For outdoor yard work, the right chainsaw will make the job easier and safer. The three most common types are electric, gas and cordless chainsaws. Gas chainsaws are powerful but large and heavy, making them better for tough jobs. Electric and cordless chainsaws are ideal for lighter tasks and general use. When choosing a chainsaw, consider your project. Shorter bar lengths are fine for light/occasional use and longer ones are better for large diameter cutting. Larger engines are more powerful but heavier, and higher RMPs mean faster cutting.
Consider these other types of outdoor power equipment when starting your project. A log splitter can help you split wood once cut with less effort than an axe. A wood chipper reduces wood into smaller wood chips, making it easy to dispose of or use in your garden. Hedge trimmers provide a quick and safe way to trim hedges and shrubs for a finished look. Tackle outdoor projects with the right equipment for safe and accurate cutting performance.