Chainsaws

Find out how to find the right chainsaw for your yard and keep it running all year long with these helpful tips and techniques.

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Husqvarna 455 Rancher Chainsaw Review: A Powerful Saw Capable of Nearly Any Task

With hundreds of trees on my property, I'm constantly managing growth, clearing dead trees and removing invasive species. I tested the Husqvarna 455 Rancher chainsaw and it was up to it all.

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Saker Mini Chainsaw Review: A Yard’s Best Friend

No fatigue, no gas, no fumes, no problem!


Make Light Work of Yard Debris with the Sun Joe Chipper

Quickly turn branches and sticks into mulch with this affordable chipper/shredder!


This Portable Chainsaw Slices Through Thick Logs in Seconds—and It’s 50% Off

Make short work of branches and bushes with the cord-free, portable Saker mini chainsaw.


Power King Chipper Shredder: A Beast of a Chipper

The Power King Chipper is called a beast for a reason—it quickly shreds your brush pile in a...

The 6 Best Pole Saws to Trim Your Trees and Shrubs

Use this list of the best pole saw picks to ensure your tree pruning tasks are completed quickly and safely.


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How To Sharpen a Chainsaw The Easy Way

Chainsaws make cutting wood a cinch, but you'll soon be stuck if you don't know how to sharpen the chain....

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Stihl Cordless Pruning Saw Review: Is This Battery-Powered Pruning Saw Worth Buying?

Kiss those hand-cramping pruners, shears and loopers goodbye. Try this Family Handyman Approved battery operated pruner instead.


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How to Mill and Dry Lumber Yourself

Two affordable chain saw attachments make it possible.


Woodworker’s Guide To Sawmills

Light, portable sawmills create a new perspective on lumber for furniture-making projects. Skip the lumberyard and mill the wood yourself.


7 Best Chain Saw Mill Attachments

Want to mill your own lumber? With a chain saw mill attachment you can cut logs into boards or beams....

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8 Best Electric Chain Saws

Without the noise and messy mix of gas and oil, the best electric chain saws are extremely effective at most...


8 Best Chainsaws to Cut Through Wood

Few power tools provide the raw power and efficiency of a chainsaw. When used correctly, the best chainsaws complete landscaping...


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7 Best Gas Chainsaws

Gas-powered chainsaws are unequaled for raw power and long runtimes. They're extremely useful tools that require keen attention to safety...


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The Best Battery-Powered Chainsaws Tested by Family Handyman

We tested six of the best cordless chainsaws for run-time, charging time and more. Here's how they stack up against...


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6 Best Chain Saw Sharpeners

A dull chainsaw is not only inefficient but reduces the lifespan of the saw itself. The solution? A chainsaw sharpener....

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Family Handyman Approved: Sea Foam Motor Treatment

Keep your engines running smoothly.


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Tips for Measuring a Chainsaw Bar and Chain

If you need to buy a new chainsaw bar or chain, it's important to find the perfect fit. Here's how...


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What Type of Oil for a Chainsaw?

Chainsaw oils are essential to keeping your chainsaw running well. Understanding the different types of oils can help you choose...


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Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...



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Chainsaw Maintenance Tips

Want to keep your super-useful chainsaw running as long as possible? Follow these chainsaw maintenance tips to maximize your saw's...


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How to Lubricate a Chainsaw With Oil

Unless you understand both types of chainsaw oil and how to use them, your chainsaw won't work properly for long....


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How to Winterize a Chainsaw

Keep your chainsaw in tip-top shape during the winter off-season


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Everything to Consider When Buying a Chainsaw

The wide variety of chainsaw models can make choosing one difficult. Here's an overview of the various options for the...

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20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


22 Yard Tools You Should Get Your Hands On This Fall

Fall yard work can be a pain in the...everything! Make your outdoor chores much easier with these incredibly handy tools.


New Husqvarna Chain Saws Unveiled

Husqvarna started making chainsaws 60 years ago. They celebrated the occasion by releasing some innovative new saws. Find out what...


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9 Things You Should Never Do to Your Chain Saw

You'll find lots of warnings online about keeping yourself safe while operating a chain saw. Here is how to protect...


Chainsaw Safety

Do it the right way and prevent chainsaw injuries and chainsaw cuts


Chainsaw Reviews

How to choose the best chainsaw for your projects and budget, plus reviews of popular chainsaw models.