I am after new Chainsaw, preferably a Petrol one, Any good suggestions!

After failure of my two RIOBI  RCS2340B electric chainsaws, I am after a new chainsaw. This time prefers petrol one. Any good suggestions..?

P1 Petrol Chainsaw with 62cc Hyundai Engine, 20" Bar, Easy-Start - Includes 2 Chains and Bag | P6220C

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  • TELLIT01
    TELLIT01 Posts: 16,253
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    If you have a garden machinery supplier in your area I would speak to them.  They will be able to show you the options available, and a decent place will point you in the direction of one best suited to your requirements.
  • I have the Hyundai branded version (about £25 more, chosen as has more sturdier metal parts/less plastics, same pre-mix 2-stroke engine). Very good and very powerful compared to electric saws. Has far more 'feel' too - doesn't bog down. Note there is a specific starting technique - not difficult, but saves you flooding the carburettor. Remember to use eye/face protection/gloves as an absolute minimum. 
    Incidentally, I found that a reciprocating saw is a fantastic garden saw - quiet capable of ripping through lesser branches ie. up to about 4" or so. Judging by the videos, easily the equal of those 'new' mini-chainsaws that seem to be advertised everywhere.  
  • henry24
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    What are you going to be cutting and how often? That Hyundai is big and heavy 
  • sujsuj
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    I have the Hyundai branded version (about £25 more, chosen as has more sturdier metal parts/less plastics, same pre-mix 2-stroke engine). Very good and very powerful compared to electric saws. Has far more 'feel' too - doesn't bog down. Note there is a specific starting technique - not difficult, but saves you flooding the carburettor. Remember to use eye/face protection/gloves as an absolute minimum. 
    Incidentally, I found that a reciprocating saw is a fantastic garden saw - quiet capable of ripping through lesser branches ie. up to about 4" or so. Judging by the videos, easily the equal of those 'new' mini-chainsaws that seem to be advertised everywhere.  
    Do you mind sharing Hyundai Chainsaw  model details. or Link..?
    I have lots of wood cut to log size now. also need to cut some tree branches. I was using RIOBI until the second one broken down. Thanks
  • sujsuj
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    henry24 said:
    What are you going to be cutting and how often? That Hyundai is big and heavy 
    Immediate need is to cut some tree branches to log size. There are some big branches there.
  • danrv
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    edited 15 October 2023 at 7:04PM
    sujsuj said:
    henry24 said:
    What are you going to be cutting and how often? That Hyundai is big and heavy 
    Immediate need is to cut some tree branches to log size. There are some big branches there.
    How big? I recently cut down/up a large beech tree with my Qualcast 2000w chainsaw. 16" blade, 4.7kg.
    Wood thickness up to 9". 
    https://www.gmvtrade.co.uk/qualcast-yt4353-02-corded-chainsaw-2000w.html

    Quieter and lighter than petrol type. I also used a Bosch electric pruning saw with reciprocating blade and a two stroke multi tool with long reach chainsaw attachment.
  • henry24
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    sujsuj said:
    henry24 said:
    What are you going to be cutting and how often? That Hyundai is big and heavy 
    Immediate need is to cut some tree branches to log size. There are some big branches there.
    The Hyundia will cut up to 40 inches and it doesn't seem that you're cutting that big so something with a 14 inch bar would be plenty only thing with that is you can't buy a cheap 14 inch 
  • sujsuj said:
    I have the Hyundai branded version (about £25 more, chosen as has more sturdier metal parts/less plastics, same pre-mix 2-stroke engine). Very good and very powerful compared to electric saws. Has far more 'feel' too - doesn't bog down. Note there is a specific starting technique - not difficult, but saves you flooding the carburettor. Remember to use eye/face protection/gloves as an absolute minimum. 
    Incidentally, I found that a reciprocating saw is a fantastic garden saw - quiet capable of ripping through lesser branches ie. up to about 4" or so. Judging by the videos, easily the equal of those 'new' mini-chainsaws that seem to be advertised everywhere.  
    Do you mind sharing Hyundai Chainsaw  model details. or Link..?
    I have lots of wood cut to log size now. also need to cut some tree branches. I was using RIOBI until the second one broken down. Thanks
    Amazon:  

    Hyundai 62cc 20” Petrol Chainsaw

  • Dustyevsky
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    edited 15 October 2023 at 9:17PM
    A 2 stroke chainsaw is fine if people like faffing about with mixing fuel and trying to get gummed-up carbs working again after an 8-month lay-off, but unless you're going full lumberjack, a mains electric is much more convenient. 
    I know you say your electric Ryobi saws failed, but how long did they work for? It may be Ryobi aren't good at chainsaws, or it may be bad luck. My first £50 Titan from Screwfix packed up almost immediately, but its replacement went on for 5 years before it stripped its gears. That's great value, considering the work it did!
    Now, for chopping logs in the yard, I've a Makita which has done 5 years without problems.
     It's obviously built better than the Titan and nicer to use, but no chainsaw is fun after the first hour, especially if it has a 2 stroke engine! I paid about £150 for the Makita and picked up one of these to speed things along:
    I've never needed more than a 14" bar for the sort of tree trunks that come my way.



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