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Consumer Reports Reviews Chain saws

Consumer Reports is the best place to come to find expert Chain saw reviews. We review different types of Chain saws. Our Chain saw reviews will help you decide what Chain saw is best for you.

Consumer Reports Chain saw reviews will provide you with recommended models based on the combination of price and performance. You can also subscribe for our Chain saw ratings where you will see our Chain saw reviews on Ease of use, Bar length tested (in.), Cutting speed, cc/amp, Safety, Handling and Weight (lbs.). You will also see Consumer Reports take on each model of Chain saws that we review. This is a quick summary of what we think works well for this model, and possibly what doesn't.

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Chain saw Reviews from Consumer Reports

ratingsHomelite UT43122 Reviews
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Homelite UT43122
Type: Corded-electric chain saws
Summary: This 16-inch, 12-amp, corded-electric chain saw from Homelite weighs 9 lbs. It has a tool-less bar adjuster and a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Homelite UT43122 Chain saw has the following features: Tool-free chain adjuster, Translucent oil tank, Storage case, Protective sheath and Warranty (yrs.).
ratingsStihl MS 180 C-BE Reviews
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Stihl MS 180 C-BE
Type: Lighter-duty gasoline chain saws
Summary: This 16-inch, 32-cc, gasoline-powered chain saw from Stihl weighs 11 lbs. It has a chain brake, a tool-less bar adjuster, and a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Stihl MS 180 C-BE Chain saw has the following features: Chain brake, Anti-vibration, Tool-free chain adjuster, Translucent oil tank, Metal bucking spikes, Protective sheath and Warranty (yrs.).
ratingsStihl MSA 200C-BQ Reviews
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Stihl MSA 200C-BQ
Type: Battery-powered chain saws
Summary: This 12-inch, 36-volt, battery-powered chain saw from Stihl weighs 10 lbs. It has a chain brake, a tool-less bar adjuster, and a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Stihl MSA 200C-BQ Chain saw has the following features: Chain brake, Tool-free chain adjuster, Translucent oil tank and Warranty (yrs.).
ratingsHomelite UT10589A Reviews
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Homelite UT10589A
Type: Lighter-duty gasoline chain saws
Summary: This 18-inch, 42-cc, lighter-duty, gasoline-powered chain saw from Homelite weighs 12 lbs. It has a chain brake and a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Homelite UT10589A Chain saw has the following features: Chain brake, Anti-vibration, Translucent oil tank, Storage case, Protective sheath, Extra chain and Warranty (yrs.).
ratingsPoulan Pro PP4818 Reviews
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Poulan Pro PP4818
Type: Gasoline chain saws
Summary: This 18-inch, 48-cc, gasoline-powered chain saw from Poulan Pro weighs 15 lbs. It has a chain brake and a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Poulan Pro PP4818 Chain saw has the following features: Chain brake, Anti-vibration, Metal bucking spikes, Storage case, Protective sheath and Warranty (yrs.).