Are Cordless Chainsaws Safe?

A frequently asked question that we get around here is are battery-powered chainsaws safe? The short answer is yes. They are safe. However, there are things to consider when using one.

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First, battery-powered chainsaws produce very little noise compared to their gas-powered counterparts. This is important because it means you can communicate with your man on the ground without turning off the chainsaw. That also means you don't need to pull-start it again while at height.



Second, battery-powered chainsaws produce no emissions. This is important for two reasons: first, it's better for the environment; and second, it's better for your health. Exposure to gas fumes can be harmful, so using a battery-powered chainsaw eliminates that risk.


Finally, battery-powered chainsaws are less likely to malfunction than gas-powered chainsaws. There are no moving parts that can break down or clog with debris.


So how safe are battery-powered chainsaws? Safer than a big, dead tree branch that could fall through your kid's window. Safety is relative and you always face tradeoffs. You have to cut that branch down, so find the safest way to do it. If you need a chainsaw, then choose a safe and reliable one. Battery-powered is the way to go.

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