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What is a Chainsaw?

A chainsaw is a versatile tool that can help with a variety of jobs in short time with very little effort.

It’s commonly used in activities like tree felling, limbing, bucking, pruning, cutting firebreaks in wildland fire suppression, and harvesting of firewood. Chainsaws have a set of teeth attached to a rotating chain that runs along a guide bar.

A chainsaw is a motorized tool with many small, sharp blades called teeth that are attached along the edge of the chain.

The motor or engine drives the chain along a guide bar. As the motor spins the chain along the bar the teeth are able to cut rapidly through dense materials.

Chainsaws are often used around the house or property for major cutting projects. Such as cutting down trees, trimming limbs, cutting up firewood, landscaping and pruning.

Most traditional chainsaws use a two-stroke gasoline engine, though there are electric and battery-powered versions available which are quieter and produce fewer emissions.

Modern chainsaws come equipped with various safety features. A chain brake is designed to stop the chain quickly if the saw kicks back. Anti-vibration systems help reduce the transfer of vibrations from the engine and cutting bar to the user. Some models also come with safety chains that reduce the risk of kickback.

Chainsaws are powerful. But, a chainsaw can also be a dangerous tool. You must take proper safety precautions when using a chainsaw. Improper chainsaw handling could result in a serious or life-threatening injury.

ChainsawInfo.com is a guide for those planning to buy a chainsaw and as a guide for owners to keep their current chainsaw operating efficiently.