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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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Stihl
Stihl MS 280
Don't need a professional chain saw but want all the same impressive features? Look no further. The MS 280 is the world’s first chain saw featuring STIHL's Intelligent Engine Management technology. Its innovative control system electronically optimizes fuel mixture over the whole RPM-range to ensure top engine performance, especially when there is a significant change in altitude. With more power than the MS 270, this chain saw cuts faster and is both comfortable and efficient to use.
Made in USA Made in USA
type: gas
CCs: 54.7
horse power: 2.7
bar length: 18"
weight: 11.7 lbs
target audience: landowner/farmer
$509.95

Husqvarna
Husqvarna 455 Rancher
The 455 Rancher is an ideal saw for landowners and part-time users who require a high powered, heavy-duty and responsive workmate for all cutting conditions. It combines the best characteristics of its predecessor with new, facilitating technology and ergonomics.
Made in USA Made in USA
type: gas
CCs: 55.5
horse power: 3.5
bar length: 20"
weight: 13.2 lbs
key features: easy starting, vibration reduction, reduced emissions
target audience: landowner/farmer
ideal application: cutting firewood, limbing, sawing medium trees
$414.95 Independent Dealer

Lowe's
$399.00

Sears
$399.99

Tractor Supply
$399.00


Husqvarna
Husqvarna 334T
New design, ergonomics and technology make the new Husqvarna 334T a perfect choice for professional tree care in parks and orchards. The fuel pump ensures easy starts and the compact, smooth, contoured saw body makes the saw convenient in tight situations. With a chain speed of 60 feet/second, you get nice, clean cuts without splitting and the spacious new fuel tank minimizes the number of refueling stops.

Not CARB compliant.

type: top handle
CCs: 35
horse power: 2.0
bar length: 14"
weight: 7.7 lbs
key features: easy starting
target audience: arborist/tree care
ideal application: limbing, pruning, sawing small trees, tree care
$369.95 Independent Dealer


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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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