Chainsaws & Loppers
Chainsaws and loppers: get your garden in top condition
From trimming hedges to cutting back trees, chainsaws and loppers are very useful tools to have in your garden shed. Indeed, these machines play an important part in tidying up outdoor spaces, making it easy to cut back any overgrowth and helping to ensure that there's not a branch, twig or leaf out of place.
Here at MySmartBuy.com, we offer a variety of different loppers and chainsaws - the right device will depend on the task at hand. Read More
Alternatively, larger and more powerful chainsaws may be needed for felling trees or cleaning up large branches that have fallen after a storm.
If you're going to be cutting branches from a tree, a lopper may be the best choice. This is because standing on a ladder or stepping stool is generally not suggested while wielding a chainsaw - especially in gardens where the ground is unlikely to be level. Loppers have telescopic handles with a chain blade at the top, meaning you can stand on solid ground and carry out work high above your head.
Another option might be a two-in-one device that offers the functionality of both a hedge trimmer and a chainsaw. These are ideal if you don't have much storage space and they can be a more affordable option, compared to buying two separate machines.
Electric or petrol?
One important decision when buying a chainsaw or lopper is whether you want the machine to be powered by electricity or petrol.
The benefit of electric loppers and chainsaws is that they weigh less and are easier to work with. Starting them is simple - generally just the flick of a switch - cordless models are also available, so you don't need to worry about trailing power cables.
Chainsaws that run on petrol are more powerful, but they can also be very heavy, and you might need a bit of brawn to get the machine started.
Electric products generally perform just as well as petrol devices for smaller projects, but for big logs, a large, powerful petrol-powered chainsaw is the way to go.
Whichever type of chainsaw or lopper you choose to purchase, be sure to think about your personal wellbeing at all times. Safety glasses and work gloves are essential for any task. You may also want to consider a helmet if you're cutting down trees or lopping branches above head height.
Other accessories you may want to think about include log holders, which make it easier to chop wood. Meanwhile, a tool tidy can provide the perfect place to store heavy tools like chainsaws or loppers when they're not in use.
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