Hints & Tips
With gales of wind across the country again you may well find small trees and branches blown down – not to mention fence panels and fence poles.
So a good chain saw will be an important tool when it comes to clearing away the debris.
You won’t do much better than these two from Oleo-Mac, an Italian manufacturer with an excellent reputation for making sturdy and reliable garden machinery.
Indeed their lawnmowers are among our best sellers.
If you haven’t used a chainsaw before you will find this exclusive special offer just what you’re looking for, the Oleo-Mac GS-370 Pro Petrol Chainsaw with Free Starter-Pack.
Made for felling smaller trees and cutting up firewood, it has a 35.2cc engine which produces 2.1hp and is both mean on fuel and emissions.
It also has an advanced system for limiting vibrations making it more comfortable to use for longer periods.
The cutting bar is 35cm long and it weighs 4.2kg and is incorporates an inertia operated chain brake with the chain brake handle doubling as a hand guard.
If you have not used a chainsaw before you will find the free starter kit valuable.
This includes a free safety helmet with face guard and ear defenders, free safety gloves, both two stroke and chain oil and a fuel mixing bottle.
It costs £219.95, a full £100 off the maker’s recommended price and has a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.
There is also a range a extra a equipment at special prices if you order at the same time like a log horse fitted with a chainsaw clamp for £49.95. This makes sawing logs for firewood a much easier task.
Another on exclusive special offer is the Oleo-Mac GS-440 Pro Petrol Chainsaw with Free Spare Chain, a bigger machine with a 40.5cm, guide bar which can tackle bigger felling jobs.
This also has a bigger engine, 49.2cc developing 2.8hp, but it is still a very efficient worker and produces low vibration levels.
It starts very easily and has both automatic and adjustable oil feed to the chain bar so you can increase it when tackling tougher wood.
It has a lateral chain tensioner and a chain brake which doubles as a front hand guard.
The engine is designed to use heat from the engine to keep the carburettor ice free in colder weather.
This one costs £329, £120 less than the recommended retail price and you can buy a safety equipment set for £70.
But with this one there is a free spare chain worth £25.
Delivery the next working day is free and there is a three year manufacturer’s warranty.
For a wide range of chainsaws see these pages, most are available with free next working day delivery.