Let's face reality. There's only one Paul Bunyan.
He's already busy clearing forests with his trusty axe and blue ox.
Meanwhile, you can create your own legend with the help of a new chain saw.
There are basically three styles of chain saws to consider:
If you're primarily pruning pesky branches and removing
low-hanging tree limbs, then you'll want a pole saw
. Essentially, it's a miniature chain saw on an extendable shaft.
A pole saw provides you the safest way of trimming hard to reach trees and branches. You can extend the pole up to 15 feet so you don't have to cut from a rickety ladder. These saws are small and are not meant to take on large jobs.
If you're cutting smaller trees or will only be using your saw occasionally, an electric chain saw
is a good choice.
The biggest benefit of electric chainsaws is the motor requires no real maintenance. Just turn it on and go. If you want to fell large trees or cut hard woods, a gas chainsaw is a better choice.
If you'll be using your chainsaw regularly or will be cutting substantial trees, then get a gas-powered chain saw
. Ranging from 12- to 20-inches, these saws can take on jobs that less powerful saws cannot.
Powered by 2-stroke engines, gas chainsaws require a gas and oil mixture in the gas tank. These saws are heavier and require more strength to use, so make sure you can manage the saw you choose.