classic top-handle chainsaws for specific single-handed use, they are divided into two groups according to displacement
Lightweight and small-displacement, these chainsaws for pruning are particularly suitable to prune olive trees, fruit trees and other plants. They allow you to move fast and safely even on ladders to reach the highest branches.
They are small and handy machines as well, designed to be used with one hand but particularly powerful. Chainsaws from Italian company IBEA are top-category for their weight/power ratio since their motors are made with the same technology of go-kart and ultralight aircraft motors. This allows excellent motor rpms both idle and under load. High torque even at maximum load.
classic chainsaw for cutting and felling operations, large and powerful, with higher displacement, suitable for small cutting jobs but especially for heavier medium-large jobs, and for all those jobs that small chainsaws are not able to carry out. These models are divided into three main categories:
All these machines are equipped with the classic double front and rear handle with throttle, which guarantees maximum grip safety, making them suitable for continuous use while performing cutting or felling of trees. Besides IBEA, there is a wide range of the best chainsaws by prestigious american brand McCulloch. The range of low-cost but effective petrol chainsaws is completed by brands such as Einhell, Hyundai and Ma.Ri.Na. Systems.
The displacement of a chainsaw should be directly linked to the frequency and type of use.
Large-sized cuts require more power, while small-diameter cuts require a handy and versatile machine.
Remember that displacement is expressed in cubic centimetres (cc), that is the space available (volume) to let air and fuel into the combustion chamber (displacement is closely related to the weight of the chainsaw; the larger the displacement, the greater it weighs). The horsepower expressed in Cvs or HPs (1cv= 0,98631 HP) indicate the motor power (same-displacement motors can have different powers).
Besides body protections (gloves, coveralls, safety shoes and helmet), the chainsaw itself is equipped with safety systems, such as the chain brake. This system allows you to stop the chain in case of jolting, it activates when the protection in front of the handle is pushed forward.