If you’re looking for the best chainsaw to buy for Christmas in 2019, look no further! This is a comprehensive list of the best chainsaws in different categories for every single person on your list who might need one. (Which is really everyone with a yard or who likes crafting or who envisions themselves a lumberjack.)
The Best Professional Chainsaw for the Money
This is the go-to chainsaw for thick trees that you can find on Amazon. It’s the model of choice for people who work in tree trimming or firewood cutting or regularly tackle BIG projects. Reviewers talk about using the Rancher to get three a foot with a 3-foot diameter!
Hugqvarna has a long history and a stellar reputation. The 455 Rancher also comes in a shorter 18-inch bar which shaves about $50 off the price.
Amazon Monthly Payment Plans?
I haven’t noticed this before and it might not be an option by the time you read this and click the link, but as of today, Amazon was offering a 5-month payment plan on the Rancher, without a credit check, interest or financing fees. Full terms and conditions are available on the site.
Best Electric Cordless Chainsaw for the Money
If you’re looking for an electric chainsaw that’s close to the experience you get with a gas model, the Makita XCU02PTX1 Lithium-Ion 12-Inch Chainsaw Kit is your best bet. You can cut through biggish trees and enjoy a long-lasting battery on one charge. However, it’s also more expensive than many electric options. If you’re on a tight budget, keep scrolling to our more affordable electric options.
Best Lightweight Chainsaw for the Money
One thing to mention once you get down into lower-priced chainsaws is that a) the Amazon monthly payment plan doesn’t seem to apply to purchases and b) you have to be careful about batteries. Some of the models are very affordable at first glance, but then you realize they don’t come with batteries! (Of course, these can cost nearly as much as the chainsaw to order separately.)
Greenworks is a trusted electric brand that created a beast of a lightweight machine in the 16-inch cordless chainsaw. It’s notably lightweight, easy to weild and tough enough to handle small and medium-sized trees. It’s also a really good choice for people interested in chainsaw sculpting.
Best Cheap Chainsaw for the Money – Best Chainsaw Under $100 – Best Chainsaw Under $50
That’s right. It’s electric. It’s also got a cord. Most importantly, it’s (as of writing) under $50, so those little inconveniences are kinda forgiveable. If you’re looking for a super-cheap chainsaw that can handle small to medium-sized trees, gives this little Remington a go.
It’s rated 4-stars at nearly 1,000 reviews, with notes such as:
DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THIS LITTLE CHAINSAW… This bugger will do it.. we had a tough guy tree “expert” vanish and leave us high and dry and he and his fine crew left an enormous partially cut up Sweetgum tree down in our backyard. The remaining stump was 20ft length and about 26 diameter at the base… this saw got it all cut up in no time flat… I had to go from both sides the further down i went to the base… but it was not a tough thing and was actually rather fun to use the saw… one of the best buys I have ever made on Amazon. The saw is really pretty light and about as loud as a jigsaw… I truly like this saw. Never owned or operated a chainsaw… this took the mystery out of it… I will tackle any limb or tree now. The only problem is.. now my neighbors know I have a chainsaw thats better than the gas one that see I them yanking on for 20 minutes while they wipe sweat and cuss….
Another reviewer pointed out there is a special part that must be included when putting together the chainsaw bar which he felt was the source of some of the negative reviews. So – as with most super-cheap products – this is one where you’ll want to read the directions carefully during set-up to get the most from your purchase.
Still looking for the best chainsaw to buy for Christmas in 2019? Be sure to leave a comment below and we’ll see if we can help you find the perfect model for your needs!