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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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Tractor Supply
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Model   Details MSRP Availability

Poulan Pro
Poulan Pro PP4218AVX
The PP4218AVX is powered by a 42cc 2-cycle gas engine and is outfitted with an 18" steel bar. The PP4218AVX is equipped with an automatic chain oiler, reduced vibration handle to lessen operator fatigue, and tool-less chain adjustment system. A carrying case and extra chain are included with this model as well. Excellent for general landowner property management.
type: gas
CCs: 42
bar length: 18"
weight: 11.8 lbs
key features: vibration reduction, free carrying case, tool-less chain tensioning
target audience: landowner/farmer
ideal application: cutting firewood, sawing medium trees
unknown Lowe's
$169.00

The Home Depot
$149.00

Tractor Supply
$179.99


Husqvarna
Husqvarna 576 XP® W AutoTune
Husqvarna's most advanced saw for demanding professional use. It features a new X-Torq® engine that provides high torque over a very wide rpm range, combined with low fuel consumption and low exhaust emission levels. Full wrap handle bar provides in situations when you need to turn the saw over or cut from awkward angles. AutoTune always gives optimal engine setting, Smart Start® for easy starting and Air Injection makes the saw run stronger and longer.
type: gas
CCs: 73.5
horse power: 5.7
bar length: 28"
weight: 14.99 lbs
key features: engine optimization, easy starting, vibration reduction, reduced emissions
target audience: professional/logger
ideal application: logging, sawing thick trees, tree care
$909.95 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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