With a distinct autumnal chill in the air many will have cast a glance in the direction of the fireplace or woodburner knowing that a bit of effort now will repay itself in a few months when snow may well be our main concern.
A good supply of dry wood is invaluable and now is the time to lay in a good store and to cut up the old branches and trunks that have been drying through our ‘summer’.
So here we review ten of the best chainsaw deals so you can select the machine best suited to you needs.
If you need further advice on these or any other chainsaws on our site, please ring our team on 08454 588905.
First off is the Greenworks 240V Electric Chainsaw representing a excellent value for money and a cost effective alternative to petrol models.
With a 1600 watt motor it is light and easy to handle with a 40 cm guide bar so you can easily cut good sized branches into logs.
A simple knob adjusts the chain tension, important for the efficient running of the machine, and there is an anti-kickback feature as well, an important safety device.
There is a front hand guard as another safety feature and a chain oil level indicator makes it easy to check on the lubrication.
It is light and easy to use and has a lockable protective cover.
This model costs £59.95, a substantial saving on the maker’s recommended price of £99.95.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Einhell makes excellent value for money garden equipment and the BG-EC 1840 TC Electric Chain Saw is currently on special offer with several extras all at special prices.
It is light and simple to use and ideal for pruning overgrown branches or cutting logs or other wood.
It has a simple way of tensioning the cutting chain and an 1800 Watt maintenance free motor.
If there is a kick back, safety features stop the chain almost instantly and the machine has cable strain relief and a hand guard to protect the hands in the very unlikely event of the chain failing.
The chain is lubricated automatically and the oil level can be seen on a gauge.
The chain guide bar is 16 in long and it comes with a protective case for when not in use.
Buy this now and you can save over £30 on the maker’s recommended price as it costs only £69. Delivery is free the next working day.
There are also other useful extras you can buy with this machine including a chainsaw helmet with visor and ear muffs, chainsaw gloves, chain oil, spare chain with a guide bar and a device which automatically sharpens the blade.
Another electrically powered one is the Sanli CE2200 Chainsaw which has plenty of power and is ideal for tree lopping and cutting up the branches.
This is one of the most popular electric chainsaws available, well made and with excellent features.
The chain bar is 45 cm, unusual in electric chainsaws, and it has a 2200 Watt motor giving a chain speed of 13.5 metres per second.
A simple chain tensioning dial ensures efficient performance and there is an automatic chain lubrication system.
There is a strong hand guard which doubles as a chain break to ensure the user’s safety.
This one costs £89 compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £109, delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year warranty from the maker.
There are also special offers on a chainsaw helmet with visor and ear muffs, chainsaw gloves, chain oil, spare chain and a basic saw horse.
Now here’s a machine from a top European manufacturer which is exclusive to us at Mowdirect and offered at a very special price.
The Oleo-Mac OM2000E Electric Chainsaw has a 1900 Watt motor and a 16 in guide bar and is made to saw wood for the fire and prune and limb trees.
Lubrication to the chain bar is automatic and there is a 200 ml reservoir of chain oil.
There is also a thermal cut out to prevent the motor from over heating and the rubber dampers minimises vibration and fatigue so you can use the saw for longer periods.
A special switch stops the saw from being started accidentally and there is a clever dual braking system which combines an inertia brake and a system to immobilize the chain if there is a kick back.
You can buy this top-of the range chainsaw for just £99.95 which is a saving of £80, there is a three year manufacturer’s guarantee and free next working day delivery.
There are special offers on a helmet, visor and ear muffs, chainsaw gloves chain oil, spare chain and two different log horses.
Now for the first petrol model in our list of machines you should consider.
The Einhell BG-PC 1235 Petrol Chain Saw comes with a free starter kit worth £100.
This is a top quality machine engineered in Germany with a 37.2 cc engine designed to be easy to start with an automatic choke fuel primer and electronic ignition.
The guide bar is 35 cm long and has a sprocket nose for smoother operation to prolong the life of the chain and the saw will deal with logs and branches up to 25 cm diameter.
A centrifugal clutch will prevent the motor stalling and the chain bar is automatically lubricated.
This chainsaw is well balanced with safety features including a front hand guard which acts as a chain brake and a chain catcher should the chain come off.
There is a claw grip on the underside which helps stabilize the log as you saw.
The starter kit includes a safety helmet, with visor and ear muffs, gloves, fuel mixing bottle, chain file and a carrying bag.
There is a two year maker’s warranty, free next working day delivery and the machine costs £139.95, a £60 saving on the manufacturer’s recommended price.
Mowdirect is the official on line partner with Mountfield – one of Britain’s favourite garden machinery brands – and this enables us to offer excellent prices on their products.
The Mountfield MC4018 Petrol Chainsaw is a really reliable machine with a 40.1 cc engine and electronic ignition to make starting easier.
It has a 45 cm chain bar making it suitable for more challenging tasks and it can be used for felling small trees.
The guide bar has a nose sprocket to make it smooth in running and to prolong the life of the chain and lubrication is automatic and can be adjusted to suit the job.
There is a double chain brake in the event of a kick back and it weighs just 4.4 kg excluding the bar and chain.
There is currently a saving of £120 on this model as we have it for sale for just £159.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
A chainsaw perfect for most tasks the average gardener demands is the Oleo-Mac GS-350 Universal Petrol Chainsaw, and what’s more there are several free extras with it.
A leading Italian brand which is exclusive to Mowdirect, this model has a 38.9 cc engine and a 14 in guide bar and is ideal for anyone not used to using a chainsaw.
It has a step-by-step instruction printed on the machine itself as a simple guide. And the on-off switch and choke are in one switch to keep it uncomplicated and easy to use.
It has transparent tanks to monitor chain oil and fuel levels and is easy to start. The chain oil lubrication is automatic and it is less tiring to use thanks to three spring dampers.
There are anti-vibration systems to make it less tiring to use over longer periods and an inertia chain brake acts as a hand guard as well.
This chainsaw comes with free helmet with visor and ear muffs, chainsaw gloves, free chainsaw oil and 2-stroke oil and a free fuel mixing bottle.
It costs £189.95, a full £100 less than the manufacturer’s recommended retail price and is delivered free the next working day.
Another from Mountfield is the MC5020 Petrol Chainsaw, reliable, tough a really high spec machine.
Mountfield’s 50cc engine is easy to start with a fuel primer and it has a 50 cm guide bar making it suitable for felling trees as well as cutting logs for the fire.
It too has a sprocket nose on the guide bar to prolong the chain’s life and has a double acting chain brake for safety and to protect the hands. Plus there is a chain catcher should the chain become derailed.
It is comfortable to use with a wrap-around rear handle.
It is currently on sale for £199, a saving of £180 on the manufacturer’s recommended retail price.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year maker’s guarantee.
A really powerful chainsaw using battery power, the Greenworks 40v 30cm Cordless Chainsaw which is strong enough to prune and fell small trees as well as cut branches into logs but is also surprisingly lightweight making is much less tiring to use.
Using the latest Lithium-ion battery technology means it has longer continuous running time and yet takes less time to re-charge. And it will not use its charge between use.
It has a 30 cm guide bar from a world leading manufacturer, and chain tensioning is simple with an adjustable knob and automatic chain lubrication. A reservoir in clear plastic enables you to keep an eye on the levels.
An anti kick back chain and hand guard ensure the user’s safety.
The battery comes with a charger with a charge indicator.
It costs £219.95, £80 less than the recommended retail price and there is a three year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Additional batteries and chargers can be bought and there are special prices on other Greenworks machinery as well.
And finally there is a really robust machine from an Italian manufacturer.
The Oleo-Mac GS-410C Universal Intensive Petrol Chainsaw is a really high spec machine and comes with free extras worth over £70.
This model is suitable for the serious gardener who wants to fell small trees and convert them to logs for the fire.
The 39 cc two-stroke engine has bags of power and has been designed for a long life and easy maintenance.
Easy to start, thanks to a digital coil, it has an automatic oil pump. And the guide bar is 16 in long.
For comfortable use, the engine is isolated from the main body of the machine by dampers and rubber stops substantially lessening vibrations.
An inertia chain brake operates as a front hand guard as well.
Free extras come with this machine – a safety helmet with visor and ear muffs, safety gloves, two stroke and chain oil and a fuel mixing bottle.
It costs £249.95 compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £369.95 and delivery is free.
Nothing gives a cosier feel to a room like a glowing wood fire and now is the time to make sure you are ready for the colder spells to come.
Keep an eye on our site for winter gardening machinery, especially snow blowers which can save hours of back breaking time should the white stuff put in an appearance.