I’ve hand-picked what I think are the best toy chainsaws that kids will fall in love with on Christmas day for 2023. I have gone through the article on Dec 15 to update this with the most interesting toy chainsaws that are built for safety and are imbued with interactive elements. Christmas is almost here and choosing the right Christmas gift for your child can be daunting.
The possibilities of toys available is overwhelming. A few years ago I stumbled upon toy versions of chainsaws and other power tools turned into interactive playthings for kids. It was then that I decided to make pretend play toys a regular series as a way for me to share these types of toys with parents. It should come as no surprise that two of the best toy chainsaws are from Husqvarna and STIHL. Personally, I love the STIHL version. The design is very well done.
Here are two classic brands that we all know and love but now I get to compare them in the toy world:
Table of Contents...
- 1 Best Toy Chainsaws for Kids
- 1.1 Two More Great Toy Chainsaws for Kids
- 1.2 Liberty Imports: Cool Toy Chainsaw for Kids
- 1.3 Pretend Play
- 1.4 Plenty of Options
- 1.5 A Toy Chainsaw is A Unique Gift
- 1.6 Husqvarna Toy Chainsaw
- 1.7 STIHL Toy Replica Kids Chainsaw
- 1.8 Black+Decker Jr. Toy Chainsaw
- 1.9 Theo Klein Bosch | Toy Chainsaw
- 1.10 Poulan Wild Thing Toy Chainsaw
- 1.11 Red Toolbox Stanley Jr | Toy Chainsaw
- 2 Conclusion
Best Toy Chainsaws for Kids
These make great gifts that will enthrall a child for hours, days and weeks. They are simplistic to us adults but to a child they spark their imagination and become an introduction to the tools adults use to get work done — but in their eyes, these toys are pure joy, making it easier for you to get them to help with real chores as they get older.
Video: See the Husqvarna 550XP Toy Chainsaw in Action
Two More Great Toy Chainsaws for Kids
Liberty Imports: Cool Toy Chainsaw for Kids
This is a fun chainsaw kit from Liberty Imports. The design is unique. It’s made for kids aged from 3 to 7 years old. Sadly, batteries are not included. Make sure you order some AA batteries as well if you decide on this toy.
Unlike the real thing, these won’t cause any harm but will surely guarantee a large dose of fun and play for your child. I don’t know what it is about a toy chainsaw but they’re somewhat special and different than a lot of toys you can buy. Pretend toys in general are beneficial to a child’s development.
These are the type of toys that will spur some curiosity in a child about the great outdoors — nature and trees. It’s important to get children interested in learning how to interact with the world while developing their motor skills. Kids love to mimic mom and dad using a chainsaw around the house.
If you own a real chainsaw make sure it’s locked away, far away from where your child can reach it. They may get ideas and think they can handle the real thing — and that would be very bad. Keep all of your tools away from kids.
🎄 Beautifully made. Looks like an adult STIHL chainsaw
Plenty of Options
Because of my own passion for encouraging kids to play outside, I created a new section on Chainsaw Journal called Outdoor Kids. You’ll find lots of outdoor related toys for kids, such as the Peg Perego John Deere Tractor or the Black and Decker Junior Power Tool Workshop or how about this great set of toy power tools for kids.
Outdoor Kids will be updated on a regular basis and I’ll be writing lots of articles on cool products for kids. My goal is to get kids inspired to play outside on a regular basis, and use their imagination to create and explore their own potential.
A Toy Chainsaw is A Unique Gift
First and foremost, these toy chainsaws will be the envy of your child’s friends because I can almost guarantee that none of them have their own toy chainsaw. Some of these even have built-in sounds with rotating chains, lights and some vibrate. How cool is that? Too bad they can’t make real chainsaws as safe as these play toys. Hopefully one day they’ll figure out a futuristic chainsaw that can cut without risk of injury to the operator. Maybe a laser chainsaw. Who knows.
Kids are adorable when they get their hands on a toy chainsaw. Make sure you never leave your real chainsaw lying around. That’s something you need be vigilant with.
But I digress. To be honest, I think even adults would think these are interesting, especially if you’re a chainsaw enthusiast. Another idea to consider is maybe you could use these as costume props, maybe even for Halloween. I think they’d be perfect for either a kid or an adult, depending on the outfit.
So continue reading on as I detail seven fun toy chainsaws for children (or yourself). Maybe even some girls out there might trade one of their dolls for a toy chainsaw. That would be a fun video to make. Give a girl, expecting a doll as a gift, a chainsaw toy and film her reaction. I’m guessing she’d be quite perplexed. But if I had a child I’d do that just for fun, and then put it on YouTube.
The most recommended toys from this list are the Husqvarna and the Black and Decker toy chainsaws. But don’t go on popularity, pick the one that looks the most interesting to you. It’s just a toy so no need to over-analyze it too much as you would do when buying a real chainsaw. Just buy the one that you think your child would love or better yet, just ask him or her.
Before we move on, I want to tell you about a new section I’ve created on this site entitled “Outdoor Kids” which is a section purely focused on toys and other products that will inspire kids to become more active, inspired and engaged in the world around them. I’ve recently featured a couple of products that may spark your interest. The first one is the Black and Decker Junior Power Tool Workshop and next is the kids power tools and gardening set. There will lots more ideas to come so keep checking back for more.
Some top selling pretend toys.
Husqvarna Toy Chainsaw
This toy chainsaw is actually made by Husqvarna, and it’s special because it has a rotating chain and it looks like a miniature Husqvarna 440 chainsaw. The blade is made from rubber so nobody gets hurt. It also has built-in realistic sounds, which means it might drive you crazy if your child keeps it blasting all day. Just something to think about.
As one would expect from Husqvarna, this is a well made toy chainsaw that can take a good beating, but it is plastic so don’t let your kid get too crazy with it. Also, I should mention that the pull-start handle doesn’t actually “pull” so keep that in mind. It meets all the required toy standards for the United States, which is to be expected from a great manufacturer.
Pink Chainsaw | For a child who has style and confidence
Only available on very special occasions.
This is a very popular toy chainsaw on Amazon with plenty of positive reviews so peruse the comments section to find out more. Also, I’ve included some Amazon customer comments for each saw within this article to give you a taste of what parents think about each chainsaw.
After writing this article I decided to do a full review of this Husqvarna Toy Chainsaw, so if you want more information, you’ll probably want to read it.
STIHL Toy Replica Kids Chainsaw
Note : Don’t be surprised if this sells out around Christmastime.
- From 3 years and up
- Battery-operated (batteries included)
- Chainsaw noise – adjustable volume
- Revolving rubber chain
- Total length 40 cm
This is a beautifully made toy chainsaw that looks just like a real STIHL chainsaw, except it’s a toy. Kids will be drawn to the realistic noises and moving rubber chain. This is wonderful gift ideas for kids anytime of the year.
Black+Decker Jr. Toy Chainsaw
- Realistic chainsaw sounds
- Chain rotates
- For ages 3 and up
- 2x AA batteries (included)
The Black and Decker Junior Toy Chainsaw is another quality toy chainsaw, and like the majority of Black & Decker products, this toy is very well constructed. This also makes a chainsaw sound, but some customers complain about how loud it is. You may want your kid to keep this toy outside to prevent you from going insane, or if you live in a noisy household you might barely even notice.
This is a very popular item on Amazon with lots of reviews for you to find out more about customers think about it. I rarely buy an item on Amazon that doesn’t have a decent amount of reviews, and I’m sure most people shop online with the same expectations. When deciding which toy chainsaw to buy, browse the reviews to learn more. I’ve included some customer feedback but there’s more if you visit the Amazon site.
Theo Klein Bosch | Toy Chainsaw
- Battery-operated chain saw
- With moving chain
- Chainsaw sound and lights
- Includes: safety helmet and gloves
- Made from plastic and cloth
- Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)
- Sparks imaginative play
- Designed with safety in mind
- European design
This Theo Klein toy chainsaw is fantastic. It’s very well made but smaller than the other saws on this list. The chain moves and also has built-in sounds and lights. It has it all. The cool feature of this toy set is that it comes with a hard hat and gloves to make your kid feel like a real logger. Whether these items fit or not will obviously depend on the size of your child but eventually he/she will grow into them.
I like that they include batteries with this toy chainsaw. That’s not always the case. Nice little kids chainsaw.
Tool Tech Powerized Chainsaw with Goggles — DISCONTINUED
- Tool Tech Power ChainSaw has authentic lights, sounds and motions
- Comes with toy goggles
- Press buttons on handle to see chain move
- Saw vibrates for realistic feel
- Requires 3 AA batteries (included)
I couldn’t find much information on this particular toy chainsaw but the rubber chain moves when you push the trigger button on the handle. It also has sounds, lights and it vibrates. It’s a simple toy. Most of these toy chainsaws are similar with the main difference being how they look.
The unique feature of the Tool Tech Powerized Chainsaw is the fact that it has goggles. Pretty cool. Just make sure they aren’t used in place of real safety goggles. They won’t protect your child from anything. Well, maybe rain.
Looks like a fun toy chainsaw for a kid to play with so he or she can pretend to be cutting your furniture. Kids don’t always need the fanciest toys. They’re quite happy playing with dirt. At least I was when I was growing up. I think kids today expect a little more for entertainment than when I was a kid. This toy chainsaw is more than enough to fuel their imagination.
Poulan Wild Thing Toy Chainsaw
- Looks like a real Poulan Wild Thing chainsaw
- Chain Rotates
- Makes realistic chainsaw sound
- 3 AA batteries included
- No Assembly Required
- Great for ages 3+
- Meets all US standards for children’s toys
The Poulan Wild Thing toy chainsaw is actually modeled after the real gas chainsaw called, oddly enough: Poulan Wild Thing. This one has a rotating chain, makes a chainsaw sound and comes with fancy gloves and helmet. This toy chainsaw is a little ‘funkier’ than the other ones as you can tell by its vibrant colors.
It would be fun if you owned the real Wild Thing and your kid owned this toy. Or, if you already own the real Poulan Wild Thing saw, then this would be the perfect choice to buy for your child.
Also, it comes with batteries so you won’t have to buy any. Always a nice bonus. The batteries on this toy chainsaw will last a lot longer than the batteries on any lithium-ion chainsaw. Sad but true.
Red Toolbox Stanley Jr | Toy Chainsaw
Note: This original RED version is no longer available but the same design is still sold but it’s YELLOW.
- Rotating chain & chainsaw sounds.
- NO toy goggles.
- Color is yellow
- Ages 3 and up.
- Requires 3x “AA” batteries (included).
This yellow kids toy chainsaw is visually bold and striking and it actually looks like a toy, unlike some of the other kids chainsaws in this article. It’s under the Stanley Jr. brand. It’s a simple toy but it does have sound, and a rotating chain for extra immersion.
It has a rotating plastic chain and also makes realistic chainsaw sounds. Great for small kids. The recommended age is 3 years old and up. Batteries are now included.
My First Craftsman Toy Chainsaw and Goggles
This Craftsman toy chainsaw looks realistic for a toy. It has a nice angular style to it which make it visually appealing but it also has some great features, like the moving plastic “chain,” which is very safe and won’t harm your child or your furniture around the home. Trust me, your child will be trying to cut everything and anything inside and outside of your house.
The chainsaw is started with a slight pull on the pull-handle, which also activates a light and starts the realistic chainsaw sounds. You can see this in action in the video below.
This toy chainsaw does come with goggles but they’re cheap and aren’t very comfortable so I wouldn’t put too much weight on the addition on these goggles when trying to decide which kids chainsaw to buy.
Watch the video of the My First Craftsman toy chainsaw and see it in all of its glory:
- Chain can be removed with the included tool or by hand.
- Toy chainsaw actually vibrates.
- Moving plastic “chain,” with animated lights and realistic sounds.
- Suitable for ages 3 and up.
Tool Tech Motorized Chainsaw (with Goggles)
- Pull cord starts the engine
- Choking hazard. Small parts, for ages 3 and up
- Moving chain
- lights and sounds
- Three different authentic sounds
- Vibrates to replicate a real chainsaw
- 3x AA batteries required (Not included)
- Detachable handle for compact storage
Note: Unfortunately this toy chainsaw is currently unavailable on Amazon. Hopefully they will get it back in stock, but they may not. I can’t seem to find other retailers who sell it. If you find another place to buy it online please let me know and I will update the information. Or if Amazon gets more stock then let me know as well. You can email me on my Contact page.
This Tool Tech Motorized Chainsaw is (was) one of my favorite toy chainsaw of the bunch for a lot reasons. First, I love the look of it. It just looks interesting with its bold styling. I’m an artist and designer so I naturally gravitate towards things that are well designed and have personality. That’s my personal bias.
l love the blue color. When’s the last time you saw a blue chainsaw? This is a unique saw on the outside but it has some nice features like the fact that the pull-start cord can actually be pulled and when you do it starts the engine. It has a an animated chain, with three different chainsaw sounds. Not to mention the fact it comes with safety goggles (not actual safety goggles, of course).
Tool Tech is a brand from a company called Redbox, a toy manufacturer that’s been around since 1985. Either way, this is the most expensive of the toys on this list as well, but looks great and has a lot of great features. If I was a kid this is the toy chainsaw that I’d ask my parents for.
Well, there you have it. A nice collection of toy chainsaws for kids. I’m sure a child would love any of these saws to spark their imagination. The simple act of pretending to cut stuff around the house seems to bring kids boundless joy. Kids love to play and run around and act like a grown-up. A toy chainsaw gives them a fun prop to roam around the home and yard with pretending their just like mom and dad. Consider the fact that most of these toy chainsaws make sounds which may or may not test your patience, but if you’re a parent I’m sure you’re accustomed to noise.
I hope you found something of value in this article and if you decide to buy one of these toy chainsaws please send me a message on my contact page and let me know how you like it or send me some pictures with your child and his new chainsaw so I can publish it here at Chainsaw Journal.
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