Chainsaws

Chainsaws

Chainsaws Information

Though it was originally designed as a medical tool for cutting bone, the chainsaw is now more synonomous with tree surgeons than bone surgeons and has since proved one of the most efficient ways to prune or fell trees, as well as prepare them for firewood, transport or storage. In addition to the large petrol machines commonly used by professional loggers and forestry workers, there are a wide variety of smaller petrol, electric and battery powered models on the market which have become increasingly popular amongst gardeners and home owners for property maintenance tasks such as pruning branches, felling small trees or shrubs and cutting up logs. They are most commonly powered by petrol, corded electricity, or lithium ion battery.

Here's our Quick Application Guide:

• Petrol Chainsaws - although developments in battery technology are providing increasingly powerful alternatives to combustion engines, petrol engines have historically offered a superior combination of power and portability, and remain the tool of choice when it comes to heavy duty workloads. The downsides are that they can sometimes be difficult to start and require more maintenance than electric types, along with the concerns of buying, transporting and safely storing the fuel required to run them. Additionally, as well as being more powerful, they tend to be heavier and harder to control than electric machines. Therefore they are not always recommended as a first choice for inexperienced chainsaw operators.
• Corded Electric Chainsaws - a corded electric chainsaw starts instantly at the press of a button and brings with it the potential for unlimited runtime, as long as you are working close to a power socket. They are not as powerful as petrol machines and are usually reserved for pruning branches, preparing firewood or taking down young trees. Although they are less powerful and easier to control than petrol chainsaws, the power lead can constitute a hazard if it is tripped over or sawn into so care must be taken to keep it out of the work area during use.
• Cordless Chainsaws - usually powered by lithium ion batteries, these are generally reserved for lighter duty tasks, though performance can vary based on operating voltage and battery capacity. They can offer the best combination of convenience and mobility, but they cannot currently match petrol machines for sheer power.

Chainsaw Safety:

Chainsaws are dangerous machines and should be handled with caution. Wear protective chainsaw clothing along with a safety helmet and visor to ensure optimum safety. Under certain conditions, chainsaw chains may kick back towards the user so make sure you are familiar with the correct operating procedures and are confident in your ability to use the tool safely. Remember electricity can be dangerous in wet conditions, and ensure any leftover fuel is stored safely in between uses.

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Black & Decker GKC1820L 18v Cordless Chainsaw 200mm

Black & Decker GKC1820L 18v Cordless Chainsaw 200mm
5 variants from £59.95

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Black & Decker GKC3630L 36v Cordless Chainsaw 300mm

Black & Decker GKC3630L 36v Cordless Chainsaw 300mm
2 variants from £144.95

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Black & Decker GKC1825L 18v Cordless Chainsaw 250mm

Black & Decker GKC1825L 18v Cordless Chainsaw 250mm
2 variants from £129.95

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Bosch EASYCUT 12 LI 12v Cordless Nanoblade Saw

Bosch EASYCUT 12 LI 12v Cordless Nanoblade Saw
2 variants from £81.95

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DeWalt DCM565 18v XR Cordless Compact Chainsaw

DeWalt DCM565 18v XR Cordless Compact Chainsaw
2 variants from £219.95

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Greenworks G24CS 24v Cordless Chainsaw 250mm

Greenworks G24CS 24v Cordless Chainsaw 250mm
2 variants from £79.99

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Greenworks G40CS30 40v Cordless Chainsaw 300mm

Greenworks G40CS30 40v Cordless Chainsaw 300mm
2 variants from £89.99

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Ryobi RCS2340 Electric Chainsaw 400mm

Ryobi RCS2340 Electric Chainsaw 400mm
£105.95

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McCulloch CS 35S Petrol Chainsaw 350mm

McCulloch CS 35S Petrol Chainsaw 350mm
£149.95

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McCulloch CS 42S Petrol Chainsaw 400mm

McCulloch CS 42S Petrol Chainsaw 400mm
£159.95

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Makita DUC353 Twin 18v LXT Cordless Chainsaw

Makita DUC353 Twin 18v LXT Cordless Chainsaw
£269.95

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