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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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RedMax
RedMax GZ400
The GZ400 is an ideal hobby saw, perfect for pruning and light cutting work. The 40.1 cc Strato-Charge engine produces ultra-low emissions without compromising power. Additional features include inertia-activated chain brake, chain catcher, throttle interlock, right hand guard and easily accessible stop switch. Also available with a 16" bar.
type: gas
CCs: 40.1
horse power: 2.4
bar length: 18"
weight: 9.7 lbs
key features: additional safety, reduced emissions
target audience: homeowner
ideal application: limbing, sawing small trees
$239.99

McCulloch
McCulloch MCC1514
Pack a punch with this powerful, 1.5 hp electric chain saw from McCulloch. This chain saw is great for dicing branches, clearing shrubs, and removing unwanted debris. Featuring a 14" low kick-back bar and chain, not only is this saw versatile, but it's safer, easier to use, and it is tough enough to handle any outdoor cutting.
Made in USA Made in USA
type: electric
horse power: 1.5
bar length: 14"
weight: 5.5 lbs
key features: easy starting, reduced emissions
target audience: homeowner
ideal application: limbing, pruning
unknown Sears
$44.99


Husqvarna
Husqvarna 327P5x
Pole saw with rapid acceleration and easy starting E-TECH® II engine. The versatile cutter head makes it easy to reach even dense trees and bushes without using a ladder or cherry picker. Low weight, good balance and rear-mounted engine provide a comfortable working position and reduced exhaust fumes. The cutter head has adjustable and automatic chain lubrication. Tube Length: 108.27".
Made in USA Made in USA
type: pole
CCs: 24.5
horse power: 1.21
bar length: 12"
weight: 14.11 lbs
key features: reduced emissions
target audience: arborist/tree care
ideal application: limbing, pruning, tree care
$549.95 Independent Dealer

Lowe's
$549.95


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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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