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How to Pick the Perfect Gas-Powered Chainsaw. The product experts at Power Equipment Direct have compiled a gas chainsaw buying guide to help homeowners pick the right chainsaw for their needs


Gas Chainsaw Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Gas-Powered Chainsaw

Chain Saw
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Gas Chainsaw Buyer's Guide

Selecting a gas chain saw is a lot like jumping into a swimming pool.

If you're a seasoned lumberjack, dive right into the deep end with a professional grade chain saw.

If you're a little timid, we recommend wading into the shallow end with a homeowner grade model instead.

Gas chain saws come in three grades:

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Homeowner Chainsaw
Homeowner Chainsaws
If you're a novice chainsaw user, this is a good place to start. They're loaded with features like easy-starting engines, and inertia-activated chain break for increased safety.

Homeowner chainsaws are designed for folks who use their saws intermittently, to clean up after storms or to remove lone trees. If you need your chainsaw regularly, move on to a higher grade.

Farm & Ranch Chainsaws
Farm and Ranch Chainsaw
If you want a more powerful chainsaw that can rip through harder wood and bigger trees, look at farm and ranch saws. Features include adjustable oil flow, which allows the most control of chain and bar oiling depending on cutting conditions.

Farm and ranch chainsaws are for professionals who don't want the big price tags and homeowners who cut trees and wood on a regular basis. If you're an everyday chainsaw user, step up to a professional model.

Professional Chainsaws
Professional Chainsaw
Despite what you might think, professional chainsaws are light-weight, making them easier to use all day, everyday. Balanced, ergonomic design and top handles makes them easy to maneuver.

Built to withstand the rigors of professional use, pro-grade saws have longer warranties to protect your investment. These saws are top-of-the-line, so if you're an occasional arborist, it's more saw than you need.

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