Petrol chainsaw or electric chainsaw, which to choose?

If you are considering purchasing a chainsaw you may be wondering if an electric chainsaw is right for you or should you buy a petrol chainsaw?

By: Laineema

Where you are going to use it will have a bearing on your decision, a mains electric powered unit is no use where you don’t have easy access to electricity.

If plugging in and trailing leads is not going to be an issue for you then the video below may be informative. A petrol chainsaw is pitted against an electric powered model, the petrol saw does the better job but how well the electric one performs may surprise you.

Of course chain saws will vary between manufacturers and models so what you see in the video may not represent the results you would get with other chainsaws.

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