The Best Size Chainsaw For Cutting Trees To Buy

A chainsaw is a portable, mechanical saw which is used to cut through wood. Chainsaws come in a variety of sizes, with the most popular size being 16 inches. The best size chainsaw for cutting trees is typically the one that is most comfortable for the individual user.

Our Top Picks At A Glance

Here is a quick recap of our top 10 picks that lets you compare each item with another and allow you to choose the best one.

10 Best Size Chainsaw For Cutting Trees People Love In 2022: In Depth Features

SaleBestseller No. 1
Mini Chainsaw Cordless 6-Inch with 2 Battery, Mini Power Chain Saw with Security Lock, Handheld Small Chainsaw for Tree Trimming Wood Cutting
  • Notice: The Motor smoke and Battery fault issue has been resolved and this batch has been upgraded. Please rest assured to buy.
  • ✔ UPGRADED POWERFUL COPPER MOTOR - Provides your tool with longer run-time, more torque, and more power. 19.2 ft/sec ultra-high chain speed takes only about 4 seconds to cut a 6" diameter log.
  • ✔ ONE-HAND USE - Due to its 1.8lb(0.8kg) slim body, small in size, comfortable to hold, and convenient access to all places. Very suitable for women and the elderly, and will not feel tired after a long time of use.
  • ✔ LARGE CAPACITY BATTERY PACK - 2Pack 21V lithium battery that lasts about 40 minutes, longer than most batteries on the market. A full charge takes just 1.5 hours. Lithium-ion batteries with self-overload and temperature protection provide a much longer battery life. (Compatible Makita batteries)
  • ✔ SAFE DESIGN - 4 security measures to ensure that the Handheld chainsaw has reliable safety: ①Switch lock to prevent accidental activation to protect your family. ② It adds a safety cover flip to prevent wood splashing. ③Comes with goggles to protect the glasses from wood chips. ④Safe with Chain Brake - The chain stops precisely for more safety and accurate cut.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Mini Chainsaw 6 Inch, Cordless Mini Chainsaw Battery Powered with 24V 10000mAh Rechargeable Battery, 2.57Lb One-Hand Use Electric Chainsaw, Handheld Chainsaw for Tree Trimming Wood Cutting
  • 1. 2* Large Capacity Battery and 2* Chains: Mini Chainsaw provide 2 chains, adopts a high-quality guide chain that has undergone a deep quenching process to ensure smoother cutting and more wear-resistance. We also provide two 10000 mAh batteries, when the other battery is dead, you still The backup battery can be replaced. Two batteries are sufficient for your daily use.
  • 2. Highly Efficient Cutting: The upgraded pure copper high-efficiency motor provides your mini electric saw with longer running time, greater torque and greater power, thereby reducing wear and extending tool life. The built-in control circuit board has an overload protection function, and the motor will automatically stop working when it is overheated, making you more assured and safer to use.
  • 3. Safety with Multiple Protection: We have a safety bezel to prevent wood splashing, a safety lock button to prevent accidental start, you need to simultaneously press the safety button and the switch at to start the saw.
  • 4. Easy to Install & One-Hand Operate: Install the cordless chainsaws according to the installation method on the picture, then adjust the tightness of the chain with the included screwdriver, plug in the battery and use it. Women are easy to operate and will not be tired after working for a long time.
  • 5. Wide Application: Small chainsaw has a wide range of uses, can be used for Forest cutting, cutting wood, pruning branches, gardening and so on. 6000 RPM per minute, It only takes about 4 seconds to cut a log with a diameter of 5 inches. (the specific value varies with the actual size and hardness of the wood).
SaleBestseller No. 3
Mini Chainsaw, RLSOO Upgraded 4-Inch 24V Battery Powered Cordless Chainsaw, Portable One-Handed Rechargeable Electric Chainsaw for Tree Trimming Branch Wood Cutting(2 Batteries, 2 Chains Included)
  • 【Highly Efficient Cutting】Our rechargeable mini chainsaw uses a high-quality guide chain that has undergone deeply quenched process to ensure smooth cutting. The pure copper motor and 2×24V high-power batteries make it easy and fast to cut a branch or log. Get the powered chainsaw, get more efficiency out of your yard work.
  • 【Safety with Multiple Protection】Our electric chainsaw is added a safety bezel to prevent wood splashing, a safety lock button to prevent accidental start. You need to press the lock button and switch button simultaneously to start the chainsaw. We prepared a pair of gloves to protect your hands. In addition, LED light is added for using easily in places where it is not clear.
  • 【Portable & One Hand Using】The battery chainsaw (including battery) weighs about 2.4lb and has a total length about 13 inches. The handheld design makes it comfortable to hold in hand and easy to control, very suitable for family and outdoor work, even women can easily control it. It equipped with a portable tool box makes it easy to carry and storage at home.
  • 【Easy to Install & Operate】 The mini chainsaw cordless has been assembled, you only need to simply use the included screwdriver to turn the screw to adjust the chain tightness, and finally tighten the screw, then plug the battery to use it. For safety, please pull out the battery pack of the electric chain saw when not in use.
  • 【Wide Application】 RLSOO cordless chainsaw is very suitable for wood cutting, gardening pruning, small branch pruning, bush pruning, widely used in gardens, farms, parks, forest, pastures, orchards, greenhouses. (Please note that the chainsaw is mini and its maximum diameter of cutting wood is 10 cm.)
Bestseller No. 4
6 Pack Tree Felling Wedges with Spikes for Safe Tree Cutting – 3 Each of 8” and 5.5” Wedges with Storage Bag; 6 Felling Dogs to Guide Trees Stabilize and Safely to Ground for Loggers and Fallers
  • EFFECTIVE TREE WEDGES: Safety is everything in the tree cutting business, so protect yourself and your employees with a high-quality set of tree felling wedges designed with raised spikes to carefully lift and direct the tree to the safest direction of your choosing.
  • SPIKED TREE FELLING WEDGES - Spike, teeth, or felling "dogs," no matter what you call these triangular protrusions, it's undeniable that they are vital to the function of tree felling wedges. These spikes serve as the grippers that basically "bite" into the stump, preventing it from backing out.
  • HEAVY-DUTY AND DEPENDABLE PROFESSIONAL LOGGING TOOLS - Cutting trees are no joke. You'll need a dependable tool that won't let you down. These felling wedges are made of ABS plastic that is manufactured to become ultra-tough and strong. It can withstand the weight of medium to large trees and it can take multiple hits from the chainsaw without incurring huge damage or damaging the chainsaw.
  • THE PERFECT WEDGE ANGLE - Log splitting wedges have efficiency designed on their very function. Not only can it separate and lift up back cut of the tree, but its incline also prevents the tree from falling backward.
  • TWO SIZES FOR DIFFERENT CUTTING NEEDS - The thing is, you can't just jam random wedges into the cut and call it a success. The 5.5-inch and 8-inch felling wedges are the most useful sizes. They are perfect for medium and large trees respectively. And as you'll definitely need to drive several of these wedges on a single tree, the 6-pack, 3-pieces for each size combo is perfect for all your tree felling needs.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Mini Chainsaw 6 Inch Cordless, 2023 Upgraded Taranzy Mini Chainsaw, Mini Chainsaw Cordless, Handheld Mini Chain Saw for Wood Cutting Tree Trimming, Battery Powered Electric Chainsaw, Super Powerful
  • ✅ Special Note - Our 2023 model has been optimized with faster battery charging time (only 1 hour) and the chainsaw operates more efficiently than other models.
  • 1. ✅ Easy to Use & A Must-Have Investment - Finish more work in less time with this featherweight 2-pound, 6-inch handheld chainsaw. Its little size lets us work in small spaces that no traditional chainsaw can. Even the tiniest girl can hold it in one hand to take a tree down like butter! 
  • 2. ✅ The SuperStar Machine - Cut through a 5" thick branch in only 5 seconds with this cordless chainsaw’s super high chain speed (19 ft/s), reached by its powerful pure copper motor. Longer than most batteries in the market, our 21V, 2.0Ah high-energy lithium battery lasts around 45 mins.
  • 3. ✅ Safe & Built to Last - Enjoy double protection against accidental start by a security switch. Our Certified Mini Chain Saw also protects you from splash & dust with a 90° splash guard baffle. The chainsaw comes with an ergonomic design and high-quality materials. All items are gone through rigorous quality testing after production. 
  • 4. ✅ Extra Safe with Chain Brake - We install the extra chain brake to ensure it works like a charm! The chain stops precisely for more safety and accurate cut. It’s the beast for fast trimming trees, logging & pruning branches, wood cutting, gardening, harvesting, home improvement, and DIY projects!
Bestseller No. 6
Mini Chainsaw Cordless 4 Inch Mini Chain Saw SOYUS Small Chainsaw with Safety Lock, Rechargeable Mini Lithium Chainsaw Electric Handheld Chainsaw Portable Chain Saw Tree Trimming Branch Wood Cutting
  • Mini Chainsaw Cordless - Perfect Gift for Dad, Friends, Wife, Husband, DIY.
  • 【Upgraded Mini Chainsaw】We has launched a new 3nd generation mini chain saw. It adds a safety cover flip to prevent wood splashing. Rechargeable mini wood cutting lithium chainsaw added an open safety lock switch, you need to hold down the safety lock and trigger at the same time to start the saw to prevent accidental start.In addition, the small chainsaw micro-light mode is added.
  • 【Lightweight Yet Portable】This handheld chainsaw weighs only 2lb and has a total length of 12 inches. The rechargeable mini lithium chainsaw is lightweight and portable to carry and can be used with one hand not easy to fatigue for long-term use.
  • 【Double Capacity Rechargeable Batteries】Our mini cordless chainsaw ​is equipped with TWO 21V super large lithium battery, rechargeable mini cutting lithium chainsaw can provide a much longer battery life. This small chain saws for tree trimming ​can work for 50 ​minutes.
  • 【Safety in Use】We add a Safety Lock and a Safety Bezel to this Handheld Chain Saw to ensure safety. In addition, this rechargeable mini lithium chainsaw has the led light which provides a wide lighting view and allows you to see clearly in the dark area.
Bestseller No. 7
Mini Chainsaw, Shengsite 4-Inch Cordless Chain Saw, 24V Battery Powered Chainsaw with Safety Lock, Portable One-Hand Chain Saw for Gardening Tree Branch Trimming Wood Cutting(2 Batteries, 2 Chains)
  • Note: Please read the instruction manual carefully before use. The product needs five minutes of continuous work after five minutes of heat dissipation in order to continue to work, a long period of uninterrupted work will lead to the product into the over-temperature protection state can not work; the product can not cut hardwood and too thick wood blocks (more than four inches in diameter).
  • Unique protection design:--When the motor temperature of the chainsaw is too high, the motor will automatically stop working and wait for the temperature of the motor to cool down before it can work again. Extend the life of the motor.
  • Large Capacity Lithium Battery: -- The portable chain saw comes with two rechargeable lithium batteries(24V 1500 each). After being full charged, the electric cordless chainsaw can be used for 1-2 hours, portable and low energy consumption. It is a fast and economical way for you to trim branches and make your garden more beautiful. The non-slip handle design is very comfortable to hold.
  • One Hand Mini Chainsaw: --This mini chainsaw using weight just about 0.7kg(1.54LB) and a total length of only 33cm (13inch),Woman can easily control and use it, it's not tiring for a long working time.
  • Safe Design: -- The This Portable cordless chainsaw has a safety splash guard to protect your safety when logging and trimming branches. We provide you with 1 spare batteries and 2 saw chains, as well as professional chainsaw gloves.Save you more time and money.
Bestseller No. 8
My Money Grows On Trees Chainsaw Wood Cutting Axe T-Shirt
  • This My Money Grows On Trees Chainsaw Wood Cutting Axe Lumberjack design shows a vintage retro graphic of leaves, axe, chainsaws sawing forest trees. Perfect funny saying carpentry outfit to turn wood into things with a saw in the forest.
  • Perfect gift for dad, daddy, uncle, carpenter, cabinet maker, craftsman, woodworker, lumberjacks, woodcutter, logger, tree feller, wood man who love axe throwing, sharpen axes, cutting logs, plaid pattern, Great to wear at father's day or birthday party.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
Bestseller No. 9
15pcs Mini-Chainsaw-Cordless, 4 Inch 24V Battery Powered-Chain-Saws, Portable One-Handed Rechargeable Electric-Chainsaw Supersaw for Tree Trimming Branch Wood Cutting Small-Chainsaw
  • √Buy with confidence: The battery and motor of this mini chain saw have been upgraded, so there is no need to worry about smoke from the motor and battery failure, please buy and use with confidence.
  • 【2*Batteries, 3*Chains, 2*Guide Plates】Cordless mini chainsaw adopts high-quality chain guides, which are processed with deep downtime to ensure smooth cutting. Pure copper motor and 2×24V high-power lithium battery, suitable for 220V can cut branches or tree trunks quickly and easily; the combination of 3×saw chains and 2 x Guide Plates(one chain and guide plate has been installed), Ideal for providing work for light and small logging projects.
  • 【5 Safety Measures to Keep Chainsaws Safe】 ① Mini chain saw is equipped with a safety bezel to prevent wood splatter. ② A safety lock button to prevent accidental starting. ③ Provide a pair of cut-resistant gloves to protect your hands. ④ LED light is added for convenient for use in the dark. ⑤ Comes with goggles to protect the eyes from wood chips.
  • 【Lightweight, portable and practical】 The Cordless mini chainsaw(including battery) weighs 2.4 pounds and has a total length 13 inches. Has a non-slip handle and is ergonomically designed.More convenient and more compact than corded chainsaws, oil chainsaws and gas chainsaws.Easy for both men and women to control. Equipped with a portable toolbox, Easy to go out and store.
  • 【Wide Application】 The Cordless mini chainsaw is very suitable for wood cutting, gardening pruning, small branch pruning, bush pruning, widely used in gardens, farms, parks, forests, pastures, orchards, greenhouses. (Its maximum wood cutting diameter is 3.94in)
Bestseller No. 10
Mini Chainsaw, RLSOO Upgraded 6 Inch 24V Battery Powered Mini Chainsaw Cordless, Portable Electric Chainsaw with 2 Batteries and 2 Chains, Handheld Rechargeable Chainsaw for Wood Cutting Tree Pruning
  • 【2*High Power Batteries and 2*Chains】RLSOO Mini Chainsaw equipped you with 2pcs 24V 550W rechargeable batteries, 2pcs chains and a portable carrying case, you can replace a spare battery when another battery is out of power. A portable carrying case is so convenient to store electric chainsaw and all the parts whenever you work indoor or outdoor.
  • 【High Efficiency & Smooth Cutting】Our upgraded 6 inch mini chainsaw cordless uses a high hardness quenched chain that has undergone deeply quenched process to ensure efficient and smooth cutting. The pure copper motor makes it easy and fast to cut a branch or log just like cutting butter. Get the powered chain saw, get more efficiency out of your yard work, save much of your effort.
  • 【4 Kinds of Safety Protection】There are 4 kinds of security measures to ensure reliable safety. ①Safety lock prevents accidental start. ②Safety bezel prevents wood splashing. ③A pair of gloves protect your hands. ④Comes with goggles to protect the glasses from wood chips. In addition, LED light is added for using easily in dark places.
  • 【Portable & One Hand Operation】The 6 inch handheld mini chainsaw (including battery) weighs about 2.55lb and has a total length about 15 inches. The non-slip handheld design makes it comfortable to hold in hand and easy to control, very suitable for family and outdoor work, even women and the elderly can easily control it.
  • 【Easy to Use & Wide Applications】RLSOO 6 inch cordless chainsaw has been assembled, you only need to simply use the included screwdriver to turn the screw to adjust the chain tightness, and finally tighten the screw, then plug the fully charged battery to use. It is very suitable for wood cutting, gardening pruning, small branch pruning, bush pruning, widely used in gardens, farms, parks, forest, pastures, orchards, greenhouses.

What To Look For Before Buying Best Size Chainsaw For Cutting Trees

Not every size chainsaw for cutting trees comes with the same specifications & price. So, you should choose the one that will serve your purpose and save your wallet.

There is no one size that will work for all users of a chainsaw. So, which chain saw do you need to buy to cut your lawn or trees? It depends on the size of property, and the type of cutting action you want to accomplish. If you’re looking for a traditional chainsaw, then a 50-amp zone may be the perfect engine for your business. These machines are usually associated with lightING up at least 50 inch widths of forest or deciduous woody Cutting area. They’re also often used for felling trees, as the motor helps move the blade speedily across the lumber. If you’re looking for an extended-URI chain saw, then you’ll need to check out high-UIsCHAs. Such machines are typically used for chopage tall trees, as they have a longer life and higher efficiency due to increased power and speech. Additionally, high-uri chainsaws are often recommended for cutting through thicker paper or plastic insulation instead of cutting it free. If you’re looking for a cutsaw chain saw, then you’ll want an old-fashioned type that’sbeen around since the days of logging. This kind of chain saws offcuts

Related Frequently Asked Questions

What Size Chainsaw Do I Need To Cut Trees?

A chainsaw is a tool that can cut wood, cloth, and other plant materials.

Should I Buy A 18 Or 20 Inch Chainsaw?

There is no definitive answer, as the 18 or 20 inch chainsaw is a decision that depends on a variety of factors, including you’s personal needs and wants. Some people choose to buy a 18 or 20 inch chainsaw because they feel that it is the best way for them to get the most efficient results from their money.

What Size Tree Can You Cut With 18 Inch Chainsaw?

The chain saw can be used to cut trees in sizes from 18 inches up to as much as 50 inches in diameter.

Is A 16 Inch Chainsaw Big Enough?

A 16 inch chainsaw is not big enough to kill a small animal.

Final Verdict

There is no one size that fits all when it comes to chainsaw use. However, the best size chainsaw for cutting trees can vary depending on the user’s specific needs and preferences.

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