Choosing a new chainsaw? Let us help!

Choosing any new piece of equipment requires a bit of research and a chainsaw is no different. Whether you need a chainsaw for use chopping firewood, pruning or forestry work, here at Red Band we have a wide range of chainsaws available suitable for all applications.

Our range includes chainsaws suitable for:

● Residential use

● Farm and estates use

● Commercial use

● Professional use

● Specialist arboricultural use

Whatever your intended use, when deciding the right chainsaw for your needs, consider the following:

Power & performance

How you use your chainsaw will determine your needs in terms of power and performance. For example, a professional may well want the power and acceleration of the Husqvarna 372XP, while a homeowner, cutting wood for a log burner for example, will benefit from the compact design of the Husqvarna 135 14” chainsaw. Another consideration is the choice between a petrol­ powered chainsaw or a battery powered one. In recent years, the advancement in battery design has ensured that battery power packs are a viable alternative to petrol. Quiet, efficient and lightweight, a battery­ powered chainsaw from Husqvarna can compete with the power and cutting ability of many petrol powered models. For those who prefer a petrol powered chainsaw, the X­TORQ Husqvarna engine ensures each chainsaw offers reduced emissions and good fuel economy.

Safety features

When it comes to working with a chainsaw, safety must always come first. Look out for features such as low vibration, which makes working easier and safer. Remember; when using a chainsaw always wear proper safety protection, including gloves and eye protection.

Ease of use

For a chainsaw to be easy to use it must be comfortable and well balanced, so ensure you can comfortably hold the chainsaw in your hands. A chainsaw that is too big or heavy will make you feel fatigued quickly and may mean you have to stop more often. What’s more, a chainsaw that it is uncomfortable may be harder for you to control. Look out for models that have been ergonomically designed with the user in mind, such as the Husqvarna 236, 14” chainsaw that is ideal for occasional, residential use.

For advice on the right chainsaw for your needs or to place an order, call the Red Band team on 0116 260 2601.