When it comes to cutting through tough materials like wood, there’s no tool quite like a gas chainsaw. Gas chainsaws are more powerful than electric chainsaws, making them ideal for heavy-duty jobs. And since they don’t need to be plugged into an outlet, you can use them anywhere.
If you’re in the market for a gas chainsaw, Consumer Reports has you covered. We’ve tested dozens of models to find the best and worst performers.
Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for a gas chainsaw:
Power: Gas chainsaws range in power from 2.2 to 7 horsepower. The more powerful the chainsaw, the more it can handle.
Bar length: The bar is the metal bar that extends from the chainsaw’s body. It’s the part that does the actual cutting. Gas chainsaws come with bars that range in length from 12 to 20 inches. The longer the bar, the more reach you’ll have.
Chain: The chain is the metal chain that runs around the bar. It’s the part that does the actual cutting. Gas chainsaws come with chains that range in length from 12 to 20 inches. The longer the chain, the more reach you’ll have.
Weight: Gas chainsaws range in weight from 10 to 15 pounds. The heavier the chainsaw, the more difficult it will be to maneuver.
Price: Gas chainsaws range in price from 0 to 0. The more expensive models tend to be more powerful and have longer bars and chains.
Now that you know what to look for, here are some of the best gas chainsaws, according to Consumer Reports’ tests.
Husqvarna 240: This chainsaw is lightweight and easy to maneuver. It has a 16-inch bar and a 12-inch chain. It’s also one of the most affordable models we tested, costing just 0.
Stihl MS170: This chainsaw is a good choice for light-duty jobs. It has a 16-inch bar and a 12-inch chain. It’s also one of the lightest models we tested, weighing just 10 pounds.
Echo CS-352: This chainsaw is a good choice for medium-duty jobs. It has a
Gas Chainsaws Comparison Table
Top Gas Chainsaws Reviews By Consumer Reports March 2023
Below is the list of top Gas Chainsaws with a detailed guide that you can consider in your purchase:
WEMARS Gas Chainsaw 52cc 18 Inch Power Chain Saw 2-Cycle Handed Petrol Chainsaws Gasoline Chain Saws Garden Tool for Cutting Wood Outdoor Home Farm Use
- High Performance: WEMARS 52cc 18 inch powerful gas chainsaw with guide bar and chain for cutting wood that need a longer bars. 2 stroke motors with integrated chain brake for safety and stable while operating. Low kickback safety function and excellent electronic ignition system can reduce the risk during operation
- Tension Adjustment: Automatic chain lubricator adjustable chain oil feed and quick and easy chain tension adjustment. The rugged 18 inch steel chain saw knob-type automatic tightening function is a side-adjustable chain that is easy to operate and maintain while delivering the highest cutting performance
- Reasonable Design: The combination of ergonomic front and back anti-vibration handles, cushioned wrap handles and balanced design make the gasoline chain saw easy to use and comfortable to operate. Chainsaws suitable conquer tree felling, wood cutting for lumberjacks in the forest or other use
- System Functions: WEMARS 18" bar gasoline powered chain saw is equipped with a filter system to ensure a long air filter life. The automatic lubrication system reduces the risk of wear and damage of the starter mechanism and prolongs using life. Effortless pull starting system, start faster, higher reliability
- Air Filter: The quick-release air filter facilitates easy cleaning and replacement of the air filter, and the high performance , huge power direct air injection carburettor reduces emission levels and fuel consumption. Maximizes run time and chain saw motor life
52cc Gas Chainsaws 20 Inch Bar Power Chain Saws, Gas Powered Chainsaw 2 Stroke Handed Petrol Gasoline Chain Saw for Cutting Wood Outdoor Garden Farm Home Use with Tool Kit（5220FH）
- 《The Ergonomic Anti-Vibration Handles:》-Garwinner Gas Chainsaw front and back anti-vibration Handles makes it comfortable to operate and control. The ergonomic design paired with the cushion wrap handle makes this chainsaw balanced, maneuverable, and comfortable to operate.
- 《Great Power & High Efficiency:》-Gasoline Chainsaw 52CC with 2-stroke motors for incredible power. Low kickback safety features, including built-in safety break, reduces risk during operation. Excellent & reliable ignition system: Electronic ignition for powerful smooth running.
- 《Air Filter & Automatic lubricating System:》-Garwinner 20" Bar Gasoline Powered Chain Saw Equipped with a filtering system that guarantees long air filter life and reduced fuel consumption. Automatic lubricating system, reduces the friction between the quiding board and the chain, prolongs using life.
- Garwinner Petrol Gas Saw with knob style of automatic tight function of chain, makes the chain installed simply and conveniently. wood cutting 2 stroke aluminum crankcase felling trees engine reduces both fuel consumption and gasoline emissions. The chainsaws Suitable conquer tree felling, wood cutting for lumberman’s in the forest or other use.
- 《How to Install Chain:》-The first step Open the side cover; The second step Check the saw blades, which are fixed with a cover on the clutch; The third step Installation saw chain,Pay attention to the direction of the knife; The fourth step A brake shoe moves to the side. Carefully watch the grooves that create the tension of the chain part; The fifth step Close the side cover and adjust the tightness of the chain saw, which is about 0.4-0.6 inch; The sixth step Locking side cover.
HUYOSEN Gas Chainsaw, 62CC 2-Cycle Gasoline Powered Chainsaws, 20-Inch Chainsaw, Handheld Cordless Petrol Power Chain Saws for Forest Cutting Trees, Wood, Garden and Farm(HN-C6220K)
- High Performance Two-Stroke Engine: HUYOSEN 62CC 3.4HP gas powered chainsaw with 18-inch bar and chain for cutting wood, trees and ice cube. Low-kickback function and excellent electronic ignition system can improve the efficiency of sawing wood. The engine speed can be up to 8500 rpm. Suitable for felling trees, loggers in forests or other uses with a much higher efficiency.
- High Safety and Ergonomic Design: HUYOSEN Gas Chainsaw with fast stop chain brake, safer to use. Chain saw is provided with safety switch, to prevent accidental start to ensure user safety. Comfortable handle design, anti-skid shock absorption, long-term use is not easy to fatigue, so that the chain saw balance, maneuverable and comfortable to operate
- Automatic Filling Oil: The automatic oil supply system can automatically fill bar and chain oil in the process of machine operation, reduce the wear of chain and guide bar, and increase service life.(Pay Attention to: after the machine is used, some oil will remain on the chain and flow back to the bottom of the clutch, and then drop oil. This is a common phenomenon with all kinds of chain saws, and there is no defect).
- Air Filter & Chain: This chainsaw is fitted with a filtration system to ensure longer air filter life and reduce fuel consumption. HUYOSNE Professional gas chain saw, equipped with high quality chain and high hardness bar tough and wear-resistant, sharp and smooth, not easy to jam the chain, fast cutting and longer service life.
- Superior Quality and Professional Service: HUYOSEN Handheld Cordless Petrol Chainsaws has the advantages of simple to use,reliable and rugged. HUYOSEN Gasoline Powered Chain Saws support our 1-Year Warranty. During the guarantee period, you can contact us via e-mail to solve your problems. For example: technical support, machine assembly, start-up problems, replacement parts service are all things we can help you with. We will solve any problem for you with prompt assistance!
BILT HARD Chainsaw Gas 18 inch, 2-Cycle Gas Powered Chain Saw Cordless Handheld 2.7HP 52cc, Automatic Chain Oiler, Garden Tool for Cutting Wood Trees
- High Powerful Engine -- 52CC 2.7HP 2-stroke gasoline engine with a maximum speed of 11000 rpm. Engine can provide strong power for a 18-inch bar and a low recoil chain.
- High Quality Carburetor -- Make this chainsaw work more efficiently, a easier start, saving fuel, and longer life than the normal carburetor.
- Air Filter -- Air cleaning system removes larger dust and debris particles before reaching the air filter, improving engine life.
- Low-Kickback -- Low kickback safety function can reduce the risk during operation.
- Useful Accessories -- 2 cycle engine oil 3.2 oz (exactly add in 1 Gal Gas at 40:1), lubricating bar and chain oil 8 oz, safety goggle, tool kit.
Gas Chainsaw 62CC Power Chain Saw 20 Inch Guide Board Chain saws 2-Cycle Gasoline Handheld Cordless Petrol Chain Saws for Trees Gas Powered Farm, Ranch and Garden Tools
$118.99 in stock
- 【62CC engine with more powerful power and speed】Our gas chainsaw uses the latest 62CC power full-crank two-stroke cycle engine, provides greater power and less vibration, with a 20-inch bar and low-kickback chain that can quickly and easily cut the hardest wood, and not easy to drop the chain.
- 【Reliable and safe quality】This electric chainsaw is designed with a safety switch to prevent accidental opening and the quick-stop chain brake helps to use it more safely. The chain saw, equipped with a high-quality chain and high-hardness bar, cutting speed, more durable, high wear resistance, and longer service life. Warm tips: please make sure that it fits the sprocket well and use a wrench to turn the chain as a try before starting the chainsaw.
- 【Environmental protection system saves fuel consumption】The automatic oil can provide a stable and saving supply of chain and bar. While providing the highest cutting performance helps reduce fuel consumption by 20%. More environmentally.
- 【Air Filter】The gasoline chain saw is equipped with a quick-release air filter for easy cleaning and replacement of the air filter, and an automatic air filter system to prevent dust from entering the engine and maximizes run time and chain saws for trees gas powered motor life.
- 【PROFESSIONAL SERVICE GUARANTEE】We have professional customer service to provide each customer with high-quality and efficient service. If you have any questions, like Technical Support, Missing parts, Damaged Parts, Parts wear and tear, and so on, please contact us as soon as possible, you will find 'SUPMIX' is a trustworthy and professional brand.
NEO-TEC 20 Inch Gas Chainsaws,62 CC Power Chain Saws for Trees,Gas Powered Chainsaw 2 Stroke Handed Petrol Gasoline Chain Saw for Cutting Wood Outdoor Garden Farm Home
- 【62CC Power Chainsaw】The wrap-around handle feels soft and comfortable, which helps reduce user fatigue. The built-in steel bar spring makes it flexible and fast-rebounding, reducing starting resistance, so that the elderly and women can easily use it.It come with 20''bar（tail mount: 0.322''/8.2mm) and chain 0.058''gauge 0.325''pitch 76DL.
- 【Lightweight And Portable】NEO-TEC NCS6200 Chainsaw weight only 14 Ibs. (include a 20 inch bar and chain) .It can be used with one hand, and it is not easy to get tired after long-term use.
- 【Reliable And Fuel-Efficient 】NEO-TEC NCS6200 Chinsaw offers a superior power-to-weight ratio for optimal maneuverability and performance for in-tree work.
- 【Easy Start】Configure the easy to activate launcher to make the launch effortless, reset foolproof switch to make start and stop easier.
- 【Service】We are confident in the quality of the product. In the process of daily use, if the product has quality problems or have any questions about the product, please feel free to contact us, we are always there.
62cc Gas Chainsaws 2-Cycle Gasoline Powered Chain Saws Handheld Cordless Petrol Chainsaws Optional 20 Inches Guide Board Power Chain Saws for Trees Wood Farm Garden Ranch Forest Cutting
- [Safe and Reliable Structural Design]:Gas chainsaw is equipped with dual throttle switches, which need to be pressed by you at the same time to start, which can effectively prevent accidental starting. The high-quality brake baffle can make emergency braking, which can effectively protect your hands and ensure safety during use.
- [2-Stroke Cycle Engine]: Gas chainsaw uses the latest two-stroke cycle engine, which is high efficiency, high power, reliable work, and long life.The average specific fuel consumption of the engine is lower than that of the original engine by about 10%.The chainsaws Suitable conquer tree felling, wood cutting for lumberman’s in the forest or other use.
- [Professional Gas Saw Chain]：Saw chain is an important part of forest cutting saws, and its performance affects the efficiency of sawing, fuel consumption and labor intensity directly. It has the characteristics of high quality, sharp edge, fast cutting, extreme wear resistance, long service life, etc. coupled with a comfortable handle, can improve your efficiency and long-term use is not easy to fatigue.
- [Automatic oil injection lubrication] : The automatic oil supply system can automatically spray oil for lubrication during the operation of the machine, reducing the wear of the chain and parts, and improving the service life of the chain and the guide plate.(Note :some oil will residue on chains and back flow on the bottom of clutch then drip oil. This is a common phenomenon for all kinds of chainsaws, not defective).
- [Easy Purchase Decision]: Gas Chainsaw has the advantages of high power, high efficiency, small size and light weight. Besides, Gas Chainsaw are backed by our 1-Year Warranty,This is an Extremely Easy Purchase Decision.12 months Guarantee Period.During the Guarantee Period ,you could contact us to solve your problems,like Technical Support,Missing parts,Damaged Parts,Parts wear and tear and so on.If there is something problems with accessories ,we will sent you a new parts.
Greenworks 40V 16-Inch Cordless Chainsaw, 4AH Battery and a Charger Included
$219.90 in stock
- 40V 16” CHAINSAW – Perfect for homeowners that need to tackle yard projects, or storm clean-up
- TRUBRUSHLESSTM MOTOR TECHNOLOGY – 2 x more torque. Provides more power, longer runtimes, quiet operation, and extended motor life
- CHAIN BRAKE – for added safety and reduced risk of injury
- AUTOMATIC OILER – delivers proper chain lubrication and increased productivity
- PRO STYLE TENSIONING – for easy bar and chain maintenance
Husqvarna 450R 450 Rancher Gas Chainsaw, Orange
$399.99 in stock
- Husqvarna 20-inch 450 Rancher gas chainsaw is ideal for tasks such as tree pruning, yard cleanups and firewood cutting
- 3.2-HP X-Torq engine reduces both fuel consumption and gasoline emissions.
- LowVib anti-vibration system reduces vibration levels for the operator.
- Effortless Starting helps the chainsaw start quickly with minimum effort. Automatic oiler delivers a steady supply of chain lubrication for safe and effective use.
- Air Injection air cleaning system removes larger dust and debris particles before reaching the air filter, improving engine life.
Poulan PL3816, 16 in. 38cc 2-Cycle Gas Chainsaw,Black
- OxyPower technology not only offers greatly lowered emission levels, but also reduces the fuel consumption and gives you more power
- Super Clean filtering system provides a longer air filter life and reduced fuel consumption while maintaining power
- Automatic gear driven oiler keeps the bar and chain lubricated to reduce wear and minimize maintenance time
- Reduced vibration handle minimizes operator fatigue and makes using this chainsaw more comfortable
- The primer bulb draws fuel into the carburetor to make the engine easier to start