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Stihl Chainsaw Buying Guide


Always seek specialist advice when choosing a chainsaw. Your STIHL Approved Dealer will guide you on the most appropriate saw for your needs and supply relevant safety clothing and accessories.




stihl chainsaw buying guide



Pruning, climbing, and cutting firewood are all pretty effective with this tool. This chainsaw has guide bars only 10-14 inches wide so that it will take only handlebars up to 12 inches tall. For removing thick hardwood trees, this is probably not the best choice.Unlike gas-powered models, it is much quieter in operation thanks to its 36V battery. When you cut through thicker trunks, the battery will drain faster. On a full charge, you can use the MSA 140 C-BQ for about 45 minutes.You must purchase the battery and charger for the Stihl MSA 140 C-BQ separately if you buy it as a standalone tool. As for the chain, it may need to be sharpened frequently or replaced more frequently than others due to its lower durability.


Cordless battery-powered chainsaws are powered by rechargeable batteries. The batteries require a charging station that is plugged into an electrical outlet. Battery-powered chainsaws can handle a range of cutting tasks; they are limited only by the guide bar/chain length and battery voltage and life.


When choosing a chainsaw it is important to match the size of the engine and the length of the guide bar to the job to be done. The larger the chainsaw the more energy or gas it will use. The larger the chainsaw the more it will weigh.


When it comes to purchasing a chainsaw there are many factors which need to be taken into consideration to ensure the right chainsaw is purchased for the task at hand. With many different manufacturers, makes and models on the market it can be a minefield when choosing the right model for your needs but our guide should help you understand the features and benefits to Stihl chainsaws.


Consider what you need the chainsaw for, is the chainsaw going to be used for cutting firewood, pruning back trees or felling trees? The thing to remember with a chainsaw is the guide bar can cut almost twice it's length; a 30cm guide bar can a half metre diameter log. if you're using the chainsaw for just logging, a bar that is too long could be cumbersome and get in the way so a smaller bar would be welcomed. Ensuring you choose the right bar length for your chainsaw will ensure you choose the most efficient chainsaw for your needs. 041b061a72