Chainsaws are excellent tools if you you have a lot of wood that needs cutting or if you need to clear your property of trees and limbs. If you need a practical tool around your yard, a chainsaw simply cannot be beat.
Chainsaws obviously vary in size, strength, price and quality. There are a number of factors that determine the type of chainsaw you need. If you have a smaller yard with a few limbs or you just need to cut up a bit of firewood, a smaller type may be to your liking. For heavy duty jobs, such as cutting up fallen trees, the larger models with more torque will be your best bet.
After reviewing the best chainsaws on the market, here are our top five according to unbiased reviews:
Husqvarna 460 Rancher 20-Inch 60.3cc 2-Stoke X-Torq Gas Powered Chain Saw
This gas-powered chainsaw is very powerful and well-constructed. It has a 60.33 torque engine that starts without a hitch. This chainsaw is one of the best if you have a big job. It is equipped with a side mounted chain tension controller, 20-inch bar, 3-piece crankshaft, and an ergonomic design for easy handling. At 12.79 lbs, it’s the right weight. Users need to remember to disengage the chain break during changing.
Husqvarna 240 2 HP Chainsaw, 952802154 (16-Inch)
A great and affordable chainsaw for small to moderate tasks. Very solid construction makes it easy to handle. This chainsaw has a 38 cc engine and at 10 lbs, it is very easy to handle. In fact, users who aren’t used to chainsaws will be amazed at the control. So if you need a chainsaw that is easy on the pocketbook and does easy tasks, this is the one for you. The only drawback on this machine is that it can be a bit of a challenge to start sometimes.
Poulan Pro 967061501 50cc 2 Stroke Gas Powered Chain Saw with Carrying Case
This chainsaw has a number of manufacturer upgrades, which makes it an excellent choice for consumers looking for a great deal. The 50 cc Oxypowered engine has been revamped. The Oxypower technology means 70% less emissions and 20% less fuel consumption. It is a very good bargain price wise for all it can do. It’s user friendly and backed by a two-year warranty. The only negative with this chainsaw is it it is prone to flooding.
Tanaka TCS33EDTP/14 32.2cc 14-Inch Top Handle Chain Saw with Pure Fire Engine
This is a powerhouse of a chainsaw that offers a lot more than expected. This chainsaw is equipped with a 32.cc motor and a 14″ bar and chain. It’s a great tool for pruning, lopping but not tree felling. The half throttle choke makes for easy start up. The sprocket nose bar makes cutting very easy. This chainsaw is lightweight and very easy to maneuver in tight spaces. Due to the small bar, tree felling is not an option.
Remington RM5118R Rodeo 51cc 2-Cycle 18-Inch Gas Chainsaw
This chainsaw has a great deal of power. A lot of diehard Remington fans love this one. Equipped with an electric ignition, startups are easy in damp condition. A great tool for cutting firewood, cleaning debris, trimming trees etc. It also has a durable diecast chassis, 51 cc 2-cycle engine and anti-vibration handles makes operating a breeze. With this chainsaw, no assembly is required. On occasion, customers report issues with startup.