Garden Machinery
Garden Machinery

Chain Saw Buyers Guide

To determine which chain saw 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 wll you be using it for?
  • Vibration and noise levels?
  • Back up service and spare parts available?


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

Standard Chain Saw

Suitable for general chain saw work

Top Handle Chain Saw

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.

Battery Powered Chain Saw

A battery powered chain saw 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.


Chain Saws 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 chain saw, you want to buy:

  • Bar Length The length of the blade of the chain saw, 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 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 chain saw