Best Chainsaws

STIHL MSA 220 T and MSA 220 TC-O

STIHL has launched the MSA 220 T and MSA 220 TC-O, the manufacturers most powerful and durable cordless top handled chainsaws to date, designed for tree care professionals to remove larger branches or perform crown maintenance with ease.

Recommended with a light-weight 14” guide bar, both MSA 220 T models use a high performing PS3 full-chisel saw chain to achieve a fast, high-quality cut. The recommended AP 300 S battery delivers 2.1 kW of electrical power, providing up to 29 minutes of working time and plenty of power for cutting larger sized branches

Both models have an adjustable oil pump, an ergonomic trigger system and a 180° LED display, ensuring the operator always has a clear overview of key information such as the operating status of the saw and the chain brake position. In addition to these features, the MSA 220 TC-O also has an oil sensor that will notify the user when the chain oil tank is empty, helping to reduce potential downtime, premature wear to the cutting attachment and the risk of overheating.

The MSA 220 T and TC-O top handle chainsaws are built with durability in mind and are suitable for use in the toughest conditions thanks to the hard-wearing components. Maintenance of the machine is kept simple via the MSA 220 T’s modular design, allowing housing parts to be removed and replaced quickly and simply.

Other features include side-mounted chain tensioning, captive nut on the sprocket cover and tool-free oil tank cap as standard. In addition, the MSA 220 T boasts an easy-to-clean air filter for long service life and optimum motor cooling.

Husqvarna 450 II Chainsaw

Created for the landscaper who values professional qualities in a saw, the Husqvarna 450 II Chainsaw is a powerful second-generation saw boasting considered, ergonomic design. The petrol chainsaw features an X-Torq® engine meaning lower fuel consumption and reduced emission levels in accordance with environmental regulations. The transparent fuel indicator makes it quick and easy for the user to check the fuel level, while the flip-up tank cap makes it simple to open and close when refuelling.

Not only does the chainsaw design offer increased user comfort with effective anti-vibration dampeners to absorb vibration, sparing the user’s arms and hands, as well as soft inlay, ergonomic trigger and an asymmetrical handle, but it also provides quality results on every use with distinct felling marks for better felling precision.

The 450 II includes a built-in centrifugal air cleaning system for reduced wear and longer operating time between filter cleanings and features a stop switch that automatically resets to the ON position for trouble-free starting.

Makita 40VMax XGT collection

Makita has a range of top and rear-handle chainsaws in its 40VMax XGT collection. Its cordless, lightweight top handle chainsaws; UC002, UC003 and, UC006 all feature a large oil reservoir with an adjustable chain oiling mechanism and anti-fall captive bar nuts to minimise loss when adjusting chain tension.

With an output of 1.4kW max and a brushless motor, these high-end cordless chainsaws each have comparable power to a 30cc 2-stroke chainsaw. Designed with user safety in mind, the chainsaws also feature a metal spike bumper to firmly grip the workpiece, a variable speed control trigger, a kickback brake, and an auto-power off function that automatically turns off after one minute of inactivity.

For professionals looking for a rear handled chainsaw, the UC011, UC014, UC015, UC016 XGT 40VMax (300/350/400mm) effortlessly tackle most applications on the ground. These products benefit from Makita’s 40VMax Li-Ion battery power, generating a max output of 1.6kW – 45% higher compared to the original DUC353 LXT model. The chain speeds are up to 25.5m/s, providing fast and effective cutting, vital for tackling thicker branches. Improving productivity and efficiency, professionals can use these products that have the power comparable to petrol alternatives, but without the emissions.

EGO 40 cm chainsaw

EGO Power Plus has enhanced its range of chainsaws with a new 40 cm Chainsaw. With improved ergonomics and an impressive combination of high torque and chain speed, users can comfortably make light work of medium-sized logs up to 40 cm in width.

With the combination of high torque with a quick chain speed of 20m/s, the chainsaw allows for fast and efficient cutting without the noise and vibration of a petrol alternative.

Weighing in at only 4.1kg without the battery, the chainsaw makes working outdoors safer and easier.

The addition of automatic chain lubrication with a 150 ml oil reservoir, makes for worry-less work without the added task of adjustments, pressing a pump, or using the right amount of oil, and for ultimate safety; the oil filler cap can be opened and closed without the need for tools.  The chain tensioner has also been improved and streamlined to make flush felling cuts possible, whilst automatic chain tensioning maintains the correct tension during use for easy set-up.

Run using EGO 56V ARC Lithium batteries, the chainsaw can deliver petrol-matching power, long run times, and fast and clean cutting from a single charge.

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