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Makita XCU03Z 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless 14" Chain Saw ReviewMakita XCU03Z 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless 14" Chain Saw Makita Cordless$$$10.0 buy_now
Sun Joe ION16CS 16-Inch 4-Amp 40-Volt Cordless Chain Saw ReviewSun Joe ION16CS 16-Inch 4-Amp 40-Volt Cordless Chain Saw Sun JoeCordless$$$9.8 buy_now
Craftsman 18" 4.0hp Electric Chainsaw ReviewCraftsman 18" 4.0hp Electric Chainsaw CraftsmanElectric$$9.6 buy_now
Poulan Pro PP4218AVX 18-Inch 42cc 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Anti-Vibration Chain Saw with Case ReviewPoulan Pro PP4218AVX 18-Inch 42cc 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Anti-Vibration Chain Saw with Case Poulan ProGas$$$9.5 buy_now
Poulan Pro 967185102 PP4218A 42cc 18-Inch Assembled Chainsaw with Case ReviewPoulan Pro 967185102 PP4218A 42cc 18-Inch Assembled Chainsaw with Case Poulan ProGas$$$9.4 buy_now
EGO Power+ 14-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Chain Saw ReviewEGO Power+ 14-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Chain Saw Ego Power+Cordless$$$9.4 buy_now
Poulan 967146301 P3816 38cc 16-Inch Fully Assembled Chainsaw ReviewPoulan 967146301 P3816 38cc 16-Inch Fully Assembled Chainsaw Poulan ProGas$$$9.3 buy_now
Hitachi CS33EDTP 2-Stroke Gas Powered Top Handle Chain Saw with PureFire Engine ReviewHitachi CS33EDTP 2-Stroke Gas Powered Top Handle Chain Saw with PureFire Engine HitachiGas$$$9.3 buy_now
Makita HCU02C1 36V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Chain Saw Kit ReviewMakita HCU02C1 36V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Chain Saw KitMakitaCordless$$$9.3 buy_now
Black & Decker LCS1240 12" 40V MAX Lithium Ion Chainsaw ReviewBlack & Decker LCS1240 12" 40V MAX Lithium Ion Chainsaw Black & DeckerCordless$$$9.2 buy_now
GreenWorks 20362 24V 10-Inch Cordless Chainsaw, 2Ah Battery and Charger Included ReviewGreenWorks 20362 24V 10-Inch Cordless Chainsaw, 2Ah Battery and Charger GreenWorksCordless $$9.2 buy_now
Makita EA3200SRBB 14" 32 cc Chain Saw ReviewMakita EA3200SRBB 14" 32 cc Chain Saw MakitaGas$$$9.2 buy_now
DEWALT DCCS690H1 16 40V 6AH Lithium-Ion XR Brushless Chainsaw ReviewDeWalt DCCS690H1 16 40V 6AH Lithium-Ion XR Brushless Chainsaw DeWaltCordless $$$9.2 buy_now
Makita XCU02PT 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion 36V Cordless Chain Saw Kit ReviewMakita XCU02PT 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion 36V Cordless Chain Saw Kit MakitaCordless $$$9.2 buy_now
Makita EA6100P53G 20" 61 cc Chain Saw ReviewMakita EA6100P53G 20" 61 cc Chain Saw MakitaGas$$$9.1 buy_now
Husqvarna T435 12-Inch 35.2 cc X-Torq Gas Powered Chain Saw ReviewHusqvarna T435 12-Inch 35.2 cc X-Torq Gas Powered Chain Saw HusqvarnaGas$$$9.2 buy_now
Poulan P3314 14-Inch 33cc 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Chain Saw ReviewPoulan Pro P3314 14-Inch 33cc 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Chain Saw Poulan ProGas$$$9.0 buy_now
HUSQVARNA 460 Rancher 24" 60.3cc 3.62HP Gas Powered Chain Saw XTorq Chainsaw ReviewHusqvarna 460 Rancher 24" 60.3cc 3.62HP Gas Powered Chain Saw XTorq Chainsaw HusqvarnaGas$$$9.0 buy_now
Tanaka TCS40EA18 18-Inch 40cc 2-Stroke Gas Powered Rear Handle Chain Saw ReviewTanaka TCS40EA18 18-Inch 40cc 2-Stroke Gas Powered Rear Handle Chain Saw TanakaGas$$$9.0 buy_now
Husqvarna 440E 16-Inch 40.9cc 2-Stroke X-Torq Gas Powered Chain Saw ReviewHusqvarna 440E 16-Inch 40.9cc 2-Stroke X-Torq Gas Powered Chain Saw HusqvarnaGas$$$9.0 buy_now

A chainsaw is one of those power tools you never seem to have when you need it the most. Whether you’re into DIY projects around the house or a more experienced user, having one in the toolshed you can depend on is something to always consider. These tools offer the type of power men love to see while giving them the power to cut through any project with ease.

Chainsaws are mechanical saws in a portable design which allows users to move freely with or without restrictions. For optimal mobility, cordless and gas chainsaws are the best to consider with gas offering the most power and versatility. On the other hand, when working around the house on smaller projects, an electric chainsaw may be enough and won’t cause as much strain on your bank account.

This review details the Top 20 Chainsaws in 2019 while looking at gas, electric and cordless while considering the most trusted brands in the business.

Makita XCU03Z 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless 14" Chain Saw Review

10/10

 

Pros

  • Variable speed trigger
  • Built-in L.E.D.
  • Built-in lock-off lever
  • 2 lithium-ion powerful batteries
  • Affordable

Cons

  • None noted

Scoring a perfect 10/10 is the Makita XCU03Z which is a 14” cordless chainsaw sporting a brushless motor. The brushless motor makes the chainsaw lighter, more durable and much more efficient. The flagship from Makita has become a best-seller on Amazon with more than 100 satisfied consumers.

What separates this 18V Makita cordless chainsaw apart from the rest is the incredible value. Priced to sell it comes in significantly less than other models in its class and is much more efficient. The Outer Rotor BL Brushless Motor direct drive provides plenty of power, comparable to gas chainsaws.

Highlight features include a variable speed trigger giving you more control of speed from 0 – 3,940 FMP, automatic shut off, LED on/off switch, built-in lock off lever, and the ability to hold two 18V X2 lithium-ion batteries. Unfortunately, the batteries are not included, but there are different packages which includes the full kit with 2 batteries and charger, with grinder, with batteries and a bare tool model.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Product dimensions: 9 x 21.2 x 10.6 inches
  • Weight: 10.4 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Makita
  • Source of power: batteries
  • Brushless motor
  • 14” guide
  • 18-volt lithium-ion cordless

Sun Joe ION16CS 16-Inch 4-Amp 40-Volt Cordless Chain Saw Review

9.8/10

 

Pros

  • Provides the user with maximum comfort
  • Comes with battery
  • Ergonomic design reduces vibration
  • Warranty present
  • Cheap but better in quality

Cons

  • Battery does not last long

Sun Joe claims the 2nd spot in this review with a 40-volt cordless chainsaw scoring a 9.8 out of 10. This cordless model features an Eco-Sharp Lithium-ion battery which gives you more runtime than other models in its class. The 16” guide bar gives you plenty of real estate for felling, cutting and cleaning up the yard and it’s simple enough to use even for the modest beginner.

The Sun Joe ION16CS is available in two packages including a bare tool and with a 40-volt lithium-ion battery and charger. At this price you won’t go wrong, especially since you’re also getting simple chain adjustments without tools and a 600-watt brushless motor for improved battery efficiency. The ION16CS is perfect for firewood, trees and logs to 14.6-inches thick.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Dimensions 3 x 9.8 x 11 inches
  • Item Weight 8 pounds
  • Motor: Brushless motor
  • Type: Cordless
  • Charging capacity: 4 A.H
  • Can cut up to6 inches thick
  • Warranty: 2-year full warranty
  • Battery: 40V

Craftsman 18" 4.0hp Electric Chainsaw Review

9.6/10

 

Pros

  • Light in weight
  • Soft handle grip allows the user to hold this device for a longer period
  • Powerful motor
  • Extended battery life
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • No major drawbacks

One of the oldest brands out there claims the 3rd spot in this review with an 18-inch electric chainsaw powered by a 4HP motor. This Craftsman is simple to use, and users have raved over how comfortable it is thanks to the soft-grip handle in the rear and full-wrap handle in the front. When it comes to user fatigue, you will feel significantly less and when it comes to price, you won’t break the bank.

This 18” Craftsman electric chainsaw offers tool free adjustments for added convenience, an automatic chain brake making it safer, and large cutting area with an 18” guide bar. For under $100 this is a great buy and perfect for any DIY project in and around the house.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Product dimensions: 8 x 9.5 x 4.2 inches
  • Weight: 11.1 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Craftsman
  • Motor: 4.0 horsepower motor
  • Soft-grip rear handle and full-wrap front handle
  • 18” guide bar

Poulan Pro PP4218AVX 18-Inch 42cc 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Anti-Vibration Chain Saw with Case Review

9.5/10

 

Pros

  • Anti-vibration handle improves comfort and safety
  • Includes 18-inch guide bar
  • The reverse sprocket provides easy tool-less chain replacement
  • Automatic oiling system lubricates the bar and chain continually during use
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not for Sale in California

Cons

  • Not for advanced or professional level use

If you’re looking for a great gas chainsaw which includes everything you need for cutting and storage, then consider this Poulan Pro best-seller. For the price, you will have a hard-time matching this value delivering a great deal of power making it the perfect option for felling, trimming and cutting mid-sized to large trees.

Poulan Pro hasn’t become one of the biggest brands out there and this 2-cycle chainsaw is another reason why. Keeping it simple while packing in advanced features like reduced kickback, chain brake, chain tightening system with quick adjust, automatic chain oiler, and a super clean air filtration system. The kit gives you everything you need including an 18” gas chainsaw, hard carrying case, chain lube, gloves, extra chain, and all for much less than others.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Product Dimensions: 34.8 x 13.9 x 11.9 inches
  • Item Weight: 23.1 pounds
  • Special Size Type: 18″ Bar Length
  • Engine type: 42 cc 2-cycle
  • Guide bar: 18-inch
  • Power source: gas powered
  • Color: yellow and black

Poulan Pro 967185102 PP4218A 42cc 18-Inch Assembled Chainsaw with Case Review

9.4/10

 

Pros

  • 42cc 2-cycle gas powered engine
  • 18-Inch steel bar for optimum cutting
  • Automatic oiler to keep the chain lubricated
  • Super Clean Air Filtration system and Effortless Pull Starting System
  • Carrying case, gloves, file, and extra chain included

Cons

  • Not for heavy duty jobs on difficult jobsites

Another great buy is the Poulan Pro PP4218A which comes full-assembled and includes a hard-carrying case with plenty of room for storage. This 2-cycle 42cc engine is enough power to take on mid-size to large cutting tasks and is comfortable to work with weighing just over 11 pounds. When it comes to value, Poulan Pro is one of the best.

Notable features include a large 18” guide bar, automatic oiler, Super Clean Air Filtration System and an Effortless Pull Starting System. The Super Clean Air Filtration System will decrease your maintenance over-time as it keeps larger particles and debris from meeting the air filter and engine.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Item Dimensions: 11.75 x 11 x 38 inches
  • Item Weight: 11.8 pounds
  • Model Number: 967185102
  • Shipping Weight: 25.15 pounds
  • Special Size Type: 18″ Bar Length
  • Power Source: gas powered
  • Warranty: 2 years

EGO Power+ 14-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Chain Saw Review

9.4/10

 

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Powerful
  • Easy to use
  • Ergonomic designed
  • Reduced maintenance

Cons

  • Lacks a battery gauge

EGO Power+ delivers a high-quality cordless chainsaw perfect for smaller DIY projects around this house. This affordable 14” chainsaw comes in three options including bare tool, 2.0 mAh and 2.5 mAh battery for longer run time. The highlight is the efficient brushless motor which delivers speeds to 6300 RPM and uses less battery than competitor models.

The efficient motor and battery deliver 100 cuts on a single charge. Other features include durable construction perfect for all types of weather, high quality 14” Oregon Bar and kickback brake making it safe enough for beginners. The stability of this chainsaw is something user’s have come to appreciate with just enough, but not too much power.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • 56V DC Battery Powered Chainsaw
  • 14-inch guide bar
  • 1-mm chain gauge
  • 150 ml oil tank capacity
  • 29 lb (without battery and chain sheath)
  • 6300 RPM speed
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • 5 max cut diameter
  • 56V charger
  • Reversible bar
  • Chain kickback brake

Poulan 967146301 P3816 38cc 16-Inch Fully Assembled Chainsaw Review

9.3/10

 

Pros

  • Automatic oiler for preventing rust and offering a hassle-free performance
  • Light in weight so it can be easily carried anywhere
  • Comfortable handle offers a strong hold over the machine without making the user tired
  • Features super clean air filtration system, providing you a healthy environment to work in
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Users have issues operating it for the first time

For under $200 you can pick up the Poulan Pro P3816 which boasts nearly 50 all-positive Amazon consumer reviews. Fully assembled, easy to use and perfect for felling, yard cleanup and cutting smaller trees makes this a great buy with an exceptional price point. Offering great comfort with an ergonomic top and rear handle, users feel far less fatigue.

The Poulan Pro P3816 features a 16” guide bar, automatic oiler system which keeps the chain perfectly oiled during use and a Super Clean Air Filtration System. The clean air filter system minimizes the amount of debris and large particles from entering the engine and keeps the air filter cleaner.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Product dimensions: 33 x 11.9 x 13.9 inches
  • Weight: 19 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Husqvarna/Poulan/Weed Eater
  • Power: 38cc 2-cycle engine
  • Bar length: 16 inches

Hitachi CS33EDTP 2-Stroke Gas Powered Top Handle Chain Saw with PureFire Engine Review

9.3/10

 

Pros

  • Anti-vibration system
  • Low emission
  • Easy to handle
  • Compact design
  • Available with warranty

Cons

  • May seem heavy initially

Hitachi makes an appearance in this review with an efficient gas-powered chainsaw which features a perfectly placed top handle that ergonomic and helps absorb a great deal of vibration. The highlight is in the PureFire engine which delivers plenty of power for pruning, cutting and everyday yard work and is CARB compliant.

The 2-stroke 32.2cc engine isn’t the biggest one out there, but for a smaller chainsaw it’s perfect for any DIY project. Perfect for beginners being easy to use, safe and lightweight. Weighing just over 12 pounds it’s lighter than most and is available in a 14, 16 and 20” bar. The anti-vibration system helps reduce user fatigue with other features including an Oregon chain and a 14” sprocket-nosed bar.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Product dimensions: 2 x 15.4 x 11.8 inches
  • Weight: 12.4 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Hitachi
  • 2-stroke gas engine

Makita HCU02C1 36V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Chain Saw Kit Review

9.3/10

 

Pros

  • Doesn’t require much maintenance
  • 40% quieter than gas-based chainsaws
  • 12” guide bar for an increased in capacity
  • Efficient battery life
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Battery life is not up to the mark

The Makita HCU02C1 is a cordless chainsaw complete with a charger and 36V LXT lithium-ion battery. The Makita built engine gives off up to 40% less noise than other models and delivers cutting speeds to 1,650 FPM. This Makita is great for indoor and outdoor cutting, felling and cleanup projects as its quiet and gives off no emissions.

If you’re in the market for a chainsaw that’s easy to use, affordable and delivers a great power to weight ratio, then this is it. Other features include a 12” guide bar and is simple to adjust the chain without the need for tools.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Product dimensions: 12 x 11 x 10 inches
  • Weight: 10 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Makita
  • Origin: Japan
  • Source of power: lithium-ion battery
  • Tool-less chain adjustment

Black & Decker LCS1240 12" 40V MAX Lithium Ion Chainsaw Review

9.2/10

 

Pros

  • User-friendly
  • Ergonomics
  • Long-lasting and powerful battery
  • Tool-free chain tensioning
  • Reduced maintenance

Cons

  • Lacks brushless motor

Black & Decker lives up to their reputation with this compact, lightweight and simple to use chainsaw. Sporting a cordless 40V MAX lithium-ion battery, you get more freedom with any electric chainsaw. With nearly 900 all-positive consumer reviews on Amazon there are plenty of consumers who agree this is one of the year’s best.

The Black & Decker LCS1240 features a smaller premium 12” guide bar which is perfect for all types of tasks including pruning branches and cutting smaller trees. The chain tensioning system is another advantage which is done without the use of tools. Also, there’s an automatic oiler system which always helps keep the chain oiled  which will reduce your overall maintenance.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • 12-inch bar length
  • 3-pound tool weight
  • 40V battery
  • Cordless power tool
  • Low kickback blade
  • Lithium ion chemistry
  • Full wrap around handle
  • Automatic oiling system
  • Battery state of charge indicator

GreenWorks 20362 24V 10-Inch Cordless Chainsaw, 2Ah Battery and Charger Included Review

9.2/10

 

Pros

  • Automatic oiler
  • Tool-less chain tensioning
  • Battery and charger included within the package
  • Available with warranty
  • Light in weight and compact design

Cons

  • Uses more oil than expected

For a compact and a lightweight chainsaw that only weighs 7.8 pounds, GreenWorks introduced a very affordable option. This 24V cordless chainsaw includes a 2Ah battery and charger at a very good price. You can pick up the full-kit for under $100 and gives you a great option for working in and around the house.

Great for landscaping and simple yardwork, the GreenWorks 20362 is fully extendable to other products that operate a 24V lithium-ion cordless. This makes for a great range of options while saving money on batteries and charger as this kit can be used to power multiple GreenWorks power tools. Main features include an automatic oiler, 10” guide bar and a see-thru oil tank which gives you a translucent view of your oil levels during use.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Product dimensions: 8 x 8.1 x 12 inches
  • Weight: 7.8 pounds
  • Origin: China
  • Source of power: lithium-ion battery
  • 10-inch bar and chain

Makita EA3200SRBB 14" 32 cc Chain Saw Review

9.2/10

 

Pros

  • Compact design with less weight (Only 9.0 lbs.)
  • Two Point durable inertia/mechanical chain brake
  • Touch & stop single lever control shuts off engine with just a touch
  • Large metal spike Bar for increased productivity
  • High power-to-weight ratio 1.8 HP engine

Cons

  • Not eco friendly

To find a gas chainsaw that weighs under 10 pounds is difficult, but this Makita is just that. Weighing only 9.4 pounds, this 14” Makita gives you the freedom to roam and will give you years of rigorous use with its durable construction. Complete with a two-point durable inertia/mechanical chain brake makes it stronger than most.

There’s a 14-inch guide bar which is on the smaller side, but still large enough for simple projects. Notable features include a single lever control allowing you to shut off the engine with just a touch, large metal spike bar making you more productive and a 1.8HP engine which is a good power to weight ratio.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Item Dimensions: 16.5 x 11 x 12.6 in
  • Item Weight: 9.4 pounds
  • Origin: China
  • Power Source: gas-powered
  • Power Rating: 1.8 HP/1.3 kW
  • Engine Speed: 12,800 RPM
  • Standard Guide Bar: 14″
  • Fuel Mixture: 50:1
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.5 oz.
  • Oil Tank Capacity: 9.8 oz.

DEWALT DCCS690H1 16 40V 6AH Lithium-Ion XR Brushless Chainsaw Review

9.2/10

 

Pros

  • Comes with the best warranty policy
  • Runs smoothly
  • Maximum torque
  • Auto lubrication
  • Chain tightening is easy

Cons

  • Oil ends quickly

DeWalt has earned a reputation of delivering high-quality, performance minded power tools and this is yet another. Claiming the 13th spot in this review is a DeWalt classic which over-delivers on performance at an affordable price. Complete with a 6AH lithium-ion battery you can rest assured you’re getting plenty of cordless power for hours of continuous cutting without charging.

The DeWalt DCCS690H1 chainsaw features a brushless motor which means even less charging between uses. There’s a variable speed trigger onboard which gives you more control, tool-free chain tensioning, automatic oiler and a 16” Oregon bar with low kickback making it safer to use.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 36 x 9.4 inches
  • Weight: 20 pounds
  • 40V MAX 6AH Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Charger
  • 16″ Oregon Bar and Chain
  • Bar Sheath
  • Battery: 40V

Makita XCU02PT 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion 36V Cordless Chain Saw Kit Review

9.2/10

 

Pros

  • Two powerful 18V batteries included
  • Low noise level
  • Zero emission
  • 12” guide bar for an increase in capacity
  • Adjustable speed settings

Cons

  • Not suitable for heavy-duty tasks

This compact, lightweight cordless chainsaw is bigger than it looks delivering a chain speed to 1650 FPM. Outfitted with a 12” guide bar it gives you plenty of cutting power to trim and prune branches and do general yard cleanup. The Makita made motor was built to last and gives you improved cutting power in a small, portable designed chainsaw.

The Makita XCU02PT gives you three options to choose from including bare tool, with grinder and with 2 18V X2 LXT lithium-ion batteries and charger. The price of the kit with batteries and charger is a great buy while giving you amazing performance without leaving the 18V LXT platform. There’re also zero emissions emitted, 87 dba low-noise level and chain adjustments without tools making it more convenient.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Product dimensions: 5 x 24.5 x 12 inches
  • Weight: 12.3 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Makita
  • Source of power: 2 lithium-ion batteries included
  • Power: 18V
  • 12” guide bar
  • 1,650 fpm chain speed

Makita EA6100P53G 20" 61 cc Chain Saw Review

9.1/10

 

Pros

  • Powerful 4.6 HP engine
  • Stratified Air Scavenging for fuel efficiency
  • Compact design
  • Heavy-duty cartridge air filter system for long lasting air filter
  • Magnesium housing for improved durability

Cons

  • Higher end price

If you’re looking for a chainsaw with a great deal of power and a longer guide bar, then this Makita is for you. Delivering 61cc of power through the 20” guide bar you can take it larger projects such as cutting trees, felling, pruning and work around the house. Makita added in their patented Easy Start assisted spring which makes it easier to start while using less force.

When it comes to performance, you’re getting cutting speeds to 13,800 RPM for superior cuts with all types of hardwood. The strong magnesium housing is more durable and lighter than most weighing just over 13 pounds. The 4.6HP Stratified Air Scavenging engine gives off lower emissions and uses less fuel.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Net Weight (w/o bar & chain): 2 lbs.
  • Power Rating: 6 HP/3.4 kW
  • Chain Saw Feature: Heavy duty air filter
  • Oil Tank Capacity: 16 oz.
  • Fuel Mixture: 50:1
  • Shipping Weight: 2 lbs.
  • Standard Guide Bar: 20″
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 27 oz.
  • Engine Displacement (cu.in. /cc): 7 cu.in. (61 cc)
  • Power Type: 2-stroke gas

Husqvarna T435 12-Inch 35.2 cc X-Torq Gas Powered Chain Saw Review

9.0/10

 

Pros

  • Great for cutting trees at any awkward position
  • Features X-Torq f0r lower emissions and fuel consumption
  • Can use it anywhere without using electricity
  • Cover on the air filter is easy to remove which saves time

Cons

  • Expensive

For those looking for a compact chainsaw that has all the bells and whistles and priced much less, then consider the Husqvarna T435. This gas-powered chainsaw scores a 9.0 out of 10 and gives you plenty of power for precision cutting without the size. The 12” guide bar outperforms others in its class thanks to the efficient X-Torq technology built-in.

X-Torq delivers less emissions, more power and uses less fuel than other 12-inch chainsaws in its class. With an idling speed to 2900 RPM and a max power output of 10,000 RPM you’re getting plenty of power in a smaller, compact design. The top handle features a comfort, ergonomic grip which helps absorb much of the vibration making it more comfortable to use and takes less of a physical toll on the user themselves.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Power Output: 2 HP
  • Maximum Power Speed: 10,000 rpm
  • Idling Speed: 2,900 rpm
  • Oil Tank Volume: 0.36 US pint
  • Fuel Tank Volume: 0.55 US pint
  • Chain Drive Link Count: 45DL

Poulan P3314 14-Inch 33cc 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Chain Saw Review

9.0/10

 

Pros

  • 2-cycle gas powered chain saw with gear-driven automatic oiler
  • Ideal for cutting jobs around the yard with a 28-inch diameter cutting capacity
  • Features super clean air filter system which extends the life of the air filter
  • Includes a 14-inch steel bar, primer bulb for easy starting, and automatic chain oiler
  • Non-CARB Compliant

Cons

  • Not for professional or complicated uses
  • Difficult to start

The Poulan Pro P3314 is an efficient gas-powered chainsaw with OxyPower technology built-in. This gives adds a significant amount of power while reducing emissions and fuel consumption when comparing it with other models in its class. The 33cc 2-cycle engine is the perfect size for cutting through smaller projects with ease.

The P3314 features a Super Clean filtering which keeps larger particles and debris from being caught in the air filter. This reduces the wear and tear on the filter and engine itself which saves you a great deal of maintenance in the long-run. Other features include an automatic oiler that’s completely gear driven, handle that reduces vibration and a primer bulb which makes for easy start-up.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Item Weight: 16 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 32 x 11.6 x 12 inches
  • Size: 14″ Bar Length
  • Color: Green
  • Power Source: gas-powered
  • Cylinder displacement: 33 cc
  • Engine type: 33cc 2-Cycle Gas
  • Warranty Description: 2 Year Limited Warranty

HUSQVARNA 460 Rancher 24" 60.3cc 3.62HP Gas Powered Chain Saw XTorq Chainsaw Review

9.0/10

 

Pros

  • Built in air cleaner for reducing frequent air filter changes
  • Lesser noise levels
  • Smart start and air purge systems help in easy startup
  • Strong machine for more durability
  • Clear felling marks for better accuracy

Cons

  • Higher price

The Husqvarna 460 Rancher gives off a great deal of power taking full-advantage of the X-Torq technology built-in. The 460 Rancher is second to none when it comes to performance and efficiency decreasing fuel usage, emissions, user fatigue and increasing productivity. X-Torq has become a gold standard in the industry which is a Husqvarna exclusive.

The 460 Rancher has a long 24” guide bar which significantly cuts down your operating time on large diameter trees. You’ll also find a air filter with a quick release which makes it easier and faster to access the filter for changing and cleaning and a combined choke/start switch which makes for easier starts and minimizes carb flooding.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Item Weight: 12.79 pounds
  • Power source: Gasoline powered
  • Special Size Type: 20″ Maximum Bar Length
  • Model Number: 460 Rancher
  • Shipping Weight: 23 pounds
  • Item Dimensions: 9.5 x 16 x 47 inches
  • Max power output: 3.62 Horsepower

Tanaka TCS40EA18 18-Inch 40cc 2-Stroke Gas Powered Rear Handle Chain Saw Review

9.0/10

 

Pros

  • Light in weight
  • Compact design
  • Anti-vibration system
  • Side-access chain tensioner for chain adjustment
  • 18-inch Oregon bar and chain

Cons

  • Not built to last

Tanaka delivers a great value available in a 16, 18 and 20” chainsaw. Powered by a 40cc engine that delivers great power and cutting speeds while reducing the amount of pull force required for startup by as much as 50%. The S Start technology is something that users have come to appreciate stating it makes the Tanaka TCS40EA18 easier to start than leading competitors.

The TCS40EA18 is aggressively priced. The 2.4 HP engine is commercial grade giving you years of rigorous cutting, pruning and felling. Other features include a chain tensioner that easily accessible from the side which makes for simpler adjustments and its also CARB compliant.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Product dimensions: 11 x 20.9 x 13 inches
  • Weight: 16 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Hitachi – outdoor power
  • Power: 40cc, 2.4 hp commercial grade engine
  • 16” guide bar
  • 40cc 2-stroke engine

Husqvarna 440E 16-Inch 40.9cc 2-Stroke X-Torq Gas Powered Chain Saw Review

9.0/10

 

Pros

  • Perfect size for several cutting jobs
  • Cheaper than others
  • Amazing safety features
  • Tool-less chain adjustment system
  • Reduced Emission Levels

Cons

  • Difficult starts in cold weather

Capping this review is the Husqvarna 440E which impressed us all with a 9.0 out of 10. This chainsaw is highlighted by Husqvarna’s own X-Torq technology which improves power while decreasing the amount of fuel and emissions. For added convenience, the tool-less tensioning system makes for simple chain adjustments.

For smaller cuts and trimming branches, the 16” guide bar is more than enough. Complete with a Forged 3-piece crankshaft making it more durable and lighter with a weight of only 8 pounds. This makes it more user-friendly and the perfect chainsaw for the mobile user while feeling less fatigue.

SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Dimensions 5 x 11.5 x 10 inches
  • Item Weight 8 pounds
  • Origin: USA
  • Size: 16 inches
  • 3-piece crankshaft
  • Engine: X-Torq

Conclusion

This review on the best chainsaws in 2019 was intended to help make your buying decision easier and hopefully we did just that. If you have any questions, feel free to let us know in the comment section below.