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Chainsaws are logging equipment and being used to cut timber and can be powered by gas or electricity. They’re an important tool for the forestry equipment, but amateurs and homeowners can safely use them for jobs such as pruning, felling and cutting firewood at home. Here at the TradeMachines used machinery market you can find a wide selection of used chainsaws from many different locations and brands. Here you can compare models and look for the right price and the right specs for the used chainsaw of your desire.
A hand chain saw is predominantly used for cutting trees, such as when preparing firewood, processing pulp or performing tree surgery. There are two general types of chainsaw for sale: the electric chainsaw and the petrol chainsaw. Both work by harnessing their respective sources of power to rotate a chainsaw chain around a guide bar, which can come in different lengths. To aid the sawing action, the chains have cutting teeth on their outer surface of varying styles. For instance, the curled and alternating “chipper teeth” chainsaw blade is a popular choice for many due to its robustness in dirty and abrasive conditions. Chainsaw chain types can also come in a range of pitches (half the length of three rivets) and gauges (drive-link thickness), as well as tooth-spacing arrangements such as the conventional setup of one blade for every two links. The petrol chain saw uses an internal combustion engine similar to those found in cars, but with a much simpler one cylinder setup that performs a two-stroke action. Electric brands are powered by an electric motor. In both types, the power is driven by a centrifugal clutch, which allows the chain saw to stay running when not in use, and a sprocket-wheel over which the chain rotates at the base of the guide bar. Over the years, the safety of chainsaws has progressed considerably with the introduction of anti-vibration chainsaw chains, chainbrake systems and an improved overall design, reducing accidents and saving lives.
Because of the range of chain saws available and the improved protective features, chainsaws can be operated safely in a number of settings by users with varying experience, whether for forest harvesting or pruning trees. For work in a garden, there are small chainsaw options as well as brands with shortened guidebars and less-powerful engines, ideal for felling small trees or clearing branches quickly. The reduced power of an electric chain saw makes it the best chainsaw for these applications. There is also a range of chainsaw parts and accessories available for extra protection including goggles, clothing and hearing protectors. In a more professional setting, cutting thick tree trunks in a forest will require a powerful engine and longer guide bar. For applications such as the limbing or felling of large trees often required for forestry work, the best chainsaw is often a petrol chainsaw model.
Chainsaw operators will also prefer certain types of chainsaw chains for particular jobs, such as low vibration options while working up trees. To suit certain jobs, there are a variety chainsaw parts you can buy to modify your machine. A pole chain saw, for instance, is an adapted model and the best chain saw for reaching otherwise inaccessible branches. For one-handed operation, the top handle chainsaw is designed for use up a tree in reaching further than you would normally be able to with two hands, similar to the pole chainsaw.
The basic components to a chainsaw include an engine, sprocket, centrifugal clutch, guide bar, saw chain and tension adjuster, as well as a rear or upper handle. The engine will be either electric or gas chain saw powered. In a gas chain saw, the back of the machine houses the fuel tank, engine, carburettor box and spark plug. The carburettor and spark plug are vital components to the combustion process in a petrol chainsaw engine. An electric chain saw will contain an electric motor at the back of the machine and a cord leading to a power source, unless it is a cordless electric chainsaws. At the front of a chainsaw is the guide bar, which is usually made of alloy steel to protect against wear. The guide bar can come in a number of lengths ranging from 40 cm to a lengthy 90cm, depending on the type of sawing job. The saw chain rotates around the guide bar when in operation, as well as the sprocket that is housed under the chain tensioner. The purpose of the chain tensioner is to allow the user to adjust the tension in the chain so that it doesn’t come loose or bind with the chain saw. To protect from cutting yourself, best chainsaws for sale will have a rear and upper handle guard.
Of the many used chainsaws on sale throughout the world, one of the best and well known are the STIHL chainsaws and they are known for generating the best chainsaw sales and chainsaw reviews. Also, used STIHL chainsaws can be purchased without a any problems. They produce some of the best electric chain saws and gas-powered chain saws for sale as well as their own guide bars and chains – the only manufacturer to do this. Also on the market are ECHO chainsaw machines, providing reliability and high performance through their Japanese design, according to many chainsaw reviews. These chainsaws for sale from ECHO are often used by a range of operators from the professional to the average homeowner, with front and rear handle ECHO chainsaw options for extra stability. Another large producer is the HUSQVARNA Group, a manufacturer of power products for the outdoors, including used chainsaws and chainsaw blades. The company owns the chainsaw brand McCulloch which is a well-known chainsaw for sale on the North American market. Other well-known companies that produce hand chain saw solutions include the German electronics companies Bosch and Black & Decker which are well-known to the UK buy chainsaw market. Many of these brands can be found here in the wide selection of used chainsaws for sale we have here on our platform.