The History of
Prior to the 1930’s if you wanted to cut timber it
could only be done one way, by hand. In order to get firewood or timber, you would have to use axes and
The chainsaw came into being mid 1900’s and became
the modern method of cutting. Most chainsaws at this time were enormous and quite dangerous. They looked very
little like today’s chainsaws but became a vital part of industry nonetheless.
Today it is very common to find a chainsaw on
building sites, farms, and even in sheds in people’s backyards. People find it more cost-effective to buy a
chainsaw to cut their firewood, and some just like having one in the event of an emergency, say for instance
a storm has caused fallen trees in your yard. There are basically two kinds of chainsaws, those powered by
gas and those powered by some form of electricity. They operate on the same theory, a cutting chain that is
motorized. Both types have their good and bad points.
Gas chainsaws are usually bigger and offer more
power. They are a bit more expensive but are totally portable. The down side is that they are loud and give
off exhaust fumes which means you would not want to use one indoors, for example a building site or woodwork
shop. Electrics are typically smaller and do not have as much power. However for tough indoor work or heavy
pruning these machines are ideal. Electric saws are often used by tradesmen when cutting timber
If you are a newbie to chainsaw use, make sure you
have the required safety equipment and have read the safety guide before using your chainsaw.