• Full-time forestry use
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    CS 2238

    38 cc, 2 hp, 14"-16", 10.14 lbs

  • CS 2240

    CS 2240

    40.9 cc, 2.5 hp, 13"-18", 9.48 lbs

  • CS 2245

    CS 2245

    45.7 cc, 2.82 hp, 13"-18", 10.8 lbs

  • CS 2250 S

    CS 2250 S

    50.2 cc, 3.22 hp, 13"-18", 11.2 lbs

  • CS 2255

    CS 2255

    55.5 cc, 3.5 hp, 13"-20", 12.8 lbs

  • CS 2252

    CS 2252

    50.1 cc, 3.35 hp, 13"-20", 11.02 lbs

  • CS 2253

    CS 2253

    50.1 cc, 3.75 hp, 13"-20", 11.02 lbs

  • CS 2258

    CS 2258

    59.8 cc, 4.16 hp, 13"-20", 12.35 lbs

  • CS 2260

    CS 2260

    59.8 cc, 4.69 hp, 13"-20"

  • CS 2260

    CS 2260

    59.8 cc, 4.69 hp, 13"-20"

  • CS 2166

    CS 2166

    70.7 cc, 4.8 hp, 16"-28", 14.1 lbs

  • CS 2172

    CS 2172

    70.7 cc, 5.6 hp, 16"-28", 14.1 lbs

  • CS 2172 W

    CS 2172 W

    70.7 cc, 5.6 hp, 16"-28", 14.5 lbs

  • CS 2188

    CS 2188

    87.9 cc, 6.5 hp, 18"-28", 15.4 lbs

  • CS 2139 T

    CS 2139 T

    39 cc, 2.3 hp, 12"-16", 7.7 lbs

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87.9 cc, 6.5 hp, 18"-28", 15.4 lbs

Chainsaw CS 2188
Recommendation Chart
Full-time Forestry Use
Part-Time Forestry Use
Occational Use/Firewood
Not Recommended

High-powered professional turbo for really big trees and hard types of wood. Equipped with turbo air cleaning, decompression valve, side-mounted chain tensioner, and vibration damping with steel springs. Other unique features include vibration-dampened carburettor, adjustable oil pump, an extra tank protection and a rubber-coated rear handle for better grip.

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  • Ulticor


    The most advanced machines designed for tough work and best performance.

  • Turbo


    Jonsered’s unique turbo intake air cleaning system removes up to 97% of the sawdust from the air before it even reaches the air filter.

  • Anti Vib

    Anti Vib

    Our system based on damping elements that provides one of the best vibration damping on the market.

  • Spin Start

    Spin Start

    Spin Start reduce the resistance in the starter cord by up to 40%.

  • Magnesium crankcase

    Magnesium crankcase

    Crankcase made of light and durable magnesium

Feature table for CS 2188
Snap-locked covers
Snap-locked covers
Side-mounted chain tensioner
Side-mounted chain tensioner
Adjustable flow oil pump
Adjustable flow oil pump
Quick release air filter
Quick release air filter
Inertia chain brake
Inertia chain brake
Engine specification
Cylinder displacement 87.9 cc
Power output 6.5 hp
Fuel tank volume 30.43 fl oz
Oil tank volume 0.9 US pint
Vibration & noise data
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front / rear handle 4.9/7 m/s²
Sound pressure level at operators ear 106 dB(A)
Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA) 119 dB(A)
Cutting equipment
Recommended bar length, min-max 18"-28"
Overall dimensions
Weight (excl. cutting equipment) 15.4 lbs
Part NumberDescription
965 97 96-09Engine - EPA,AS - US, CA, AU, NZ, others

Selected Accessories

  • Leather boots with saw protection, 20 m/s
JONSERED CS 2188 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some things are worth the weight. I bought this saw 2 years ago as my "Big Saw" for cutting larger trees and as a backup for when a storm knocks big trees down all over.  I'm 6'6" and the saw looks right with me running it, but smaller people should try it out first; it can be a handfull. The vibration isolation is good, service access is good, and the power is very good.  It is one of the few saws that has a decompression and NEEDS it.  If you want one saw that is going to deal with anything, this is it.  It's heavy, especially with the longer bars on it so plan accordingly when cutting wood.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jonsered is a super saw! This is my 6th Jonsered in 18 years These saws are the best.  I have a variety of them and they are the peak of reliability.  I have two other (BIG ORANGE BRAND) that I got by winning a bets (both times speed trials of Jonsered vs S****)  This  All these saws start easy and fast, cut fast and will make you happy.  Do your maintenance or you will get burned with any brand.   Most J saws are lighter and have more horsepower. (don't be fooled by brands that just use cc or BHP which is not Horsepower!)
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No surprises here. Typical Jonsered " thumper" of a chainsaw. I love my 2 vintage 920s but this makes them pale in comparison. A fine saw ; what else would you expect from a Jonsered production saw?
Date published: 2013-07-22
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