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The Official Jo-Bu Saws Thread

Discussion in 'Brand Specific Section' started by SOS Ridgerider, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. SOS Ridgerider

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    Ok boys, I’ll start the official Jo-Bu thread. I know there must be a few of them still out there.
    I know my fellow Norwegian @Tor R has a couple at least. There were quite a few Jo-Bu saws sold in Scandinavia and England, and there was even a few exported to the US.

    This one is a Jo-Bu L86. 61cc. Made in Norway. This model came out in 1975. Not sure when production stopped.
    This is pre Electrolux buyout, which happened in 1979. This particular saw was my dad’s firewood saw. I haven’t tried starting it yet, but it’ll never leave my possession regardless of if it runs or not.
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    I have one of those somewhere, I think mine is an L65, if that's possible. Looks much like yours. I got it with a bunch of other saws and I've never tried to start it.
     
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    I believe when Remington went out of business, a few dealers here in Canada changed to Jobu for a few years
     
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  4. SOS Ridgerider

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    Would be cool to see it.
    I know they made an L6 and an LP6B along with an L5 and LP5. I’m no expert at all on these saws, so I’m just trying to think of models they made that could make sense with those numbers. They had a lot of models/abbreviations in the 70’s.
     
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  5. Tor R

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    This one need a full restoration, but they said it was a starter, so we are probleby more speaking sandblasting + painting

    Jobu Tiger:
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    Never heard of them!! Look a bit like a Remington.
     
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    that should be your task this weekend, find your Jobu :D
     
  8. RI Chevy

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    Cool Sondre!
     
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  9. SOS Ridgerider

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    Nice one Tor! The Tiger was a very modern saw for its time. From what I can see it came out in 1960. Had an optional earth auger attachment too.
     
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  10. Tor R

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    they where build from 1960-64 I think Sondre.
    They came in 3 different colours (info from Magnus site)
    Black / red (Most common)
    Green / red (second most common)
    Brownish bronze color with red trim (least common)
     
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  11. SOS Ridgerider

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    Cool! I had no idea about the different colors. I’ve only seen the red ones.
     
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    The power company bought some to try here, I ended up getting one same as the OP here.
    It was a slug. I gave it away at a GTG.
    Nobody showed much interest in it either,,,
     
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    they've started to be collectors saws here in Norway, they are just as populare as any Stihl/Huskies nowadays here for old collection.
     
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