Chainsaw Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Chain Saw

By  | Chain Saw Product Expert

Let's face reality. There's only one Paul Bunyan.

He's already busy clearing forests with his trusty axe and blue ox.

Meanwhile, you can still create your own legend by incorporating the power of a new chain saw.

However, you'll want to choose the right saw for the job.

Whether for residential use or commercial use, there's a saw that's right for everyone.

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Gas-Powered Chainsaws
Gas ChainsawIf you'll be sawing regularly or plan to cut substantial trees, get a gas-powered chain saw. Ranging from 12-24 inches, these saws can take on jobs that less powerful saws cannot.

However, these saws are heavier and require more strength to use, so make sure you can manage the saw you choose.

Electric Chainsaws
Electric ChainsawIf you're cutting smaller trees or will only be using your saw occasionally, an electric chain saw is a good choice.

The biggest benefit of electric chainsaws is the motor requires no real maintenance. Just turn it on and go. If you want to fell large trees or cut hard woods, a gas chainsaw is a better choice.

Pole Saws
If you're primarily pruning pesky branches and removingPole Saw low-hanging tree limbs, then you'll want a pole saw. Essentially, it's a miniature chain saw on an extendable shaft.

A pole saw provides you the safest way of trimming hard to reach tree branches. You can extend the pole up to 15 feet so you don't have to cut from a rickety ladder. These saws are small and are not meant to take on large jobs.


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