Chainsaw hire


A chainsaw is a portable saw (either gasoline-powered or electric) suited for a large variety of cutting jobs. Chainsaws can be used for pruning trees, felling trees and log cutting.

The price for hiring a chainsaw depends on its power source, power and guide bar length.

Chainsaw hire guide

Why hire a chainsaw?

A chainsaw is a portable saw, suited for a large variety of cutting jobs. The cutting is achieved with a rotating chain equipped with teeth which runs along the guide bar. Chainsaws are mainly used for pruning trees, felling trees and log cutting. We have listed the different hire companies that have chainsaws available for hire, so you can easily compare them and find the one that is right for you. When doing work in your garden, it might be interesting to hire a wood chipper as well.

Which chainsaw should I hire?

All chainsaws work according to the same principle (rotating chain with teeth), but depending on the type of job you have to do, you should choose one with the appropriate power source and guide bar length:

  • Power type: Chainsaws can be either gasoline-powered or electric (corded or cordless). Petrol chainsaws combine power and mobility and come in a variety of sizes. Electric chainsaws are typically more suited for smaller jobs requiring less power. They are quieter and easier to start compared to petrol chainsaws. Electric chainsaws can be either cordless (with a battery) which improves mobility compared to a corded electric chainsaw. However, the weight of the battery adds to the overall weight. A corded chainsaw might have a more limited working area determined by cord length.
  • Guide bar length: Typically expressed in inch, determines the size of the wood you are able to cut. With a longer guide bar, a saw can cut larger diameter wood in one pass. Sizes range from 6 inch on small saws over 14-18 inch on regular saws to 20 inch or more on heavy duty chainsaws. Guide bar length determines several other characteristics of your chainsaw because the longer the chain, the more power is needed, resulting in a more powerful engine (or higher voltage / amperage), higher weight and more vibration.

When hiring a chainsaw, take into account other features as well, such as an anti-kick bar for improved safety and anti-vibration dampeners to reduce fatigue.

What is required to hire a chainsaw?

You should only hire a chainsaw if you are properly trained in the safe use of a chainsaw and you should make sure to wear the appropriate safety equipment. Note that fuel is typically not supplied when hiring a gasoline-powered chainsaw and should be purchased separately (at the hire shop or somewhere else)

For a detailed video about how to fell a tree with a chainsaw, check out the video below:

What is the recommended safety equipment when hiring a chainsaw?

When using a chainsaw it is recommended to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Recommended safety equipment for a chainsaw consists of the following: hard hat, protection goggles, foot protection, ear protection and hand protection.

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