Gas chainsaws are much more reliable than their electric counterparts. Using a petrol engine means more power that translates into more work done in the same amount of time. Also petrol engines tend to offer a much higher autonomy than a battery powered chainsaw using an electric engine. However in the end it all resumes to the quality of the parts and the power of the engine. The model variations can make it difficult to pick an appropriate chainsaw. To make things easier here are the top 5 best gas chainsaws 2015 based on power, quality of build, safety, ease of use and price.
5. New McCulloch CS340
McCulloch is one of the smaller brands with less powerful models but just enough functionality and features. The CS340 is compact and well-built chainsaw running on a modest petrol engine. It uses a 38CC 2 cycle gas engine that provides enough torque for most common jobs. Users that want something that was designed for industrial use might be disappointed by this model but everyone else should be satisfied with it. One of the attractive parts of it is the low price and the easy to operate and maintain features. The model comes with a tool-less chain tensioner and it is easy to start. According to some user feedback the CS340 starts almost immediately even in cold weather.
4. Poulan Pro PP5020AV
Poulan has a lot of different chainsaw model including electric ones but the PP5020AV sees to be one of their most appreciated products. It comes with a powerful 50cc 2 stroke engine that can handle almost any job regardless of type of wood that it will cut. Despite its rather large engine the model is quite compact and durable. One of the most enjoyable aspects is the fact that it is quite easy to maintain and operate. It has an effortless pull mechanism that manages to reduce the vibration in the handle. This feature helps reduce operator fatigue and gives a bit more handling precision.
3. Remington RM5118R
The Remington RM5118R is a large and powerful chainsaw that was design for heavy-duty use despite its rather affordable price tag. Its 51cc engine offers more than enough powerful while the electronic ignition ensures that it will start regardless of how cold it is outside. From an operator’s point of view the model is quite easy to handle and causes very little fatigue as the front and rear handles have an anti-vibration system. Last but not least the model includes a fee heavy duty case that will make it easy to carry the chainsaw and keep it safe from accidental damage that could break its chain.
2. Tanaka TCS33EDTP
Not that many people heard of Tanaka and the ones who did probably already owned one in the past. The TCS33EDTP is a large chainsaw that was built to last. Despite its modest 32cc engine the model can handle industrial use. It has an automatic gear-driven model that also handles tensioning of the chain. The way the model was design maintenance becomes almost completely automatic with very little user intervention. Even its starting system was built to be easy and fast in such a way that cold weather does not affect it. Last but not least it is one of the few models that comes with a 7 year consumer warranty or a 2 year commercial warranty.
1. Husqvarna 460 Rancher
Husqvarna is probably the most well-known brand in the industry. Their 460 Rancher is also one of their most notable products. It uses a powerful 60cc engine that makes it easy to cut any type of wood as it provides an excellent torque. The model comes with a side-mounted chain tensioner that is easy to use as well as a simple quick release system for the air filters. To ensure maximum durability the crankshaft was forged in 3 parts. Starting the chainsaw is just as easy as it comes with a built-in heating system that ensures even cold weather will not be a problem. It is worth mentioning that this is a rather large chainsaw. To reduce the fatigue caused by its weight the manufacturers designed the handles to vibrate as little as possible. Last but not least the manufacturer is willing to offer a 4 year warranty if the product is registered only after purchase.