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What is the best chainsaw brand? – You decide
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What is the best chainsaw brand? – You decide

When you make the decision to buy a new saw, one valid question you might ask is: what is the best chainsaw brand? It’s a topic which can get people extremely animated and product loyalty amongst the chainsaw community can be strong. You will often hear people talking passionately about […]

Compare the Worx WG303.1 and WG304.1
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Compare the Worx WG303.1 and WG304.1

In this article we’re going to talk about the relative merits of two of the most popular electric chainsaws currently on the market. Both produced by Worx, we’ll take a closer look at how the WG303.1 compares with its big brother the WG304.1.When I have reviewed these products, two of […]

Chainsaw gloves, chaps and other essential apparel
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Chainsaw gloves, chaps and other essential apparel

Whenever you operate a chainsaw I would always recommend that you wear appropriate clothing. Depending on the circumstances this includes things like chainsaw safety gloves, chaps, hats and visors.Chainsaws have a number of built in safety features but these aren’t foolproof and can’t keep you 100% safe. You can significantly […]

Chainsaw chains – 11 things you should know
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Chainsaw chains – 11 things you should know

When you’re looking to buy a new chainsaw, some of the terms you come across can be pretty confusing, especially when it comes to the saw’s chain. In this article, I’ll explain some of these terms in simple English and answer some of those questions you may not be sure […]

Industry news – Makita and Dolmar to merge
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Industry news – Makita and Dolmar to merge

It has recently been announced that Makita and Dolmar, two large players in the power tools market are merging into a single brand. This new brand will be known as Makita Power Equipment.The Makita Corporation The Makita Electric Works was founded in Japan in 1915 by Mosaburo Makita. Initially they […]

Chainsaw Maintenance – Things to consider before you buy
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Chainsaw Maintenance – Things to consider before you buy

Chainsaws are probably the most dangerous power tools a home owner is ever likely to use and as such need to be kept in excellent condition at all times. A properly maintained saw is dangerous enough, but one which has not been looked after can be an accident waiting to […]

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Chainsaw oilers – how do they work?

If you’ve never bought or used a chainsaw before you may not be aware that you need to constantly lubricate the chain during use. Furthermore, when you are trying to decide which saw to purchase you may come across certain terms, such as fixed flow oiler, which you don’t fully […]

Battery operated chainsaws – Batteries explained
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Battery operated chainsaws – Batteries explained

Many reviews on this site cover battery operated chainsaws and you will come across terms such as Lithium-ion, voltage and amp hours. In this brief article I’m going to explain some of these terms and tell you exactly what this means in terms of your chainsaw choice. Nickel-cadmium batteries In […]

Chainsaw Extension Cords – everything you need to know before you buy
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Chainsaw Extension Cords – everything you need to know before you buy

If you’re planning on buying an electric chainsaw you need to make sure that you choose the correct type of extension cord. Getting this wrong could have some severe consequences, including: • Your chainsaw won’t operate to its maximum capacity. At best an underpowered saw won’t cut as efficiently as […]

Felling, bucking, pruning and limbing – cutting terms explained
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Felling, bucking, pruning and limbing – cutting terms explained

Chainsaws are designed to carry out a range of tasks but some saws are more suited to certain duties than others. When you’re looking to buy a new chainsaw you may come across some terms which you are not familiar with. So, let’s saw through the jargon! In the article […]