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.

View Details Petrol Chainsaw Easy Start 20" Bar 62cc Powered By HYUNDAI X2 Chains, Tools, Bag • 99.99£

Petrol Chainsaw Easy Start 20" Bar 62cc Powered By Hyundai X2 Chains, Tools, Bag

99.99£

View Details 41cc Petrol Chainsaw - 16" OREGON® High Quality Bar And Chain • 55.00£

41cc Petrol Chainsaw - 16" Oregon® High Quality Bar And Chain

55.00£

View Details 62cc 20" Petrol Chainsaw + 2 X Chains + Oil + More • 99.99£

62cc 20" Petrol Chainsaw + 2 X Chains + Oil + More

99.99£

View Details McCULLOCH CS35S CHAINSAW FACTORY GRADED Y • 89.99£

Mcculloch Cs35s Chainsaw Factory Graded Y

89.99£

View Details 2-Stroke 52CC Petrol Chainsaw Easy Start E-Start Chain Saw 20" Tool Heavy Duty • 66.95£

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

66.95£

View Details 62cc Petrol Chainsaw - 20” Bar & 2 X Chains + More • 89.99£

62cc Petrol Chainsaw - 20” Bar & 2 X Chains + More

89.99£

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View Details Stihl Ms 180 Chainsaw • 67.00£

Stihl Ms 180 Chainsaw

67.00£ 11 bids | 03d

View Details Petrol Chainsaw 58cc 3.0HP 20" Bar 1 Chain Heavy Duty Woodcutting Saw With Tools • 59.99£

Petrol Chainsaw 58cc 3.0hp 20" Bar 1 Chain Heavy Duty Woodcutting Saw With Tools

59.99£

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View Details STIHL MS180 16 Inch Chainsaw • 51.00£

Stihl Ms180 16 Inch Chainsaw

51.00£ 2 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 ESkde Cordless Chainsaw Heavy Duty 18v Lithium Battery 10" Oregon Bar And Chain • 79.99£

Eskde Cordless Chainsaw Heavy Duty 18v Lithium Battery 10" Oregon Bar And Chain

79.99£

View Details EINHELL 18V LITHIUM POWER EXCHANGE CORDLESS 10" CHAINSAW & 2 BATTERIES CHARGER • 134.95£

Einhell 18v Lithium Power Exchange Cordless 10" Chainsaw & 2 Batteries Charger

134.95£

View Details HEAVY DUTY EINHELL 18V LITHIUM CORDLESS 10" CHAINSAW SAW & 2 BATTERIES CHARGER • 134.95£

Heavy Duty Einhell 18v Lithium Cordless 10" Chainsaw Saw & 2 Batteries Charger

134.95£

View Details Chainsaw Battery Powered Einhell GE-LC18LI-KIT Lithium 18VOLT 3.AH Pruning • 155.12£

Chainsaw Battery Powered Einhell Ge-lc18li-kit Lithium 18volt 3.ah Pruning

155.12£

View Details Lynxx 40 Volt Chainsaw  Lithium Battery Cordless Charger Chain Saw Brushless  14 • 229.78£

Lynxx 40 Volt Chainsaw Lithium Battery Cordless Charger Chain Saw Brushless 14

229.78£

View Details Chainsaw Pruning Makita DUC252Z 36V 18+ 18V Lithium New Solo Body Car • 202.15£

Chainsaw Pruning Makita Duc252z 36v 18+ 18v Lithium New Solo Body Car

202.15£

View Details Cobra 40V4AHLI 40V 4.0Ah Lithium-Ion Samsung Battery. Lawnmower Trimmer Chainsaw • 129.99£

Cobra 40v4ahli 40v 4.0ah Lithium-ion Samsung Battery. Lawnmower Trimmer Chainsaw

129.99£

View Details Hyundai HYPS36Li 36v Cordless 4m Pole Saw With Lithium Ion Battery & Charger • 139.99£

Hyundai Hyps36li 36v Cordless 4m Pole Saw With Lithium Ion Battery & Charger

139.99£

View Details Bosch EasyCut 12 Cordless Nano Blade Saw With 12 V Lithium-Ion Battery • 90.00£

Bosch Easycut 12 Cordless Nano Blade Saw With 12 V Lithium-ion Battery

90.00£

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 MS 170 Chainsaw 12" Brand New In Original Box • 185.00£

Stihl Ms 170 Chainsaw 12" Brand New In Original Box

185.00£

View Details STIHL MS170 Professional Chainsaw 14' BarPetrol 2 Stroke 30.1cc • 100.00£

Stihl Ms170 Professional Chainsaw 14' Barpetrol 2 Stroke 30.1cc

100.00£

View Details Stihl MS180C Petrol Chainsaw. Good Working Order.Free Postage. MS260 MS181 MS170 • 159.99£

Stihl Ms180c Petrol Chainsaw. Good Working Order.free Postage. Ms260 Ms181 Ms170

159.99£

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View Details Stihl Ms 180 Chainsaw • 67.00£

Stihl Ms 180 Chainsaw

67.00£ 11 bids | 03d

View Details New Chainsaw Battery STIHL MSA 120 Guide Bar 12" 30cm Chain 1/4" 1.1mm 64 DL • 249.00£

New Chainsaw Battery Stihl Msa 120 Guide Bar 12" 30cm Chain 1/4" 1.1mm 64 Dl

249.00£

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View Details STIHL MS180 16 Inch Chainsaw • 51.00£

Stihl Ms180 16 Inch Chainsaw

51.00£ 2 bids | 06d

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View Details Stihl 024 Chainsaw Starts/runs/works Well Nice Saw • 65.00£

Stihl 024 Chainsaw Starts/runs/works Well Nice Saw

65.00£ 1 bids | 06d

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View Details Stihl HT-KM Chainsaw Kombi Attachment Excellent Condition • 66.00£

Stihl Ht-km Chainsaw Kombi Attachment Excellent Condition

66.00£ 16 bids | 06d

View Details Farmertec G111 Blue Thunder Chainsaw, Similar To Stihl Ms200t • 259.99£

Farmertec G111 Blue Thunder Chainsaw, Similar To Stihl Ms200t

259.99£

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 Husqvarna Petrol Chainsaw Tree Surgery Prune Cutter 2 Stroke 14" 120 236 • 158.75£

Husqvarna Petrol Chainsaw Tree Surgery Prune Cutter 2 Stroke 14" 120 236

158.75£

View Details Portek Logmaster Saw Horse Ideal For Stihl & Husqvarna Chainsaw Users • 120.00£

Portek Logmaster Saw Horse Ideal For Stihl & Husqvarna Chainsaw Users

120.00£

View Details Husqvarna Petrol Chainsaw Tree Surgery Prune Cutter 2 Stroke 14" 120 236 • 159.99£

Husqvarna Petrol Chainsaw Tree Surgery Prune Cutter 2 Stroke 14" 120 236

159.99£

View Details Husqvarna Petrol Chainsaw Tree Surgery Prune Cutter 2 Stroke Heavy Duty 36cm Bar • 162.00£

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

162.00£

View Details Husqvarna 120 Mark II Petrol Chainsaw 14" (replaces The 236) Mk II 14' - New • 149.00£

Husqvarna 120 Mark Ii Petrol Chainsaw 14" (replaces The 236) Mk Ii 14' - New

149.00£

View Details  Husqvarna 61chainsaw • 125.00£

 husqvarna 61chainsaw

125.00£

View Details Husqvarna 120ii 2 Stroke Petrol Heavy Duty Chainsaw Tree Surgery Prune Cutter  • 149.92£

Husqvarna 120ii 2 Stroke Petrol Heavy Duty Chainsaw Tree Surgery Prune Cutter

149.92£

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View Details Husqvarna 42 Special Chainsaw Starts/runs/works Well New Chain • 65.00£

Husqvarna 42 Special Chainsaw Starts/runs/works Well New Chain

65.00£ 1 bids | 06d

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View Details Husqvarna 61 Petrol Chainsaw  • 90.00£

Husqvarna 61 Petrol Chainsaw 

90.00£ 9 bids | 01d

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 Chainsaw, Orange, GS2500 10 25 Cc • 151.99£

Greencut Chainsaw, Orange, Gs2500 10 25 Cc

151.99£

View Details Greencut Chainsaw, Red, GS2500 CARVIN 2200W, 130V • 167.99£

Greencut Chainsaw, Red, Gs2500 Carvin 2200w, 130v

167.99£

View Details Greencut GS6800 22 Chainsaw, 2868 W, Red, 62 CC • 158.99£

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

158.99£

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