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August 12, 2017 18:08

How to choose a chainsaw


  • 1 Select petrol chainsaw
  • 2 Service chainsaw - an important criterion for selection.
  • 3 Conclusions

How to choose a chainsaw Photo modern chainsaw successfully combining qualities such as mobility, security, and ease of operation, durability, he became a valuable assistant in the garden.In this article we will give advice on the proper selection of a chainsaw and learn to productively use it for their own purposes, while ensuring its own security.

modern market offers a wide selection of different tools, but can not say that the quality is always at the right level.Low prices for Chinese-made tools are the reason for their popularity among customers, providing high demand.However, you should always remember that chainsaw - it is a source of increased danger.And the problem is not only, or rather, not so much that it can be damaged in the process, much more serious consequence of this failure can be personal injury.We hope that a reasonable user understands the absurdity of the situation when the price of such

a complex instrument is equivalent to the price of a few kilograms of sausage.Therefore, we will not even discuss the model chainsaws low price category and will advise the best online store with low prices.

widely known brands SOLO, STIHL, MAKITA, HUSQVARNA, DOLMAR,null, SHINDAIWA, ZENOAH,null, JONSERED, HITACHI, OLEO MAC and other producing tools for both professional and home use.Of these, you can choose a good chainsaw for home and garden.The leaders in this list can rightly be called a well-known brands STIHL, HUSQVARNA and JONSERED.The latter is a division HUSQVARNA firm specializing in the production of professional chainsaws.All of these companies have a long history and many years of experience in manufacturing high quality chainsaws.

STIHL company founder German engineer Andreas Stihl chainsaw for the first time two-handed was established in 1929 with an engine capacity of 6 horsepower, which enjoyed at that time in great demand.During the period since the company numerous developments have been carried out, the results of which are introduced into production (chain saws, automatic lubrication system saws, centrifugal clutch, etc.).In addition the company is the author of the invention, a manual chain saw powered by a gasoline engine.

Swedish company producing the HUSQVARNA powered products, the closest STIHL company's competitor, is now a recognized manufacturer Powered tools, including chainsaws.Interesting fact from the history of the company: it was founded in 1689 and at that time was known as a manufacturer of weapons.Now professionals choosing powered tools, prefer products it HUSQVARNA company.Note also another Swedish manufacturer - a company JONSERED, which produces high-quality powered tools for more than half a century.

Products SHINDAIWA Japanese company little known to our customers, because it has such a long history as a STIHL and HUSQVARNA.However, professionals respect the trademark for high quality, reliability, practicality and durability of the tool produced by it.

Faced with such a variety of companies and having opportunities to choose from, often the potential buyer is lost.And even if, before you make a purchase, he received the information from books, magazines, the Internet, or simply listening to the advice of friends, then got into a modern supermarket, it is usually only hear praise.How to choose the instrument under these conditions correct?

Select petrol chainsaw

choosing a tool upper price segment of the market, we can well afford lightly abandon brand names, focusing on the features and benefits of specific models.

To begin to decide for what purpose needed drink.Very important is the amount of work to be operated.If you need a saw for use in the household and to use it you will not often than once a week (for example, for firewood for the bath or pruning in the garden), then you should choose among small saws.If you saw a similar exploit frequently and intensively, the result could be spoiled impression about the manufacturer, although, in fact, just the wrong choice was made by the saw model.Source of drinking is limited and they are not designed to carry large volumes of work.

Choosing saw necessarily hold it in their hands.Do not make a purchase based solely on advertising and manufacturer of standard product specifications.Maybe you know the expression "self lies at hand."When choosing a blade, it could not be more helpful.At the same characteristics of the ergonomics of power each blade models may be different.Yes, and people differ in their anatomy.Therefore, it is necessary to choose the right chain saw such that you will be comfortable to use, paying attention to the position and shape of the control levers.

very important part of the chainsaw handle is inertia chain brake.With inertia brakes work even at high speeds chainsaw can be stopped almost instantly, which helps prevent injury to the operator in case of any emergency.All chainsaws, regardless of the model and manufacturer of inertial brake lever is located in one place - in front of the front handle, but the shape and size of the lever, the force with which the brake is applied - different.So you should choose a chain saw that will fit your anatomy.After all, how properly selected and configured tool depends not only on the quality and speed of work, but also your safety.

Let us assume that we have chosen several models of saws, which not only meet all of our technical requirements, but also convenient for work and have high quality manufacturing - STIHL MS180S, ZENOAH GZ400 and JONSERED CS 2137.

Chainsaw ZENOAH GZ400 photo

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All of them are about the same size and weight, except ZENOAH GZ400, the length of which is slightly larger tires.Leaving aside the technical characteristics of these models, we will try to choose the most convenient.And who better than you understands itself, what for you is the convenience?Therefore, this stage of the selection you have to go without our help.

All of these saws have such a huge advantage as lightweight .Take any of them in your hands and lift the front handle.You will feel how the saw is well balanced.When working with a chainsaw, you'll be less tired, due to its proper distribution of weight.Lead exhaust gases generated in the process, all of these models is designed in such a way as to protect the operator from falling into the jet exhaust.Of course, to fully protect themselves from the unpleasant effects of the combustion products, when working with the saw will have to take into account the wind direction.A further advantage of models ZENOAH GZ400 is the fact that the hole for the exhaust outlet is equipped with protective netting.This not only prevents the escape of sparks produced during the combustion process, but also protects the muffler from being hit by foreign objects.

STIHL Chainsaw JONSERED and also have protection from sparks, despite the fact that their models are equipped with silencers drank without mesh.But from random foreign objects in the muffler are not insured, and it threatens the failure of during operation.Although such cases are rare, these saws should be handled especially carefully to protect them from damage and themselves - from injury.

We all drank from the recoil starter are located refueling point combustive-lubricating materials.For the convenience of the customer are marked with a special label.Image of a gas station with a drop marks the fuel tank cap and the oil tank is marked with a drop of the image chain.

Entanglement points refueling with petrol and oil is unacceptable, because the result can be a serious failure.At STIHL chainsaws and JONSERED refueling points are as follows: fuel tank is located near the rear handle, and the oil tank - near the front of the handle.An additional convenience saws STIHL MS180S is the presence of windows that allow visual inspection of the oil level and gasoline during operation.At both points ZENOAH chainsaw refueling located near the rear handle.For consumer convenience, they not only have the standard marking, but differ in color and size.However, if you choose this particular chainsaw at work you have to be very careful not to mix up the refueling point.

In addition, it must be remembered that the need for a chainsaw properly prepared fuel mixture, because the structure of its two-stroke engine does not provide for a separate mixing oil with the fuel.

Service chainsaw - an important criterion for selection.

most important factor when choosing a chainsaw - convenience service.There are construction saws mechanism dense arrangement of parts in close body.You agree that in this case, the daily maintenance of the saw, including chip removal and cleaning of the remnants of fuel and lubricants, can be quite labor-intensive and time-consuming process.Therefore, when choosing a chainsaw is to look inside the body.

To remove the cover with a chainsaw STIHL MS180S must first squeeze the gas key and drop to the lower position of the throttle lever, otherwise you may damage the mechanism of chainsaws.

Further, by turning a special lock, the cover easily removable.With this you get free access to the mechanism of chainsaws and space for servicing.

convenience of this model is the ability to perform dismantling carburetor without disassembling the saw body completely, which allows maintenance as quickly as possible and does not require any special tools.

cover the chain saw ZENOAH GZ400 is also easy to remove.It's enough to just loosen the screw mounted in the lid.

Before begin servicing chainsaws , should be most carefully disassemble the air filter.If dismantling spending carelessly, the consequence of this may be clogging the carburetor.The front body portion slightly overlaps the free access to the spark plug, but does not preclude the possibility of rapid replacement, if necessary spark.A significant disadvantage of this model is the fact that the rapid dismantling of the carburetor is only possible with the use of the tool, supplied with the saw.

Remove the top cover chainsaw JONSERED CS 2137 is possible only with a special key.The reason is simple: the US standards require restricting access to the mechanisms of such tools.And accidentally unscrew three screws, and even those which do not fit the standard keys, it is impossible.But do not worry, cap removal process is very simple, and receive free access to the mechanism of the saw will not take more time than we have spent on his description.

distinctive feature of this model is the ability to perform blade cleaning the cylinder cooling fins.To conduct such work should be regularly as this ensures sufficient cooling of the motor during operation.


We hope that the facts and recommendations contained in this article gave you a basic understanding of chainsaws and chainsaw will be able to decide what to choose and buy the best, based on the goals.Despite the fact that considered only the main points that should be paid attention to, we believe that this knowledge will provide you with an informed approach to the selection of a chainsaw.We deliberately did not consider the additional options available (for chain tensioning device, the soft start saws, etc.), as they significantly affect the cost, without changing the quality of work.Do not forget about personal protective equipment at work.

On the rules of production work with chainsaws and chain replacement and drive sprocket on different types of chain saws read in our next articles.