Best Chainsaw for Juniper [My Top 4 Picks]

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Are you looking for the best chainsaw for juniper trees?

Then you’ve come to the right place because that’s exactly what I’ll be covering in this post.

I don’t want to bore you with the introduction so let’s get straight into this…

IMAGE PRODUCT DETAILS 
Best OverallHusqvarna 460 Rancher
  • Fell large Juniper
  • Powerful engine
  • Easy cleaning
BudgetCOOCHEER
  • 62cc gas powered engine
  • High quality chain
  • 20 inch bar
best ElectricSun Joe SWJ701E
  • Electric motor
  • Unlimited stamina
  • Lightweight
Small TreesHusqvarna 120 Mark II
  • Great for small Juniper
  • Easy to start
  • Easy to clean

Husqvarna 460 Rancher (Best Overall)

Husqvarna 460
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Bar Size

This chainsaw has a 24-inch bar which is great if you want it for felling large and medium sized Junipers.

With a long bar like this on the Husqvarna 460 Rancher, going through the juniper will definitely not be an issue.

You will easily be able to cut a long stump that will help with the felling process. Splitting wood will also be a breaze with the 24-inch bar.

Easy Cleaning and Maintenance

Equipped with a centrifugal air cleaning system larger debris will be removed before even reaching the air filter, ensuring a longer lifespan of the filter.

But the truth of the matter is air filters, although not as often on this chainsaw, do need changing from time to time.

So when the time comes when you inevitably need to change it the manufacturers provided a quick release mechanism so you won’t struggle on such occasions.

Doing other maintenance is also simple. The side mounted chain tensioning system provides an easy solution for when the chain gets loose, which is bound to happen over time.

And the automatic chain oiler keeps the chain well lubricated so you won’t have to, just top up when low.

Powerful Engine

The Husqvarna 460 Rancher comes standard with a 60.3 cc engine.

Felling Junipers has never been easier, with the powerful gas powered engine running the chain around the 24 inch bar you will cut through wood like a hot knife through butter.

And let’s not forget that it’s gas powered. This means no cord! Working in remote areas where there is no electricity is no problem at all, just bring a tank of gas for a refill and you’re ready to go. 

Pros
  • No cords
  • Centrifugal air cleaning system
  • Quick release air filter
  • Easy chain tensioning system
  • Automatic chain oiling
Cons
  • Loud

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COOCHEER (Budget)

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Bar Size

This chainsaw comes equipped with a 20-inch bar. A fantastic option for people that cut trees regularly. The large bar provides enough length to fell Junipers with a width of up to 18 inches.

Also great for buckling large trees, it comes as no surprise that it does a great job on medium and small Junipers as well.

Powerful Engine

The COOCHEER has a 62cc gas powered engine. A powerful engine for any chainsaw but pairing it with the 20-inch bar makes this chainsaw an excellent tool for felling and buckling Juniper.

With the ability to go up to 8500rpm (turns per minute) it will go through wood with ease and without any need for extra force or effort from you.

High quality chain

This chainsaw is equipped with one of the best chains available. The chain is extremely durable and can withstand more beatings than most chains on the market.

With proper care and use the service life can go up to 5 times more than the ordinary chain and the automatic chain oiling system will keep it lubricated and running in tip top shape.

And to get all of that without breaking your bank account is why I put this chainsaw on this list.

Pros
  • Automatic chain oiling system
  • Long lasting chain
  • Affordable
Cons
  • May struggle at felling large trees (Above 18-inches)

Sun Joe SWJ701E (best electric)

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Electric Motor

When a chainsaw comes with an electric motor there are two positives that I just can’t look past. The first one is the fact that starting the chainsaw is as easy as pressing a button.

The second is the sound, electric motor chainsaws make a lot less noise than their big brothers (Gas powered chainsaws) and that is exactly what you get with this chainsaw.

Equipped with an 18 inch bar the Sun Joe SWJ701E is quite the machine. Able to fell and buck small to medium size junipers, the corded electric motor provides continuous power as long as it’s plugged in.

Easy to Handle

Easy to handle and well-built are two excellent descriptions to tell your friends when you brag about your new chainsaw.

Weighing less than 10 pounds this chainsaw gives you enough control to feel comfortable while working. And for an 18-inch bar chainsaw 10 pounds is more than fair.

The handle on this is well designed. It is ergonomic and adjustable, so you can adjust it to your optimum position.

Easy Maintenance

Like most electric chainsaws this also doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. It has a chain tensioning knob on the side for easy tensioning with-out the need for a tool.

It also comes equipped with an automatic chain lubrication system, so when you’re buckling and felling you can rest assured the chain is well oiled and will run smoothly.

Just don’t forget to top up when the oil is running low.

Pros
  • Low maintenance
  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable handle
Cons
  • Needs outdoor outlet

Husqvarna 120 Mark II (For small juniper trees)

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Easy to handle

Weighing just 10.7 pounds it’s definitely not going to strain you as much as bigger chainsaws. Equipped with a 14 inch bar it will easily handle small trees with a width of 12 inches or less.

The Husqvarna 120 Mark II comes standard with a vibration dampening system to ensure there is less strain on your wrists and arms.

Great for Yard Work

This chainsaw is best suited for homeowners that like to do their own yard work. The 14-inch bar is capable of bucking.

If you want to fell the small juniper growing in your backyard, this chainsaw will get the job done, just be sure the tree isn’t wider than 12 inches.

If it’s a small tree job, then this chainsaw will definitely not disappoint.

Easier to Start

This chainsaw Unlike most gas chainsaws on the market right now is designed to start easily. Although not as fast as electric chainsaws the combined choke/stop control allows for easier starting of the engine.

It also hosts a centrifugal air cleaning system that removes larger debris before reaching the engine resulting in improved life for the engine.

Pros
  • Portable
  • Centrifugal air cleaning system
  • Vibration dampening system
Cons
  • Loud

Conclusion

The best chainsaws for juniper trees is the Husqvarna 460 Rancher. It has a 24 inch bar, 60.3cc engine, and automatic chain oiling. It will cut small, medium, and large juniper trees.

There’s something in here for your juniper trees.

Hope you found what you were looking for.

Happy sawing!

– Adam