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Best Petrol Chainsaws

Choosing the chainsaw that meets your specific cutting needs is important, considering they're a highly powered and dangerous garden tool. Petrol chainsaws are the most popular and powerful type of saw, though they do come with some drawbacks.

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A petrol chainsaw is powered by a two-stroke engine, and is considered a high quality, high-performing machine best used for heavy duty cutting. With the proper maintenance, and a full tank of fuel, petrol chainsaws can be taken anywhere. Once it's running it is an easy to use, durable, and powerful saw. They are also typically cheaper than battery-powered models.

The main drawback of the petrol chainsaw is maintenance. The engine needs to be serviced regularly, the tank needs to be full of fuel, and the blades of the saw need to be sharpened. It's also the loudest of all types of chainsaw, making it somewhat unsuitable for residential settings (at least on Sunday mornings).

The high-power output of the petrol chainsaw makes it ideal for heavy cutting. That is, tree felling, log splitting, saw-log prep and milling. If used for these purposes, the guide bar should be at least 50 cm (20") in length.

Safety is an important consideration for all chainsaws. Make sure you're properly equipped with head, eye and ear protection, and have a pair of gloves to operate your saw. The noise and high power-output of this machine may mean further consideration of the environment in which you plan to use it. Additionally, making sure your chainsaw is the right weight for you is critical to using it safely.

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82 listings

Stihl MS 170 / 171 MiniBoss

Stihl MS 170 / 171 MiniBoss · includes 2 listings

4.1 from 57 reviews

Latest review: Starts alright if you follow directions and use new fuel and Stihl oil. Full choke (lever to bottom) and few pulls till fires. If fires but not start, click choke lever up a notch. That usually

Price (RRP) $249.00 to $399.00

  • Build Quality
    4.2 (5)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (5)
  • Safety
    4.5 (4)
  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length35 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System, Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Chain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Power (kW)1.3 kW
  • Engine Displacement30.1 cc to 31.8 cc
Baumr-AG SX62

Baumr-AG SX62

3.2 from 98 reviews

Latest review: I purchased the chainsaw in August 2019 for a bargain price of $135 delivered. Assembly was very easy. Followed the manual using good quality 2 stroke oil and 95 unleaded fuel and good quality bar

Price (RRP) $359.00

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (7)
  • Value for Money
    4.9 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.1 (7)
  • Safety
    3.7 (6)
  • Uses Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length51 cm
  • FeaturesQuick / Easy Start and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight6.8 kg
  • Power (HP)4.5 HP
  • Engine Displacement62 cc
Stihl MS 381

Stihl MS 381

4.2 from 17 reviews

Latest review: Died after 5 months - piston scored. Stihl dealer insisted it was due to incorrect fuel mix- even though it had always been run on the same mix (using Stihl 2stroke oil) as my other Stihl gear. Stihl

Price (RRP) $1,529.00

  • Build Quality
    2.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (2)
  • Safety
    4.0 (2)
  • Bar Length50 cm
  • Weight6.6 kg
  • Engine Displacement72.2 cc
Husqvarna 395XP

Husqvarna 395XP

4.5 from 14 reviews

Latest review: I have owned my Husky 395Xp for 12 years, It is the Best chainsaw ever made without a doubt. It has NOT cost me 1 cent, never let me down, and HUSQVARNA still make this model. There is no difference

Price (RRP) $2,299.00

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting and Tree felling, sawlog prep, and milling
  • Bar Length24 cm
  • FeaturesQuick / Easy Start and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight7.9 kg
  • Noise Level 115 dB
  • Power (kW)4.9 kW
  • Engine Displacement94 cc
Stihl MS 390 / MS 391 Farm Boss

Stihl MS 390 / MS 391 Farm Boss · includes 2 listings

3.1 from 39 reviews

Latest review: had a old 029 for many years,[18 at least!] ,rugged reliable,great saw.,but it was getting a bit long in the tooth. my good wife decided i deserved a new one for my birthday. purchased a m s 391

Price (RRP) $1,399.00

  • Build Quality
    1.7 (11)
  • Value for Money
    1.7 (11)
  • Ease of Use
    2.5 (10)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.6 (10)
  • Safety
    3.1 (8)
  • Uses Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length50 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System and Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication
  • Power (kW)3.3 kW
  • Engine Displacement64.1 cc
Stihl MS 180

Stihl MS 180 · includes 2 listings

2.8 from 51 reviews

Latest review: I must say I was surprised by how many people have starting issues as I have a lot of 2 stroke tools and never had the problems of some of the owners .I am suspecting fuel issues could be part of the

Price (RRP) $299.00

  • Build Quality
    3.0 (7)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    3.3 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (6)
  • Safety
    4.6 (5)
  • Uses Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Engine Displacement31.8 cc
Husqvarna 562 XP AutoTune

Husqvarna 562 XP AutoTune

3.2 from 25 reviews

Latest review: Great saw but air filter could be better when cutting dry hardwood I use two stroke oil on the filter and it can sometimes have a hot start issue but only in very hot

Price (RRP) $1,739.00

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (2)
  • Safety
    5.0 (2)
  • Uses Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length51 cm
  • FeaturesChain Brake, Engine Air Pre-Cleaner and Quick / Easy Start
  • Weight6.1 kg
  • Power (kW)3.5 kW
  • Engine Displacement59.8 cc
Stihl MS 311 Farm Boss

Stihl MS 311 Farm Boss

3.0 from 28 reviews

Latest review: Just like Colin's review, bought my MS 311 late October 2017. It only had light use and in December 2018 the exhaust just severed off. Took the saw back and explained to the Tech Dept that I believed

Price (RRP) $1,199.00

  • Build Quality
    1.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    1.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.5 (2)
  • Safety
    3.0 (2)
  • Uses Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length50 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System, Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication and Quick / Easy Start
  • Weight6.2 kg
  • Power (kW)3.1 kW
  • Power (HP)4.2 HP
  • Engine Displacement59 cc
Husqvarna 236 E Series

Husqvarna 236 E Series

2.9 from 36 reviews

Latest review: I bought the 236 when my passed down 15yr old Stihl from my father finally packed it in. The huski Is actually larger than the little stihl I had so I had very high hopes of being able cut through

Price (RRP) $399.00

  • Build Quality
    3.0 (4)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (4)
  • Safety
    4.0 (4)
  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length36 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System, Chain Brake, Engine Air Pre-Cleaner and Quick / Easy Start
  • Weight4.7 kg
  • Noise Level 113 dB
  • Power (kW)1.4 kW
  • Engine Displacement38.2 cc
Ryobi RCS5145N

Ryobi RCS5145N

3.0 from 27 reviews

Latest review: Used this for lopping pine branches on my property. Nothing too serious or hardcore. About 30 minutes in, the chain pops off. I refit chain etc. and adjust tension. Chain pops off again roughly 5

Price (RRP) $299.00

  • Build Quality
    3.4 (7)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    3.7 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.4 (7)
  • Safety
    3.6 (5)
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length46 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System, Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Chain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight5.3 kg
  • Engine Displacement51 cc
ALDI Petrol Chainsaw

ALDI Petrol Chainsaw · includes 8 listings

2.6 from 53 reviews

Latest review: Used once on small bush. Worked for 20 minutes then nothing. Chain won’t turn. Don’t bother with this one. Leaks fuel and oil Really not buying anymore electrical stuff from ALDI. Too unreliable Fin

Price (RRP) $89.99 to $199.00

  • Build Quality
    2.6 (7)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    3.4 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.7 (6)
  • Safety
    3.4 (5)
  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length30.5 cm, 40 cm, 41 cm or 45 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System
  • Power (kW)1.5 kW
  • Engine Displacement26 cc to 54.6 cc
McCulloch CS400T

McCulloch CS400T

3.5 from 11 reviews

Latest review: Absolute crap...does not run for more than 20 min. It over heats.chainsaw is 6 months old. Had less than 2 hours use, then wouldn't start. Paid $110 for a useless service.. starts, if you can get it

Price (RRP) $299.00

  • Build Quality
    1.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    1.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    1.0 (1)
  • Safety
    3.0 (1)
  • Uses Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length45 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System and Quick / Easy Start
  • Weight5.5 kg
  • Noise Level 113 dB
  • Power (kW)9,000 kW
  • Power (HP)1.5 HP
  • Engine Displacement40 cc
Bigger Boyz Toyz 4 Stroke 5 in 1

Bigger Boyz Toyz 4 Stroke 5 in 1

2.5 from 26 reviews

Latest review: this make chain saw is crap don't go there I have not been able to start it sent it back to bigger boyz toys came back started then cut off iam throwing it out haven't even trimed anything with

Price (RRP) $1,495.00

  • Build Quality
    1.0 (5)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    2.3 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.7 (3)
  • Safety
    1.0 (2)
  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length26 cm
  • Weight8 kg
  • Engine Displacement36 cc
Stihl MS 362 / 362 C-M

Stihl MS 362 / 362 C-M · includes 2 listings

3.4 from 10 reviews

Latest review: Bought three of the stihl ms 362c I have been using stihl products for a long time professionally. And six months and two are down. Never seen this before. Very unhappy. With this product. Is has

Price (RRP) $1,599.00

  • Build Quality
    1.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length50 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System, Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Chain Brake and Engine Air Pre-Cleaner
  • Power (kW)3.5 kW
  • Power (HP)4.8 HP
  • Engine Displacement59 cc
Stihl MS 211

Stihl MS 211 · includes 2 listings

2.3 from 24 reviews

Latest review: I have had my MS 211 C-BE for a little over a year. It has never restarted well on a hot restart. I have tried all the special fuels and even the latest Stihl fuel that smells like VMPA Naphtha. That

Price (RRP) $599.00 to $699.00

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    2.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (2)
  • Safety
    3.5 (2)
  • Uses Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length40 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System, Chain Brake and Engine Air Pre-Cleaner
  • Power (kW)1.7 kW
  • Engine Displacement35.2 cc
Husqvarna 240 E-Series

Husqvarna 240 E-Series

2.2 from 10 reviews

Latest review: I brought the 240e run 5 tanks of gas though it and had shop tune and check . This saw has done way too much work cut a power of fire wood . Willow, Bluegum, and Pine ! Chain has never come loose and

Price (RRP) $499.00

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length41 cm
  • FeaturesChain Brake, Engine Air Pre-Cleaner, Quick / Easy Start and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight4.7 kg
  • Power (kW)1.5 kW
  • Engine Displacement38.2 cc
Baumr-AG SX82 24" E-Start

Baumr-AG SX82 24" E-Start

1.9 from 15 reviews

Latest review: This is the most useless saw just put in the rubbish bin, won't start release arm broke my small Skill start every time, fuel leaks must be made in Russia. Don't

Price (RRP) $519.00

  • Build Quality
    1.0 (3)
  • Value for Money
    1.3 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    1.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    1.0 (1)
  • Safety
    1.0 (1)
  • Uses Tree felling, sawlog prep, and milling
  • Bar Length61 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System, Chain Brake and Quick / Easy Start
  • Weight9 kg
  • Engine Displacement82 cc
Husqvarna 455 Rancher

Husqvarna 455 Rancher

5.0 from 6 reviews

Latest review: I’ve owned several small chain saws , the 455 has not let me down. Easy to start and I use it almost on a weekly basis , sometimes everyday when cutting wood or building a log cabin . Knock on wood ,

Price (RRP) $1,229.00

  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length51 cm
  • FeaturesTool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight5.9 kg
  • Engine Displacement55.5 cc
Homelite HBCS3530

Homelite HBCS3530

5.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: Cheap does not have to be junk, plenty of power and light weight. Goes Good, starts easy but more suited to smaller jobs with its 12 inch bar, but take your time with it and anything is

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesTool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight5.2 kg
  • Power (kW)1.5 kW
  • Engine Displacement35 cc
Husqvarna 565 AutoTune

Husqvarna 565 AutoTune

5.0 from 3 reviews

Latest review: Brought this saw in April and have had no issues at all. It starts easily and cuts through hard Jarrah with ease. It’s light enough to use for hours and uses less fuel than previous saws that I have o

Price (RRP) $1,529.00

  • Build Quality
    4.7 (3)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (3)
  • Safety
    5.0 (2)
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length51 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System
  • Weight6.5 kg
  • Noise Level 119 dB
  • Power (kW)3.7 kW
  • Engine Displacement70.6 cc
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