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Ryobi RCS5145B 51cc Petrol Chainsaw

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Derek Smith has been farming all of his life, and is an professional landscape gardener with over 22 years experience. He owns a 25-acre farm in Aberdeenshire with a focus on self-sufficiency, living off the land, and working with nature. Has a number of safety features. Even chainsaw first-timers should feel confident enough to safely use it

As part of the Ryobi 36V MAX POWER system of outdoor cordless tools for the garden, the Ryobi RY36CSX40B-0 36V Cordless 40cm Brushless Chainsaw is ideal for felling small trees, trimming branches and cutting logs for firewood. For cutting smaller trunks and logs below 64 cm (25”) , choose a chainsaw with a bar around 36 cm (14”) . Combined with a 40 cc motor, a chainsaw of this size will be suitable for the majority of average home users. A 50 cc motor is better suited to medium-intensity tasks as it will cut logs up to approximately 80 cm (32”). Before I could get started, I had to assemble the chainsaw. Fortunately, this didn’t take long – I had it all put together in less than ten minutes. All you need to do is insert the bar and chain, which was made easier by the fact that this chain didn’t need to be unravelled. All the tools that you’ll need for assembly are also supplied with the chainsaw.Thanks to its size, as well as its narrower bar, I found this chainsaw to be much easier to manoeuvre than many of the others. If I needed to prune a tall tree and had to take a chainsaw up a ladder with me, then this (or the Husqvarna that I also tested) is probably the one that I would choose. The only downside, compared to the Husqvarna, was the weight of this machine. At 6.5kg, it’s pretty heavy, but this is compensated by the fact that it has a larger engine and longer bar (and lower price tag…!).

It’s essential that you’re as comfortable as possible when using your chainsaw, to prevent accidents caused by fatigue. Compare this chainsaw to the others that I tested and you’ll see that it’s one of the most expensive. However, for what you’re paying, you’re getting a fantastic machine that’s not only suitable for light garden work, but can also be used for heavy-duty tasks. That said, as I mentioned earlier, this chainsaw is very similar to the P1PE that I tested. If you’re on a tight budget, then the P1PE, or even the ParkerBrand, is the one I’d recommend. However, if you’re willing to spend just a little bit more on a reliable and trustworthy brand, then the Hyundai is more than worth it. Easy to use. Once you’ve mastered starting your chainsaw, you should find it relatively easy to use

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You should never attempt to use a chainsaw while balanced up a tree, or even if you are stretching from a ladder. You should be fully balanced at all times, with space around you for the wood to fall. This ParkerBrand chainsaw was the least expensive of the five that I tested, yet its power and performance matched, if not exceeded, that of costlier models. This makes it fantastic value for money. It genuinely surprises me that it’s possible to even get a chainsaw this good for such a low price. I was expecting to find several flaws during the testing process, but there were near to none. Even better, ParkerBrand has added extra value to this product by including a spare chain, a full maintenance tool kit, a measuring bottle, a protective cover, a carry bag, and a one-year warranty. You’d struggle to find all of this at such a reasonable price from any other company!

Long 50 cm (20”) cutting bar allows it to slice through 100 cm (40”) trunks, making it suitable for heavy-duty forestry clearances as well as light garden work

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All garden furniture will be delivered kerbside unless otherwise stated. All other products will be delivered to your front door.

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