The 7 (real) best petrol chainsaws in 2022

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Cut, carve, debit or simply cut!

Whether you are a professional lumberjack or a private individual with a large plot to maintain, here is a selection of best gas chainsaws Of the market !

rating 5 out of 5

Husqvarna 445

Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

husqvarna 445 petrol chainsawEquipped with an X-Torq engine, the Husqvarna 445 not only offers high torque, but also a wide rev range, capable of 9,000 rpm at full power. With its 45 cm guide, the possibilities of use of this chainsaw are numerous and it covers both the needs of professionals and the expectations of individuals. With a primer pump and automatic on/off switch, it also offers a simplified starting process. Lightweight, it is also practical, especially with its centrifugal air purification system (Air Injection), its easy-access air filter cover and its side chain tensioner. Finally, its engine allows it to reduce fuel consumption by 20% and a significant reduction (-75%) in emissions of harmful substances.

My opinion : Light, powerful and reliable, that’s how we could describe this thermal chainsaw! In this category of tools, Husqvarna has a solid reputation, and it is not for nothing. Also, of all the ones I’ve tried, from this brand or others, this 445 is my favorite. I find it really excellent and I have absolutely nothing to complain about. What I like most about this model is that in addition to its excellent design, it is positioned at a very interesting semi-professional level. This allows it, for example, to display a much more affordable price while offering performance up to what we are entitled to expect. It’s hard to find what you would miss so this is definitely the chainsaw I would recommend!

rating 5 out of 5

Husqvarna562XP

Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

husqvarna 562 xp petrol chainsawEntirely designed for professional use, the Husqvarna 562 XP has a higher center of gravity and reduced lateral forces: it is therefore more manageable for loggers who have to use it on a daily basis! Everything about its design also enhances its maneuverability. Its handles, for example, offer maximum comfort and are anti-vibration to limit muscle fatigue and thus be able to work longer. However, the advantages of this chainsaw do not end there, since its many functions also guarantee optimal operation. This is particularly the case with AutoTune which takes into account all the parameters (fuel, altitude, humidity, temperature, clogging of the air filter, etc.) to adjust the engine settings or even RevBoost which allows lively acceleration and higher speed for cutting performance.

My opinion : The Husqvarna 562 XP is without a doubt the best petrol chainsaw on the market! Just turn it on to realize how powerful it is – it’s the kind of machine any professional woodsman would love to get their hands on! If it is a purely professional model, it also has something to delight people with large wooded lots and who have to do regular maintenance and pruning. Absolutely nothing can resist it, it has quite incredible power, and above all, it is also quite pleasant to handle. I wouldn’t dare say it’s light, but the brand has done what is necessary to make it pleasant, especially with the welcome anti-vibration system. It really is a solid investment!

rated 4.5 out of 5

Dolmar PS6100-45

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

gasoline chainsaw dolmar ps6100-45In this Dolmar, everything has been designed to simplify use. It starts first with its EasyStart starting system coupled with a priming pump which reduces the effort required. The accessibility of the controls was then optimized thanks to the On-Off-Choke system, which also makes it possible to simplify restarts at the same time. Based on an ergonomic design, it is also a chainsaw with an excellent grip, especially since another system, this time anti-vibration, has made it possible to isolate the vibrating masses from the others by means of shock absorbers . Finally, the maintenance of the air filter is facilitated to keep your machine in perfect working order and able to function at its best for longer! In this sense, its ability to reach 10,000 rpm stands out and its 45 cm guide makes it quite versatile.

My opinion : A historical brand in the field of thermal chainsaws, Dolmar has been part of the Makita group for 3 decades, and this partly explains why the tools are always of such high quality. To describe this model I would say that it is an excellent alternative to the Husqvarna presented just before if your work requires you to have a professional machine or if you prefer to use this type of equipment for the maintenance of your land. It is of excellent quality and you would have to be very demanding to find a fault with it: it ticks absolutely all the boxes, whether in terms of power, performance or practicality. Do not hesitate, it is also a very good choice!

rated 4.5 out of 5

Husqvarna 120 Mark II

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

husqvarna 120 mark ii petrol chainsawWith its 35cm cutting guide, this Husqvarna is a fairly versatile petrol chainsaw, ideal for pruning, small limbing and cutting firewood. The brand has also equipped it with its X-Torq engine (which consumes less fuel and emits fewer toxic and polluting emissions) while giving it the benefit of many other technologies. The alliance between the start button and the stop button facilitates both starting and reduces the risk of flooding the engine, the presence of shock absorbers between the handles and this engine limits the vibrations felt in the arms, and the air purification system causes the filter to be cleaned less often. To increase user safety, the machine finally has a low risk of kickback and an inertial release of the chain brake.

My opinion : If you are looking for a good chainsaw, you will have already understood that Huskvarna is a must. They are indeed high quality tools, and this 120 Mark II is, in my opinion, the best value for money you can find! For occasional use by individuals (felling a few small trees in the garden, cutting branches to rebalance a tree, cutting logs for the fireplace, etc.), it is in immaculate condition. Its power is quite sufficient, and thanks to a more than reasonable weight, it also handles very well. I also found the team’s hallmark of easy starting to be appreciated: if you’re not used to running this type of machine, you’ll easily take the hit!

rated 4.5 out of 5

Dolmar PS32C/35

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

dolmar ps32c/35 petrol chainsawA petrol chainsaw that is comfortable to hold thanks to a vibration damping system! This Dolmar has been designed to be used by both beginners and experts. Thanks to its EasyStart functionality, which is combined with a primer pump, it can be started very easily and requires almost no effort. The Touch’n Stop control system makes the controls more accessible and simplifies the reset procedure. The springs have been strategically placed at the level of the vibrating elements so that the handles are as isolated as possible and thus guarantee more comfortable work. Finally, it is equipped with a catalytic converter that reduces its exhaust emissions, a quick and easy chain change system and a tank that could not be filled more easily.

My opinion : This Dolmar is a chainsaw that pleasantly surprised me! I didn’t really know what to expect with this mid-range and in the end the performance is there. I found it to be very efficient (again for home use obviously), it cuts cleanly with little effort and with its 35cm bar it has no problem tackling most branches. Where he also scored points was in his weight. It is a light and very maneuverable machine, even at height. And that’s not counting all the little details that make it even more practical to use. Its quality/price ratio is therefore just as excellent and it is a very good alternative to the Husqvarna!

rated 4.5 out of 5

Alpine

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

alpine petrol chainsawThis Alpina chainsaw is efficient and easy to maintain, making it perfect for use around the house, for garden maintenance or for cutting firewood. Thanks to its 40 cm guide, it can cope with sufficiently thick branches, and it is also robust to ensure its performance. Thanks to an automatic adjustment of the oil pump, the cutting results are impeccable and the tension of the chain is accessible even for users new to this type of tool. It also knows how to make it easy to handle and use, in particular by being quite light and equipped with practical details such as easy and immediate access to the tanks.

My opinion : Alpina, which specializes in garden maintenance equipment, is doing quite well with this petrol chainsaw. For less than 150 €, you should never be too demanding and yet it is a machine that offers good performance. I found it a little less powerful than the Husqvarna and Dolmar that I showed you just before, but if it is to be used for a single size and a basic size, it will be perfectly sufficient. You should also appreciate its good maneuverability as well as the fact that it is available in other handlebar sizes, and in particular in 25 cm if you feel more serene with a small chainsaw in your hands. And in addition, even this small format version is not expensive!

rating 4 out of 5

Garden GT

Editor’s note: 4 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

garden petrol chainsaw gtGT Garden offers here a thermal chainsaw whose lightness and maneuverability are not at the expense of power. With its 58 cc, 3.5 HP and 50 cm bar, it is perfectly comfortable for pruning, sawing and even felling small trees. To facilitate starting and not having to make great efforts, it is also equipped with a launcher with an Easy-Start system. Finally, it comes with everything you need to enjoy its lag-free performance and easy maintenance. In addition to the machine, there are 2 sharpened chains, but also a file to keep them in good condition afterwards, a container to prepare the mixture of gasoline and engine oil as well as a spark plug wrench, a screwdriver and a guide protector. .

My opinion : If you really need a chainsaw to maintain your garden but your budget is limited, I recommend this GT Garden. Although it is not expensive at all, you do not have to be ashamed of its performance, quite the contrary. It is certainly not as powerful as the other models in this selection, but for strictly household tasks, it will really have no trouble being useful. Weighing just over 6kg (excluding fuel), I also found it quite light and adopts a classic design, as if it offered handles for easy handling, for example. The French brand even offers an additional channel in a fairly complete box, which is significant at this price. For the price, few do better!

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