What Chain Saw Should I Buy For Home Use?
If you are looking for a good quality, reliable
chain saw for use at your home, cottage, or small farm/ranch; and
if you cut at least five cords annually, I must recommend the
Model 350 or 18-Inch Husqvarna
55 Rancher; read on if you wish to know why.
There are a myriad of choices when it comes to
purchasing a chain saw, and there are some questions you should
ask yourself prior to making that purchase:
1. How many cords of wood do you expect to
2. How much are you willing to spend?
3. Is quality, safety, and reliability
important to you?
4. Where can I have the saw serviced
locally (this is important)?
Yes, there are inexpensive saws if your
requirements are small. Just as there are lower priced,
lower quality saws, there are saws built for the logger who uses
his saw on a daily basis to fell large stands of timber; these
loggers know the size, quality, cost, and service required
to select and maintain a professional logger's saw.
I am directing this recommendation to the
individual who annually cuts that minimum of five cords year after
year, and who is willing to pay for quality, reliability, and the
all-important local service. Your saw requires regular
maintenance to provide safe and reliable production year after
year. There are a few good, quality lines of chainsaws
manufactured; as stated, I recommend Husqvarna for the reasons