Most of the homeowners who are looking to keep their yard as clean as possible, always go for a small and lightweight chainsaw. A chainsaw is a great tool to manage all your pruning jobs, reduce the big-sized logs to manageable sizes, and be good for cutting firewood.
These small chainsaws have typically under 14 inches long cutting bar length mostly used for cutting smaller stuff like pruning trees and shrubs. Also pretty good in cutting anything 10 inches in diameter. You can keep this chainsaw for your everyday needs.
We have mentioned the 10 best small chainsaws which are lightweight & powerful. You will find the cordless model which is a light-duty occasional use chainsaw, Corded-electric, and gas chainsaw with good power too. Most of these chainsaws are fairly lightweight, easy to start, and costs less than $200.
This Makita XCU02PT Lithium-Ion Cordless Chainsaw features a 1,650 FPM motor that runs on two 18 volts batteries. These two batteries will provide you enough power equals to top range corded and gas-powered models with increased productivity and less downtime. With its 12-inch guide bar length, you can cut through a large 10-inch branch-like butter.
This GreenWorks model comes with a 16-in steel chain and bar which provides you enough cutting power with its 40V battery. This cordless lightweight chainsaw has the added advantage of having a brushless motor which provides more torque and power than a normal motor. Its universal 40V battery can be used in other 25 products of Greenworks while providing you longer run time and gas-like performance to take on medium yard projects.
This Husqvarna lightweight gas chainsaw 40.9cc 2.4HP 2 cycle engine will provide you with all the power you need to do your yard work. One of the standout features which many users described is its smart start with just one pull and lower fuel consumption which also reduces emission levels. You won’t believe me, this lightweight saw can even tackle 8″ stock, weighs just under 10 pounds, and cuts down the dead as well as live limbs like a hot knife through butter.
Oregon CS1500 corded chainsaw is a good choice for you if you don’t want to deal with battery charging or gas-oil mixing. With 15 Amps motor and 18-inch guide bar and chain, this saw have enough power for trimming branches and limbs in your yard with less vibration and low noise. If you don’t know Oregon is the world’s leading saw chain manufacturer. One of the standout features of this saw is the self-sharpening chain system.
BLACK+DECKER LCS1020 is the 2nd lightest cordless chainsaw on our list. This chainsaw weighs only 7.2 lbs even a female can work with this at home alone to do some yard maintenance work. Its 10-inch Oregon low kickback chain and bar with its 20V Li-ion battery which actually lasts for hours can do small or medium-sized jobs smoothly. This chainsaw is backed by 2-year limited warranty and comes with a 20-Volt charger.
Tanaka is a well-known power tool design brand in the USA and Japan known for its innovative tools. Its 14-Inch top handle chainsaw TCS33EDTP meets the EPA phase 3 USA emission standards. The 32.2cc commercial grade pure fire engine provides incredible power to cut even the bigger logs with ease. The biggest positive we found is it comes with 7 years residential and 2-year commercial warranty.
Husqvarna makes the best chainsaws & most of them are gas-powered. Similar to many this Husqvarna 120 Mark II is a compact and lightweight chain saw with enough power to handle your everyday task. For any homeowner, this is an efficient cutting tool with low fuel consumption and lesser gasoline emissions keeping your home environment healthy. Surprisingly it weighs only 9.3 lbs and is good for tree pruning, hobby work, and other light tasks. Overall, we think that you should have this light-duty chainsaw in your shed or garage.
This little chainsaw has a 40V battery which provides impressive power for many cutting applications around the yard. This Li-ion battery provides a longer run time, extended life and holds the charge 5 times longer than any other competing model. The automatically oiled 12-inch bar and chain are from leading manufacturer Oregon with the low-kickback safety feature. For ease of use, a wrap-around bale handle provides increased comfort and control.
If you are looking for a budget chainsaw option as a beginner then this corded electric chainsaw model could be the one for you. With just weighing over 10 lbs, it can cut above the rest with its 3.5 HP 14.5 Amp motor and 16 In. bar length. Most people feel the headache while replacing and tensioning the chain, but Worx exclusive, patented tool-free chain replacement and auto-tensioning system do it with ease. This smallest Chainsaw is quiet compared to gas models.
Makita XCU02PT is the best cordless small chainsaw due to its 1650 rpm motor and two 18 volts batteries which generate more than enough power compared to corded and gas models.
Remington RM1425 is the best electric chainsaw for a woman. It only weighs 6 pounds which makes it an ideal chain saw for a woman.
A small chainsaw costs you somewhere between $50 to $300 depends on what type of chainsaw and brand you choose, the size of the motor or battery, and other important safety features it has. Corded Electric and battery-powered models cost you anywhere between $50 to $200 while gasoline models are between $150 to $300.
Yes, obviously a woman too can use a chainsaw. If you are a strong woman who can lift a good amount of weight then you can use any saw. But if you are someone who needs a lighter chainsaw, then Remington RM1425 is one of the lightest chainsaws in the market used by many women around the world. It weighs only 6 pounds which makes it easier to use for a woman.
David has been a woodworker for most of his life — in his dad’s cabinet shop. After using the tools himself, he decided to share it his woodworking and power tools knowledge with DIYers. Read more about him