Best Residential Gas Chainsaw [My Top 3 Picks]

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Are you looking for the best residential chainsaw?

Something that will cut every tree down on your ranch, something that can clear the logs in your yard?

Have you got a decent chunk of money to pay for a chainsaw? Then I’ve got a great recommendation for you.

Do you only have a little amount of money to pay for your chainsaw? Then we’ve got a budget option for you.

Whatever you need to do on your property, there’s a chainsaw that will fit your needs listed in this guide.

IMAGE PRODUCT DETAILS 
Best OverallHusqvarna 460 Rancher
  • Great for cutting any tree on your property
  • 24 inch bar
  • Super powerful engine
BudgetSalem Master 5820G 58CC
  • Affordable
  • 18 inch bar
  • Can fell large trees and split thick wood
ElectricOregon CS1500
  • Great for splitting lots of logs
  • Corded for unlimited stamina
  • 18 inch bar

Husqvarna 460 Rancher

Husqvarna 460
Check Price of the Husqvarna 460
  • 24 inch bar
  • Gas powered
  • 13.2lbs

Bar

This has a 24 inch bar making it incredibly easy to cut trees with a wide diameter. After you’ve cut down a tree, you’ll be able to cut straight through the logs and not have to turn it over.

Incredibly powerful engine

The engine is 60.3cc (Cubic Centimeters). The bigger the engine is, the more powerful it is, generally speaking.

You’ll be able to cut through any type of tree on your property. This saw really is a one fits all type of item.

You won’t have an issue cutting through hardwood like oak. You can easily create a stump in the tree and cut it down.

The splitting wood process is also easy, you’ll make short work of it. The chain rotates around the bar 9,000 times per minute.

Making it incredibly sharp when cutting. It’s going to rip through any tree on your land.

Automatic chain oiler

When you’re cutting, you’ve got to remember there’s a lot of friction being created. This friction causes heat and too much heat will damage your saw.

To prevent this, you need to lubricate your chain with oil. This is done automatically so you don’t have to manually do it yourself. Saving you lots of time. You simply have to refill the bar oil.

Easy chain tensioning 

As time goes on, your chain will loosen. And cutting with a loose chain will prevent the saw from cutting properly. The chain could even fly off which could be fatal.

That’s why there’s an easy to access chain tensioning mechanism on the side. So you can easily adjust it to your liking.

Quick-release air filter

The quick-release air filter is a mechanism designed to prevent debris from getting into the engine. And when the filter is full, it won’t work as well as it should.

That’s why you need to keep cleaning it. You’ll be pleased to know that there’s a quick-release air filter on the side for you to easily access it and clean it.

Pros
  • Great for cutting any tree on your property
  • 24 inch bar
  • Automatic chain oiler
  • Easy chain tensioning
  • Quick-release air filter
Cons
  • Not good for pruning

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Salem Master 5820G 58CC

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  • 18 inch bar
  • Gas powered

18 inch bar

The 18 inch bar will be able to cut 16 inch trees with absolute ease. If you’re experienced enough you can fell trees bigger than 16 inches with this saw.

And when it comes to splitting wood, 18 inches is plenty of length to cut into wide logs.

Engine power

When it comes to engine power, this has 58cc of power so it’s no slacker. It’s able to power through wood without an issue. It runs at 8,500rpm (turns per minute). So it will give you precise and effective cuts without any issues.

However, if you’re looking to cut down thick oak wood, you’re going to want to skip this and go with the 460 Rancher I mentioned above. 

Superior Quality

This is equipped with a hard bar and durable chain. They’re wear resistant and the chain won’t dull easily. When it comes to the chain burning and having to replace it.

This will take more time to wear out.

Auto Oiler

There’s an automatic oiling system. So your chain will be lubricated automatically and you don’t need to do any manual work. Except for refilling the oil.

Ultimately, lubricating the chain makes your saw operate more efficiently and increases its lifespan.

Affordable

So this can handle cutting down thick trees and it’s built with high quality materials. You would think it’s going to be expensive…

You’ll be pleased to know that this chainsaw comes in at a very affordable price. You won’t be breaking the bank when trying to get this.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • 18 inch bar
  • Can fell large trees and split thick wood
  • Automatic chain oiler
Cons
  • You will struggle to cut down big oak trees
  • Not good for pruning

Oregon CS1500

Oregon CS1500
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  • 18 inch bar
  • Electric engine
  • Weighs 12.9lbs

Self sharpening

This chainsaw sharpens by itself. And no, it’s not some cheap gimmick that was thought of as cool and turned out to be garbage. It actually works.

How’s it able to sharpen by itself?

It’s actually very simple. Nothing crazy or complicated is happening when it sharpens by itself. There’s a sharpening stone right next to the chain.

All you have to do is push the lever and the sharpener will be connected to the chain. Then you have to turn the chainsaw on so the chain will rotate around the bar.

As it’s rotating around the bar at a high speed, the chain will be sharpened! It only takes a few seconds.

Saving you lots and lots of time when it comes to sharpening.

Corded electric engine

The engine can only start when it’s plugged into a power source. Sure, this can be a downside if you were looking to take this out into the wilderness and start chopping down trees. But this wasn’t designed for that. 

You plug this into a power source for unlimited stamina. And you can start cutting. This was designed to mainly split logs. So let’s say a tree fell on your property.

You can use this to cut it up and split the wood. If you really want, you can use this to fell small trees but nothing big. No more than 10 inches thick.

18 inch bar

The 18 inch bar allows you to split thick wood. You can cut right into the wood you want without an issue.

You’ll be able to split all the wood you like and make all the firewood you like with this.

Quality materials

This is an Oregon chainsaw, it was designed to last for many years. Oregon is known for making high quality bars and chains. And it’s no different with their chainsaws.

Incredibly cost effective

I’m still shocked at how cheap this is. The chainsaw is high quality but the price is incredibly cheap. I don’t know how long they’re going to keep it at this price.

Pros
  • Great for splitting lots of logs
  • Corded for unlimited stamina
  • 18 inch bar
  • Cost effective
Cons
  • Not good for felling trees

Conclusion

The best residential gas chainsaw is the Husqvarna 460 Rancher. It has a 24 inch bar and the engine is 60.3cc (Cubic Centimeters). It weighs 13.2lbs/13.93kg and has an automatic chain oiler. It will cut down any tree on your property.

Hope you found what you were looking for in this guide.

Happy sawing!

– Adam