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With years of expertise, we provide you with the best options for your money when shopping for best chainsaw. From left to right, these best chainsaw options are classified from premium to "good value" and should cover all features, uses and requirements a consumer looks for when buying best chainsaw.
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These are typically rated as among the best chainsaws. They have aggressive engines for rapid acceleration and highest possible productivity. With 50 years of engineering, these Swedish chainsaws will offer years of performance.
McCulloch
Another contender constantly rated among the best chainsaws on the market, these saws boast some of the more powerful engines, advanced technology, user-friendly ergonomic handles, robust materials, and a wide range of accessories.
Poulan Pro
These chainsaws are some of the best when you compare their value to available premium features. We recommend these for homeowners who don't want to sacrifice too much in the way of quality and design, yet want a high performing saw.
Poulan
For those looking for the best chainsaws at a fair price, look no further than a Poulan. Readily available at most national retailers, we like what this chainsaw brings for the price.
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Those who are looking for the very best chainsaws money can buy.
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Those looking for one of the best premium saws at a comfortable price.
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Those will will use their chainsaws more often, but can't afford premium prices.
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Shoppers who want one of the best chainsaws for the price. Only occasional use.
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Poulan
Poulan PLN3516F
This 3.5 Peak hp electric chain saw is designed for medium size cutting jobs close to you house or power outlet. The PLN3516F is equipped with a 16" bar, automatic chain oiler and tool-less chain tensioning system.
type: electric
horse power: 3.5
bar length: 16"
weight: 12.5 lbs
key features: reduced emissions, tool-less chain tensioning
target audience: homeowner
ideal application: limbing, pruning, sawing small trees
unknown Lowe's
$74.98

Tractor Supply
$79.99


Husqvarna
Husqvarna 372 XP®
A true professional saw built for very demanding applications, including felling and general logging. The crankcase and crankshaft are extra heavy-duty and the carburetor has vibration dampening in order to handle high speeds and high loads. This saw combines low weight, high power and rapid acceleration with flexible operation.
type: gas
CCs: 70.7
horse power: 5.3
bar length: 18"
weight: 13.4 lbs
key features: vibration reduction, reduced emissions
target audience: professional/logger
ideal application: cutting firewood, logging, sawing thick trees, tree care
$799.95 Independent Dealer


Stihl
Stihl MS 171
One of a new generation of occasional use saws, the MS 171 STIHL chain saw features reduced-emission engine technology — an advantage for the user because it reduces fuel consumption while reducing exhaust emissions. This innovative chain saw is just right for homeowners who need to cut firewood, fell small trees or do clean up.
Made in USA Made in USA
type: gas
CCs: 30.1
horse power: 1.7
bar length: 14"
weight: 9.5 lbs
target audience: homeowner
$239.95

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How to determine the right chainsaw for you...
When selecting from an assortment of the best chainsaw, first, determine what is more important to you among price, quality, features and value. Discriminating homeowners (those who value premium features and quality engineering) should pay more attention to the saws on the left side of the page. Those on a budget, who are also looking cost-conscious but don't want a "cheap" should lean more to the right side of the page. Which of these best chainsaw is right for you?
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