See here the list of Top 10 best chainsaws. Read the buying guide and other important factors before making a selection for you or any of your dear ones
- Compact, casual-use chainsaw that's designed to start up easily
- Low kickback safety features, including built-in safety break, reduces risk during operation
- Lightweight chainsaw is compact and maneuverable with excellent ergonomic comfort features
- RELIABLE ENGINE: 42cc 2-cycle gas powered engine with low-kickback 16-inch bar and chain tames medium to large-sized branches. Perfect for the suburban homeowner!
- COMFORTABLE OPERATION: Equipped with a 5-point anti-vibration system and cushion wrap handle for more balance and comfort while operating.
- QUICKSTART TECHNOLOGY: Make pull starts easier to rev up and get right to cutting.
- 460 Rancher chainsaw is a robust all-round saw for jobs that need a longer Bar
- 60. 3cc 20 inch gas chainsaw with guide bar and chain, Torque, max. 3.4 Nm
- 2 cycle engine with intertia activated chain brake for safety while operating
- Low kick back 12" Oregon Bar and chain: for construction and outdoor cutting applications
- HIGH EFFICIENCY BRUSHLESS MOTOR: maximizes run time and motor life and chain guage 0.043,chain speed 25.2 ft/s
- Tool free chain tensioning and Bar tightening knob: for proper Bar clamping force
- Includes 18" guide bar and PowerSharp chain, which minimizes downtime by allowing you to sharpen your saw right on the chain in 3 seconds or less.
- Get to work right away with the instant start capability
- Low noise, silent between cuts
- X-TORQ - Delivers lower fuel consumption and reduced exhaust emission levels in accordance with the world´s most stringent environmental regulations
- SMART START - The engine and starter have been designed so the machine starts quickly with minimum effort
- AIR INJECTION - Centrifugal air cleaning system removes larger dust and debris particles before reaching the air filter. This results in reduced air filter cleanings and improved engine life
- 15.0 Amp motor output delivers a more powerful cutting performance to the extended, 18 inch bar
- Patented auto tension chain system prevents over tightening; stays at the right tension for hundreds of uses
- Low kickback bar and built in chain brake for added safety; Chain Links : 63
- 【Power】-58CC with 2-stroke motors for incredible power with efficient fuel consumption reduces fuel consumption up to 20%; The maximum engine speed with cutting attachment is 8500rpm.
- 【Long Life】-Air cleaning system for long air filter life and reduced fuel consumption. Automatic chain oiler keeps bar and chain lubricated extends the life of the chainsaw.
- 【Easy Start System】Chainsaw with 20-inch low kickback bar and chain for reliable starts in all conditions equipped with Quick Start technology making pull starts easier
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Power saw sales consultant
The best chainsaw will not hurt you if it’s not adapted to your needs. Therefore, before buying a power saw, it is important to understand the various types of construction, to decide where the equipment is most commonly used and then to make a decision. Especially with a chainsaw, you should not at the wrong end save when you finally make a price comparison between eligible models – regardless of which operating mode you choose. A recommendation for different models by design, you will receive in the form of the top-5 list of the best chainsaws in 2019.
Types of chainsaws
The range of chainsaws is very large and confusing especially for a layman. It is therefore advisable to look in advance at the three different types of construction, as this will considerably limit the potential models. Below is a brief overview of the possible variants:
The most used models have a gasoline engine. Particularly in the professional field, where high performance and flexibility are important, gasoline powered saws are usually used. Typically, a 2-stroke engine is used, which is operated with a mixture of gasoline and oil. Since they are very flexible and also run a long time with a tank filling, they can be used virtually anywhere. Only if it is very important that the saw is as light as possible, it is worth thinking about a battery model in mobile applications.
Cordless chain saw:
Battery-powered models have a – ideally – high-performance battery that drives the engine. In the hobby area, where it does not depend too much on maximum performance, these models are very practical. However, if you are more frequently reliant on the saw to last for a long time, you will quickly find that you need at least a second, if not the third, battery. This drives up the price additionally.
In the professional field, battery-powered models are often used by roofers, as usually only short cuts of softwood need to be performed and the saw compared to models with gasoline engine is much lighter and thus more practical to use. But keep in mind that the performance is generally weaker compared to the other two variants. But modern devices offer sufficient power for almost all work. However, the harder the wood is, the faster the battery runs dry.
Electric saws have a decisive disadvantage compared to the other two variants: they always rely on a cable. As a result, it is much less flexible, but unlike battery-powered or gasoline-powered models, it does not need to be recharged or refueled. It is always ready to use. In the private sector they enjoy great popularity, as they are relatively cheap to have and here the limited radius usually does not bother. A forestry worker, on the other hand, will not be able to do much with a wired chain saw.
Areas of application and purchase criteria
The three drive types differ significantly in terms of performance and possible field of application, or the range. Therefore, you should always ask before you buy, where the device will be used. If you want to use the device in the forest, the electric chain saw automatically falls out. However, if you prefer to carry out gardening or manual work with the device at home, an electric chainsaw shines with its low weight and easy handling.
The longer you want to work with the saw, the sooner you can not recommend a cordless chainsaw. When used on average, you can assume that the battery will last about 20 to 30 minutes of continuous use. Then a new battery must be plugged in or the old one to the power. If you only want to work with a single battery, you will definitely have a look at the charging time!
This differs depending on the model sometimes dramatically! The most independent in terms of location, weather and duration are you with a gasoline chainsaw. However, you also have to live with the fact that the device is significantly heavier, which can lead to limitations in complicated work such as overhead activities.
What may a chainsaw cost?
First of all a general recommendation: With chainsaws you should not set a fixed budget in advance and then buy a cheap model. Do not save on the wrong end, because this can be a security risk. A recommended and cheap chainsaw with petrol engine starts priced at about 150 to 200 euros. Good wired models are usually between 200 and 300 euros. Below this price level you should be very careful with the selection.
It is worthwhile to invest in a chain saw both in terms of safety and build quality, as well as in terms of performance and life, in quality. However, this does not mean that a € 1,000 model is the best choice for you. In general, very good chainsaws are in a price range between 150 to about 400 euros. You do not have to spend more on a chain saw, unless you use the tool professionally and claim it extremely hard.
For rough woodwork outdoors or cutting or trimming trees, a chainsaw is the perfect tool. Handy, efficient and, depending on the model, also absolutely affordable for private use. If you want to buy a new chainsaw, you are spoiled for choice because the offer is huge. To help you make the purchase decision, you will find the best chainsaws in 2019 in the top 5 list. The selection offers a cross-section and summarizes the test winners in different categories and price ranges for you. This will allow you to quickly and easily find a model that suits your needs and fits your budget.
1. Makita EA3200S40B
The EA3200S40B from Makita prevailed as the best chainsaw and thus as a test winner among the models with gasoline engine. The device is priced in the lower midfield, works with a 1,350 watts (1.8 hp) engine with a displacement of 35 cc and is ideal for most tasks in the private sector. So you can use the gasoline chainsaw for the fruit tree care as well as for felling and decortication of woods with a diameter up to about 20 centimeters. Due to the relatively low weight of 4.1 kilograms for a petrol model, it fits comfortably in your hand and is transportable. Even longer-lasting work with the device is no problem.
The 2-stroke engine ensures efficient power transmission and thanks to the practical one-lever operation, you can also work very well on ladders. The oil pump is variably adjustable and it is installed a catalyst, which ensures a reduced exhaust gas load. You will receive Makita saw in two versions (40cm and 35cm), depending on your requirements. In the test, the 40cm variant was able to convince the testers more, because you are with the 35-centimeter model limited in terms of maximum wood thickness.
The fuel tank holds 0.4 liters and is filled with a 1:50 fuel mixture. A chain oil tank is also available. It holds 0.28 liters and ensures that the wear of 1.1 millimeters strong drive links is reduced. Overall, the model convinced by a good price-performance ratio, a solid and durable processing and can be thanks to the relatively low weight in conjunction with a vibration damping gently and well served. If you are looking for a chainsaw for private use, the Makita device is highly recommended.
2. Black + Decker GKC1825L20
The best battery chainsaw was the Black + Decker model. The saw uses an 18 volt and 2.0 Ah lithium ion battery that powers the 1,600-watt motor. The cheap chainsaw has a sword length of 25cm, which allows you to cut through wood with a maximum thickness of 15 – 18 cm. Thus, the device is suitable for smaller operations, tree and shrub cutting and the crushing of various woods in the private sector.
It lies well in the hand, the chain can be retighten without tools and the bow handle ensures a good grip. Due to the fact that it is an electric motor, no fumes are produced during the work and you do not need a cable. In addition, the device is much quieter and quieter than gasoline-powered models. However, you have to live with the fact that depending on the load per battery charge a maximum of about 150 to 220 cuts are possible.
For thicker woods, the number is reduced even further. After that, the battery has to be charged for about five hours. Therefore, the device is only partially suitable for longer work. With a weight of about 3.1 kilograms, the device is very compact and handy and can also be used well for outdoor use.
3. Bosch Professional GKE 35 BCE
The 4.6-kilogram electric chain saw from Bosch is connected by cable to a conventional power outlet and works with a 2,200-watt electric motor. With a sword length of 35 cm, you can also cut wood up to a thickness of about 30 centimeters well and efficiently, so that the model is also well suited for use on construction sites or for carpenters. However, the model is also priced in the upper midfield settled, so that a purchase for the private sector is only partially worthwhile. It depends on how and how often you want to use the saw. You must remember that you always need a power outlet and an extension cord.
The cable attached to the device has a length of 2.5 meters. Overall, the engine runs very quietly and smoothly, so that longer-lasting work is possible. The big advantage over a gasoline or cordless chainsaw, of course, is that you do not have to refill a tank or recharge the battery – plug in and off you go. The backstop of the GKE 35 BCE brings the chain to a standstill within a tenth of a second, which complies with the latest legislation and offers a high safety benefit.
4. Husqvarna 965167354
Husqvarna’s professional gasoline chain saw is a high-quality, high-performance device that is easy to use even in the professional field. The price of the 2.2 PS (1.6 kW) device with a displacement of 40.9 cm³ is correspondingly high. With a sword length of 38 cm, even thicker wood can be cut to a diameter of about 30 – 35 centimeters, making the saw well suited for use in forestry operations. It weighs about 5 kilograms, including cutting equipment, but it fits perfectly in the hand and works very low in vibration. As a result, even demanding or longer-lasting work can be done reliably and well.
Since the sound level is quite high at more than 100 dB, you must wear an earmuff during the work, otherwise you will risk permanent hearing loss. Overall, the device works very efficiently and offers very good vibration damping. The fuel level is easily controlled and the fuel pump is easily accessible. Also, the tensioning of the chain is very easy and fast. Thanks to the centrifugal air cleaning system, longer intervals are possible between the individual filter cleaners, which saves time and makes the saw even more efficient.
5. Stihl MS 181 C BE
Stihl’s petrol chain saw operates at 2PS and has a 63 PM3 chain with a blade length of 35cm. The model features snap closures in the latest version that was tested and offers great overall handling, making it ideal for professional use as well. Unfortunately, the excellently crafted chain saw has a well-known problem that causes it to lose oil after a long shutdown.
Although this problem plays a subordinate role in daily use, it can be very disturbing, especially in private use. Therefore, the model experienced a significant devaluation, even if it is an otherwise efficient, powerful and very good working device. If you are not yet sure whether buying the Stihl model is worth it for you, the summary of strengths and weaknesses can help you make a purchase decision.