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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.
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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
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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.
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Husqvarna
Husqvarna 357 XP®
The Husqvarna 357 XP® is among Husqvarna's latest generation of professional saws. It's the perfect all-around saw for everything from felling, to limbing and to cross-cutting. High power and rapid acceleration in combination with superior ergonomics, low vibration levels and a slim body ensure both effectiveness and less effort. A lightweight, effective and reliable saw for demanding professional applications.
type: gas
CCs: 56.5
horse power: 4.4
bar length: 18"
weight: 12.1 lbs
key features: easy starting, vibration reduction, reduced emissions
target audience: professional/logger
ideal application: limbing, sawing medium trees, tree care
$699.95 Independent Dealer


Husqvarna
Husqvarna 570
A high-performance, powerful saw for demanding professional users. High torque over a very wide rpm range, productivity boosting features and lower fuel costs make this saw an excellent choice. This saw's rugged characteristics make it a superb clearing or felling saw.
Made in USA Made in USA
type: gas
CCs: 67.9
horse power: 4.9
bar length: 16"
weight: 14.9 lbs
key features: easy starting, vibration reduction, reduced emissions
target audience: landowner/farmer
ideal application: cutting firewood, sawing thick trees, tree care
$659.95 Independent Dealer


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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?
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