Husqvarna 238SE, SG Specifications

Husqvarna 238SE, SG Specifications

The Husqvarna 238SE, 238SG chainsaw is a testament to the legendary craftsmanship and engineering that has come to define Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB. This powerful chainsaw was first introduced in 1984 and was discontinued just three years later in 1987. Despite its short lifespan, the Husqvarna 238SE, SG Specifications was a highly sought-after tool for professional loggers and homeowners alike.

With a 38ccm (2.3 cu. in.) engine displacement and a weight of 5.25 kg (11.5 lbs.), the Husqvarna 238SE, SG Specifications was a workhorse that boasted an impressive maximum engine RPM of 10,200. Its die-cast magnesium construction made it durable and long-lasting, while its anti-vibration handlebar system ensured a comfortable and smooth operation.

Manufactured with an aluminum cylinder with a chrome-plated bore and a piston-ported intake method, this chainsaw was built to withstand heavy use and deliver top-notch performance. It also came equipped with a mechanical chain brake and a centrifugal clutch, adding an extra layer of safety and control.

Specifications Chart

Manufactured by:Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB
Year introduced:1984
Year discontinued:1987
Engine displacement:38 ccm (2.3 cu. in.)
Cylinder bore:40 mm (1.57 in.)
Piston stroke:30 mm (1.18 in.)
Cylinder type:Aluminum with chrome plated bore
Intake method:Piston ported
Manufacturer advertised H.P.:Not advertised
Weight:5.25 kg (11.5 lbs.) with 28 cm (11 in.) bar & chain
Handlebar system:Anti-vibration
Chain brake:Yes, mechanical
Drive type:Direct
Construction:Die-cast magnesium
Magneto type:Electronic
Carburetor:Walbro HDA19A, 34A series
Major repair kit:K20-HDA
Minor repair kit:D10-HDA
Air filter system:Nylon mesh cartridge
Starter type:Automatic rewind
Oil pump:Automatic worm gear driven
Maximum engine RPM:10,200
Idle RPM:3,000
Ignition timing:Fixed
Breaker point setting:None
Flywheel/coil air gap:0.4 mm (0.015 in.)
Spark plug type:Bosch WS7F, Champion CJ7Y
Spark plug gap:0.5 mm (0.020 in.)
Crankshaft main bearings:Ball
Fuel tank capacity:520 ml (17.5 fl. oz.)
Fuel oil ratio:50:1
Recommended fuel octane:Regular grade 72 to 83
Mix oil specification:Husqvarna mix oil
Chain pitch:.325 in.
Chain type:Oregon 21
Bar mount pattern:01 link
Shortest guide bar supplied:28 cm (11 in.)
Longest guide bar supplied:37 cm (15 in.)
Color scheme:Husqvarna orange enamel
Illustrated parts list:Yes
Service manual:Yes
Husqvarna 238SE, SG Husqvarna Specs

Although it was only in production for a short period, the Husqvarna 238SE, SG Specifications chainsaw left a lasting impression on those who used it. Its high-quality construction, impressive power, and user-friendly features made it a valuable tool in any logging or woodworking operation.


Despite being discontinued in 1987, the Husqvarna 238SE, SG Specifications continues to hold a special place in the hearts of those who used it, and its legacy lives on as a testament to the dedication to excellence and precision that has come to define Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB.

Overall, the Husqvarna 238SE, SG Specifications chainsaw was a reliable and powerful tool that helped to set the standard for chainsaw performance and durability. Its impact on the industry will not soon be forgotten, and it remains a symbol of the commitment to quality and innovation that defines the Husqvarna brand.

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