The 10 Best Pocket Chainsaws

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This wiki has been updated 20 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.

1. LivWild Wilderness

2. Sportsman Long

3. Canadian Shield Tactical

Editor's Notes

November 08, 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.

4. Sumpri Survival

5. Overmont Standard

6. Wealers Portable

7. Chainmate CM-36SSP

8. RelyOnUs Saw

9. SOS Gear Hand

10. Skyocean Hiking

Sam Kraft
Last updated 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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