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Best Electric Chainsaws

Finding the right chainsaw for you is very important, considering they're one of the most high-powered and dangerous gardening tools you can own! Typical electrical chainsaws have strengths and weaknesses regarding maintenance, operating area, and power.

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Being connected to the mains power limits the portability of an electric chainsaw, so make sure you have a big extension cord if you want to get down the back of your garden. Despite this, they are lighter than petrol and battery-powered models, making them easier to handle.

They also require limited maintenance and set-up, are much quieter than petrol-powered machines, and depending on the specific saw can still be high-performing. Portability is the main drawback of electrically powered chainsaws, meaning they're best used for smaller, lighter pruning jobs around the garden. For these jobs, a guide bar of up to 40cm (16") would be appropriate.

Safety is an important consideration for all chainsaws, but especially this one, given the added hazard of a connected power cable. Make sure you're properly equipped with head, eye and ear protection, and have a pair of gloves to operate your saw.

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Black & Decker Alligator Lopper

Black & Decker Alligator Lopper · includes 2 listings

4.7 from 9 reviews

Latest review: My neighbour lent me his Alligator when it was pruning time. It is BRILLIANT!!!! I had bougainvilleas 100mm thick that it breezed through. I've had my own Alligator now for about 5 years & have

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Bar Length10 cm
  • FeaturesChain Brake and Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication
  • Power (kW)0.55 kW
  • Uses Pruning
Rockwell RG8301

Rockwell RG8301

4.7 from 3 reviews

Latest review: I had two 50ft trees to chop down and was prepared to do it myself. (A Peppercorn and a Gum Tree) My basis for Value for Money was that if the chainsaw lasted the time it took to fell the trees and

Ozito Power X Change 18V Chainsaw

Ozito Power X Change 18V Chainsaw

4.6 from 5 reviews

Latest review: For really thick privet trunks this thing is in its show home. I would always use a straight-up recip saw / pruner as first port of call but when the going gets a bit tough for my DIY versions this

  • Build Quality
    3.5 (4)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (4)
  • Safety
    4.3 (4)
  • Bar Length20.3 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Chain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Noise Level 98 dB
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
Ryobi Electric RCS1940

Ryobi Electric RCS1940

4.3 from 4 reviews

Latest review: I've had 2 electric chainsaws before this one and the Ryobi is fantastic. The common issue with the older ones was the chain tension mechanism. The chain was constantly slipping off the older ones

Price (RRP) A$139.00

Ozito ECS-355

Ozito ECS-355

4.0 from 8 reviews

Latest review: I got this one from Bunnings. It is good to use first time, a few time chain fell off. Two years later, it doesn't work functionally, even with a new replaced

  • Build Quality
    3.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (2)
  • Safety
    4.0 (2)
Ozito ECS-406A

Ozito ECS-406A

4.0 from 4 reviews

Latest review: This chainsaw is a great buy at approx. $100. Have used it to cut through tree trunks up to 200mm in diam. including gum and acacia without issue but let the saw do the work without using too much

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Bar Length40.6 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Chain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Power (kW)2.2 kW
  • Uses Pruning
  • Power2,200 W
Black & Decker RS890K

Black & Decker RS890K

4.0 from 1 review

Latest review: Great saw for cutting wood, plastic and metal. Kit comes with saw, hard plastic case and three blades. Easily cuts tree limbs as long as they are stable. Safe to use and easy to change blades. A good

Ryobi RCS2340

Ryobi RCS2340

3.6 from 8 reviews

Latest review: You've only got to look at the picture on the box it comes in and you know that this saw means business. 4 yr warranty & fully assembled out of the box. 2 hp ac power and a 16" bar makes this an

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (5)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (5)
  • Safety
    4.0 (5)