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Tips To Choose the Right Chainsaw


Now, you have decided it is the time to purchase a chainsaw but you have no clue where to start. If you do a quick search on chainsaws, you will be flooded with a bunch of different brands and each brands will have lots of different types. It can quickly become over whelming! Here are a few tips to help you how to choose the most favorable one for you.


1.    Price VS Brand

You can easily choose a cheap brand chainsaw for around $40 and it may look like same in the surface compared to some of the brands that start from $200. However, As the Chinese saying: you get what you pay off. The chainsaw in low price mostly have a short work-life and the money you may put into repairing is larger than you spent on buying the chainsaw. So find a type of chainsaw with a medium price about $80-120 and middle-high brand like CRAFTOP. You would enjoy the process of chainsaw. 

However if you want a chainsaw that will last you more than a few times and that you know will get the job done you may want to pick a brand that stands behind their products. Stihl would be a good choice.


2. How experienced are you in using a chainsaw?

After deciding on a brand you will want to consider how experienced you are in using a chainsaw. You may want to choose one that requires low maintenance, low vibration and an easy starter and so on. Besides the different chain you use can affect the process.

There are two different chains your standard which is perfect for people with little experience and then also a more aggressive chain which is great for people with more experience. For safety reason we do not recommend the aggressive chain for beginners


3. What do you plan on using your chainsaw for?

The next thing is what do you plan on using your chainsaw for and how often do you plan on using it. If you plan on using it just around the house here and there you may want something simple and lightweight. However, if you plan on using more than just here and there you may want to consider stepping up to something a little more powerful and possibly one that is built to handle everyday us. As you step to more powerful chainsaws you may also realize that you may have longer bar length options which brings us to the next thing you want to keep in mind and ask yourself.


4. What is the diameter you need to cut?

If you have something you need to cut with a large diameter you need to make sure if the chainsaw you choose is capable of handling a bar that length or larger. The last thing you need to do is to decide on a chainsaw and completely forget about what you need to cut only to realize when you take it home the bar and chain are not long enough to handle your project. Every chainsaw has different size bars and chains they can handle. Your less powerful chainsaws are not going to be able to handle large projects.



Now, have you decided to choose which one? If you don’t, please let us help you to choose the most favorable one ( If you have made a choice, please hurry to enjoy your cutting!