Tips in Choosing a Chainsaw

Blog | January 23rd, 2018

When it comes right down to it, sometimes you are going to need some pretty hefty power tools on your side in order to keep your lawn well maintained. Here at Peninsula Mowers Mornington, we understand that in order to keep your yard fresh a chainsaw might be required. Fortunately, we offer a wide range of the most powerful and effective chainsaws on the market. Unfortunately, most people have never owned or operated a chainsaw before. In order to help you find the right chainsaw for your job, we put together a list of tips to help facilitate your purchase. Listed below you’ll find several key tips to help you choose your chainsaw.

Different Chainsaw Options
Take a stroll down any hardware store and you’ll see a wide variety of different chainsaws available. These power tools are frightening but alluring at the same time because it is easy to see that they’ll make your job much simpler. Yet, you have to ask yourself: how do you pick the right one for the job? We’ll start by first considering the different types of chainsaws.

Pruners – The first type of chainsaw that we’ll discuss today is the pruner, or pole saw. The pole saw is typically an extended bar that has a small, mounted chainsaw at the end. These models come in a variety of different lengths and powered in one of the three most common ways: gas, cordless, or electric.

Cordless – If you are working on a job that requires maximum mobility, then cordless chainsaws are the way to go. These tools are powered via battery and you don’t have to worry about extension cords, gas, or power cables.

Electric – Electric chainsaws are lightweight, easy to use, and incredibly quiet. They don’t require refueling and are great for your general yard tasks.

Gas – This style of chainsaw is also cordless but it is much heavier, larger and louder than all of the other options on our list. You’ll need to have fuel on hand.

Choosing the Chainsaw

Now that you understand the four core chainsaws available, you’ll definitely need a few tips to help you hone in on the right one.

1) Heavy Usage – If you plan on using your chainsaw for heavy-duty work, consider going with a gas chainsaw. Gas chainsaws are the most durable during actual usage.

2) General Maintenance
– For general yard usage, we advise looking at the electric or cordless options. These are lighter, more efficient, and quiet.

3) Mobility – If you need extended reach or maximum freedom during operation, consider either a pruner or a cordless chainsaw.

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