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 58cc 20" Petrol Chainsaw + 2 X Chains + More • 89.99£

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

89.99£

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 Petrol Chainsaw 58cc 3.4HP Engine 20" Bar 2 Chains Bag Cover Tree Log Wood Chop • 79.99£

Petrol Chainsaw 58cc 3.4hp Engine 20" Bar 2 Chains Bag Cover Tree Log Wood Chop

79.99£

View Details Blaupunkt Garden Tools Electric Chainsaw CS3000 2200W 40cm Blaupunkt XS Blade • 84.99£

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

84.99£

View Details Heavy Duty 20" 52cc Petrol Chainsaw Saw Cutter With Cover 2.2kw FREE SPARE CHAIN • 65.99£

Heavy Duty 20" 52cc Petrol Chainsaw Saw Cutter With Cover 2.2kw Free Spare Chain

65.99£

View Details VonHaus 2 In 1 Pole Chainsaw & Trimmer | 750W With Extendable  • 99.99£

Vonhaus 2 In 1 Pole Chainsaw & Trimmer | 750w With Extendable

99.99£

View Details Power King Chainsaw Petrol 58cc 2 Stroke 20" 510mm • 79.99£

Power King Chainsaw Petrol 58cc 2 Stroke 20" 510mm

79.99£

View Details 41cc Petrol Chainsaw - 16" OREGON® High Quality Bar And Chain • 59.00£

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

59.00£

View Details 16" Electric Chainsaw With Oregon Chain Bar 2000W Inc Q-TENS Easy Chain Tension • 79.00£

16" Electric Chainsaw With Oregon Chain Bar 2000w Inc Q-tens Easy Chain Tension

79.00£

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 Black&decker GKC1820L20 Chainsaw Battery Powered 18V Lithium CM.20 • 127.16£

Black&decker Gkc1820l20 Chainsaw Battery Powered 18v Lithium Cm.20

127.16£

View Details Lynxx 40 Volt Chainsaw  Lithium Battery Cordless Charger Chain Saw Brushless  14 • 244.71£

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

244.71£

View Details Chainsaw Battery Powered Einhell GE-LC18LI-KIT Lithium 18VOLT 3.AH Pruning • 161.18£

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

161.18£

View Details Black&decker GKC3630L20 Chainsaw Battery Operated 36V Lithium Inches 11.81 • 236.75£

Black&decker Gkc3630l20 Chainsaw Battery Operated 36v Lithium Inches 11.81

236.75£

View Details Chainsaw Husqvarna 536 Lixp Battery Powered A Lithium 4,2AH Pruning (Battery Not • 413.65£

Chainsaw Husqvarna 536 Lixp Battery Powered A Lithium 4,2ah Pruning (battery Not

413.65£

View Details EGO Power+ CS1400E 56V Lithium-Ion Cordless Chainsaw Bundle (with 2.5Ah Battery • 279.00£

Ego Power+ Cs1400e 56v Lithium-ion Cordless Chainsaw Bundle (with 2.5ah Battery

279.00£

View Details Ryobi 36V Lithium-Ion Cordless Chainsaw Kit-5.0Ah Battery And Charger • 375.17£

Ryobi 36v Lithium-ion Cordless Chainsaw Kit-5.0ah Battery And Charger

375.17£

View Details Makita DUC302Z Twin 18V 36V LXT Cordless Lithium Ion Chainsaw 4x 4.0ah Batteries • 325.00£

Makita Duc302z Twin 18v 36v Lxt Cordless Lithium Ion Chainsaw 4x 4.0ah Batteries

325.00£

View Details ECHO 16 In. 58-Volt Brushless Lithium-Ion Battery Chainsaw (Tool Only) • 235.65£

Echo 16 In. 58-volt Brushless Lithium-ion Battery Chainsaw (tool Only)

235.65£

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 MS170 12" Petrol Chainsaw Brand New. • 187.50£

Stihl Ms170 12" Petrol Chainsaw Brand New.

187.50£

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View Details Stihl MS 181 Chainsaw  • 125.00£

Stihl Ms 181 Chainsaw

125.00£ 21 bids | 07h

View Details STIHL MS 180 Chainsaw 14" Brand New In Original Box • 240.99£

Stihl Ms 180 Chainsaw 14" Brand New In Original Box

240.99£

View Details STIHL MS170 BRAND NEW 30.1cc PETROL CHAINSAW 14" GUIDE BAR 1130 200 0297 • 204.99£

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

204.99£

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View Details Chainsaw Stihl Ms 231 • 250.00£

Chainsaw Stihl Ms 231

250.00£ 26 bids | 08h

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£

View Details STIHL MS 170 Chainsaw 12" Brand New In Original Box • 209.99£

Stihl Ms 170 Chainsaw 12" Brand New In Original Box

209.99£

View Details STIHL MS 170 Chainsaw  Petrol 14" 35cm 30.1 Cc Engine  Small Light Weight Saw. • 193.95£

Stihl Ms 170 Chainsaw Petrol 14" 35cm 30.1 Cc Engine Small Light Weight Saw.

193.95£

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View Details Stihl Ms231 Chainsaw • 152.00£

Stihl Ms231 Chainsaw

152.00£ 18 bids | 07d

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 Heavy Duty 35Cm Bar • 189.99£

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

189.99£

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View Details Husqvarna 435 X-TORQ Chainsaw • 51.00£

Husqvarna 435 X-torq Chainsaw

51.00£ 8 bids | 05d

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

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

179.99£

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View Details Husqvarna 435 Chainsaw • 90.00£

Husqvarna 435 Chainsaw

90.00£ 16 bids | 14h

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View Details Husqvarna 120 Mark Ll Unused • 91.00£

Husqvarna 120 Mark Ll Unused

91.00£ 11 bids | 06d

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View Details Husqvarna 435 Chainsaw • 102.00£

Husqvarna 435 Chainsaw

102.00£ 23 bids | 02d

View Details Farmertec G372XP 71cc Chainsaw, Compatible With Husqvarna 372, Advance Order • 334.98£

Farmertec G372xp 71cc Chainsaw, Compatible With Husqvarna 372, Advance Order

334.98£

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View Details Husqvarna Chainsaw • 69.00£

Husqvarna Chainsaw

69.00£ 1 bids | 05d

View Details Chainsaw Milling Kit 24" Mill +24" Bar+Ripping Chain Husqvarna 550XP,555XP,560XP • 167.56£

Chainsaw Milling Kit 24" Mill +24" Bar+ripping Chain Husqvarna 550xp,555xp,560xp

167.56£

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 • 161.99£

Greencut Chainsaw, Orange, Gs2500 10 25 Cc

161.99£

View Details Greencut GS6800 22 Chainsaw, 2868 W, Red, 62 CC • 189.99£

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

189.99£

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