The Hitachi CS33EB16 features a vibration-reducing system that does a decent job of cutting down on user fatigue, making it more comfortable to use for long periods. It produces minimal kickback, so it’s a smart choice for those not familiar with using these tools.
The XtremepowerUS 82100-XP is a big tool for a small price, so don’t be surprised if it doesn’t last as long as some of the more expensive models. It wouldn’t be suitable for professional loggers, but can stand up to anything the average consumer throws its way.
The Jonsered CS2245 features a turbo air intake that removes 97% of the cutting dust before it ever reaches the filter, so it requires less user maintenance than some other models. Its handle has steel springs to absorb vibrations, making it forgiving on the arms.
Gas-powered chainsaws don’t get much smaller than the Echo cs-271T so if you don’t have a lot of storage space and never need to cut very thick logs, this might be the one for you. Since its engine is only 27 cc, it can run a long time on the 8.1-ounce fuel tank.
Poulan Pro 50cc
The Poulan Pro 50cc features the brand’s OxyPower engine, which provides high torque, while reducing emissions by 70% and fuel consumption by 20%, making it both eco- and wallet-friendly. The pull cord doesn’t require a lot of force, allowing anyone to start it easily.
The Remington Rebel comes in a variety of models with bar sizes ranging from 14″ to 18″. Since they all run on a 42-cubic centimeter engine, any one of them would be suitable for felling small trees and sawing through dense firewood.
The Husqvarna 440EII is a couple of steps down from their largest model, but is still more than powerful enough for the average home user and even for some commercial applications. It is engineered to have minimal emissions to ensure it meets all environmental regulations.
Tanaka Pure Fire
The Tanaka Pure Fire utilizes a commercial-grade motor that starts and runs reliably season after season. It offers side access to the chain to allow for convenient tensioning when in the field, and features a sprocket nose bar for optimal control.
The Ryobi RY3714 is a budget-friendly option with a short 14-inch blade that is perfect for the homeowner who doesn’t have a lot of storage space, but who needs to be able to hack through some small- to medium-sized tree stumps periodically.
Husqvarna 460 Rancher
The Husqvarna 460 Rancher has a 60cc engine and a 24-inch blade to tackle the largest of tree trunks. It easily powers through the hardest of woods without bogging down and features a smart starting system that makes getting it up and running easy.