When considering the best chainsaw for cutting firewood, there are a few key items to consider. First of all, how will you be using your new chainsaw? Is it going to be for trimming large trees? Or perhaps you have a small lawn and need to get to that shrub without having to climb a tree. The type of wood, if you plan to use it for burning will also influence your decision on which chain is best. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons of different drive links for this purpose.
The two most common chainsaws in North America are the Milwaukee chainsaw and the Ridgid gas operated chain saw. Both brands use an air powered drive link to apply pressure to a sliding belt that runs between the saw blade and the sipper or oil pan. The chain is an integral part of this system and is what connects the blade with the sipper. Drive links for both brands come in a variety of different length combinations and there are also a number of different types of chain for each type of saw.
A good way to determine which drive links are right for your application is to check the length of the chain that comes with the machine. The manufacturer of your saw will have the information for this available. If you do not know the correct length, simply measure from one of the guides on the side of the saw and match it to the appropriate drive links. Remember to allow for the wear and tear on the chain as well as the tension of the drive links. If you find that you are working in an area with very cold temperatures, purchasing a corded chain is a good idea as it will provide the maximum amount of electrical power and run cooler than a chain that is corded.
A major positive of these chains is the ability to maintain high precision and efficiency. Chainsaws of all types are known to be more efficient when operating at high speeds compared to the slow, low vibration operation of hand held equipment. Although this may not seem logical, high speed reduces the chances of the chain damaging its teeth and reducing the overall efficiency of the saw. Chainsaws that operate at low speeds also require less maintenance so they can save money over the long term.
There are a few negative aspects of using chainsaws on a commercial property. One of these negatives is noise pollution. Chainsaws are loud and generate plenty of noise when in operation. This noise can impact the neighbors’ sleep and can reduce the productivity of employees. In addition, chainsaws emit poisonous carbon monoxide when in use, which is highly toxic and can cause death if not treated promptly. These are just two of the many negatives of the 20-inch chainsaw chain but there are actually a number of positives associated with them as well.
Chain saws that are of the highest quality to produce the best results. Chainsaws with steel rods and heavy duty aluminum cages produce the most accurate wood cutting of any chain saw. Chainsaws with steel rods that have been reinforced with Kevlar and other high-quality materials will last longer than any other chain saw. A chainsaw with a steel rod that is reinforced with Kevlar will also cost much less over the long run than a chain saw with other materials that are not as durable.
Many chainsaws come in several different gauges. Some chainsaws have only one gauge while others have several different gauges. Some chainsaws, such as the Japanese saw, have a diamond plate and other specialized features. Some chainsaws have automatic chainsaws that do not require the operator to manually switch the blade while in operation. The best chainsaw for both home use and commercial use will have both a heavier gauge and a lighter gauge chain.