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The chainsaw—the weapon of choice for some horror movie antagonists. Despite this horrible association for which the tool was never intended for, the chainsaw is an incredibly useful tool. Compared to other power saws such as the bandsaw or the jigsaw, the chainsaw is preferred for heavy use outdoors, and is most often used on trees. The main reason? It has the capacity to cut through materials that are thicker than what other tools are capable of, owing partly to its speed and then some to its make.

Watching fright fests in motion pictures may have made you more familiar of a chainsaw’s appearance, but even without its help, it’s easy to imagine how it looks like based on the name alone. As implied, the saw is attached to the chain that rotates. This in turn is powered by an electric motor which sources its energy from either a battery or a power cord, or it can be an engine that depends on gasoline.

Many other saws, like a table saw for instance, can cut through wood with no problem and with even lesser risk involved. But the same could not be said for a chainsaw. It is among the most powerful in its family and the most efficient in getting the job done, sawing through trees in a matter of minutes. But with that advantage also comes danger because of the possibility of kickback, either through the guide bar’s tip hitting an immovable object, or because of improper maintenance of the tool.

This is why it’s important to familiarize yourself with the tool, and not superficially—really determine whether it’s what you need, canvass the types of chainsaws available out there for you, learn about how it works and the inherent dangers that comes with using it, and how to properly lubricate and maintain the tool. We have collated everything you might need in one page, and then more. You might be interested in the best chainsaw in general, or maybe the best professional chainsaw.

When used properly, chainsaws can keep life from being endangered, especially in the presence of old trees or ones that need trimming. Chainsaws aren’t all serious work either—in some instances, it can also be used for art, and not just woodworking. Occasionally, it is also the art material picked for creating ice sculptures. But before you get to doing that, you carry the burden of being a responsible owner, hence the information laid out here for you.

Husqvarna 435 Review

Husqvarna 435 Review

The Husqvarna 435 offers an ideal combination of functionality and convenience. It also has a very rugged design that will give you numerous years of everyday use. If you are on the lookout for a chainsaw that can match all of your needs, you should take a close look at this one.DesignThe 40.9 cc motor that ...

How to Safely Use a Chainsaw

How to Safely Use a Chainsaw

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Do you need a license to operate a chainsaw?

Do you need a license to operate a chainsaw?

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Best Small Chainsaws in 2019

Best Small Chainsaws in 2019

If you’re looking to trim your hedges, cut down small trees, or perform several other tasks when you’re landscaping, then you’ll want to get your hands on a quality chainsaw. Far too many people think that they need a full-sized model, and they get discouraged by the price, but compact chainsaws are just as effective, ...

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Best Chainsaw Reviews 2019

Best Chainsaw Reviews 2019

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The 16 Best Electric Chainsaws & Reviews for 2019

The 16 Best Electric Chainsaws & Reviews for 2019

After technology improved how brands make their chainsaws, amazing electric chainsaws have started taking their rightful place in the chainsaw world. Electric chainsaws now have a lot of advantages over gas-powered saws, and we recognize that many users opt electric chainsaws over the latter.This doesn’t mean that ...

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Finding the Best Professional Chainsaw in 2019

Finding the Best Professional Chainsaw in 2019

We’re taking away the hassle of finding the best professional chainsaw out of dozens of options the internet can offer. We’ve tried a lot of chainsaws for different levels of cutting complexity and we know exactly which ones were made to get pro-jobs done impressively.From among the gas-powered and ...

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Homdox 20″ 52CC Chainsaw Review

Homdox 20″ 52CC Chainsaw Review

When you need something that packs a punch and provides ultimate raw power, look no further than the Homdox 52CC Chainsaw. With the power of 3 horses, we had to try it out and compare it to other chainsaws on the market (read the full comparison here). It seems well-reviewed and the price isn’t too bad, so what’s the ...

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Remington RM1425 Electric Chainsaw Review

Remington RM1425 Electric Chainsaw Review

The Remington RM1425 Electric Chainsaw is an ideal solution for cutting firewood or cleaning off the limbs of fallen trees. We’re not sure how it’ll do on more heavy-duty jobs but it’s a very lightweight saw that’s great for cutting at an angle. It is an electrical saw like those compared to this article, but the ...

Greenworks 16-inch 40V Cordless Chainsaw Review

Greenworks 16-inch 40V Cordless Chainsaw Review

From Greenworks, this 16-inch cordless saw rips through everything you can throw at it. It comes in a bright lime green appearance, keeping true to the name Greenworks. There are several different options available when you place an order. You can get this saw with a 16V battery, with a 14V battery or with no battery. ...

Black+Decker LP1000 Review

Black+Decker LP1000 Review

While Black & Decker needs no formal introduction, the Black+Decker LP1000 Alligator Lopper Chainsaw is a nice handy tool to have around for cutting limbs and trimming the fat off of trees. It’s a very lightweight and affordable electric chainsaw, weighing in at only 6 and a half pounds. While it can only cut up ...

Worx 16-Inch Electric Chainsaw Review

Worx 16-Inch Electric Chainsaw Review

From a company named Worx, the Worx 16-inch 14.5 Amp Electric Chainsaw promises to cut through the competition at a price that’s affordable. Does it hold up through and does it prove good on its promise? With a rated voltage of only 120v and 60hz, it has a low operating power but it does have a nice and high kick to ...

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