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Chainsaw Buyers Guide

 Chainsaw buyers guide

To determine which chainsaw would best suit your needs ask yourself the following questions:

  • What will you be using it for? – chopping logs, clearing hedges, felling trees etc
  • How often will you be using it for?
  • Vibration and noise levels?
  • Back up service and spare parts available?


To help you pick the right chainsaw for your needs check out the short descriptions of the type of models we stock below:

Standard chainsaw

Suitable for general chainsaw work

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Top Handle chainsaw

Top handle chainsaws are ideal for tree servicing and pruning and working in confined spaces. They offer more control and are ideal for professional use.

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Battery Powered chainsaw

A battery-powered chainsaw is ideal if you want the convenience of electric power without the hassle of a cord! Our model has a powerful Briggs & Stratton engine, emits low noise and emissions and is quick-charging with good run times.

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chainsaws have lots of features and this can be confusing, so here is a quick explanation of some of the main features you may see when researching which chainsaw, you want to buy:

  • Bar Length The length of the blade of the chainsaw, consider how large is the timber, wood, trees you are looking to cut up? You may want a longer bar length depending on the type of cutting you intend to do
  • Balance - A well-balanced machine has a good power-to-weight ratio, it is light enough to handle with the power to do the job
  • Guide Bar - The actual frame of the chainsaw which sticks out from the engine housing and around which the chain revolves.
  • Low Vibration - A good feature to look out for, a lower vibrating machine is less tiring to use over long periods of time.
  • PureFire - low emission engine, better for the environment
  • Torque - A method of rating the power produced by a machine and its work capability. In simple terms, torque is a measure of rotational power, how much power the engine delivers to rotate the blades of your chainsaw

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