Choosing the energy and power of the chainsaw will affect the purchase price, the cost of servicing it and the possibility of use.
The thermal, electric or battery motor, the power and the length of cut will be the elements to take into account to determine the category of machine and consult the prices of the manufacturers.
Chainsaw Guide: information and prices
Depending on the operation to be carried out, a best chainsaw may be more or less adapted due to its size, its power, and the length of the bar.
The weight of the chainsaw is an important criterion that directly affects its maneuverability and fatigue.
* Heat engines are subject to noise regulations.
Tips: Choose the chainsaw best suited to the most frequent use and do not hesitate to rent the machine more specific for punctual use.
The rental also allows you to try a type of machine before any purchase to see if the machine corresponds to the most common use.
Which Chainsaw brand to choose?
Two leading brands are widely in the lead for the reputation for reliability of their products. Two schools of loggers have long fought for the reputation of machines (alphabetical rankings).
Leaders: HUSQVARNA and STIHL.
Other famous brands:
And others sold in supermarkets or distributed by importers of domestic appliances …
The interesting options
Manufacturers compete with ingenuity to design equipment facilitating the use of the chainsaw for the individual:
Chain tensioner without tool ,
Assisted starting on a chainsaw
Automatic chain brake on electric chain saw.
Where to buy your chainsaw?
You can go buy your chainsaw from a specialist in motoculture or the specific department of a garden center or even in supermarkets.
Since you seem to enjoy staying at home, a chainsaw purchase in just a few clicks on the Internet is possible, you will be able to compare the prices often more attractive but do not profit from the SAV of proximity.
However, for a first purchase, go to a dealer who will familiarize yourself with the machine and help you get started.
The distributor and the garden center
Dealer of one or more brands of chain saws, it is the specialist able to inform you as best as possible about the characteristics of the machine and to ensure itself after-sales service, maintenance and repairs.
The distributor must put you in a rotating machine and introduce you to its operation, this also at a cost.
The store must have a stock of spare parts or be able to obtain them in 48H. The only restriction, it will try to sell you exclusively the mark that it distributes.
The big surface
Often distribute chainsaws manufactured by an assembler under its own generic brand name. Rustic chassis and basic motorization are presented at the lowest cost.
Failure to enter any machine without the emblem of a recognized manufacturer.
Numerous, very numerous sites of distance selling of chainsaws offering very attractive prices. But very few will ensure the after-sales service near you.
Compare prices but put them in relation to the offer of SAV proposed and take advantage of the prices of the Web to offer you a better brand at the price of a generic brand.
Example: an orange chainsaw in all respects similar to the original marked STHIL in place of STIHL (note the position of the letter H) this machine is necessarily refused entry by any dealer whatever the breakdown!