Are Battery Powered Chainsaws Any Good?

We’re often asked, “Are Battery Powered Chainsaws Any Good?” Our answer is always, “it depends on the job”. It goes without saying that if you’re a professional you’re going to need a high powered performance chainsaw. But these saws are heavy, extremely powerful. They are overkill for domestic use. If you’re looking for a saw for your home and garden, perhaps for cutting firewood, then a battery-powered chainsaw is a good choice.

The Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ

The stihl battery powered chainsaw

The thing about an electric saw is that it’s light and easy to use. For example, the Stihl MSA 120 weighs in at just 3.7kg. It’s also much, much quieter than a higher powered chainsaw. It makes short work of medium and small sized pieces of wood. You can also maintain your outdoor area or use it for chopping firewood.

How long does the battery last?

The Runtime depends on the battery you use. For this reason, we recommend the AK20 Battery, which will give your Stihl MSA 120 C-BQ a running time of up to 35 minutes. This might not sound like much, but it’s really plenty of time for basic maintenance and also for wood cutting for your home fire, where you’re only going to be using the battery-powered chainsaw for a few minutes at a time.  It really is the right tool for the job for most domestic cases, and that’s why we recommend it. 

Are battery powered chainsaws any good for cutting medium sized branches? 

For this, we’d recommend the slightly larger MSA 140. The Stihl Msa 140 C-bq Chainsaw, which provides 20% more cutting power. It’s more suitable for larger trees (as well as for cutting firewood). It is still compact and easy to handle. Though please keep in mind that for safety reasons, with any chainsaw we cannot offer free shipping as they need to be purchased in-person.  Please feel free to call in to us here at Douglas Forest and Garden in order to check it out and see if it’s right for you. Chainsaws have caused dozens of serious injuries and deaths in Ireland over the past 15 years and battery-powered or otherwise, they must be treated with respect. We also provide training materials for safe usage of chainsaws. To find out more please call in or ring us today on 021-4965132.