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Chainsaws

Arb & Grounds are the largest supplier of chainsaws in Derby.

We are official suppliers of Stihl, Cobra, Efco, Mitox and Husqvarna.

As well as selling, we also service and repair any of the above brands (plus a lot more) in our specialist workshop.

Committed to providing exceptional customer service, our expert staff take time to get to know you/your situation and only offer the right solution – even if it means pointing you in the direction of a competitor.

Both professional and domestic customers are welcome.


Picking the Right Chainsaw

A chainsaw is a highly customisable and versatile tool.

There are numerous bar lengths and chains which can make choosing the right chainsaw quite difficult. It’s a good job you have us, right?

There are three things you need to consider when buying a chainsaw: power, mobility and utility.

Take a look at our chainsaw top picks.

Power

It’s imperative you get this right, especially if working in hazardous situations.

Most petrol chainsaws have a 2-stroke engine which are perfect for contractors/businesses involved in professional landscaping or tree surgery.

For better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, look out for models with EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection).

Electric chainsaws are better suited to domestic use as they offer less power.

Check out our petrol vs electric FAQs for more information.

Mobility

There are two types of electric chainsaws: battery (cordless) and mains (corded).

Cordless provide more freedom but will lose charge quite quickly. Especially if sawing through thick or hard pieces of wood. You may want to consider purchasing a spare battery or a “fast-charge unit” (only available for certain models).

Corded electric products require a nearby socket. They are not recommended for anyone requiring unrestricted movement or are working in a remote area. The cable also presents a health & safety risk as it can get in the way of cutting.

All petrol lawnmowers are cordless.

Utility

All chainsaws have a removable bar and chain. Whether you can swap the bar for a different length varies by manufacturer and model.

A longer bar means a bigger cut area.

Owing to the versatility of the chainsaw, there are a number of chains – each with varying cutting teeth and chain arrangements.

Common chain types are full chisel (great all-round, cut fast but need regular sharpening) and semi chisel (cuts slower but stays sharper for longer).

Check out our cutting tool type/width FAQs for more information.


Need Help Choosing or Using?

If you need more information, you can check out our FAQs or get in touch.

Alternatively, pop into our showroom and speak with our expert staff.

Make sure you have all the right equipment when operating any of our machinery.

Regular servicing improves product performance, extends the life of the machine and keeps the manufacturer warranty in place.