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Offline Vance in AK

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Tell me about the 2159
« on: July 27, 2013, 04:59:54 pm »
Saw one on the local CL type listing & called.  Guy claims it's near new & wants $200 for it.  24" bar.
I don't have a local dealer to go talk to so I'm not sure they are even a current saw.  He claims it's less than a year old & low hours (only a "few").  I haven't gone to see it yet.  I have an old 670 that I like but it's the only Jonsered I've ever messed with.

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Re: Tell me about the 2159
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 05:03:55 pm »
stop asking questions and go get it :)
very good saw. similar saw as the husky 359. but prettier ;D
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Re: Tell me about the 2159
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 05:07:35 pm »
They were one of my favorite saws in my logging days. Have a ported one that I will never part with. Heated handle version.

I liked the power curve of the 2159 over the 357/2156 version. Used the 357/2156 for spruce but in hardwood stands it was the 2159 all the way.

With a stock 2159 I could cut a 12 cord load on 5 tanks. Only other saw that I could do that with was a 2063.

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Re: Tell me about the 2159
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013, 06:39:30 pm »
Like they said husky 359 = jonsered 2159.  Cylinder if I remember has removal transfer covers too.  Basically a bigger bore cylinder on a 357xp crankcase.

$200 is a good buy here, so up your way it a super deal IMO.
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Re: Tell me about the 2159
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 07:00:49 pm »
Something I was wondering  Jonsered CS 2159C with green gas cap.  Does it have a CAT muffler or something?
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Re: Tell me about the 2159
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 07:26:31 pm »
if it has the green cap, it should have the cat.
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Re: Tell me about the 2159
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2013, 08:03:45 pm »
Even the original Husky and Johnny Red "59's" with the exterior transfer covers can be made to really run with the right port job.
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Re: Tell me about the 2159
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2013, 08:49:51 pm »
The age can be determined by the serial number.

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Re: Tell me about the 2159
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2013, 10:15:46 pm »
Thanks for the input guys.
I ended up getting the saw.  Not sure of the real story behind it.  The guy I got it from is kind of a professional garage seller& claims he bought it from a friend who was moving...  Maybe but  ???
Anyway, it is in excellent shape.  Most of the wear it shows is paint wear on the bottom of the chassis & a rub mark on one side.  Looks like it probably spent most of it'd time riding in someone's rig.  The chain is about 20% & he claims it's the original chain.  Bar is the Jonsered bar & paint is 90%+ so I believe it.  Only damage I could find is one of the plastic clips that holds the aircleaner cover down is broken.  Started & ran sweet.
Serial #on sticker is BHVXS.059EA
Labeled CS2159C  Ulitcor
Green fuel cap.

Any idea on yr of manf?

Any good/bad traits to these saws?  Easy mods (muffler etc)?

Thanks for the help!  I think I will enjoy it ;)

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Re: Tell me about the 2159
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2013, 10:21:50 pm »
Get rid of the catalytic converter one way or the other . . .  Cut the reactor out or maybe a new aftermarket muffler? This saves weight for the reactors are heavy as lead.

Some early Husqvarna ones had a automatic compression release that was a trouble magnet.

Make sure it doesn't have a plastic clamp on the intake boot at the cylinder?
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