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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.
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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 390 XP®
A very powerful saw from Husqvarna's latest generation of large professional saws. The 390 XP is engineered with the professional logger in mind. Designed for the most demanding conditions a logger may face. Performance is increased while vibration is diminished through Husqvarna's two-mass principle isolating the engine from the handles. Excellent ergonomics and low power-to-weight ratio makes the 390 XP very desirable on the work site.
type: gas
CCs: 87.9
horse power: 6.5
bar length: 20"
weight: 15.7 lbs
key features: vibration reduction, reduced emissions
target audience: professional/logger
ideal application: logging, sawing thick trees
$1,029.95 Independent Dealer


Husqvarna
Husqvarna 235e Tool-less
New model, ideal for jobs like pruning, lighter cutting tasks and hobby work. Easy to start and operate, thanks to built-in Husqvarna features like ergonomic design, facilitating technology and powerful X-Torq engine with low emissions. Equipped with Smart Start and tool-less chain tensioning.
Made in USA Made in USA
type: gas
CCs: 35
horse power: 1.7
bar length: 16"
weight: 10.3 lbs
key features: easy starting, vibration reduction, reduced emissions, tool-less chain tensioning
target audience: homeowner
ideal application: limbing, pruning, sawing small trees
$219.95 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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