Different Chainsaw Chain Types

Different Chainsaw Chain TypesThe average chainsaw user probably uses a chainsaw occasionally only to cut wood for firewood and for general small to medium tasks around the home yard. Although there are hundreds of saw chain styles, most small consumer chainsaws models come with low profile 3/8” semi-chisel saw chains.

For this reason, most typical homeowners and occasional chainsaw users may not be very particular about a chainsaw’s saw chain as would a professional or more sensitive chainsaw user. Nonetheless, below is a simple article explaining the various cutter teeth and the different chainsaw chain types.

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How much is a Cord of Wood?

how much is a cord of woodMany homeowners in the US and in many countries all over the world use firewood for heating especially during the cold months of winter. This means that you have to buy firewood every year and if you use firewood only a few times a year, then you may not overly mind the hiked prices on the smaller bundles of nicely spilt logs.

However, if you use a lot of firewood every year, it would be more reasonable and cost effective for you to buy larger amounts of wood in cords.

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How to Measure Chainsaw Bar

chainsaw barWhen you are buying a shirt for yourself, you want to ensure it fits, right? This is the same case when you are buying a chain or bar for your chainsaw. Measuring is essential as it will ensure you have the fitting chainsaw bar. If you have gone through the manufacturer’s chart, the information presented might look quite overwhelming. However, the process is very simple once you understand about the chainsaw chain and the length of the blade. If you want to know how to measure chainsaw bar, then read along.

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How To Cut Logs With A Chainsaw

How to Cut Logs with a ChainsawFirewood has been used as a source of fuel for thousands of years. Many homeowners still use it today because it is fairly available and therefore more economical considering the rising costs of other energy sources. Moreover, manufacturers have also developed better and more heat-efficient wood furnaces, making firewood use even more attractive to many homeowners.

However, if you have to buy your own firewood, sometimes these costs add up and you may find yourself having to spend hundreds of dollars to get quality firewood especially during the winter. Learning how to cut up logs into firewood on your own will definitely save you a lot of money especially if you live in a region where trees are in abundance. This article is intended to guide a homeowner or any new chainsaw user who intends to use a chainsaw to cut logs for firewood, to clear debris after a storm or for any other uses.

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Are Electric Chainsaws Meant For You?

Are Electric Chainsaws Meant for You

Compared to the maintenance costs, the emissions, the loud noise and the heavy weight  associated with gas-powered chainsaws, electric chainsaws are lighter, less noisy, easier to maintain and very easy to use. Even better, some of the electric chainsaws available today have almost enough power to match their gas-powered counterparts.

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Corded Electric vs Battery-Powered Chainsaws

ChainsawWith the availability of electric chainsaws, more homeowners and occasional chainsaw users are increasingly shopping for them instead of large gas-powered chainsaws. Electric chainsaws are not only easy to use, they are also quiet and very easy to maintain. They are suitable for the chainsaw user who only requires a chainsaw for light to medium cutting tasks in their yard and may not really need large powerful chainsaws to complete these tasks.

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