Anyone who has trees and shrubs in their garden should get a chainsaw for garden work. Which chainsaw should I choose for my garden? Should I choose a chainsaw based on the size of my garden?
With a chainsaw you can chop down trees, prepare firewood and cut branches and bushes. All of these tasks can be done quickly and without much effort. You can find different models of chainsaws in the stores, which differ in power, design and power supply. Which chainsaw is right for your garden? Which is better: Electric, petrol or battery powered?
A good quality petrol chainsaw has a two-stroke engine, which means it runs on a mixture of oil and petrol. It is more powerful than an electric chain saw and is therefore designed for heavier work, such as felling thick trees.
For small gardening jobs, such as trimming branches or cutting small trees, chainsaws with up to 2.5 HP are best. For felling medium-thick trees or preparing various wooden structures, chainsaws from 2.5 to 4 hp are better. For professional garden work, chainsaws with more than 4 hp are best.
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Engine capacity translates proportionally to the work that can be done, the higher the engine capacity, the heavier the work that can be done. Engine capacity should be matched to individual needs.
The shortest guide bars are 30-35 cm long, but the longer the bar, the more powerful the chainsaws can be.
The lightest petrol chainsaws weigh about 4 kg. More powerful models weigh from 5 to 10 kg.
Some models of chainsaws are equipped with additional functions, the most popular of which are:
The cheapest models of petrol chainsaws can be purchased for less than 300 PLN, but the power of these devices does not exceed 2.5 HP. Internal combustion saws with a power of about 5 hp, is the expense of 500 to even 1500 zł. Brand saws are worth recommending:
An electric chainsaw is a great solution for a small garden. The cost of repairing such a chainsaw is much lower than a petrol chainsaw.
For the simplest garden tasks a chainsaw with a power of 1.2 kW will do. For more demanding gardeners a chainsaw with a power rating of 1.5 to 2.5 kW is ideal. All models are powered by 230-240 volts.
The simplest models have 15-20 cm long guides. More powerful models have 30-40 cm long guides.
The cheapest models of electric chainsaws can be bought for about 200 PLN, for more powerful models you need to pay from 500 to 900 PLN. The most popular are:
Cordless chainsaws combine the advantages of electric and petrol chainsaws. This type of chainsaw is very powerful and lightweight.
Unfortunately, there is no definite answer to this question. The chainsaw should be selected according to individual preferences and needs of the user.