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Top 10 things to consider before purchasing a chainsaw

  1. What type of timber will you be cutting with the chainsaw, is it green timber or dry timber, soft or hard wood?
  2. How often will you be using the chainsaw, occasional pruning, cutting firewood or regular felling of large trees?
  3. What pitch and gauge of chain would be better suited to your needs, 3/8" low profile, .325", 3/8" .404"?
  4. What size bar length do your require?
  5. What chainsaw weight is best suited to you?
  6. How powerful does the chainsaw need to be to meet your requirements?
  7. Will the chainsaw have good ergonomics like low vibration levels, a slim design and is it well balanced?
  8. How easy is the chainsaw to start?
  9. How easy is it to tension the chain and gain access to the air filter and spark plug?
  10. What safety equipment do you require for example a helmet, chaps, ear muffs and gloves?
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