Chainsaw Buying Guide

How to choose the right chainsaw?
When buying a new chainsaw, there are two main considerations to be taken into account. First primary purpose of use and second physical strength of those who will use the chainsaw.

A lot of people spare no expense and buy the most expensive chainsaw that particular brand offers. It should be noted however that professional chainsaw with 5 horsepowers is a lot to handle even for a professional forester! This is why we recomomand something with 3.5 hp for an average forest owner.

1. Primary purpose of use
Chainsaws can be divided into three primary groups by intended use:

First group: orchard and trees pruning, wooden framing construction, gardening, cutting small amounts of firewood.
This type of saw feature:
25 – 40 cc displacement
2 – 3 HP
8 – 10 lbs

Second group: part time forestry use, mainly intended for landowners
This type of saw feature:
40 – 60 cc displacement
3 – 4 HP
10 – 12 lbs

Third group: professional chainsaws
40 – 70 cc displacement
3 – 7 HP
10 – 25 lbs


Hitachi CS51EAP 20-Inch Rear Handle Chain Saw, 50.1cc

Hitachi CS51EAP 20-Inch Rear Handle Chain Saw, 50.1cc


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Hitachi is a well known brand and one of the biggest corporations in the world. Hitachi tools are well known for its reliability and this chainsaw is no exception. 3.5 hp, 50 cc and with 11.5 lbs of weight make this chainsaw ideal for landowner. It may be also suitable for professional use as relatively light weight reduces operator fatigue.


Tanaka TCS33EB/16S 32 CC Rear Handle Chain Saw with 16-Inch Sprocket Nose Bar and Chain (New)

Tanaka TCS33EB/16S 32 CC Rear Handle Chain Saw with 16-Inch Sprocket Nose Bar and Chain (New)


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Tanaka TCS33EB/16S 32 CC is a relatively small chainsaw, with 1.6 hp, 32.2 cc engine is ideal for orchard and trees pruning, wooden framing construction and cutting firewood for own use. However is always handy to have a small chainsaw for example for cutting branches and clean up as it reduces operator fatigue.


Tanaka TCS51EAP 50.1CC 20-Inch Rear Handle Chain Saw with PureFire Engine (Reconditioned)

Tanaka TCS51EAP 50.1CC 20-Inch Rear Handle Chain Saw with PureFire Engine (Reconditioned)


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Tanaka TCS51EAP is another chainsaw ideal for landowner with several acres of forest with 3.5 HP/50.1 cc engine it is a direct competitor to Hitachi CS51EAP. It may be also used professionally for cutting logs of modest size considering its quality and reliability.