Use a chainsaw: general information
The development of technology and the possibility of having access to equipment that was previously intended only for professionals or people with special needs has partially revolutionized the most common gardening practices. If those who had a garden, in the past, carried out some operations manually, such as the thinning of the branches of a tree or a hedge or the cutting of wood, it is now possible to use automatic equipment more easily. This is the case, for example, with the chainsaw. This tool has developed to the point that anyone can use one even for small gardening jobs for which he would have previously proceeded by other methods. Nevertheless, it is a potentially very dangerous tool and should be used with all due care. On the market there are different types of chainsaws suitable for multiple uses and for more or less intense exploitation. The main distinction is between those with petrol and those with electric power. The latter are particularly suitable for less experienced use and are particularly suitable for people with a small build.
Choose the right chainsaw
The most important difference between a battery-powered chainsaw and a petrol-driven one lies in its power. Generally, the electric models are less performing and, therefore, they are not particularly suitable for large jobs or for intense use. On the other hand, the petrol models have different contraindications that do not recommend their use unless it is strictly necessary for the type of work to be performed. The first point against them is that maintenance is more complex, in the case of combustion engines. Furthermore, models with a two-stroke engine require a fuel mixture that must be prepared separately and with care, otherwise the risk of substantial damage. Furthermore, noise, vibrations and exhaust gas emissions make working with these chainsaws tiring, exhausting and potentially more dangerous than with electrical equivalents. People with poor training in this regard and with an inadequate physical fitness should therefore prefer battery models. Simple to maintain, these equipments are so developed to offer, today, respectable performances.
The advantages of the battery-powered chainsaw
In the past, the major limitation of electric chainsaws was the need for proximity to a power outlet. This is because the only way to power the tool was with a cable. For some years now, this problem has been overcome thanks to the introduction of the battery-powered chainsaw. Furthermore, the new lithium-ion accumulators allow obtaining powers of all respect with great autonomy. Thanks to these technological developments, the advantages of the battery-powered chainsaw have largely overcome their potential disadvantages. Now you can count on powerful and versatile tools that, at the same time, need reduced maintenance and are extremely lighter and easier to handle. Well-known and long-established builders, such as Husqvarna, Stihl and Jonsered, have for some time now combined battery models with their more traditional lines. New technologies in engines and blades have made these models increasingly efficient.
Battery-powered chainsaw: Safety and comfort when using the battery-powered chainsaw
The technological evolution of the battery-powered chainsaw has expanded the range of actual and potential users. However, these are still potentially dangerous instruments and for the use of which measures must be taken to improve comfort and safety. The first thing to keep in mind is the work area, which must be free of obstacles. In particular, the absence of sources of danger such as electric cables or pipes must be checked. Secondly, it is good practice to wear protective clothing, such as glasses, helmet and gloves. These will help prevent damage that could be caused by chips and dust produced by the cut. Finally, it is always recommended to take breaks during work. Although battery-powered chainsaws have a reduced weight and develop vibrations and noise significantly lower than petrol models, excessive and weary efforts must be avoided. The simplification of the work that derives from the use of modern tools must not make us forget that the physical effort linked to work must always be commensurate with its own form and capabilities.