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Gas Chainsaw Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Gas-Powered Chainsaw

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Selecting a gas chain saw is a lot like jumping into a swimming pool.

If you're a seasoned lumberjack, dive right into the deep end with a professional grade chain saw.

If you're a little timid, we recommend wading into the shallow end with a homeowner grade model instead.

Gas chain saws come in three grades:



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Homeowner ChainsawHomeowner Chainsaws
If you're a novice chainsaw user, this is a good place to start. They're loaded with features like easy-starting engines, and inertia-activated chain break for increased safety.

Homeowner chainsaws are designed for folks who use their saws intermittently, to clean up after storms or to remove lone trees. If you need your chainsaw regularly, move on to a higher grade.




Farm & Ranch Chainsaws
Farm and Ranch ChainsawIf you want a more powerful chainsaw that can rip through harder wood and bigger trees, look at farm and ranch saws. Features include adjustable oilers for better control of the oil being applied to the bar and chain, and better vibration dampening to lessen fatigue.

Farm and ranch chainsaws are for professionals who don't want the big price tags and homeowners who cut trees and wood on a regular basis. If you're an everyday chainsaw user, step up to a professional model.




Professional Chainsaws
Professional ChainsawDespite what you might think, professional chainsaws are light-weight, making them easier to use all day, everyday. Balanced, ergonomic design and top handles makes them easy to maneuver.

Built to withstand the rigors of professional use, pro-grade saws have longer warranties to protect your investment. These saws are top-of-the-line, so if you're an occasional arborist, it's more saw than you need.


 
 
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