Best Chainsaw for 2021

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.

View Details 🔵 Petrol Chainsaw 20" Inch 50cm Cut Easy Start 62cc Bar & Chain 2 Stroke 🔵 • 149.99£

🔵 Petrol Chainsaw 20" Inch 50cm Cut Easy Start 62cc Bar & Chain 2 Stroke 🔵

149.99£

View Details Oregon Garden Electric Chainsaw 45cm CS1500 2400W 230V Self Sharpening • 74.99£

Oregon Garden Electric Chainsaw 45cm Cs1500 2400w 230v Self Sharpening

74.99£

View Details 🟠 Petrol Chainsaw 20" Bar 62cc Powered By 🔵 HYUNDAI 🔵 Easy Start X 2 Chains • 119.99£

🟠 Petrol Chainsaw 20" Bar 62cc Powered By 🔵 Hyundai 🔵 Easy Start X 2 Chains

119.99£

View Details 52cc 20" Heavy Duty Petrol Chainsaw Two-Stroke Petrol Engine Tree Wood Pruning • 71.95£

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

71.95£

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View Details Stihl Ms261c Chainsaw • 113.00£

Stihl Ms261c Chainsaw

113.00£ 13 bids | 04d

View Details Electric Chainsaw Garden Chain Saw Corded 2200W 40cm /16" Guide Bar And Chains • 53.50£

Electric Chainsaw Garden Chain Saw Corded 2200w 40cm /16" Guide Bar And Chains

53.50£

View Details Blaupunkt Garden Tools Electric Chainsaw CS3000 2200W 40cm Blaupunkt XS Blade • 89.99£

Blaupunkt Garden Tools Electric Chainsaw Cs3000 2200w 40cm Blaupunkt Xs Blade

89.99£

View Details 2-Stroke 52cc Petrol Chainsaw Easy Start 20-inch E-Start Chain Saw 20" Tool Kit • 71.99£

2-stroke 52cc Petrol Chainsaw Easy Start 20-inch E-start Chain Saw 20" Tool Kit

71.99£

View Details 26cc 10" Petrol Top Handle Topping Chainsaw - Free Bar Cover & More • 109.71£

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

109.71£

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.

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View Details Makita DUC256Z Twin 18v / 36v LXT Cordless Lithium Ion Chainsaw 250mm Bare Unit • 229.99£

Makita Duc256z Twin 18v / 36v Lxt Cordless Lithium Ion Chainsaw 250mm Bare Unit

229.99£ 572.4 €

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View Details Makita DUC355Z Twin 18v / 36v LXT Cordless 35cm 14" Chainsaw Lithium Ion - Bare • 229.99£

Makita Duc355z Twin 18v / 36v Lxt Cordless 35cm 14" Chainsaw Lithium Ion - Bare

229.99£ 264.6 €

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View Details Makita DUC306Z Twin 18v / 36v LXT Cordless Lithium Ion Chainsaw 300mm Bare Unit • 247.99£

Makita Duc306z Twin 18v / 36v Lxt Cordless Lithium Ion Chainsaw 300mm Bare Unit

247.99£ 579.6 €

View Details OREGON CS300 Cordless Lithium Ion Battery Chainsaw 2.6ah Battery • 100.00£

Oregon Cs300 Cordless Lithium Ion Battery Chainsaw 2.6ah Battery

100.00£

View Details Erbaure Esg18-li 18v Lithium Lon Ext Brushless Cordless 30 Cm Chainsaw • 190.00£

Erbaure Esg18-li 18v Lithium Lon Ext Brushless Cordless 30 Cm Chainsaw

190.00£

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View Details Makita DUC353Z Twin 18v / 36v LXT Cordless 35cm Chainsaw Lithium Ion - Bare Unit • 239.99£

Makita Duc353z Twin 18v / 36v Lxt Cordless 35cm Chainsaw Lithium Ion - Bare Unit

239.99£ 504.0 €

View Details Bosch UniversalChainPole 18 Cordless Lithium-Ion Chainsaw • 161.75£

Bosch Universalchainpole 18 Cordless Lithium-ion Chainsaw

161.75£

View Details Chainsaw Lithium Electric Saw 4 Inch For Tree Branch Wood Cutting Garden Logging • 57.99£

Chainsaw Lithium Electric Saw 4 Inch For Tree Branch Wood Cutting Garden Logging

57.99£

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£

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 MS180 LIGHTWEIGHT CHAINSAW WITH 14" BAR, CHAIN AND + SCABBARD (NEW) • 252.99£

Stihl Ms180 Lightweight Chainsaw With 14" Bar, Chain And + Scabbard (new)

252.99£

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View Details Stihl Ms261c Chainsaw • 113.00£

Stihl Ms261c Chainsaw

113.00£ 13 bids | 04d

View Details NEW COMPACT And Powerful STIHL MS 170  Chainsaw + 12"  Bar & Chain • 197.99£

New Compact And Powerful Stihl Ms 170 Chainsaw + 12" Bar & Chain

197.99£

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View Details Stihl Ms261c Chainsaw • 220.00£

Stihl Ms261c Chainsaw

220.00£ 24 bids | 03d

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View Details STIHL MS 170 Chainsaw • 69.00£

Stihl Ms 170 Chainsaw

69.00£ 0 bids | 06d

View Details Stihl 021 Chainsaw • 200.00£

Stihl 021 Chainsaw

200.00£

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View Details STIHL MS180 CHAINSAW Great Condition • 123.10£

Stihl Ms180 Chainsaw Great Condition

123.10£ 13 bids | 01d

View Details New Stihl MS 170 Petrol Chainsaw + 12" Bar & Chain • 199.99£

New Stihl Ms 170 Petrol Chainsaw + 12" Bar & Chain

199.99£

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View Details Stihl MS 250 Petrol Chainsaw 18” Bar And Chain • 95.00£

Stihl Ms 250 Petrol Chainsaw 18” Bar And Chain

95.00£ 0 bids | 06d

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.

View Details Petrol Chainsaw Husqvarna Tree Surgery Prune Cutter 2 Stroke Heavy Duty 35cm Bar • 199.99£

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

199.99£

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View Details Husqvarna 435 Chainsaw Mint Condition • 157.00£

Husqvarna 435 Chainsaw Mint Condition

157.00£ 22 bids | 02d

View Details Husqvarna Petrol Chainsaw Tree Surgery Prune Cutter 2 Stroke Heavy Duty 36cm Bar • 184.99£

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

184.99£

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View Details Husqvarna 262xp Chainsaw 18” Good Working Order Not Stihl Chainsaw • 130.00£

Husqvarna 262xp Chainsaw 18” Good Working Order Not Stihl Chainsaw

130.00£ 22 bids | 02d

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View Details Husqvarna 550 XPG Chainsaw, Ground Professional Saw • 170.00£

Husqvarna 550 Xpg Chainsaw, Ground Professional Saw

170.00£ 8 bids | 02d

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View Details Husqvarna 550XP Chainsaw. Starts And Runs. • 200.00£

Husqvarna 550xp Chainsaw. Starts And Runs.

200.00£ 11 bids | 04d

View Details Brand New Husqvarna 120 Mark II 38cc Petrol Chainsaw With 14” Bar And Chain • 169.95£

Brand New Husqvarna 120 Mark Ii 38cc Petrol Chainsaw With 14” Bar And Chain

169.95£

View Details HUSQVARNA PETROL CHAINSAW 61 - 20" Bar - Full Working Order  • 180.00£

Husqvarna Petrol Chainsaw 61 - 20" Bar - Full Working Order

180.00£

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View Details Husqvarna 550xp Chainsaw Profesional Petrol • 133.00£

Husqvarna 550xp Chainsaw Profesional Petrol

133.00£ 12 bids | 06d

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.

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