There are many things to consider when choosing which chainsaw to buy, but one of the first things to get straight is the type of work you will be using the chainsaw for, as this will guide you to the correct size for your needs. Some of the most common tasks are:
- cross cutting logs for firewood
- cutting back or felling trees
- pruning and maintenance to trees and shrubs
Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to chainsaws. We strongly advise not choosing a saw that’s bigger than the tasks you’re working on, as large chainsaws are heavy and can be difficult to manoeuvre over extended periods.
Start by identifying the largest diameter of wood that you will need to cut, then use this to decide the size of chainsaw to buy.
It’s not possible to cover every consideration here, such as brands, power sources and additional features. If you’re at all unsure, our highly trained sales team are here to help. They’ll work with you to find the chainsaw that’s just right for you and for the work you do.