HUSQVARNA 338 XP® T
338 XP for firewood cutting
This is the smallest professional saw I presently own, it starts fairly well based on the other Husqvarna saws owned which is normal. It is mostly used for limb trimming and works quite well on trees less than 18" in diameter. For people who use these saws on a daily basis this saw lives up to the Husqvarna reputation.
May 6, 2013
Absolutely perfect! From pruning to dropping trees!
The first one I bought was a 334T! Very good but wanted the best so I gave it to my grandpa.
I use it for pruning mastic trees at Chios and does the job perfectly!
Also with a 16" bar it drops trees and makes firewood!
Thank you Husqvarna!
November 12, 2012
338 XPT Workhorse
I've had my 338 XPT for a few years and use it quite a bit on my 15 acres for limbing and felling trees up to 12" in diameter. Most of the trees are maple and ash, and all of the wood is used for heating my home in Northern NY. This saw runs like a champ. I clean it with a parts brush every time I sharpen the chain and it just keeps on cutting. Very reliable, solid chainsaw.
October 11, 2012
Best trim saw out there...period!
First off, let me preface my review by stating that I've been a power line clearance arborist (climber) for almost three years.
That being said, this saw is the best saw I've ever used for normal trimming work. The hole in the handle is perfect for a hook to be slotted through and hook onto your belt. It's got a ton of power in a small package and can be used one-handed if you need to. (Safety lesson here: never cut above your head. If you're cutting above your head with one hand and something happens, the saw is falling on you.)
You can put up to a 16" bar on this thing but I normally run a 14" and it'll cut anything that I can throw at it. At full rev, this thing balances at the trigger which reduces fatigue for those of us that work long hours with saws.
The inertia chain break has saved me multiple headaches. I can tell you from experience that it DOES work.
The automatic decompression makes the saw a cinch to start (even my wife can start this saw).
The only quality concerns that I have regard the muffler cover and spark plug cover. They're very easy to break. The top screw for the muffler cover also, quite frequently, breaks out the case part that it screws into, so you can't put a new cover on. That's my only real complaint.
I wish that I could get the California edition outside of California as well. It's 45CC instead of 39CC.
I've also bough the Jonsered clone for this saw and love it just as much as its Husky cousins. So for those of you trying to save a little money, but get the same saw, try looking for the 2139T.
October 9, 2012
lack of choice
Only thing I do not like by choosing the husqvarna trim saw over the stihl 200t is that I don't have the option to buy a full chisel chain. I understand the safety issues but I believe the choice should be up to the consumer who is paying good money rather than the manufacturer. Other than that, the saw runs good. would have a five rating if full chisel chain was available.
April 6, 2012
GREAT CLIMBING SAW
I HAVE A SMALL TREE COMPANY AND THIS IS A GREAT CLIMBING SAW WITH GOOD POWER I HAD MINE PUT ON A TACK THIS WEEK AND WOW IT REALLY TRUNS THAT 16 INCH CHAIN . MY GUYS WILL USE IT ON THE GROUND TO TRIM UP STUFF AND TO BONE UP LIMBS WHEN THEY COME DOWN. IF U PUT A 14 INCH BAR OR SMALLER WACTH OUT IT WILL SCREAM!!!!!!
November 23, 2011
great for the$
I have always wanted to try a Husqvarna and now that I am older and my larger saw are becoming a task, I tried this smaller lightweight saw, now I use were ever I can and really put it hard use and I just keeps going
September 4, 2011
Poor little saw
I work on a lot of saws and fiured its only fair to warn people away from this saw... I have yet to see a 338xpt that can go the distance. The power is awesome and may be more powerfull than the best of the other brand so i hope husqvarna simplifys the designe and makes a reliable version. (Note to husqvarna: get rid of the auto decomp valve and improve the starter assembly to start.) Ps: the 55 is one of the best saws ever made and i really admire husqvarna.
August 10, 2011