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Types of Different Chain Saws - Buying the Right Chainsaw


It is easy for you to cut firewood, small trees or fallen trees with a Tree Saw. When using the tool, you have to be familiar with its parts. Proper practice with the saw is essential to learn how to safely operate it. Another important rule is never to work alone when working with chain saws. Having someone to assist you ensures safety and protection.

Chainsaws are the ideal power tool to have that can prune trees, cut fire wood, cut off tree limbs, and take down trees. Knowing which type of chainsaw will fit your needs can save you the hassle of returning underpowered equipment, or the burden of spending more money than you need too.

There are 3 main categories for chainsaws, Electric powered, Gas powered and battery powered. They all have their pluses and minuses, so consider the information below before buying.

Electric powered chainsaws are the most popular ones in demand because they vibrate less and are the best to use indoors. These are also quieter, lighter, easier to use and maintain as well as cleaner too! Especially if you are a type of person who does not master the art of using one, the electric chain saws would make the best choice.

Gas chainsaws are my personal favorite power saw. Call me crazy but there is no sound that competes with rips and humming sound of a 2 stroke engine revving up to take on a serious tree that needs to get downed. Gas chain saws are robust and powerful to handle the most complex and challenging tree cutting assignments that you can throw at them. They are the obvious choice for tree cutters and landscaping pro's because of their durability, mobility and utter relentlessness in cutting through wood.

Finally there are the battery operated chainsaws, that really combine the best of both worlds. They have the mobility and appeal that chainsaws have with the power and ease of use that electric models are known for. The only disadvantage for the battery operated models is that battery operated chainsaws need to be charged and there is nothing worse than getting half the job done and realizing that you need to charge up.

Chainsaw blades are amply called "saw chains". There are two main kinds, square tooth and square or chisel tooth. They further get broken down into different subtypes based on the number of teeth, chain gauge, length and pitch. You must use the saw chain recommended by the manufacturer for a safety consideration.

Weather you are a homeowner that is contemplating which saw can be used to prune trees, or seasoned professionals deciding on their next piece of landscaping equipment, there are a few names in the industry that take the cake. Tanaka, Makita, Stihl, and Echo have been coming out with the best chainsaws year after year.