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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, cc/amp, Bar length tested (in.), Handling, Weight (lbs.), Safety and Cutting speed. 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

ratingsSun Joe SWJ701E Reviews
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Sun Joe SWJ701E
Type: Corded-electric chain saws
Summary: This 18-inch, 14-amp, corded-electric chain saw from Sun Joe weighs 10 lbs. It has a chain brake and a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Sun Joe SWJ701E Chain saw has the following features: Chain brake, Translucent oil tank, Protective sheath and Warranty (yrs.).
ratingsHusqvarna 445 Reviews
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Husqvarna 445
Type: Gasoline chain saws
Summary: This 18-inch, 46-cc, gasoline-powered chain saw from Husqvarna weighs 14 lbs. It has a chain brake and a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Husqvarna 445 Chain saw has the following features: Chain brake, Anti-vibration, Translucent oil tank, Metal bucking spikes, Protective sheath and Warranty (yrs.).
ratingsStihl MS 170 C-BQ Reviews
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Stihl MS 170 C-BQ
Type: Corded-electric chain saws
Summary: This 16-inch, 13.1-amp, corded-electric chain saw from Stihl weighs 10 lbs. It has a chain brake, a tool-less bar adjuster, and a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Stihl MS 170 C-BQ Chain saw has the following features: Chain brake, Tool-free chain adjuster, Translucent oil tank and Warranty (yrs.).
ratingsBlue Max 6595 Reviews
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Blue Max 6595
Type: Lighter-duty gasoline chain saws
Summary: This 18-inch, 45-cc, gasoline-powered chain saw from Blue Max weighs 13 lbs. It has a chain brake and a 1-year warranty.
 
 
The Blue Max 6595 Chain saw has the following features: Chain brake, Anti-vibration, Metal bucking spikes, Protective sheath and Warranty (yrs.).
ratingsBlack & Decker LP 1000 Reviews
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Black & Decker LP 1000
Type: Power loppers
Summary: This 6-inch, 4.5-amp, power-lopper from Black & Decker weighs 7 lbs. It has a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Black & Decker LP 1000 Chain saw has the following features: Metal bucking spikes, Protective sheath and Warranty (yrs.).