When it comes to chainsaws, the most expensive isn’t always the best. The real test is which is the best value for money. That means that we need to factor in such features as the saw’s power to weight ratio, the features it packs in for the price and how long the chainsaw will keep serving you without any hassles. Sometimes a more expensive saw may actually prove out more economical in comparison to a cheaper one over the long run.
When it comes to hunting down the best value chainsaw, it pays to stick with the major brands, such as Stihl, Husqvarna, Echo, and Poulan. Chainsaws have a steep price rise between the mid to top-line consumer models and the professional grade models. Just like the features on a cell-phone, people often spend money needlessly by purchasing a chainsaw with far too much grunt and extra features than what they need for the intended purpose.
No.3 Best Value Chainsaw
This 32.6cc Echo Chainsaw has chainbrake, auto oiler, trigger lock, tool-less access to the air filter, and anti-vibration system and more extra features that you’d expect to pay more for. It only weighs 9 pounds, making it extremely easy to handle. The handle allows for a footrest for on the ground start. The top handle design provides for operator flexibility. It has ample power for almost any job. It even comes with a 5-year consumer warranty. Overall, this terrific value for money.
No.2 Best Value Chainsaw
The 455 Rancher is a homeowner/landowner grade saw that offers great balance with its 20-inch blade and 3/8 chain. It packs a lot of power and features a couple of handy extra features with its decompression valve and rubbery air purge, both of which make the Rancher a breeze to start. The x-torq technology which is a feature of the Husky model allows for a greater power to weight ratio and more grunt from the motor. It also reduces fuel consumption by about 20% adding to our cost savings.
No.1 Best Value Chainsaw
WORX WG303.1 16-Inch 14.5 Amp Electric Chainsaw with Auto-Tension, Chain Brake, and Automatic Oiling
The Worx WG303.1 electric chainsaw is a 16-inch 3.5 HP home user saw that allows the operator to handle almost any task around the home and yard. It produces no harmful emissions and has minimal operating costs when compared to gas-powered chainsaws.
- Bar Length: 16 Inches
- Power Input: 14.5 Amps
- Chain Speed: 12M/s
- Chain Gauge: 0.05″
- Machine Weight: 11 lbs.
Great for first-time users and casual lumberjacks!