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Best Chainsaws

Chainsaws are versatile and powerful garden tools, but finding the right size and design for your specific cutting project is very important. The wrong chainsaw can be a dangerous waste of money, and picking out the right machine is hard when many look so similar . So, here's a quick and helpful guide to finding that ideal chainsaw!

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When deciding which chainsaw to buy, the most important factors to consider are what you'll be using it for, where you'll be using it (such as urban, noise restricted areas or out in the country ), and how often. Knowing these answers will help you get an idea of your ideal guide bar length, as well as the most suitable power source.

Electric Chainsaws must be connected to a power cable, and offer easier handling than traditional petrol chainsaws. They are quiet in operation, require little maintenance or set-up, and are most effective when used for light cutting and trimming. Limited portability is the main drawback of an electric chainsaw, so keep that extension cord handy.

Petrol Chainsaws are popular and powerful. With proper maintenance of its two-stroke engine, a petrol chainsaw can do heavy duty cutting anywhere. Though these saws are considered very high quality and well-performing, their maintenance requirements and loud, grating noise are reasons why they might not be right for you.

Battery-Powered Chainsaws are cordless, electric machines, affording them good manoeuvrability, portability and power. They are easier to use and maintain than petrol chainsaws, but like any battery-powered garden tool, its downfall is the need to recharge. They are typically the most expensive model of chainsaw.

Generally, for light pruning the bar length be only needs to be up to 40 cm (16"). Medium chainsaw work, like small tree felling, hedge trimming and cross-cutting, should use a bar up to 50 cm (20") in length. For all other heavy sawing, like tree-felling, log splitting, saw-log prep and milling, aim for a bar longer than 50 cm to get the job done.

Safety is an important consideration, no matter how your chainsaw is powered. Make sure you're properly equipped with head, eye and ear protection, and have a pair of gloves to operate your saw. Additionally, making sure your chainsaw is the right weight for you is critical to using it safely.

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Makita DUC254Z

Battery ChainsawsMakita DUC254Z

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: Just spent the day with the Makita DUC254z cordless top handle chainsaw .The need for this unit was the 40 meters of Cypress hedges are too tall at 4.1 m . I have no problems with the mild trimming

Makita DCS231T

Petrol ChainsawsMakita DCS231T

4.6 from 5 reviews

Latest review: These have been discontinued unfortunately, but if you can grab one - do it! This tiny top-handled saw has lots of power, starts and runs perfectly, with a tank lasting a very long time. Can’t fault i

Price (RRP) A$249.00

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (2)
  • Safety
    5.0 (2)
  • Bar Length25 cm
Makita DUC302Z Cordless Chainsaw

Battery ChainsawsMakita DUC302Z Cordless Chainsaw

4.5 from 2 reviews

Latest review: Great little chainsaw for camping and around the house. Easy to use and works well. Tradies like myself don't really need a chainsaw but saw it at Total Tools Pooraka and said why not. Previously

Price (RRP) A$379.00

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (2)
  • Safety
    4.0 (2)
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesTool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Noise Level 74 dB
Bosch 12V Cordless Easy Cut 06033C9040

Battery ChainsawsBosch 12V Cordless Easy Cut 06033C9040

4.5 from 2 reviews

Latest review: I am a civil engineer and home renovator not associated with bosch or Bunnings. I don't have any other 12v bosch tools, I use either Makita or dewalt mostly. I bought this saw for $199 from Bunnings

Price (RRP) A$199.00

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    4.0 (1)
  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System and Carrying Case Included
  • Noise Level 86 dB
Makita EA3201S

Petrol ChainsawsMakita EA3201S

3.6 from 8 reviews

Latest review: This saw is very easy to start. It is very well made (as you would expect from a Makita. It cuts through trunks of a size it has no business cutting through. Maintenance and cleaning is very easy.

Price (RRP) A$299.00

  • Build Quality
    3.0 (4)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (3)
  • Safety
    4.0 (3)
  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length40 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System and Quick / Easy Start
  • Noise Level 83 dB
  • Power (kW)1.35 kW
Makita DCS460/38

Petrol ChainsawsMakita DCS460/38

3.1 from 7 reviews

Latest review: Brought new one, more times back to makita than used, impossible to start. Was replaced with new one, went well for 3or4 times now have same problem with starting again. Even with fresh fuel still

Price (RRP) A$499.00

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length38 cm
  • Noise Level 108 dB
Bosch AKE 30 LI

Battery ChainsawsBosch AKE 30 LI

3.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: This saw is surprisingly powerful and i can get a lot of work out of it even with the basic 2.4 AH battery. As the other reviewer notes, the most annoying thing with this is that the blade

Price (RRP) A$529.00

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Chain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Noise Level 74 dB
Makita EA5600F

Petrol ChainsawsMakita EA5600F

No reviews

Price (RRP) A$899.00

  • Uses Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length45 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Engine Air Pre-Cleaner and Quick / Easy Start
  • Noise Level 82 dB
  • Power (kW)3 kW
  • Power (HP)4.1 HP
Makita EA6100P

Petrol ChainsawsMakita EA6100P

No reviews

Price (RRP) A$1,199.00

  • Uses Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length50 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication and Quick / Easy Start
  • Noise Level 88 dB
  • Power (kW)3.4 kW
  • Power (HP)4.6 HP
Makita EA3501SR

Petrol ChainsawsMakita EA3501SR

No reviews

Price (RRP) A$399.00

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length40 cm
  • FeaturesQuick / Easy Start and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
Makita EA7900P50E

Petrol ChainsawsMakita EA7900P50E

No reviews

Price (RRP) A$1,449.00

  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length50 cm
  • Power (kW)4.3 kW
Makita EA3502S

Petrol ChainsawsMakita EA3502S

No reviews

Price (RRP) A$379.00

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length40 cm
  • FeaturesQuick / Easy Start
  • Power (kW)1.7 kW
Makita EA3601F

Petrol ChainsawsMakita EA3601F

No reviews

Price (RRP) A$599.00

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length40 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Power (kW)1.7 kW
  • Power (HP)2.3 HP