Unlike the petrol equivalent, an electric chainsaw is quieter, easier to use, lightweight and best used for domestic outdoor maintenance tasks. Its simplicity and ease of maintenance make it an excellent choice for beginners or those who prefer hassle-free equipment.
To assist you in selecting an electric 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 Electric Chainsaws
Whilst testing the electric chainsaws, we always try to test out the performance of the machine by cutting a variety of timber of all capable sizes. We also analysed its build quality and commented on how easy it was to use and set up when compared to other machines.
It’s important to note that with any chainsaw you buy, it’s highly recommended that you purchase chainsaw oil because this helps to lubricate any cutting components. Depending upon the amount of cutting you intend on doing, you may also require a chainsaw sharpener to keep the blades sharp for optimum cutting performance.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest electric chainsaws (for this article), we are continuously upgrading our machines to the latest offerings from the top brands in the UK. Therefore, we intend to keep this article up to date (where applicable) with our latest recommendations.
As well as our experience of using a range of electric chainsaws, we also based our recommendations upon hours of research and several factors. Some of the factors that we considered included the motor, build quality, power cable length, chain speed, cutting capacity, additional features, ease of operation, supplied accessories, warranty and value.