With its combination of portability and gas-free power, the BLACK and DECKER LCS1240 has been one of the best selling light-duty cordless chainsaws in the past five years. It offers a combination of affordability, quality and ease-of-use — and for most homeowners it’s enough to handle all those cutting tasks around the yard. [Read more…]
Who Makes Craftsman Chainsaws? Makita? Husqvarna? Black+Decker? Echo? Ryobi? Dewalt? The story behind the most popular chainsaw brands.
Craftsman is a power tool brand with a long and proud history. Though, over the years the brand has undergone changes of ownership and not everyone is sure who makes Craftsman chainsaws. Some say it’s Poulan, others reckon Sears. Neither of these answers are true or, perhaps, only partially true in the case of Poulan. This article is going uncover the history of the Craftsman brand, revealing who makes their chainsaws today. [Read more…]
Where are Husqvarna Chainsaws made? Everything you ever want to know about the Husqvarna Brand.
As one of the oldest companies in the world today, with a proud Swedish history, the question “where are Husqvarna chainsaws made?” may seem irrelevant. But is it really? We live in a globalized society, making it almost impossible know, with any certainty, where our products are made. Even if the label says made in Sweden, or the USA for that matter, it’s more than likely that some (or most) of the components are manufactured in other countries. [Read more…]
Welcome to our Husqvarna 120 Mark II Review, as well as general discussion on all the current Husqvarna Mark II chainsaws, a new series incorporating next generation technology to make Husqvarna chainsaws even better. Most of the innovation is in the professional 550 XP (G) Mark II and 545 (G) Mark II, which we’ll talk about later in the diagram. [Read more…]
Today we answer a common question that chainsaw owners ask : How Tight Should A Chainsaw Chain Be? This is an important issue that every chainsaw user should know how to do and understand why. An incorrectly tensioned chain affects both the performance of the chainsaw and your own personal safety. The last thing you want is your chain to come off because you were too lazy to check your chain tension (or didn’t know how).
Either way, there’s a lot to cover in this article. Also, there are videos throughout so you can see exactly what you need to do to keep your chainsaw tightened (tensioned) correctly. Safety should always be your top priority when using a chainsaw. [Read more…]
One question we get frequently is “What is the best chainsaw for women?”
For way too long, operating a chainsaw has been considered to be a man’s job. Thankfully though, with each passing year more and more women are using chainsaws to limb trees, cut firewood, etc. Today we have more female arborists than ever before, and the number keeps growing as manufacturers strive to make chainsaws more accessible for everyone. [Read more…]
Here’s a common problem : Your chainsaw won’t idle and you have work to get done, what do you do? Most of us expect our tools to work all the time, whenever we need them to. In fact, we never wonder if our car will start, or if our oven will turn on, or if our television will work just as we’re about to turn it on to watch our favorite show. Chainsaws, and other mechanical tools are a little different. They do fail us from time to time and they require maintenance.
There are many reasons why a chainsaw won’t idle properly, and in this article we’re going to present a step-by-step process which will help you find the issue and rectify it before it causes any additional damage. [Read more…]
How to Clean A Chainsaw, the easy way. And why it matters? I know many people who never even think of cleaning their chainsaws but as you’ll learn in this article, it’s a good idea to keep your chainsaw clean. [Read more…]
Why does my chainsaw chain direction matter? What is the correct chainsaw chain direction?
This is common knowledge to folks who have owned and operated chainsaws, but newcomers often get confused with chain direction. Cutting teeth on a saw chain are designed to remove material in only one direction. So, by mounting the chain in reverse you will just generate a whole lot of smoke without doing any actual cutting. [Read more…]
Welcome to our Husqvarna 450 Rancher review for 2019 — plus we compare all the 450 chainsaws — Husqvarna 450, 450e, and the 450 Rancher plus the other two Rancher models (460 Rancher & 465 Rancher), just in case you need more power.
Readers have a lot of questions about these popular models, wondering how they are different. If you search the internet looking for the facts the information can be confusing, which is exactly why we set out to explain their differences. We even contacted Husqvarna to ensure we got our facts straight. All of these chainsaws share common features but there are differences you need to be aware of. [Read more…]