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Finding The Best Chainsaw To Fit Your Needs

Owning a chainsaw can be a massive convenience on some properties, and on others, it might be an absolute necessity.

Whether you are looking for a chainsaw to make it easier when you’re pruning trees or clearing away dead bush, you want a saw to cut through cords of firewood, or even if you want to perform extensive tree clearing, you’ll need to know about the best models that are available, and what their intended uses are.

Buying a chainsaw is not quite as simple as choosing a price and a size and placing your order.

With today’s options, you’ll need to consider electric corded saws, battery powered chainsaws, or even a gas powered chainsaw.

Each saw type can offer different levels of portability and convenience, and different saws even offer different levels or power to get through light, mid, and heavy-duty sawing tasks.

At Power Tools Ninja, we develop comprehensive articles to give you a complete overview of the various models that are currently on the market, while providing you with helpful information that will let you know whether a particular model or particular type of chainsaw is right for you.

Quick Model Overviews and Buying Advice

Sometimes you might want to get an overview of some of the popular models from a specific brand, without going into our in-depth reviews.

You can start with our chainsaw buying advice.

We cover some of the most popular brands and models to give you an overview telling you what a particular model has been designed for, and how it performs. We also cover off the history of brands, and even look at some of the differences and similarities between certain brands.

Have you heard about electric chainsaws and wondered whether they would be suitable for your needs?

We’ve covered WORX chainsaws in detail, giving you all you need to know about popular 14 inch and 18 inch models.

As you’ll learn, a larger blade can provide more versatility when it comes to cutting different pieces of wood. However, a smaller blade is more manageable, and is a better choice if you’re only going to be performing light pruning and firewood cutting.

We’ll tell you what you can expect from each, so you’ll be able to make an informed decision when it’s time for your next purchase.

Whether it’s the Timberpro model range, or even comparing some battery powered chainsaws, our buying advice guides will allow you to make smarter purchases with your basic needs in mind.

Spare Parts and Accessories

Are you planning on buying a new chainsaw and you want to find out how easy it is to find spare parts for repairs and maintenance?

Maybe you already own one of the chainsaws we’ve covered, and you’re looking to get the best accessories like fuel and bar oil.

Whatever you need, we continue to offer helpful articles detailing common spare parts, the most important features on a chainsaw, and an overview of the accessories that you need to use a chainsaw or get the most out of it.

Take a look at our guide on Husqvarna Chainsaw Parts, which covers common parts unique to the brand, as well as an overview of generic parts that you can expect to find on any quality chainsaw.

Another area of concern that is of big importance, but we all tend to neglect is what has to do with safety.

In this chainsaw safety article, you can read the 10 top tips that we have in our list, as being the most crucial to adhere to.

Continue to View Chainsaw Models at a Glance, and Check Out Our Comprehensive Reviews

In addition to our chainsaw buying advice guides, one of the easiest ways to learn more about chainsaws is to take a look at our quick guide comparison table, which will then take you into our in-depth chainsaw reviews.

The comparison table will let you know about the price range, stats like power and bar size, and from there you can jump to a comprehensive review for any of our featured models.

Our comprehensive reviews are reserved for the most popular and most capable chainsaw models that are currently available.

These are often the best of the best in their respective categories, but each can serve a different purpose.

A GreenWorks battery powered chainsaw offers convenience and zero emission operation, but its 16 inch bar size and power rating will never be able to compete with a Husqvarna 460.

However, it doesn’t need to, because both of these models serve very different niches. Our in depth reviews will go into more details, allowing you to find out exactly what is right for you.

Our chainsaw reviews cover important categories such as:

  • Portability – How easy is it to use a chainsaw on a larger property?
  • Cutting Power – What kind of jobs can you expect to complete with any particular chainsaw?
  • Maintenance – Are there any special steps to keeping a particular model in top condition?
  • Accessories – What will you get in the box with a new chainsaw?
  • Detailed Pros and Cons – What will you love? What features let the unit down?

Other review sections cover warranty periods, where a chainsaw was made, and of course we will cover all of the raw technical specifications.

Most importantly, every in-depth review will be able to tell you exactly what you can expect to get out of a chainsaw, allowing you to discover whether it is matched to your unique needs.

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When it’s time to upgrade or purchase your first chainsaw, make sure you do so with all of the right research behind your decision.

Power Tools Ninja is the ultimate source for chainsaw buying advice and reviews.

Chainsaw Maintenance TipsChainsaws are a marvelous thing to behold – watching one as it tears into even the hardest oak with relish makes one shudder to think what things were like for the lumberjacks of old who didn’t have such gas-powered tools to rely on.

Although some of us could watch them cut massive timber into manageable pieces of wood all day long, the saw itself will soon give out if not properly maintained.

Taking care of the chainsaw regularly will ensure that a crucial component doesn’t give out on you in the middle of the forest, keep the tool’s performance at an impressive level, and also decrease the chance of injury.

There are many areas of the saw which you can scrutinize and do something about on a regular level to that effect.

Here we’ve laid out some of the most common chainsaw maintenance practices you should follow. Doing so and investing a little time and effort each time you use the saw will only lead to less hassle in the long run, not to mention a well-performing power tool you can be proud of.

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best cordless chainsaw models top 3 recommendedA chainsaw is one of those power tools that can really help you cut through yard work easily and quickly. The best cordless chainsaw will combine the ease of movement of a cordless petrol model with the cutting power and reliability of a corded, electric chainsaw.

However, generally speaking, it can also be among the more expensive models on the market, so you need to be sure you’re not just buying any chainsaw. You need to be sure you’re investing your money in a cordless chainsaw that has features which will suit your needs or the jobs you need to accomplish.

With that in regard, we have highlighted three models to help you find the one that will be perfect for you and workshop.


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Chainsaw Safety Tips_Our Top 10 ListEvery year, approximately 36,000 people in the United States end up in the hospital from chainsaw accidents.

What do all of these people have in common? None of them thought they would be there.

Chainsaw safety is about a lot more than just wearing safety gears.

It’s also about knowing how, when, and where to use a chainsaw. If you don’t take the time to educate yourself on how to use one, you can end up in a serious or fatal accident.

Below are some of the most important chainsaw safety tips that everyone should know before handling a chainsaw.


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Stihl vs Husqvarna chainsaws standoffThere’s an age old debate between home users and even professional loggers, regarding Stihl vs Husqvarna chainsaws.

While there’s definitely something that can be said for brand preference, the real test of any chainsaw is how it actually performs in the hands of the operator.

Because each person might operate a chainsaw slightly differently, it can also be very hard to quantify whether one brand is actually ‘better’ than the other.

Let’s take a look at the two brands, they reputation they have, and compare a two key models to see if there are any significant differences in the real world.

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Battery Powered ChainsawsA battery powered chainsaw can be a great investment if you’re looking for light to mid-duty performance on a smaller property.

Battery saws are convenient, they’re usually priced competitively when compared to gas powered saws, and if you choose the right model, you can even get some good power out of a cordless saw.

Your most important consideration will be what you want to use a new battery powered chainsaw for.

If your cutting tasks mostly include light trimming, pruning, limb cutting, woodworking, yard cleanup, and firewood cutting, then you’re going to have no problem with a quality chainsaw.

Even if you need to perform bush clearing or if you want to cut down some smaller trees, then a high quality battery powered chainsaw will usually be all that you need.

Let’s take a look at three popular models, and what they can offer you in terms of power and performance.

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Poulan Chainsaw ModelsPoulan Pro is a name that is well known with both professionals and home chainsaw operators.

Often mentioned with top names like Husqvarna and Stihl, Poulan Pro is one of the brands that you should consider if you’re looking for a high quality chainsaw for use at home on a small to mid-sized property, or even a larger ranch or forested property.

If you’re been curious about this brand but haven’t had a chance to check out some of the models that are available, then this overview of three popular Poulan chainsaw models will help you to get an idea of what this brand has to offer.

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Poulan Pro Chainsaw Parts GuideWith a gas powered chainsaw, it’s possible to keep a saw in perfect working order for a lifetime, just as long as you follow manufacturer guidelines for maintenance, and always use the best parts and accessories.

If you’re the proud owner of a Poulan Pro chainsaw, or even if you’re considering buying one in the future, then knowing about the various Poulan Pro Chainsaw Parts will ensure that you’re always prepared to purchase spares or replacements.

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My Top 3 Gas Chainsaw ModelsIf you’re looking for a chainsaw where both portability and reliability are key, then a gas chainsaw could be exactly what you need. With a gas powered chainsaw, you can work virtually anywhere that you need to, as long as you have fuel supply, and with regular maintenance, a gas chainsaw could easily last a lifetime.

We’ve covered a number of gas powered models in our detailed chainsaw reviews, and here are three more high quality units that are worth your consideration.

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Top Two Worx Chainsaw ModelsIf you’ve already taken a look at our WORX WG303.1 chainsaw review, then you’ll know that we’ve had some great things to say about the brand and what it has to offer.

If you like the positive impressions of the 303.1, but it’s not quite the size that you’re looking for, then there are other WORX chainsaw models for you to consider.

In this quick comparison we’re going to take a look at two chainsaws that sit either side of the 303.1. The first is a smaller 14 inch model for light use, and then there’s the larger 18 inch model that offers more power and some better cutting capabilities.

These electric chainsaws could be perfect for your needs if you aren’t a demanding user, and as you’ll soon discover, they are offered at competitive prices that make them very compelling when compared to other electric and gas powered chain chainsaws.

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Timberpro Chainsaw Model RangeIf you’re in the market for a chainsaw and you want to be able to get a package that includes almost everything you need to get started, then the various TimberPro chainsaw models would be a great starting point.

Although these models don’t enjoy the same brand recognition as companies like STIHL and Husqvarna, they are still known for high quality products, and they offer a lot of performance for a relatively low price.

Perhaps the best thing about these saws is that you get some great accessories along with top tier performance, and there are two key models that you’ll definitely want to have a close look at.

Both of the models here are 20” chainsaws that can compete closely with models like the Husqvarna 455 Rancher.

And in some ways, they may even be a better option, depending on what your needs are!

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