The 10 Best Gas Chainsaws
This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Even with the advancements made in battery technology over the last two decades, when you need a lot of torque and power, it is still best to turn to gas engines. All of the chainsaws on this list can make short work of cords of firewood without bogging down, and some are even suitable for professional loggers who need to cut through hardwood trees 30 inches or more in diameter. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
November 12, 2018:
We realize most consumers buy chainsaws when they want to blast through wood quickly. For this reason power was one of our foremost priorities when identifying the best models. Next we looked at starting reliability because no matter how powerful a chainsaw is, if it doesn't start reliably, then it just a large and somewhat dangerous-looking paper weight. Finally, to ensure we have at least one suited for every type of use, we included some budget-friendly models with short bars that, while they might not be as powerful as their larger brethren, are enough for some home owners who aren't cutting through large logs every day.