Best Chainsaw for 2020

Chainsaws are useful and precise tools. Their function is based on pruning, cutting or chopping wood from trees. These machines are made up of a powerful motor that moves the toothed chain located on the bar or sword.

Nowadays there is a huge number of models of chainsaws on the market, classified according to the type of motor they have. That is why the choice between one and the other will depend to a great extent on the characteristics of the wood to be worked with, the amount of use and, of course, the weight of the machine.

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View Details DURHAND Electric Chainsaw Garden Tools 2000 W, 40 Cm Blade Corded Aluminum • 59.99£

Durhand Electric Chainsaw Garden Tools 2000 W, 40 Cm Blade Corded Aluminum

59.99£ 119.99 €

View Details Petrol Chainsaw 20" Inch Cut Easy Start 52cc Bar & Chain 2 Stroke • 59.95£

Petrol Chainsaw 20" Inch Cut Easy Start 52cc Bar & Chain 2 Stroke

59.95£

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View Details Husqvarna 236 Chainsaw • 80.00£

Husqvarna 236 Chainsaw

80.00£ 0 bids | 06d

View Details 52cc 20" Heavy Duty Petrol Chainsaw Two-Stroke Petrol Engine Tree Wood Pruning • 59.99£

52cc 20" Heavy Duty Petrol Chainsaw Two-stroke Petrol Engine Tree Wood Pruning

59.99£

View Details 58cc 20" Petrol Chainsaw + 2 X Chains + More • 115.99£

58cc 20" Petrol Chainsaw + 2 X Chains + More

115.99£

View Details 26cc 10" Petrol Top Handle Topping Chainsaw - Free Bar Cover & More • 104.99£

26cc 10" Petrol Top Handle Topping Chainsaw - Free Bar Cover & More

104.99£

View Details Husqvarna 61 Chainsaw • 143.00£

Husqvarna 61 Chainsaw

143.00£

View Details 12" 25.5cc Top Handled Lopping Chainsaw With Bar Cover CT2298 • 78.00£

12" 25.5cc Top Handled Lopping Chainsaw With Bar Cover Ct2298

78.00£

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View Details Husqvarna 450 Chainsaw • 90.00£

Husqvarna 450 Chainsaw

90.00£ 1 bids | 06d

Types of chainsaws

The types of chainsaws are divided into two groups: according to the nature of the engine and the type of cut.

Electric, battery and petrol chainsaws are among those classified according to engine.

Electric motor chainsaws

This class of engines has a power that ranges between 1,600 and 2,200 watts. In terms of maintenance, it’s very important to have the oil tank full for greasing the chain and clean it well after every use. It must also be sharpened from time to time in order to keep in good conditions its cutting capacity.

Due to the fact their sword usually measures between 35 and 40 centimetres, they are ideal to cut soft wood, such as arizonica or traditional garden hedges, but not for industrial tasks.

The biggest advantage of electric chainsaws is their ease use and their many sales on online stores, such as Amazon and Ebay, where we can find hundreds of cheap options. They are also easier to repair.

The bad part of this type of tool is that due to the type of motor, it is necessary to connect them to a power plug. This takes away the autonomy when we need to work with it. Despite of this, the problem can be solved with an extension cord that can withstand the watts determined by the chainsaw.

Petrol chainsaws

Gasoline chainsaw models have an engine of approximately 40 or 50 cm3 that runs on two strokes. This gives it a much more powerful cutting power than electric or battery chainsaws.

Its disadvantage lies in the difficult maintenance, which is superior to other types. Therefore, its repair is more expensive.

Unlike other types of chainsaws, it requires constant cleaning of spark plugs and lubrication of each of its motorized parts to prevent the engine from deteriorating rapidly. In addition, it needs a mix of gasoline and oil to start it up.

The strength of these tools lies in their uninterrupted work with massive results. It’s just as suitable for domestic work as it is for professional tasks.

Other advantages are that they have proper autonomy of use and are suitable for industrial tasks.

Lithium battery chainsaws

All chainsaws with a built-in lithium battery have a power output ranging from 18 to 36 volts. They require the same maintenance care as electric chainsaws.

One of the reasons to choose them is that they are quite simple to operate, which makes them a relatively safe tool to use, considering that a cutting instrument always represents a risk.

These chainsaws are suitable for cutting soft woods (pines, poplars, cedars, etc.) with a maximum diameter of 15 centimetres. They are also ideal for high pruning, except that the machine does not weigh more than 3 kilos and can be handled with just one hand.

Amazon and Ebay buyers love lithium chainsaws because they are easy to handle and allow the user to have autonomy while the battery is charged, since they do not need to be connected to an power plug. However, the issue of this battery is its relatively short life, which is why we advise you to have a spare battery.

View Details 2019 Stihl Battery MSA200 Chainsaw + AP300 Lithium Battery + Charger Nice Set  • 479.00£

2019 Stihl Battery Msa200 Chainsaw + Ap300 Lithium Battery + Charger Nice Set

479.00£

View Details Aerotek X2 Cordless Chainsaw 40V Lithium-ion Lightweight Brushless Motor 6600rpm • 59.99£

Aerotek X2 Cordless Chainsaw 40v Lithium-ion Lightweight Brushless Motor 6600rpm

59.99£

View Details EGO Power Plus 5.0 Ah Lithium-Ion 56V Battery  Fits Chainsaw, Blowers Lawnmowers • 189.00£

Ego Power Plus 5.0 Ah Lithium-ion 56v Battery Fits Chainsaw, Blowers Lawnmowers

189.00£

View Details HEAVY DUTY EINHELL 18V LITHIUM CORDLESS 10" CHAINSAW SAW & BATTERY WITH CHARGER • 168.95£

Heavy Duty Einhell 18v Lithium Cordless 10" Chainsaw Saw & Battery With Charger

168.95£

View Details Ozito PXCCSS-018U Power X Change Cordless Chainsaw 250mm 18V Lithium Ion • 95.00£

Ozito Pxccss-018u Power X Change Cordless Chainsaw 250mm 18v Lithium Ion

95.00£

View Details RYOBI P548BTL ONE+ 12in 18-V Brushless Lithium-Ion Cordless Chainsaw, LN • 112.39£

Ryobi P548btl One+ 12in 18-v Brushless Lithium-ion Cordless Chainsaw, Ln

112.39£

View Details BLACK+DECKER 36V Lithium-Ion Chainsaw, Bare Unit, 30 Cm GKC3630LB-XJ 1713 • 244.23£

Black+decker 36v Lithium-ion Chainsaw, Bare Unit, 30 Cm Gkc3630lb-xj 1713

244.23£

View Details Lithium Electric Cordless Chainsaw 8" Chain Saw Power Garden Tool Lightweight • 129.98£

Lithium Electric Cordless Chainsaw 8" Chain Saw Power Garden Tool Lightweight

129.98£

View Details Ozito PXCCSS-018U Power X Change Cordless Chainsaw 250mm 18V Lithium Ion • 95.00£

Ozito Pxccss-018u Power X Change Cordless Chainsaw 250mm 18v Lithium Ion

95.00£

Which are the best brands of chainsaws on the market?

There are currently many brands that offer their products in both the physical and online markets. However, there is a select group of chainsaw manufacturers that have earned a special place among the customers. Which are:

Stihl chainsaws

It is one of the brands with the highest annual sales figures in the world. Sthil has provided its followers with the wonderful experience of working with modern high-tech machines, whose performance surpasses the average.

This German company not only produce chainsaws, but also produces machinery for garden care, landscaping, forestry, pruning and accessories that can be attached to existing woodworking tools.

View Details STIHL Chainsaw MS170 + 12” Bar & Chain • 179.00£

Stihl Chainsaw Ms170 + 12” Bar & Chain

179.00£

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View Details Stihl Ms260 Petrol Chainsaw  • 100.00£

Stihl Ms260 Petrol Chainsaw

100.00£ 11 bids | 06d

View Details Petrol Chainsaw FUEL SAVE - 65cc And 4.9HP - 16"  + Stihl Oil • 89.00£

Petrol Chainsaw Fuel Save - 65cc And 4.9hp - 16" + Stihl Oil

89.00£

View Details Year 2017 Stihl MS201T 12" Bar. • 315.00£

Year 2017 Stihl Ms201t 12" Bar.

315.00£

View Details STIHL MS170 BRAND NEW 30.1cc PETROL CHAINSAW 14" GUIDE BAR 1130 200 0297 • 209.99£

Stihl Ms170 Brand New 30.1cc Petrol Chainsaw 14" Guide Bar 1130 200 0297

209.99£

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View Details STIHL MS 181 PETROL CHAINSAW 2 STROKE 14"   • 156.00£

Stihl Ms 181 Petrol Chainsaw 2 Stroke 14"

156.00£ 16 bids | 11h

View Details STIHL Chainsaw MS 170 Petrol Tree Surgery Fuel Economic 30.1 Cc • 150.00£

Stihl Chainsaw Ms 170 Petrol Tree Surgery Fuel Economic 30.1 Cc

150.00£

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View Details Stihl  MS200T Top Handle Arborists Chainsaw  • 102.00£

Stihl Ms200t Top Handle Arborists Chainsaw

102.00£ 4 bids | 06d

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View Details Stihl Ms170 Chainsaw • 87.00£

Stihl Ms170 Chainsaw

87.00£ 14 bids | 03d

Husqvarna

These Swedish manufacturers combine the latest advances in technology, teamwork and at the same time taking care of nature in all the machines they produce. Its aim as a company is to guarantee the customer a quality product, suitable for any wood task with the safety, confidence and efficiency of the brand itself.

The Husqvarna chainsaw's operating system is characterised by a combined organized control that prevents the instrument from suffocating. It also has a centrifugal cleaning mode that extends the time between cleaning sessions. And finally its Smart Start function generates resistance to the starter rope, which ensures a comfortable and fast start.

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View Details Husqvarna 236 Chainsaw • 80.00£

Husqvarna 236 Chainsaw

80.00£ 0 bids | 06d

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View Details Husqvarna 435 Ii Chainsaw 2019 • 140.00£

Husqvarna 435 Ii Chainsaw 2019

140.00£ 1 bids | 06d

View Details Husqvarna 61 Chainsaw • 143.00£

Husqvarna 61 Chainsaw

143.00£

View Details Husqvarna 130 Petrol Chainsaw 14" • 185.00£

Husqvarna 130 Petrol Chainsaw 14"

185.00£

View Details Petrol Chainsaw Husqvarna Tree Surgery Prune Cutter 2 Stroke Heavy Duty 36cm Bar • 185.99£

Petrol Chainsaw Husqvarna Tree Surgery Prune Cutter 2 Stroke Heavy Duty 36cm Bar

185.99£

View Details Husqvarna 66 Chainsaw - Upgraded Version Of 61 • 240.00£

Husqvarna 66 Chainsaw - Upgraded Version Of 61

240.00£

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View Details Husqvarna 450 Chainsaw • 90.00£

Husqvarna 450 Chainsaw

90.00£ 1 bids | 06d

View Details Husqvarna Chainsaw • 140.00£

Husqvarna Chainsaw

140.00£

View Details Petrol Chainsaw Husqvarna Tree Surgery Prune Cutter 2 Stroke Heavy Duty 35cm Bar • 179.99£

Petrol Chainsaw Husqvarna Tree Surgery Prune Cutter 2 Stroke Heavy Duty 35cm Bar

179.99£

Alpine

This veteran brand in the field of chainsaws offers different models designed to meet the needs of buyers. Its tools can be adapted to different functions with different power ratings. To top it off, they have a wide range of accessories through which you can increase the safety, comfort and convenience of each of the Alpine machines.

Greencut

Greencut is one of the leading brands in sales of affordable chainsaws on Amazon. Its long history and the long durability of its products have made it a safe alternative when it comes to buying efficient chainsaws.

View Details GREENCUT GS680X - Gasoline Chainsaw - 2-Stroke 68cc - 3.9hp Engine - Easy-Start • 99.96£

Greencut Gs680x - Gasoline Chainsaw - 2-stroke 68cc - 3.9hp Engine - Easy-start

99.96£

View Details Greencut Chainsaw, Red, GS620X 62 Cc • 141.99£

Greencut Chainsaw, Red, Gs620x 62 Cc

141.99£

View Details Greencut GS6800 22 Chainsaw, 2868 W, Red, 62 CC • 177.99£

Greencut Gs6800 22 Chainsaw, 2868 W, Red, 62 Cc

177.99£

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