Chainsaw Buying Guide17 February 2022
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Chainsaw Buying Guide
Chainsaw tools are versatile enough to not only allow you to fell trees, trim branches, cut firewood, and even help ease your cleanup after a storm. Many people enjoy using a chainsaw, and some take pride in owning several different models.
However, if you are new to chainsaws and are considering purchasing a home chainsaw, here are some questions to consider: What size chainsaw do you need? Should you buy the biggest one you can find? Or is there an advantage to choosing a smaller model? What is your price expectation?
Here, we examine these questions and more to help you choose the right size chainsaw for your needs.
If you want a preview of some of the things we’re going to be talking about, here’s a good video that explains some of the points we’ll be mentioning.
How Do You Measure The Size Of A Chainsaw?
Before we talk about choosing the right sized chainsaw for you, let’s think briefly about how we measure the size of a chainsaw – because it’s not quite as obvious as it might seem.
One way to talk about the size of a chainsaw is the length of the bar. The bar is the part the chainsaw chain spins around, and it is measured from the tip to where it enters the body of the chainsaw.
Chainsaw bars are not fixed and can be changed for longer or shorter ones, but when you buy a chainsaw, you will be told the length of the bar it comes with. Chainsaw bars for home users are usually within the 10”-20” range, although they can sometimes be longer or shorter.
Another measurement to look at in a gas chainsaw is the size of the engine, stated in ccs. The bigger the engine, the more power it can give you, so this is another useful number to look out for.
Why Not Just Buy The Biggest One You Can Find?
Some people simply buy the biggest chainsaw they can expect for the price, because it may seem like a larger chainsaw can handle more work than a smaller chainsaw, but that's not quite the case.
Granted, a larger chainsaw with a long shaft is more powerful and can help you cut larger numbers, but there are downsides to an oversized chainsaw.
The bigger the chainsaw, the heavier the saw and the tougher it is to operate, which means that if you're not used to not using a chainsaw, you'll get tired very quickly. To make matters worse, using a chainsaw is more prone to accidents once your arms are tired and you can't concentrate.
Large chainsaws are not easy to maneuver, making them less suitable for smaller, more detailed work. Bigger chainsaws are generally more expensive, too, so if you buy a chainsaw that is way bigger than you need, you will just be wasting your money.
Having a huge beast of a chainsaw might be good for your ego, but the best advice is to resist the urge to buy one that is too big and to choose one that is more suited to the work you need it for instead.
How much does it cost to buy a chainsaw
A chainsaw is a useful tool for a variety of tasks, from trimming branches to cutting firewood. The cost of a chainsaw will depend on its power source, power, length, and brand. For occasional tree trimming or moderate firewood cutting, an electric or gas chainsaw can cost between $100 to $500. High-end models can cost up to $600 and should be purchased for those intending to chop down large trees or use the saws for extended periods.
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