might seem an unlikely purchase for most homeowners and gardeners, but it's not as unusual as you might think. Chainsaws are often purchased by rural property owners or tree and timber owners, as owning a chainsaw will make any simple tree surgery or sawing firewood a much cheaper and easier process.
When making this purchase, it's important to consider your needs to ensure you make the practical choice. Chainsaws obviously need to be powerful, but it's also vital that they're comfortable and manageable, so that they're safe for you to use. The same chainsaw will not suit everyone.
Choose a well-balanced, lightweight model, especially if you're a novice chainsaw user, to be sure you can handle it with ease. Features like an inertia chain brake, side chain tensioning and an anti-vibration system can make all the difference. This terminology isn't scary – to understand what these terms mean and the benefits for you, talk to your local STIHL dealer
who will be able to offer guidance and help you choose the perfect model for your needs.