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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Chainsaw for Your Needs

Whether you’re clearing fallen trees after a storm, pruning an overgrown branch, or chopping firewood, chainsaws make maintaining your yard a breeze.

At STIHL Shop Mt Maunganui, we’ve got a variety of chainsaws suitable to home gardeners, lifestyle plot owners, and professionals. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right chainsaw for you.

Choice chainsaws for suburban homeowners

For properties with a scattering of trees in Tauranga or Mt Maunganui, our range of chainsaws designed for home user will do the trick. These are ideal if you want to prune a rogue branch, keep your property looking tidy, and chop firewood every now and then.

These chainsaws offer many of the same features as our professional range, but they are smaller, easier to use and manoeuvre, and they’re affordable. They come in various sizes and are typically light-weight. Choose a petrol-powered chainsaw or opt for a quieter and exhaust-free battery or electric option.  

The lifestyle plot aficionado

If you live on a lifestyle plot, you’ll need a chainsaw that can handle a variety of jobs from cutting down trees, to pruning big branches, to chopping firewood. A petrol-powered chainsaw offers more grunt than a battery or electric one, giving you the power you need for regular use and heavy-duty tasks.

When selecting the chainsaw that best suits your lifestyle plot, start by taking a good look at the size of your trees. A medium-sized chainsaw, with a bar length of 16 or 18 inches (40-45 cm) works well for most lifestyle sections. However, larger sections with bigger trees might benefit from a more professional and heavy-duty farming chainsaw instead.

Since you’ll be using the chainsaw at home, consider safety features and ergonomics, and make sure you know what it takes to maintain your chainsaw. The team at STIHL Shop Mt Maunganui is happy to walk you through what you’ll need to keep things in good working order.

Professional jobs need professional chainsaws

Our professional chainsaws – suitable for farmers, arborists, and forestry workers – are powerful, built-for-purpose machines. They are robust enough for daily use, designed to make jobs like tree felling, chopping firewood, and cleaning up around the farm a breeze.

For arborists, the chainsaw of choice is a little different. While designed for reliable regular use, this range is lighter and more compact, so they can be safely and effectively used while atop a tree.

Looking for the perfect chainsaw?

Whether you’re a professional in search of a powerful machine or a complete beginner looking to prune a few branches, we’ve got the chainsaw for you. Speak to the team at STIHL Shop Mt Maunganui and find what you’re looking for today.

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March 8, 2023
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