Best Chainsaw for Cutting Firewood in UK

With natural gas prices rising consistently over the years, many homeowners are turning to a more economical fuel sources – firewood. For many years, wood has widely been known to be a fairly abundant resource and for many people that can be as close to home as that tree in your backyard.

As such, cutting firewood with a chainsaw has increasingly become a favourite pastime for many people. Makers of wood burners and many modern fireplaces are also becoming more favourable as they are more efficient to use.

As such, below is a list of the best chainsaws for cutting firewood on the market. It is important to note that a chainsaw is an extremely powerful piece of machinery and should only used by following reasonable safety rules.

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Chainsaws for Cutting Firewood

Look Weight (kg) Dimensions (cm) Blade Length Voltage (volts) Wattage (watts)

Ryobi OCS1830 Cordless Brushless Chain Saw
3.44 49 x 21 x 24 30 18

Worx WG303E Electrical Chain Saw
4.8 88 x 37.4 x 20.4 40 2000

2.2 51 x 51 x 20 10 400

Einhell GH-EC2040 Toolless Electric Chainsaw
6.93 53 x 21.5 x 27.5 40 2000

Cordless Chainsaw

3.94 22.1 x 41.2 x 24 25 18

Ryobi OCS1830 Cordless Chainsaw

The Ryobi One+ OCS1830 is a cordless chainsaw that works with an 18V 5Ah Li-ion battery.

The OCS1830 is extremely portable thanks to its light design. Weighing just 2.5kg without the battery pack, it is easy and comfortable to use wherever you’re operating.

Quieter than a petrol chainsaw, the 18V motor requires no maintenance, produces no emissions, and removes the need to store petrol. The mechanical and electrical chain brake ensures the chainsaw immediately stops running, if required, for improved user safety.

It has a 30cm (12 inch) Oregon® bar and chain, plus an automatic oiling system for even greater convenience. It can also be adjusted quickly and easily thanks to tool-less chain tensioning, while a full wrap-around handle (complete with over-mould), means it can be used in any orientation, perfect when reaching for awkward areas or branches. 

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Worx WG303E Electrical Chain Saw

The Worx WG303E Electrical chainsaw combines a high powered motor with high speed chain for optimal cutting performance. It automatically adjusts chain tension and lubricates the blade for you, so you can concentrate on the job in hand.

This powerful 40cm WORX Chainsaw delivers a cutting performance similar to petrol chainsaws. It is robust but light, perfect for quick, easy jobs around your garden such as cutting firewood, clearing brush and trimming trees.

It has been manufactured to never produce harmful emissions and has minimal operating costs when compared to petrol-powered chain saws.

One of the plus sides to this chainsaw is that you can loosen and tighten the chain manually and then the chain management system automatically kicks in to maintain the correct tension.

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The BLACK+DECKER KS890ECN Scorpion Saw is less a chainsaw and more a corded reciprocating saw that is ideal for cutting  firewood, metal and plastic.

It is great at making straight line or curved cuts with choice of cutting mode.

The BLACK+DECKER KS890ECN Scorpion Saw works as both as a powered handsaw and jigsaw.

It requires a 240V power source, has a soft grip handle and can make 5500 strokes per minute. It also includes three different blades for your various DIY needs and a useful safety lock switch.

It is the perfect tool for many jobs ranging from cutting a single piece of wood right through to cutting many pieces for garden decking and much more.
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Einhell GH-EC2040 Toolless Electric Chainsaw

The Einhell GH-EC 2040 Electric Chain Saw is an efficient and reliable chainsaw for sawing firewood, for thinning out scrub and for cutting down small trees.

It has a pretty good rail and chain from Oregon to ensure optimum performance during use. The chain can be tensioned and changed quickly and easily and without the use of tools, while the robust metal gearing is extra high-quality for good power transmission and a long service life.

User safety is paramount and the kickback protection facility has an instant mechanical chain break stopping the tool immediately if it rears up suddenly.

The large window makes it easy to check how much oil is in the oil tank and the large capacity filler opening makes it easy to refill the oil. For safety in the event of the chain jumping off the rail, there is a chain catch bolt. 

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Cordless Chainsaw

This cordless chainsaw from Black & Decker has been fitted with a 25cm bar for smaller cutting applications around the garden.

The Black & Decker 18 V Lithium Ion chainsaw is cordless, lightweight and ergonomically designed for user’s comfort of use. With an 18 V battery, it is ideal for logging, pruning, reducing windfall, cutting firewood and other general DIY maintenance tasks.

The chainsaw is lightweight and evenly balanced body allowing comfortable use over long periods. This is attributed to the secondary bale handle, meaning it sits comfortably and securely in your hands. It also comes with in-built safety features which prevent accident or injury so that you can use the tool with confidence.

18v Cordless Chainsaw with 25cm Bar 1 x 2.0Ah Battery | Black & Decker GKC1825L20

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Chainsaws used to be tools for farmers and loggers, but today homeowners use them for a huge amount of tasks – from cutting firewood to trimming shrubs and tree branches to even felling trees.As this list looks at chainsaws more suited to cutting firewood, it is important to have a chainsaw that is both powerful, versatile and easy to use. Above all, stay safe and happy logging.