Pruning chainsaw, pruning pole, felling chainsaw: there are many models of chainsaws. From the standard thermal chainsaw to the electric chainsaw with or without wire, usage determines the type and characteristics of the chainsaw: guide length, power, displacement, chain, etc. With the tree cutting saw electric you can have the best deal.
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Choose a chainsaw according to its use
Before investing in a chainsaw, it is important to know and properly assess its needs. If you have wood to cut once a year before winter, or on the contrary, if you cut down trees all day long, you can imagine that the type and model of chainsaw you need is different. Here are some keys to guide you in your choice.
Pruning and small maintenance of trees
If you use your chainsaw only to maintain a few trees, and few times during the year, direct your choice towards a pole pruner or an electric pole pruner. If the use is very punctual and you need more maneuverability choose a model on battery. So you can reach the branches to be cut very easily from the ground, and your tool requires minimum maintenance chain tension and lubrication only. Its power is between 600 and 800 W.
Pruning and regular tree maintenance
For regular use on many trees and branches, choose a thermal pruner. Its displacement is between 20 and 35 cm 3 from 800 to 1500 W, and it is equipped with a guide from 20 to 35 cm. For more ease and for optimized use, prefer a telescopic pole.
Intensive and frequent pruning
There, no more question of working from the ground with a pole. For intensive and frequent pruning work, turn to a specific chainsaw: a pruner. Its guide is 35 cm maximum and the power of its heat engine is between 25 and 40 cm 3 from 1000 to 2000 W. The specific pruners are made to be handled with one hand so, favor a light model from 3 to 4 Kg maximum.
However, be careful because the pruner remains a tool intended for experienced users and professionals, the risks are numerous and frequent accidents due to its use with one hand poorly controlled rebounds, chain breaks, injuries on the “free” hand etc.
Cutting, maintenance and small ad hoc felling
For small maintenance on some trees or to cut firewood a few times a year, no need to buy a super powerful chainsaw. An electric chainsaw does the job perfectly. Orient your choice towards a versatile guide between 35 and 45 cm maximum and a power of at least 2000 W.
For some rare felling on trunks of small sections, such a chainsaw does the job. Be careful not to assume its power and your skills when attacking large trees. Maintenance is limited to tensioning and lubricating the chain.
Regular cuts, maintenance and slaughter
For regular use, electric models quickly reach their limits, choose a thermal chainsaw. Prefer a relatively powerful engine (> 35 cm 3) and a versatile guide (45 cm maximum). Such a chainsaw still requires some experience, both for its use and for its maintenance levels, spark plug, chain, filters.