While size and power help you determine the best chainsaw for your work, a saw's features can improve comfort, safety and efficiency as you cut:
Anti-vibration features make using a saw more comfortable and reduce fatigue. These systems are especially helpful if you have a lot of cutting to do.
Spring-assist starting reduces the pulling force needed to start a gasoline-powered saw.
An automatic oiler lubricates the chain as you cut — you don't have to remember to activate it. Proper chain lubrication is necessary for safe and efficient cutting.
A chain brake is designed to stop the chain when the saw encounters an abrupt movement or impact. On equipped models, you can also manually activate the chain brake.
Low-kickback bars and chains help reduce the risk of the saw being unexpectedly forced back and up.
Tool-less chain adjustment allows you to change the cutting chain tension quickly and easily.
An air-cleaning feature extends air filter life by removing large pieces of debris before they reach the filter.
A carrying case protects the saw and makes transporting it easier and safer.