Guide to Chainsaw and Pruner Selection

For general tasks in and around the home, such as cutting up firewood, light pruning or small DIY building jobs, an electric chainsaw is just the job.  Rated from 1.5 to 2kW, this machine is ideal for performing even the most demanding tasks quickly and comfortably.

For lopping and limbing, chopping down small plants and cutting up firewood, we recommend a lightweight machine of between 4 and 5kg with a displacement of between 35 and 45cc.For intensive work requiring maximum reliability and consistent long-term performance, the best machines are professional chainsaws with over 50cc displacement.  Weighing just 5 to 10kg, they are ideal for felling and cutting up large trees.For pruning jobs, the ideal machines are professional pruning chainsaws, which provide the perfect blend of power, lightweight construction and easy handling.  Equipped with a top handle, they are ideal for professional pruning operations and other precision work, such as grafting or surgery carried out on wounded or diseased plants.For lopping and trimming overhead, or wherever there is uneven or sloping ground to contend with, a pruner is best.  Thanks to a telescopic pole, cuts can be made up to 5 metres above ground, and therefore even on the highest branches.  The saw itself is adjustable through intermediate angular settings from 0º to 90º.