This section explains the different types of chainsaws as well as the best and worst brands. You will learn which chainsaws are best for home use as well as those geared more towards forestry professionals, ranchers, and those who require heavy-duty chainsaws for the work they do.
Additionally, I discuss the pros and cons of battery/electric chainsaws versus their gas-powered counterparts.
There are many brands of chainsaws on the market today, some of the most popular being Stihl, Husqvarna, Echo and Oregon.
As you’re probably well aware, chainsaws have an abundance of uses. Though originally designed for foresters, these power tools have been adapted for use the mass consumer market.
Homeowners such as yourself who live in the suburbs frequently purchase smaller, electric or battery – operated units for doing small tasks around the property such as trimming limbs and overgrown hedges, pruning trees, cleaning up storm damage, and even cutting small amounts of firewood.
The stronger gas-powered saws are excellent for cutting up a large cord of winter’s wood and spending hours in the forest cutting down many trees.
Like the lawnmower, the very first chainsaw arrived on the market back in 1830. The German orthopaedist Bernhard Heine designed an instrument called an Osteotome. This ancestor to today’s powerful chainsaws featured links to a chain carrying small cutting teeth with the edges set at an angle. Yes, it’s hard to believe that two-handed device is where chainsaws began. They’re not only faster today, they’re also built with an abundance of safety features and characteristics that make them environmentally friendly, such as reducing emissions.
Through reading these articles, many of your questions regarding the safety and operational features of chainsaws will be answered.