Updated November 14, 2018 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Pocket Chainsaws

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Campers, hunters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts who often spend time in isolated areas know better than anyone how important it is to be prepared for the unexpected. Part of that preparation is acquiring the right tools. If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation where you have to cut firewood or clear a path in the wilderness, you’ll be glad you have one of these pocket chainsaws. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pocket chainsaw on Amazon.

10. Skyocean Hiking

9. SOS Gear Hand

8. RelyOnUs Saw

7. Chainmate CM-36SSP

6. Wealers Portable

5. Overmont Standard

4. Sumpri Survival

3. Canadian Shield Tactical

2. Sportsman Long

1. LivWild Wilderness

Editor's Notes

November 09, 2018:

Included the SOS Gear Hand and Overmont Standard as models with a camo color option for hunters as well as a couple models with bright, high-visibility handles. Reports suggest that the LivWild Wilderness can cut through wood that is several inches thick with consistent speed. Noted that the Chainmate CM-36SSP is designed for use with gloves, making it useful in the winter.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on November 14, 2018 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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