With fall upon us and winter around the corner, now is the time to get that fire roaring in the hearth. Even if having a fire isn’t your thing, being prepared for winter storms should be and both require having a good chainsaw on hand.
Chainsaws have come a long way from the days of smelling, smoking choking behemoths that covered you in bar oil and saw dust.
Modern saws come in a range of different options including cordless, corded electric and the petrol powered models. These newer models are more efficient in terms of both fuel and bar oil and more safety features. In other words, now is a good time to get a new chainsaw.
More Bang For The Buck
One thing about all different chainsaw models is now there is more power for the buck in terms of both raw cutting power and the features of each different model. Newer features such as electric chain brakes for near instantaneous stopping, vaporless carbs that prevent vapor locking that causes slow or delayed starts for gas models.
Cordless battery power that delivers full torque up to the final second of the charge and a whole lot more. There are even new sharpening tools so you don’t even have to remove the blade from the saw to sharpen them. A huge time saver that one.
Gas or Electric
Electric saws, both corded and cordless, now offer the same power as gas powered models. This means that you can replace that old gas model with one that is lighter and with fewer vibrations but still have the same power to cut through hardwoods and more. With fewer vibrations, this means you can use them longer without increasing your fatigue. Cordless models can also remain on the charger or hold a charge for up to 18 months, so they can be ready when you are. Regardless, you can find a model that is right for you.
Five Great Chainsaws
Best Electric Chain Saw on the Market
This corded electric chainsaw – WORX Model#WG303.1 Chain Saw is perfect for using around the house to get the wood ready for the fireplace. Providing the equivalence of 3.5 horsepower of a gas saw, this model can power through all types of wood with ease. It has automatic chain lubrication and the tension adjustment is toolless for fast and easy adjustments as you go.
Each fill bar oil container and a low kickback bar and safety chain stop, all add to the safety features on this model. People who use this model are highly impressed with both the power and performance, especially in a corded electric saw.
Best Battery Powered Chain Saw
Powered by a 40MAX system, this cordless chain saw – BLACK+DECKER Model #LCS1240 Chain Saw can deliver the power and performance of a gas powered saw. It has a built in lubrication system to automatically lube the chain and tension are easily adjusted without tools.
It has an Oregon bar and a low kickback system for safety and it has a twelve-inch blade, which is perfect for use around the house or light work in other places. People who have this saw love the portability and low vibrations of this cordless chainsaw.
Top Gas Chainsaw for the Price
This powerful gas powered saw – TIMBERPRO 62cc Series Chain Saw has a 62cc two stroke engine that has an assisted start for fast starting. It has a twenty-inch bar/chain and there is a low kickback bar for added safety with a quick chain stop.
Tension is easy to adjust and the ergonomic handle helps reduce vibrations being transferred to the operator for longer use and less fatigue. It comes with a storage case and two chains as well as the tools necessary for changing out the blades. People who have this model love how quiet this saw is and how well it gets the job done.
Best Gas Powered Chain Saw for the Money
Designed for a longer engine life, this gas powered chainsaw – Poulan Pro Model #PP5020AV Chain Saw uses a totally redesigned engine that not only delivers plenty of power and performance but extends the life of the engine. In addition, the new filter clean system helps keep the engine dust and debris free.
It has an easy start system for fast and effortless starting and the handle system is designed to make it easy to carry and handle while also reducing vibrations. This model comes with a storage case and the unit has automatic lubrication and easy chain handling. People who have this model love just how quickly this model starts and how well it performs with even thick wood.
Best Gas Chainsaw on the Market
This model – Husqvarna Model #440E Chain Saw is produced by the leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment and it continues the tradition of durability and performance. This model is fully CARB compliant and uses a new air filter system to prolong the life of the engine by keeping it free of dust and debris.
It has a fast starting system that prevents the carb from becoming vapor locked and the crankshaft is forged for better durability over longer draws. It has an anti kickback bar and fast chain stop and there is little vibration transfer to help reduce fatigue. It has a tool-less tensioning system for easy adjustments. People who have purchased and use this model are very impressed with how robust this model is and how easy it is to operate.
For optimal results, be sure to read and follow all included instructions. When using power tools remember to always wear the appropriate safety gear.