Electric chainsaws are the cheapest type of chainsaws you can buy, and for the majority of homeowners, these provide the right combination of efficiency, price and power. The purpose of this article is to give you all the information you need to help you decide if an electric chainsaw is right for you. And, we’ve compiled a list of some models that you should consider to stretch your dollar. [Read more…]
Maintaining a garden in a residential property doesn’t require a lot of machinery, but there is one product that can be a necessity in gardens with large trees and hedges — a chainsaw. While some homeowners would prefer to call in a specialist to deal with problem trees and large-scale pruning, others require the perfect chainsaw to handle the job themselves.
Husqvarna chainsaws are highly regarded for their performance and features and with a little bit of know-how you can learn how to select the ideal option to meet your needs and budget. The problem for new users is that the task of picking the right chainsaw can be quite daunting. [Read more…]
Most homeowners want a small chainsaw. It’s that simple. Yes, I know there are many of you out there who need a heavy-duty chainsaw. We’ve written many comprehensive chainsaw review articles for you, but this particular article is for people who need a small chainsaw. Nothing large, or heavy or powerful. A small chainsaw that can be handled by anybody — young, old, weak, men and women. This article is for you. [Read more…]
Is a Blue Max Chainsaw any good? Well, I’m going to attempt to answer that question for you. A lot of you have been wondering if you should put your money down on a Blue Max chainsaw. Blue Max is a chainsaw brand owned by North American Tool Industries (NATI).
Since it’s so difficult to find information on Blue Max chainsaws I decided to take it upon myself and put together all the information I could find so our readers can make an informed buying decision. It’s always overwhelming for consumers when they have to decide which chainsaw to buy. I wish manufacturers made it easier for consumers to decide what to buy. [Read more…]
Looking for the best GreenWorks chainsaw? We’ll save you time by telling you everything you need to know. We’ve already done the research for you.
In this article I’m going to focus on the GreenWorks 20312 40V battery chainsaw and the relatively new GreenWorks 80V chainsaw. Both are excellent cordless chainsaws that deserve your consideration — if you care about buying a well-built, reliable and powerful battery chainsaw.
We also cover other GreenWorks chainsaw models but our focus will be on our top two picks for the: Best GreenWorks Chainsaw. [Read more…]
What’s the best chainsaw for the money? Well, it really depends on what you need. This is a very common question from homeowners but in truth, the best chainsaw for the money takes into is determined by the scope of your cutting projects — today and in the future.
When I hear the question “What’s the best chainsaw for the money?” I interpret that as what’s an inexpensive chainsaw that’s reliable, well-constructed and worth my money. So, I’ve picked several chainsaws that I believe give you excellent value for your money — and most importantly, they’re good chainsaws that have proven themselves over time.
Is the WORX Chainsaw any good? Well, in short — yes! I don’t want to keep you in suspense. The WORX chainsaw is one of the most popular electric chainsaws for homeowners that you can buy at the moment and for good reason. It’s a well-made chainsaw with enough power to tackle those cutting jobs around the yard. But more than that, it’s also very easy to use and packed with some great features; all at a very affordable price. Yup, it’s possible.
The reason why the WORX chainsaw is so cheap is because it appeals to a large consumer base, allowing WORX to mass produce it — passing the savings onto you. I’ve included the different variations of the WORX chainsaw in many other articles that I’ve written but now its time to give the WORX chainsaw it’s own feature article — it’s well deserved, and long overdue.
The Poulan Pro PP5020AV is an exceptional gas chainsaw for under $200. Poulan Pro is owned by Husqvarna, which means many of the components on the Poulan Pro PP5020AV are taken straight from other Husqvarna chainsaws — such as the anti-vibration system. If you disassemble the chainsaw you’ll notice the iconic Husqvarna “H” on various components.
When buying the Poulan Pro PP5020AV you essentially get the equivalent Husqvarna quality, comparable to the Husqvarna 440E gas chainsaw — for a lot less money. I know, it’s not exactly the same, but the overall reliability and build quality is similar. In some ways it’s better, because you get a lot for very little money. It’s inexpensive — not cheap. [Read more…]
The Husqvarna 445 is a fantastic well-rounded chainsaw that’s been engineered for homeowners who need a balanced saw that’s also easy to use. This gas chainsaw is relatively lightweight and starts immediately every time, whether hot or cold. It’s been designed with a long list of excellent features that I’m sure you’ll grow to appreciate over time.
Powered by Husqvarna’s 44.7cc X-Torq engine, it has the right amount of power to take care a majority of your needs around the yard. This isn’t a logging saw, it’s for homeowners who want professional quality within a reasonable budget.
OREGON is known more for their chains rather than their chainsaws but the few chainsaws they do make are actually quite good and in this case, the OREGON PowerNow CS1500 is an excellent cheap chainsaw that’s perfectly suited for homeowners who have a variety of wood cutting tasks to get done around the yard.
The best chainsaw can only be decided when factoring in your current and future projects. A lot of people have a difficult time deciding upon the best chainsaw to buy, especially if they’ve never purchased a chainsaw before. I understand. It can be intimidating.
At Chainsaw Journal, we’ve written many articles on chainsaws and I always recommend new buyers start with our chainsaw buying guide. My hope is that this article will make it easy for you to choose the best chainsaw for your needs. Period! [Read more…]
The WORX JawSaw is a unique power tool created for homeowners who value safety when working in their yard. It’s a very clever design that I’m certain you’ll love if you’ve ever been intimidated by a chainsaw. Let’s face it, the thought of using a chainsaw frightens a lot people, and for good reason — they’re dangerous. In fact, chainsaws are the most dangerous power tool consumers can buy — and that’s where the WORX JawSaw beautifully slots into the market. [Read more…]
The Granberg Chainsaw Mill G777 turns your chainsaw into your own portable sawmill. This is an ideal solution for turning logs into useable lumber for any of your home projects. Also known as an Alaskan sawmill, this is an excellent personal mill but don’t expect this Granberg model to be as productive as a standalone sawmill such as the Norwood LumberMate LM29. For small home projects the G777 is an excellent choice. [Read more…]
The Husqvarna 455 Rancher might be the perfect chainsaw for homeowners and farmers. It has a powerful 55.5cc engine with a 20″ bar; it’s relatively lightweight, easy to start and has an excellent inertia brake to prevent kickback. And, it has excellent anti-vibration technology that allows you to be far more comfortable when you work and prevents fatigue. You don’t get these high quality features when buying a cheap chainsaw.
Let’s delve further into the details of the Husqvarna 455 Rancher. [Read more…]
This Husqvarna pole saw (327PT5S) is the type of tool that will quickly become your best friend if you do a lot of pruning from a distance. Extendable up to an impressive 13 feet, this 24.5cc pole saw will cut through branches like butter. Ideal for cutting branches up to 8-inches in diameter; although you can cut larger branches, but it will take you more time. [Read more…]