Weekend lumber jacks, hunters, ranchers, and farmers rejoice! Put on your flannel and grab your big blue ox while you check out the top 5 best light weight chainsaws of 2012 here.
#1 The Hitachi CS33EB16 32 cc 2 Stroke Gas Powered Rear Handle Chain Saw with 16″ Oregon Bar and Chain. This chainsaw has a commercial grade engine, which provides excellent performance in cutting, while also offering consistent reliability for the user. In addition, the CS33EB16 comes with Hitachi’s “PureFire” technology, which is a two stroke engine technology that provides low emissions, and a five point anti-vibration system. This system offers it’s user maximum comfort by allowing them to accomplish considerably more work, with considerably less overall fatigue. Additionally, the CS33EB16 also cuts out the kick back, while also offering an inertia activated chain break, which is designed to stop the chains rotation and provide its users with the highest caliber of safety features. Finally, the CS33EB16 makes chain adjustments quick and easy with two bar studs.
#2 The Makita DCS51020 20″, 50cc. Chain Saw (3/8″ – .050″). There is no doubt, that from the moment you first spy this Makita chainsaw, you will feel confident that you are looking at a quality tool that will offer you top of the line performance, with it’s high power to weight ratio. The DCS51020 boasts a 3.9 HP engine and an automatic half throttle lock, for simple chainsaw start up. Finally, this chainsaw is a snap to clean up with it’s “tool-less” filter maintenance.
#3- The Makita UC4030A 16″ Electric Chain Saw. Makita makes a second debut on our top 5 lightweight chainsaw countdown with the Makita UC4030, which has a one touch “tool-less” blade adjustment, and a rubberized grip handle for a comfortable, easy grip. A large trigger switch starts up the chainsaw nice and smooth, and a built in timer protects the motor from burn out by reducing the power output, when the saw begins to become overloaded. Finally, a large oil reserve with view window allows you to check the oil at any time.