. Osage Orange

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    For me it is more the fact that we have a good Jonsered dealer close by. Husky dealer not so convenient.
     
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    But Dex, the Jonsered looks much sleeker! Actually I prefer the straight handle on the Jonsered to the angled handle of the Husqvarna. My local saw shop also carries Jonsered. Jonsered or Husqvarna , I have both brands & they are great saws. (Also have Stihl, McCulloch, Poulan, Craftsman, Ruder). If it starts easy & has a low vibration factor, I'm happy - well mostly.
     
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    Sweet saw.
    Just looks like a fast cutting saw .
    What bar & chain you getting with it?
     
  9. My IS heats my home

    My IS heats my home

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    Jonsered and Husqvarna are the same saws except for color?
     
  10. Hedgerow

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    Good call... The 2253 will run with those stihls and be much better balanced while doing so...
     
  11. Osage Orange

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    Thanks for the feedback - ordering tomorrow.
     
  12. DexterDay

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    Yes. The newer ones anyway.

    The 2253 and 550xp. Same.

    The 2260 and 562xp. Same.

    The 2171 and 372xp. Same.

    You get the point ;)
     
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    My IS heats my home

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    Yup, got it. Prices the same too?
     
  14. Hinerman

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    Niko is that you? Will it split the wood and stack it too? ;)
     
  15. mdavlee

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    Why don't you step up to a 2258 or 2260 instead of getting a 3rd 50cc saw? I think you would be a lot happier with a little more weight and good boost in power.
     
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  16. Osage Orange

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    Actually that was my first thought. I read several messages on this forum where a 2260 as well as 562 were well liked by users. Just not sure if additional $150 cost of saw and additional weight is what I want for my needs. Back more sensitive to weight than it used to be.
     
  17. Hedgerow

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    Hooray 2253!!!
     
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    I would PM member Terry Landrum. Ask him for his prices on the 2260 (562) and whatever the J-red equivalent of the 555 is.

    He has a lot on his plate right now with what he is going through, But he has some of The Best prices around.

    He could save you a considerable amount over your dealer.
     
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  19. mdavlee

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    2258=555
     
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    Thanks :)

    Terrys price on the 2258 may be pretty close to what your dealer wants for the 2253.

    Just sayin... It's worth a shot to ask.
     
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