Chain saws are the ultimate in landscaping power tools. The larger ones use gasoline powered engines to drive a sharp chain, a very efficient and very powerful tool for cutting down even large trees. Whether you need to keep clear your property, have a tradition of cutting down your own Christmas tree, want to get firewood before winter hits, or just plan to prune some of your trees yourself, a chainsaw is the fastest way to cut large branches and trunks. Chain saws can be powered by either gasoline or electricity; each has different advantages, as described below. Whichever you decide to use, you might want to read up on expert tips for maintaining tree health, especially if you are just doing maintenance and not removing the entire tree.
Whatever it is that you need a chain saw for, keep the following points in mind when shopping.