The difference between a good chainsaw and the best chainsaw for your specific needs can be significant. We know what the main factors are when deciding which chainsaw is perfect for you. Choose a professional chainsaw.
In the past the chainsaw was a tool for farmers and woodcutters, while today it is used by many people for housework and garden maintenance, from cutting firewood to felling trees and building fences. The amount of products available has also followed this trend and currently choosing a chainsaw can be complicated. For this reason, we have collected a list of useful points to clarify some doubts. Before going to the dealer, try to answer these questions:
- What is my experience level?
- How often will I use the chainsaw?
- Which type of wood will I cut most often? Hard or soft?
- What is the average size of trees that I will cut down most often?
- How important is the ergonomics of the chainsaw?
- Does it have to be equipped with the TrioBrake ™ safety device?
- How important are the service and maintenance features?
- Should the air filter and spark plug be easily accessible?
- How important is the ease of tensioning and replacing the chain?
- Should the chainsaw be adapted for winter use with heated handles?
Another important point is the size of the chainsaw, which is determined by the displacement (cm 3 ) and the power of the engine (CV or kW). The choice depends on the following two factors:
- Experience level. Beginners should opt for a smaller and more maneuverable chainsaw. In fact, if the chainsaw is too heavy, fatigue in the hands and arms can be a safety risk in the long run.
- Types of wood and size of trees. Felling large trees, especially hardwoods, requires a larger chainsaw with a more powerful engine. A model that is too small is more exposed to stress and can wear out unnecessarily.
Guide bar length
The ideal guide bar length is determined by the size of the shafts and to some extent by the level of operator experience. More experienced operators must have at least two guide bars with different lengths for the various types of shafts. A shorter guide bar is lighter and easier to maneuver, for example when limbing. The long guide bar is used for larger trees.