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

ratingsWorx WG307 Reviews
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Worx WG307
Type: Power loppers
Summary: This 6-inch, 5-amp, power-lopper from Worx weighs 9 lbs. It has a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Worx WG307 Chain saw has the following features: 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.).
ratingsMakita UC4030A Reviews
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Makita UC4030A
Type: Corded-electric chain saws
Summary: This 16-inch, 14.5-amp, corded-electric chain saw from Makita weighs 12 lbs. It has a chain brake, a tool-less bar adjuster, and a 1-year warranty.
 
 
The Makita UC4030A Chain saw has the following features: Chain brake, Tool-free chain adjuster, Translucent oil tank, Metal bucking spikes, Protective sheath and Warranty (yrs.).
ratingsHusqvarna 455 Rancher Reviews
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Husqvarna 455 Rancher
Type: Gasoline chain saws
Summary: This 18-inch, 56-cc, gasoline-powered chain saw from Husqvarna weighs 16 lbs. It has a chain brake and a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Husqvarna 455 Rancher Chain saw has the following features: Chain brake, Anti-vibration, Metal bucking spikes, Protective sheath and Warranty (yrs.).
ratingsOregon CS250S Reviews
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Oregon CS250S
Type: Battery-powered chain saws
Summary: This 12-inch, 40-volt, battery-powered chain saw from Oregon weighs 12 lbs. It has a chain brake, a tool-less bar adjuster, a built-in chain sharpener, and a 2-year warranty.
 
 
The Oregon CS250S Chain saw has the following features: Chain brake, Tool-free chain adjuster, Translucent oil tank, Protective sheath and Warranty (yrs.).