Due to the improvements in battery technology, cordless chainsaws are far better than they once were and they now feature improved aH ratings for better performance.
When compared to other types of chainsaws, the battery-powered motor offers superior performance without the worry of fumes from a heavy petrol motor or the restriction from the power cable of an electric chainsaw. With budget-friendly and high-performance models available, there are plenty of models to choose from to best suit your requirements.
To assist you in selecting a cordless chainsaw, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience using several to cut a range of wood in DIY and gardening settings. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Cordless Chainsaws
Whether we are cutting trees, sleepers, firewood or a range of other types of wood, a chainsaw is a tool that we have plenty of experience with over the years. In terms of our preferred chainsaw type to use, battery-powered machines in particular are our favourite type primarily because they are maintenance-free and you aren’t restricted by any wires.
As you can see in the photo below, during testing of the Makita chainsaw, we were able to climb a tree and not have to worry about any wires getting tangled or not being able to reach and this is a prime example of why we prefer using battery-powered chainsaws. Also pictured is an example of how powerful cordless chainsaws can be and during testing of the DEWALT chainsaw, we were able to cut through large tree trunks with ease.
During our ongoing testing, we analyse the chainsaw’s performance, usability and build quality. We also attempt to use the chainsaws in a range of applications to give them a thorough test.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest cordless chainsaws (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice that a brand has released a new and improved model, we will attempt to upgrade our current selection of chainsaws for testing (where applicable).
As well as testing and our experience using a range of cordless chainsaws, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the chainsaw’s performance, runtime, weight, ease of operation, grip, build quality, supplied accessories, warranty and value for money.