Petrol and Electric chainsaws offer different benefits and choosing the right one is very important.
Much of this is covered elsewhere in 'How Powerful A Chainsaw Do I Need?' However, here are a few things to consider which may influence your decision.
What sort of work are you contemplating?
- Making firewood?
- Clearing Brush or large-scale hedge work?
- Felling (cutting down trees)?
- Limbing (cutting or branches from standing or felled trees?
If you are using the chainsaw to make firewood, how many fires/wood burners do you have to feed?
How often will you use your chainsaw?
Will you always be using it within the reach of mains electricity?
Will you be using it outside or inside or both?
Are you cutting hard or soft wood
What is your budget?
Do you have the space to carry out maintenance?
Do you live close to your neighbours?
These considerations may help you decide, not just whether to buy a petrol or an electric chainsaw, but what sort of petrol or electric chainsaw you should choose, as the variety in terms of features, power and size is vast.