What is an advantage of a battery operated chainsaw?
There are multiple reasons to use a chainsaw as it can make huge cutting jobs much easier to accomplish.
A chainsaw can perform various activities from cutting large trees to medium-sized trunks. It is used in activities such as tree felling, pruning, creating furniture wood and cutting firewood.
There are a few types of chainsaw models to choose from with various power supply options. These include mains operated, petrol and battery (or cordless) operated chainsaws.
While there are different types of power chainsaw options on the market, there are multiple advantages to using a battery operated chainsaw to carry out these jobs:
- Battery operated chainsaws are typically much lighter than petrol or mains powered models
- Battery operate chainsaws are more mobile and manageable to use
- There is no need for fuel pollution unlike petrol chainsaw models
- Battery operated chainsaw noise is dramatically reduced when compared to petrol models
The Best Cordless Compact Chainsaw
Knowing which cordless compact chainsaw is best will depend entirely on what you need to cut.
For example, if you are cutting small branches or firewood, then the Ryobi RY18CSX30A 18V ONE+ Cordless Brushless HP 30cm Chainsaw offers great power and runtime but is also light weight.
Or if you need more power to cut larger branches/trees or regularly cut lots of fire wood then the Ryobi RY36CSX40B-0 36V MAX POWER 40cm Cordless Brushless Chainsaw (Bare Tool) can easily replace a petrol model but has a lighter weight.
Battery Chainsaws Vs Petrol Chainsaws
If you are considering a battery powered chainsaw but wondering if battery chainsaws are better than petrol, that’s a good question. This will depend on the power of the battery used in the chainsaw. You might not know, but some battery chainsaws are better than petrol - these are simply models with larger voltage batteries.
The Ryobi RY36CSX35A-0 36V MAX POWER 35cm Cordless Brushless Chainsaw (Bare Tool) has a chain speed of 21m/s which matches most petrol models but can deliver a higher sustained torque compared to petrol. This means there is less bogging down in wet timber which results in much quicker cuts.
The Best Electric Chainsaw to Buy 2022
Deciding on the best electric chainsaw you can buy will depend entirely on what you need to cut.
If you are cutting small branches or firewood, then the Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Brushless HP 30cm Chainsaw offers great power and runtime but is also light weight.
If you need more power to cut larger branches/trees or regularly cut lots of fire wood then the Ryobi RY36CSX40B-0 36V MAX POWER 40cm Cordless Brushless Chainsaw (Bare Tool) can easily replace a petrol model but has a lighter weight.
How long does a cordless chainsaw last?
How long a cordless chainsaw lasts will depend on various factors to work out the longevity of the battery, including:
- The model and battery used
- The resistance of what you are cutting – size, dry or live wood
- The sharpness of your chain can also affect battery runtimes
As an example, the Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Brushless HP 30cm Chainsaw can make up to 40 cuts into a 100mm diameter log on a single charge of a 5.0ah battery providing your chain is nice and sharp.
Are small electric chainsaws any good?
Small compact chainsaws may be what you are looking for, but not all are going to provide you with the ability to carry out the tasks at hand.
Always opt for a reputable brand and you can rest assured the product will do what it says on the box. Ryobi produces several different cordless chainsaws to choose from. You will need to choose the correct model based on how often you plan on using the chainsaw, what you are going to cut including size, whether it is dry or live wood, and where you will use it.
Shop the range of battery operated chainsaws from Ryobi. Our cordless battery chargers charge batteries compatible with Ryobi’s range of cordless tools. Browse our power tool batteries and chargers here.
Choosing the Chainsaw
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