HUSQVARNA 338 XP® T
awsome but pricey
Nothing against Husqvarna I have 3 of their saws but when I looked at the 338xpt it was quite expensive for a small saw so I checked around and found out that the Jonsered CS 2139T was the exact same saw but only red and black (husky makes jonsered btw) and was selling for $425 so I picked one up and saved about $80. Sorry Husky I try to stay loyal but $$ is tight these days. At least its not a Stihl
July 22, 2011
Best top Saw made Period
This thing is awesome. I am a small bussines owner and a 2 cnd generation timber man & tree service guy. I have operated every name brand of saw on the market & this 338xpt is by far the best made. Cranks right up, has plenty of power @ all RPM ranges low-mid-high. Light wieght, dispences oil on the guide bar fine,gets good fuel usage,and last along time. Praise to the Husqvarna 338xp-t ! ! !
June 17, 2011
Outstanding ability to tackle the work
Spring storms brought the realization I needed a good tool to handle the downed trees and debris on my property. This chainsaw proved to be just the right choice - light enough for this old man to handle, powerful enough to tackle the work. Thanks Husqvarna.
June 1, 2011
This is a good utility saw. Low vibration, but does seem to leak a little bar oil at first.
May 20, 2011
Gods gift to man
I buy several chain saws at my job and this one is the best,I have 5 saws ,4 weed eaters,1 blower and everyone of them are dependable,and the performance is great.I have 3 rancher 55,a 365 ,338 and I am very happy and would recommend to all.I had a chance to use a 50 inch zero turn and would like to buy one for work and for home.Once you use a Husqvarna use never go back.I have a Stihl chain saws and 6 weed eaters and they do not compare to your product.
March 15, 2011
best tree saw ever
I have tried 2 other brands of top handle saws in the last 3 months. This particular saw reached full spead and cut the fastest. The ergonomics are awesome. Holding the saw for long periods of time in awkward positions has less strain on my wrist. My forearm doesn't get that tired feeling using this saw vs. the competiters.
March 14, 2011
The 338 screams
I purchased my 338XPT in Oct of 2011. I was looking to find a chainsaw that would be good for limning and pruning trees. I had a very large maple tree taken down in our backyard that was diseased and hanging over the house. The professional arborist that I hired used the 338 from a boom truck and I couldn't believe the size of limbs he was cutting through with ease.
I found our local distributor and ordered the saw. We live on a small farm and have several thousand douglas fir trees that are 20 years old. My new 338 has made the job of pruning these trees much easier. I have some neck problems and the weight/power ratio on this saw allows me to work without adding to my pain.
February 25, 2011
I am an ISA Certified Arborist that has been using this saw for two years now. I spend a majority of my time climbing and use this saw up in the tree. It is great for durability as the clutch cover is metal not plastic. While climbing the saw gets banged around constantly against the tree and other hardware on my belt. The easy pull start is nice when in awkward positions that prevent you from getting good leverage on the saw. First start of the day is usually five or six pulls with choke on then move to "run" position and one more pull has it running at high idle. After this warm up, the saw has always started in two pulls with maybe a handful of instances needing 3 pulls.
The only down side I can find to this saw is the lack of the air inject system to keep the chips and dust out of the carb area. Since this saw sees a lot of wild angles and inverted use in the tree, I do have to pull the cover every other day and clean the filter.
February 25, 2011