Types Of Chainsaws

There are two main types of chainsaws in the market today. Electric and petrol powered. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Electric Chainsaws

Electric chainsaws are usually lighter and so easier to manoeuvre and are generally cheaper than petrol chainsaws. Electric & cordless chainsaws are easier to start than petrol chainsaws because you don’t have to yank a pulley to get the engine going.

These are best for chopping up limbs and branches from a tree as opposed to the tree itself.

Electric chainsaws are not as powerful as petrol chainsaws. The chain doesn’t spin quite as fast and require more effort doing the same job as a petrol chainsaw due to the lack of power.

Petrol Chainsaws

Petrol powered chainsaws are much more powerful than the electric chainsaws. The motor is very aggressive and powers the chain to spin faster making even harder jobs easy.

Petrol chainsaws also don’t need to have a cord holding them back – you just get on with the work.

Petrol powered chainsaws have their flaws too. They are heavier than electric chainsaws which means they are not quite as easy to manoeuvre as electric chainsaws. Depending on the amount of work you need to do, you would need to take regular breaks.