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Different Types of Chain Saws – How to Buy the Right Chainsaw


Chainsaw is an important power tool that is used for pruning trees, cutting off tree limbs, branches, bushes, firewood and also to take down huge trees. By learning more about different chainsaws, you can easily choose the best one for your needs and will also prevent you from buying an underpowered equipment, that won’t do your job.

The three main types of chainsaw are: Electric, Gas powered, and battery operated chainsaw.


Power ratings

Different types of chainsaw can easily be classified in different ways. weight, horsepower, duty ratings, and bar length. However, most of the users usually categorize the chainsaw on the basis of power source of the chainsaw’s head. The power source for chainsaws includes gas, electricity, or battery power.

The gas powered chainsaw can be either 2-stroke, or 4-stroke. Gas powered chainsaws are divided on the basis of their displacement such as 30cc, 40cc or 50cc.

Battery and electric powered chainsaws are less expensive, and light in weight and need less maintenance. They are best for smaller jobs and are sorted on the bases of volts or amps.

Let’s have a close look at each of the three chainsaws:

1. Electric chainsaws– They are best for homeowners. They have sufficient power to cut off trees, bushes, and firewood. You can also use them to prune trees. Aside from that, these types of chainsaw are not as loud as gas chainsaws.

Aside from that, there is no worry of gas spills or leakages when operating or storing them. They are more eco-friendly as they have less carbon footprint. However, garden pros won’t do well with electric model as it has less power than gas powered chainsaws. Electric chainsaws are also limited by the length of cord and cannot be operated too far from the electrical outlet


2. Gas chainsaws-These chainsaws are best for hobbyists and pros both. They are robust and can easily handle both challenging and complex cutting assignments that are thrown at them. They are quite popular with landscaping pos and tree cutters due to their mobility, durability and their power in cutting big trees.

3. Battery powered chainsaws-These chainsaws offer you best of both worlds. They have both mobility, appeal and ease of use that electric models are famous for. Their only downside is that they need to be charged on regular basis and you may have to stop in-between if its battery gets discharged.The blades used in chainsaws are known as saw chains and they are of two types, that is chisel or square tooth and square tooth. They are further subdivided into various categories depending upon the chain gauge, pitch and teeth length. In order to get the best results from your chainsaw, you should only use the saw chain that is recommended by the manufacturer.


Whether you are a seasoned professional, or a homeowner who is interested in efficient piece of landscaping equipment, you should choose the best types of chainsaw according to your needs and budget. There are many online sellers who have their own websites and offer great deals on chainsaws. So go online and research on them and see if you can get your required model!

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