Gone are the days that lumber jacks had exclusive rights to chainsaws as their tools of the trade. Increasingly, home owners are using chainsaws on a more regular basis, there are many reasons for this; no doubt a major reason is the advancement in technology and the superb range of chainsaws available from major manufacturers like Stihl and Husqvarna. The homeowner, semi professional woodcutter or weekend woodcutter; call them what you like, but, they have never had it so good.
And it is only going to get better. Husqvarna has one of the worlds largest range of chainsaws ,that boast easy to start capabilities, comfortable handle designs and smooth shapes. For the average home owner- wood cutter, to professional wood cutter or even fire department, Husqvarna provides light weight design chainsaws to cut through smaller jobs with effective precision. Stihl has long been described as the world leader in the versatile consumer and professional chainsaws market.
Whether you're planning on trimming trees, cutting down large logs or even planning to take up chainsaw art carving, Stihl has a design and model for the job. Poulan, Echo and McCulloch are very well respected chainsaw brands. Time restricts a lengthy benefits scroll but in short, how about superior balance and control with an added vibration reduction technology for starters.
The amateur woodcutter's toughest decision will be deciding which model to take home. Chainsaw technology has become so advanced during the last decade that it's hard to imagine it once took two people to operate the first ever cutter. Now, features such as feather chain breaks, auto oilers and electric ignition are par for the course. Carry cases and anti-vibration handles; more benefits with the end goal being a great cutting job and increased safety for the chainsaw user. It's a good idea if you are an inexperienced chainsaw operator to perform some due diligence prior to purchasing your first saw. Issues such as gas or electric need to be sorted out along with the type of job you plan to use it for.
As a weekend woodcutter or homeowner, get a feel of the chainsaw. Weight will be an important consideration before you purchase. Sticking with the name brands such as Stihl and Husqvarna will give you a big edge while a good talk to your local dealer should help isolate exactly the size of the chainsaw you need. Remember, if you are semi professional, keep in mind you're not going to be cutting down "Jack and the Giant" type beanstalks. So be careful you don't end up with a chainsaw totally out of character with your surroundings.
Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster who takes an interest in a wide range of topics. At Dean's site www.chainsawlife.com get the latest views, reviews and news in the world of chainsaws.