"Buying guides, safety information, chainsaw videos and more! Your first stop for chainsaw research."
Best Chainsaw

What is the Best Chainsaw?

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.
Chainsaws Meter
Consumer Best Buy DigestHusqvarna
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.
Husqvarna Chainsaws McCulloch Chainsaws Poulan Pro Chainsaws Poulan Chainsaws
Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating Star Rating
Who it's for:
Those who are looking for the very best chainsaws money can buy.
Who it's for:
Those looking for one of the best premium saws at a comfortable price.
Who it's for:
Those will will use their chainsaws more often, but can't afford premium prices.
Who it's for:
Shoppers who want one of the best chainsaws for the price. Only occasional use.
Price Price Price Price

Rating Scale


Rating Scale


Rating Scale


Rating Scale

Availability Availability Availability Availability
Lowe's
Sears
Tractor Supply
Sears
The Home Depot
Lowe's
Sears
Tractor Supply
Lowe's
Sears
Tractor Supply
Walmart
Shop these highlighted chainsaws...
» view all chainsaws
Model   Details MSRP Availability

Jonsered
Jonsered CS 2238
A home owner chainsaw which is made for fire wood cutting, pruning and felling small trees in the garden. Our patented Clean Power engine is a powerful environmental friendly engine. The model is easy to handle thanks to the well-balanced engine and handles and with features like combined choke/stop.
type: gas
CCs: 38
horse power: 2
bar length: 14" - 16""
weight: 10.14 lbs
target audience: landowner/farmer
$199.99

Husqvarna
Husqvarna 353 E-Tech®
Husqvarna 353G E-TECH represents Husqvarna's new generation of professional saws featuring E-TECH engines with reduced emissions. High power, low weight and broad power band make these saws exceptionally versatile.
type: gas
CCs: 51.7
horse power: 3.3
bar length: 16"
weight: 11.2 lbs
key features: easy starting, vibration reduction, reduced emissions
target audience: professional/logger
ideal application: cutting firewood, limbing, sawing medium trees, tree care
$419.95 Independent Dealer


McCulloch
McCulloch MC3516
Perfect for light cutting and most jobs around the yard. Features a Super Clean™Air Filter System, which extends the life of the air filter. Includes a gear-driven automatic oiler and primer bulb for easy starting. Also, its Effortless Pull Starting™ System makes starting even easier!
Made in USA Made in USA
type: gas
CCs: 35
bar length: 16"
weight: 11.8 lbs
key features: easy starting
target audience: homeowner
ideal application: sawing small trees
$149.00

» view all chainsaws
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?
Questions, Answers and Comments::