Chainsaws are very powerful tools, whether your using electrically powered or gas powered models, but can you use an electric model to cut down a tree?
Yes, an electric chainsaw can be used to cut down a tree, however you should be familiar with the safety precautions when cutting to avoid the tree falling on you, they can also be limited in reach if using a corded model.
In our guide below, we will first take you through what an electric chainsaw can be used for, and how to use one to cut down a tree, we will also cover how they match up to gas chainsaws for tree cutting.
Electric chainsaws are growing in popularity in comparison to other types of chainsaws, they are excellent for cutting small tree limbs and are lightweight. Other simple tasks they can be used for around the garden are for small tree felling.
The majority of people like electric chainsaws since they are quick starting too.
If it's your first time cutting a tree with an electric chainsaw, you might be a little overwhelmed, not to worry, we've put together some steps below to follow to make a simple guide.
How you cut a tree with your chainsaw is often determined by the size of the tree itself, for example in larger trees you might need to make two directional notches rather than one to avoid the saw getting stuck.
We've listed some other tips below.
One common question people ask is if electric chainsaws are weaker than gas chainsaws for cutting trees?
Well, it is true, gas chainsaws do pack plenty of power, so are often used for larger trees, they also do not need a power outlet and are more of a heavy-duty chain saw.
This doesn't mean that you can't find high-powered electric chainsaws however, they just might be limited in the size of tree cutting unlike gas-powered chainsaws. They are much better for the environment and need little maintaining too.
Do not be fooled that electric chainsaws are safer than gas models, both are just as dangerous, electric chainsaws can often feel lighter in weight, so people become more relaxed when using them.
Overall, an electric chainsaw can be used for tree cutting of small-medium tree trunks, you might consider using a gas model for a larger tree since they have more power.
Always wear safety equipment before using an electric chainsaw and if using a corded chainsaw ensure it will reach the tree and the extension cord will not trip you up. Tree cutting is one of the most dangerous outdoor cutting tasks out there, always take the time to study and judge the felling zone before starting to cut.