As home implements go, not many homeowners consider a chainsaw as an essential tool to have in the garage. That is until a tree branch fall across the driveway in the storm and chopping it down proves such a challenge. However, chainsaws do not just come in handy when disasters strike. They are just as useful when you need to prune trees and bushes in the garden. There are essentially two types of chainsaws; electric powered and gas powered ones. The following top 10 best chainsaw review feature 2017 products in both categories to afford you as much leeway as you would like in choosing the one perfectly suited for your home and yard cutting needs.
10. WORX WG303.1 16-Inch Chain Saw, 3.5 HP 14.5 Amp
Revitalize your garage tool collection with this WORX WG303.1 16-Inch Chain Saw. It is a 3.5 HP and 14.5 ampere electric powered chainsaw which is as powerful as any gas chainsaw. It is so ingeniously designed that the chain mechanism automatically prevents over tightening and as such remains at just the right tension for dozens upon dozens of uses. In fact, the way the chainsaw is designed to work is so intuitive that you can install and tighten a replacement saw chain without having to resort to tools of any sort.
The chainsaw will also prove an effective tool to use even for long hours as the chain automatically lubricates to guarantee efficiency all the way. You are also guaranteed of unprecedented levels of safety with the chainsaw’s low kickback bar and safety chain stop.
9. Poulan Pro PP5020AV Chainsaw
This chainsaw belongs to the same class of Poulan Pro chainsaws which are setting industrial standards in terms of features and competitive pricing. To begin with, the Poulan Pro PP5020AV chainsaw comes with an effortless pull start system which vastly reduces the common vibrations which happen as the chainsaw is working. This in turn guarantees the operator longer periods of work before fatigue sets in.
The 50cc DuraLife engine which powers the Poulan Pro PP5020AV is both powerful enough yet efficient to reduce fuel consumption to a bare minimum. Other notable design features include an aluminum “InchProfessional” clutch cover, a handy “Purge and Spring” assist feature, SuperClean air filter system and an automatic chain oiler so you don’t have to stop every few minutes to fix niggling little problems like a sticky chain.
8. Earthwise CS30016 Electric Chainsaw
With its 14 ampere motor, this electric chainsaw is ready to take on any challenge that a gas powered chainsaw would perform without the noise or environmental pollution. The 16 inch bar and high performance chain guarantee you a tool that will cut through logs and tree branches with effortless ease. As intuitively designed as the best chainsaws in the class, you will never have to bother about tools as adjust the tension on the chain.
This electric chainsaw from EarthWise Tools is also guaranteed to offer you the most efficient way of cutting through any wooden barrier with its automatic oiling feature. With a conspicuous oil window showing you just how much lubrication you have remaining, you do not have to worry about the chain getting ripped off without a warning.
7. Husqvarna 450 18-Inch Gas Powered Chainsaw
Husqvarna chainsaws are known worldwide for their faultless performance and reliability even after long hours of heavy duty use. This 18-inch chainsaw powered by a robust performance 50.2 cc engine is designed to provide effectiveness of use whether on residential type irregularly spaced projects or for consistently regular commercial applications. The innovatively designed 3.2 horsepower low torque engine reduces the amount of environmentally harmful emissions while guaranteeing you high fuel efficiency.
The chainsaw’s LowVib vibration dampening technology is as good as it gets in the business while the Smart Start feature ensures effortless pull starts and consistent performance. Other notable features include a centrifugal air cleaning system, chain braking with inertia activation and an easy-to-work snap-lock cylinder cover. What is more, when you purchase this Husqvarna chainsaw, you get 3 cans of Husqvarna pre-mix fuel. Moreover, when you register online, your consumer warranty will be extended from the basic 2 years to a premium 4 years.
6. Remington RM5118R Rodeo 18-Inch 51cc 2-Cycle Gas Chainsaw
Designed for durability and all round performance, this Remington 2-cycle gas chainsaw comes highly recommended. Featuring Remington’s patented QuickStart technology, this is a gas chainsaw which will respond to the lightest of tugs. To ensure you are as comfortable as possible as you work operate the chainsaw for hours on end, it features front and back anti-vibration handles.
If you wanted any assurance about the chainsaw robust construction you only need to examine its die-cast chassis as well as the pro-grade crankcase and sprocket. It is also worth noting that with its electronic ignition, this is a chainsaw primed for reliable starts in all conditions. The 51 cc engine is robust enough to offer round-the-clock reliability without compromising on fuel efficiency.
5. Poulan PLN3516F 16-Inch 3.5 HP Electric Chain Saw
Robust in performance and ergonomically designed, this electric chainsaw provides yet another proof of just how well rounded Poulan power home implements are. There is no medium wood cutting task around the home which this 3.5 horsepower chainsaw will not execute with plenty of effort to spare.
The 16-inch bar and chain guarantee you a chainsaw primed for versatile performance no matter the obstacles you have to cut your way through in the process. A tool-less chain tightening system is guaranteed that you have a more hands-on experience as you operate the chainsaw in the yard. The lightweight design is enough to assure you of effective performance even if you have never before operated a chainsaw in your life.
4. Husqvarna 440E 16-Inch 40.9cc 2-Stoke X-Torq Gas Powered Chain Saw
This X-Torq engineered chainsaw from Husqvarna offers the same sort of all-round reliability and tool-less chain tensioning you have come to expect from the top chainsaw brand. The end result is a well designed, functional chainsaw ready to take on any challenge with effortless ease. Once you grab the 440E chainsaw, you will be pleasantly surprised at the lightweight construction and all-round efficiency of its operation.
The ingeniously designed Husqvarna X-Torq engines are top performers and guarantee you low fuel consumption and even more greatly reduced emission levels. The Smart Start technology means this is a chainsaw ready to purr to life with minimal tugging. A handy fuel pump also contributes to the ease of the start operation with its auto-return stop switch. The overall design is a compliment to how well Husqvarna understand the needs and concerns of chainsaw operators.
3. McCulloch MCC4516FK 16-Inch 4.5-Hoprsepower Electric Chain Saw with Case
Shipping directly from the manufacturer’s warehouses, you are assured of the high quality of this chainsaw as it will arrive at your doorstep in mint condition. It is a chainsaw designed to operate smoothly and with the efficiency you have come to expect from top-end electric powered home implements from McCulloch. As chainsaws go, you will rarely find another product which combines the same level of ergonomic design, safety awareness and all-round functional application.
Operating at 4.5 horsepower at peak performance, you are guaranteed a chainsaw capable of cutting its way through tough wood with as much ease as if it was butter in its way. A handy safety trigger serves to assure you of accidental acceleration. A chain/break and hand guard stops the chain in milliseconds if kick back occurs to assure you of the highest standards of safety.
2. Black and Decker 20V Max Lithium Ion 8-Inch Chain Saw
One glance at this high performance electric powered chainsaw from Black and Decker and you immediately realize that finding the words to describe it will be a test of ingenuity. Imposing and flawless functionality of design are fitting descriptions but go nowhere as far enough in bringing out the stupefying features and high performance quality of this chainsaw. On a single charge, the chainsaw will have accumulated enough power to provide a total of 150 cuts without need for a recharge.
At the heart of the chainsaw is a 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion battery. The battery is designed to offer a much longer lifespan and lengthier charge retention than your run-of-the-mill NiCad batteries. The chainsaw is good enough to cut through both soft and hardwoods with effortless ease. The saw band is big enough to cut through logs and branches with a diameter of up to 8 inches. The product is sold with a comprehensive 2 year warranty which also covers the battery and its Energy-Star compliant charger.
1. Poulan P3314 14-Inch 33cc 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Chain Saw
With a saw blade long enough to cut through wooden logs with 28-inch diameter, this is a chainsaw ready to perform any yard-side wood cutting tasks with amazing ease. The cycle gas chainsaw also comes with a gear driven automatic oiler to ensure you do not have to operate with those irritating stop-start gaps. It features a super clean air filter which vastly extends the life of the filter, guaranteeing you extra utility value for your purchase.
The chainsaw also comes with a batch of extra performance features you do not always expect in a regular gas powered chainsaw. The most notable of them include the high tensile 14-inch steel bar, a primer bulb for even easier starts and an automatic chain oiler feature.
Getting your yard tidy requires that you have a versatile chainsaw on the ready at all times. You can never tell when a tree branch might snap and block the way or cause some other damage. As you well know, such accidents can cost you way more than the damage inflicted especially if someone else or their property are involved. To preclude any such unfortunate incidents, take a good look at our featured top 10 chainsaws in 2017 and order the one which meets your expectations and budget as well.