Things to Consider When Buying a Chainsaw


Buying a chainsaw is a big decision — and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. Here are four things to consider before you buy.

1. What size do you need?

Chainsaws come in all different sizes, from small cordless models that are good for light pruning to massive gas-powered saws that can take down a tree. Think about the types of projects you'll be using it for, and choose a saw that's appropriately sized. For further advice, speak to a member of staff in the store.

2. What features do you need?

Chainsaws have all sorts of different features these days, from anti-kickback chains to automatic oilers. Again, think about the types of projects you'll be using the saw for and choose a model that has the features you need. If you're not sure which features are right for you, ask an expert at your local hardware store or home centre. They'll be able to point you in the right direction.

3. What type of power source do you want?

Chainsaws come with three different types of power sources: gas, electric and battery. Gas-powered saws are the most powerful but also the most expensive and require more maintenance than their electric and battery-powered counterparts. Electric saws are less powerful but also less expensive and easier to maintain. Battery-powered saws fall somewhere in between gas and electric in terms of power and price, but they offer the convenience of cordless operation. Choose the type of power source that's right for your needs and budget.

4. Do you need additional safety gear?

Safety should be a priority when using a chainsaw. In addition to the saw itself, you'll also need to wear proper safety gear, including gloves, eye protection and ear protection. Chaps or pants with built-in chainsaw protection are also a good idea. If you're not sure what type of safety gear you need, ask an expert at your local hardware store or home centre. They can help you choose the right gear for your needs.


Purchasing a chainsaw is a big decision. Be sure to consider these four factors before making your purchase: size, features, power source and additional safety gear. With so many options on the market, doing your research ahead of time is key to finding the perfect chainsaw for your needs — and avoiding buyer's remorse down the road.

For more information on chainsaws, contact a company near you.


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