With so many chainsaw chainsaws on the market today it can be difficult to choose which one is the best for your needs. In this article we will attempt to answer the question, “What is the best chainsaw brand?” By answering this question we will give you a better understanding of what is available and how each manufacturer does business. We hope that by the time you have finished reading this article you will know what to look for in the best chainsaw chains, and hopefully you will choose the brand that works best for you and your family.
First let’s look at some of the positives and negatives of the chain saws available. There are many positives to be found when comparing the saws, but there are also some negatives. The biggest negative of them all, is the size of the chain and the number of chains the saw can handle before it becomes too heavy. Even though most chainsaw chains are made from a medium or long gauge steel, some can handle up to forty-two bars. Some of the chain weights offered include five, six and nine-bar weights.
Some saws can even handle forty-eight bars, but they have a shorter blade that cannot cut as far as a seven-bar chain. These are perfect for fence and deck work. The chain can also come in several different widths, and these can all affect cutting distance. The extra wide chainsaw chains can cut all the way out to the ground while the narrow width chains are best used for things like limbs.
Some positives to consider include how the chain and the teeth mesh together, how long the chain is, and how sharp the teeth are. Most manufacturers make their chains with either a Dura-Tred or Spyderco brand. Both brands provide solid construction and are very well balanced. Most saws will not need sharpening except for the most severe conditions. Chainsaws do require sharpening, however, because the saw can only cut wood at certain angles and with the right chain size and sharpening process.
The chain saw sprocket is the part of the chain that connects the teeth to the chain. The sprocket can be replaced with a new chain saw chain, which is another positive feature. Some chainsaws can be converted to electric by purchasing an epoxy drive link kit. These kits are available at most dealerships and can be easily installed by a professional.
Some other features to look for include low kickback and ease of control. Chainsaw sippers can be important if you find yourself cutting close to the ground. Some chainsaw sippers are sold as part of the chain but sold separately. Low kickback is another word for difficulty in stopping the chainsaw from cutting near the ground. It occurs when the chain grabs the saw when you apply pressure on the bar. Low kickback can be fixed by buying a new chain or replacing worn out parts.
There are plenty of positives when it comes to buying a new chain saw. Chainsaws are easy to service and are very durable. There are a few negatives that you should consider before purchasing a particular brand or model. Chain kickback and poor cutting power are two of the negatives.
With all of the positives, there are some negatives to think about as well. Chain kickback is a common problem that many chainsaw users experience. It can damage your lawn or possibly destroy your fences. Poor cutting power is also a problem and often occurs when chainsaw vibration exceeds the amount of force the chain can handle.