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

The Gas Chainsaw

With years of expertise, we provide you with the best options for your money when shopping for your next chainsaw. Fro left to right, these options are classified from premium to "good value" and should cover all features, uses and requirements a consumer looks for when buying a chainsaw.
Chainsaws Meter
Consumer Best Buy DigestHusqvarna
Powerful, easy to operate, ergonomic and premium quality are all trademarks of the Husqvarna line of gas chainsaws. For 50 years, this Swedish brand of gas chain saws have been the industry leader in innovation and advancement of chainsaws.
McCulloch
One of the heavyweights of the gas chainsaw industry... the McCulloch brand has been a mainstay in forests for decades. This saw is a great saw for those who want the "next step down" from premium Husqvarna gas chainsaws.
Poulan Pro
Great power, deep cuts. We constantly hear that these gas chainsaws "cut like butter". Even better, these chain saws come are available at a reasonable price and are also widely available (Lowe's, Sears, etc.). Balanced and easy to handle, this is a reasonable mid-range saw for occassional cutters.
Poulan
With styling that seems more fit for the wrestling ring than a forest, Poulan's "Wild Thing" gas chainsaws have become an industry legend. Don't be fooled by the flash, this chainsaw is as dependable as they come. Portable and easy-to-use, this is a great chansaw with a "fun" price as well.
Husqvarna Chainsaws McCulloch Chainsaws Poulan Pro Chainsaws Poulan "Wild Thing" 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 chainsaw money can buy.
Who it's for:
Those looking for a premium saw at a comfortable price.
Who it's for:
Those who want all the best features but don’t want to pay too much.
Who it's for:
Shoppers who value price just as much as great chainsaw features.
Price Price Price Price

Rating Scale


Rating Scale


Rating Scale


Rating Scale

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

Stihl
Stihl MS 441
With a new edge in chain saw technology, the MS 441 Magnum™ boasts an advanced pre-filtration system, noticeably reduced vibrations and a higher torque level over a wide RPM range. More powerful than than previous models, this chain saw is also emissions conscious, with 10 to 20 percent less fuel consumption depending on the application
Made in USA Made in USA
type: gas
CCs: 70.7
horse power: 4.1
bar length: 20"
weight: 14.6 lbs
target audience: professional/logger
$849.95

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

» view all gas chainsaws
How to determine the right chainsaw for you...
When selecting from an assortment of the gas 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 the gas chainsaw on the left side of the page. Those on a budget, who are also looking cost-conscious but don't want a "cheap" the gas chainsaw, should lean more to the right side of the page. Which of these the gas chainsaw is right for you?
Questions, Answers and Comments::