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Offline Spike60

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No more Red Max saws?
« on: January 29, 2014, 08:18:40 am »
Apparently, corporate has decided to discontinue Red Max branded saws; both the Zenoah stuff as well as the re-labeled Huskys. Logic behind this is that with the Red Max distributors now also having Jonsered, there's little sense in putting further effort into the Red Max brand.

Makes sense to me. I know they have some fans on forums like this, but they never made the slightest dent in the real world saw market. Still, it's always a downer when a brand exits the market.

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Re: No more Red Max saws?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 09:06:49 am »
I have had a gz4000 for 7 years and it has been a very good saw. Most Redmax dealers in this area have only had the trimmers and blowers, even thought the small engine shop that is about 3 miles away has carried the saws for about 3years.

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Re: No more Red Max saws?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 01:53:12 pm »
Basically JMO they have done to RedMax what they have done in the past to many others. Buy up get their technology, strip them.

Just a few off the top of my head. Partner, Poulan, Jonsereds, Skil, Jobu, Pioneer.
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Re: No more Red Max saws?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 02:13:51 pm »
It is just a sign of the corporate world and global marketplace.
Get used to it because it isn't going to change. JMO

However I do agree that it is a shame!
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Re: No more Red Max saws?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 03:57:00 pm »
You guys are right, but..................they weren't selling. No business case can be made that they should be kept around.

Of all the brands Kevin listed, including my favorite Jonsered, it's fair to ask how many would have survived to this day on their own. Perhaps none. I doubt any of them were strong both financially and in market share. Look at some of the saws that Jonsered was coming out with between the classic 70E era stuff and the buy out. Hardly saws that make anyone's favorites list. Would what happened to Homelite or McCulloch have been a better fate?
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Re: No more Red Max saws?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 05:00:51 pm »
Spike60 +1. The reason most corporate takeovers happen or are even financially feasible is that the target company is weak financially, in brand recognition and market share.Perhaps I will be able to find a 7000 on the cheap, LOL!
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Re: No more Red Max saws?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 09:15:48 pm »
Have never seen a redmax saw or any other of their products in person only on the internet. It is always fun to have some what of a no name saw that will go out and spank guys that say what is that thing, looks like a p.o.s
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Re: No more Red Max saws?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 09:33:07 pm »
It could surface again as a house brand: like Homelite, McCulloch, etc.  Would have been better if they had given it to TSC and kept Jonsered 'clean'.

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Re: No more Red Max saws?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2014, 03:23:23 pm »
My question is if the Zenoah brand is being discontinued, or if it is just the US (or is it North America?) specific RedMax brand?

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Re: No more Red Max saws?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 04:02:57 pm »
I'm betting just the Redmax brand in US.  Hopefully Zenoah brand stays around for overseas markets at least.
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