Selecting an appropriate chainsaw

Modern chainsaws are adapted to suit specific working conditions and users. Before buying a chainsaw, you should ask yourself a few check questions about how to use it. The answers will help you select the appropriate type and size of chainsaw.

Check questions before you buy a chainsaw


How experienced am I in using a chainsaw?
What am I going to be using the chainsaw for? Full-time use, professional use or home use?
What size of trees will I be felling most often? Hard or soft wood? Do I need a small or large saw?
How often will I be using the chainsaw? Each day, about once a month, or a few times a year?
How important are chainsaw ergonomics? Should it have low vibration, be well-balanced?
How important is safety? Should the saw be fitted with TrioBrake™?
How important are service and maintenance features? Do I need an easy to access air filter and spark plug?
Should it be easy to stretch and replace the chain?
In what seasons will I be using the chainsaw? Should it be adapted to use in winter, with heating in the handles?