Chainsaws come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and budgets. There are electric saws, gas chainsaws and even air powered ones. The basic idea of a chainsaw is simple. Contrary to popular belief it isn’t the actual chain that does the cutting, it is simply a vehicle. The chain travels at high speed but attached to the chain are sharp cutting teeth that grind and cut whatever you want.
Each manufacturer has their own features and their own price ranges. Some cater for the amateur and some cater for professionals but they all have different advantages and disadvantages.
There are a number of different chainsaw manufacturers but which are the best and what information do we have about them?
If you are not in the construction industry and you are not a trade person then you may not have heard of Husqvarna but they are one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of outdoor power tools and they are big players in the world of the chainsaw. This Swedish company manufacture some of the best chainsaws in the world. Based in Stockholm they supply models ranging from home use up to full professional models and accessories. Husqvarna is the choice for the best in gas powered chainsaws. And I say gas powered because they haven’t really managed to break into the electric chainsaw market.
Most people don’t realise this but Poulan is actually just a brand name for the Swedish manufacturer above. Although Poulan started off as an independent manufacturer they were acquired by Husqvarna and are now a subsidiary of that company. Poulan manufacture some great chainsaws that are aimed firmly at the amateur market. They make chainsaws that are more than suitable for the average household and should last a lifetime if you look after them.
Anything that is made by Makita is always going to be a quality product but their chainsaws take it to the next level. They look great and like all Makita products they are made to last whilst taking a hammering. Makita isn’t as big in the world of the chainsaw as much as they are in drills but that doesn’t mean that these are not up to the job. They manufacture both gas and electric powered models and they are all priced to appeal to the amateur market.
There are numerous other chainsaw manufacturers and in fact we have literally just scratched the surface but these three are amongst the best.