How Good Are Electric Chainsaws?


Chainsaws aren’t really one of those household appliances that people use everyday, so we as consumers typically don’t need to buy a new one every year. But if you are looking to replace the ol’ gas guzzler sitting out in your shed with a brand new, shiny electric model, of course you want one that is going to work great and last a long time.

You are searching for a saw that will take care of your specific needs that is the right fit in price, endurance, and size. Having so many electric saws on the market speaks volumes about the overall popularity of these models, so obviously, they have served the consumer well. But, how good do they serve?

Reality of The Electric Chainsaw

In order to make the best and smartest buying purchase, you would first need to get a little educated with electric chainsaws. The concerns for their performance versus gas-powered chainsaws are usually exaggerated, since they have been demonstrated to perform adequately in 99% of all cases.

They are fast becoming more and more popular for their combination of power, efficiency, handling, and control, and present a lightweight, quieter alternative to the loud, environmentally-unfriendly, gas-powered chainsaw, with the only obvious setback being of course the extension cord that is required.

A Cordless Option

Even with that said, there are cordless chainsaws that work just as well and you might find value with these battery-powered chainsaws. These models come with the power source inside their frame, and run by simply plugging them into an outlet to charge up the battery.

Once charged up, they provide a portable, lightweight option that is perfect for short-term work, recommended for short landscaping or gardening tasks. However, if your project is more detailed, you will definitely need to have a corded electric chainsaw to finish your work uninterrupted.

Check The Reviews

Whether you choose a standard, corded electric chainsaw or a cordless battery powered, there are more than a fair share of models out there that offer just as many features as any gas-powered chainsaw, and which have received some very impressive online reviews. Checking out these reviews is a smart first step into knowing which chainsaws you can buy with confidence.

About the Author

Bob Robinson has been a tool enthusiast and lawn care expert for the past 11 years. First working with John Deere to reduce their impact on the environment, whilst building his love for writing in his spare time. Now, Bob runs the editorial team at BestofMachinery and tends to his garden in his spare time.

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