If you are going to use an electric chainsaw, it is important to understand that this tool like all other power tools needs to be operated in a safe manner to avoid injury to yourself and anyone neat where you are using it. Note also that we are not necessarily promoting the type of chain saw portrayed in the picture. It just happens to be the one we selected to add color to our post. It is an excellent chain saw and will do just about anything the average home user will need for small trees and shrubs. A small chain saw for yard work trimming trees is an excellent tool to have and as long as you have electricity, you are good to go.
Use an Electric Chainsaw Safely
These are powerful tools and can rip through flesh in a second if not handled properly. We suggest that consumers purchase the most powerful electric chainsaw available when they are making their purchase. A more powerful chain saw will ensure that you can deal with just about any size tree or shrub that you may find on your property. It can be a bit tedious trying to saw through something when you do not have the power you need.
Also make sure that your electric extension chord delivers the maximum power to your chainsaw. Your manufacturer will state what kind of extension chord that is needed to operate your electric chainsaw properly. Always wear safety glasses, a hard hat, leather gloves and safety footwear to ensure that injuries are prevented or at least minimized.
Use an Electric Chainsaw for Small Trees
I have an electric chainsaw and it works very well for small trees, however I would never use it for a large tree on my property. The simple reason is that I would be concerned about the tree falling in the wrong direction and either hitting my home or perhaps the fence or even my neighbors home. These are large trees that stand at least 50 feet high and could do a lot of damage if they fell on something they were not supposed to. This decision really has nothing to do with whether I have a gas powered chainsaw or an electric one. I would just prefer to be safe, so I use my chainsaw on the smaller trees and the shrubs.
It is also very useful for trimming branches off the trees that are beginning to encroach on the yard, the fence or even the house. Each year I cut some off in an effort to trim them and the electric chain saw is perfect for this job. It also means that I do not have to store gasoline at home for the chainsaw.