Cordless electric chainsaws make use of battery power and are the perfect tool for a quick and easy tree trimming. But what characteristics do the best battery chainsaws carry? And, what brands are creating the best battery chainsaws on today’s market? We have created this guide to help you answer these very questions.
Best Battery Chainsaw Brands
DeWalt’s battery chainsaws all come with 40 volts of battery power. They have 16-inch guide bars that are quite large for chainsaws of their battery power size. Continuous lubrication systems and low kickback will ensure that DeWalt battery chainsaws will have a long, safe and prosperous life.
Ryobi battery chainsaws can be found with both 18 volt and 40-volt battery powers. Their 18-volt chainsaws have 10 and 12-inch guide bars that are meant very small trimming jobs while their 40-volt chainsaws have 14 and 16-inch guide bars that are meant for larger cutting jobs. Ryobi makes cordless chainsaws with the power of gas chainsaws, and the quietness and comfort of battery chainsaws.
What to consider when buying a battery chainsaw
The user’s personal physical strength
Chainsaws can clearly be dangerous when not used and handled correctly. Because of this, it’s important for the user to ensure that he or she can comfortably control the chainsaw when it’s running. This means selecting a saw with the appropriate weight and handle for the user. If the user has trouble lifting a 15-pound chainsaw for an extended period, he or she should look for something lighter.
When it comes to safety, not all battery chainsaws are created equally. Some of these chainsaws have an anti-kickback chain while some of them do not. This anti-kick back chain will prevent the chain from stopping on a dime and forcing the chainsaw back in the users direction. Chainsaw kickback could potentially be very dangerous, so a chainsaw that does not allow it would be the safest choice for users who aren’t professional woodcutters.
Pros of a battery chainsaw
- It’s easier to move around than it is for a corded chainsaw
- It’s much quieter than a gas-powered chainsaw
- It’s ideal for trimming smaller branches and areas where there is not a great deal of room to move
- It requires a lot less maintenance than does a gas-powered chainsaw
- Easier to start than a gas-powered chainsaw, as it is turned on with a simple flick of a switch
Cons of a battery chainsaw
- Less powerful than gas-powered chainsaws. It does not have the ability to cut down large trees.
- Limited operating time, as the battery will typically run out anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes after the chainsaw is started.
- The battery adds weight to the chainsaw which typically makes it heavier than other chainsaws