I was at a huskavarna dealer to get parts for my trimmer and he say that since the dollar value has balanced out that husky had to increase there price about 10% cause its getting more $$ to get it here from Sweden. I thougt it would be the opposite. He said stihls are made in the USA now because of that reason and I noticed that shihl is cheaper. Husky has had a few of there things made in the USA now and the $$ is cheaper compared to the almost the same thing made in Sweden. Perhaps look for this to be a trend with the others?