Top 10 chainsaw manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The chain experiences the highest loads during the operation of the chainsaw. It is a set of links, each of which has cutting teeth. Over time, the sharpening becomes worse, the chain has to be removed and sharpened. The tooling must be changed periodically, the service life depends on the load and workmanship. Saw chains from different manufacturers are sold in specialized stores in Russia. To choose the best option, you should heed the recommendations of our experts.

Selection recommendations

Length. Chainsaws are equipped with tires of a certain length. Several tires of different sizes can be installed on the same model of cutting tool. The length of the chain is selected depending on the size of the tire. When several tires are involved in the work, then in the arsenal of the operator there should be chains with different standard sizes. The exact figures for each model of the chainsaw should be found in the passport.

Appointment. Saw chains differ in purpose. Experts divide all cutting equipment into professional and household.

  1. High performance chains are used by professional loggers. The pitch for these models is 3/8 or 0.404 inches. However, high performance is complemented by such a negative factor as high vibration.
  2. Low-profile models are comfortable to work with. At 0.325 inch steps, the chainsaw operates with minimal vibration. It is recommended to buy such equipment for solving everyday tasks.

The thickness of the link components (tails). The main load during sawing comes from the ends of the chain. Therefore, it is important to choose the right thickness.

  1. In household chainsaws, chains with a tail thickness of 1.1-1.3 mm are most often used. They can withstand light loads for a long time.
  2. The most popular size is 1.5 mm. A chain with such tails can be installed on both household and professional chainsaws.
  3. For complex work, chains with a component link thickness in the range of 1.6-2.0 mm are suitable. Manufacturers usually use the strongest steel grades.

Cutting link type. The teeth differ in profile shape. There are several types of cutting links.

  1. A square tooth has a right angle between the vertical and horizontal plane. This design provides an aggressive and fast cut. The chain is not afraid of metal debris and small nails. But at the same time, the super-tooth does not make a very neat cut.
  2. The round tooth has a smooth transition from vertical to horizontal, resulting in a clean cut. Sharpening the teeth is required less often, the chain is cheaper. However, the productivity of the tooling with this type of link is lower.
  3. To work with especially hard wood species, with frequent contact of the chain with the ground or ice, you should give preference to equipment with carbide teeth or with a victorious soldering on the cutting edge. Due to the high hardness of the link, it is possible to work for a long time without sharpening.

Our review includes the top 10 manufacturers. All of them sell their products on the domestic market. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the magazine relied on the opinion of the expert community, taking into account the reviews of Russian consumers.

Ranking of the best chainsaw manufacturers

Nomination a place Manufacturer rating
Ranking of the best chainsaw manufacturers 1 Oregon Cutting Systems 5.0
2 Stihl 4.9
3 Husqvarna 4.8
4 BOSCH 4.7
5 Champion 4.6
6 Rezer 4.5
7 Caliber 4.4
8 Patriot 4.3
9 Sturm 4.2
10 Bison 4.1

Oregon Cutting Systems

Rating: 5.0

Oregon Cutting Systems

Since the advent of chainsaws, the American company Oregon Cutting Systems has been producing chains. Drawing on rich experience, the firm's employees focused on the development and production of cutting tools. The manufacturer managed to achieve popularity in the world market due to its own inventions and innovative technologies. The experts appreciated the perfect chain sharpening, excellent balance and durability. The flip side of fame was the emergence of counterfeit products. Therefore, you should purchase American products from authorized dealers. The brand becomes the winner of our review.

Russian users appreciate Oregon products for their high quality, durability, and low saw load. The disadvantages of chains include the high price.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • sharp sharpening;
  • durability;
  • low saw load.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • counterfeits appeared on the market.

Stihl

Rating: 4.9

Stihl

A wide range of equipment for the garden, forest, vegetable garden is produced by the German concern Stihl. The company was founded back in 1926, the first product was a chain saw. Already in 1932 the plant near Stuttgart received a patent for a 3-link saw chain. Since then, the manufacturer has been paying a lot of attention to the improvement of both gasoline equipment and equipment. The discovery for users was the development of the Oilomatic self-lubricating chain, which had a beneficial effect on labor productivity. Experts highlight such advantages as high quality, sharp sharpening, durability. The brand gets the second place in the survey.

Chainsaw owners praise the rig for its low vibration, excellent cut quality and a well thought-out lubrication system. The downside is the high price and the presence of fakes on the market.

Advantages

  • sharp sharpening;
  • German quality;
  • low vibration;
  • efficient lubrication system.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • there are fakes on the market.

Husqvarna

Rating: 4.8

Husqvarna

Another major manufacturer of excellent garden tools and petrol equipment is engaged in the production of chains for chainsaws. The Swedish company Husqvarna was founded in 1689, the first products were muskets. The production of chain saws was launched in 1959. Although it was not the first saw, it made it possible not only to cut wood, but also to cut branches. To produce light and powerful chainsaws, the manufacturer had to solve the chain problem on its own. The experts praised the sharpness, good workmanship, low vibration and tensile strength.

Positive ratings prevail in reviews. The main advantage, according to users, is the long-term preservation of spice. The disadvantages are the high price and the presence of counterfeit products on the Russian market.

Advantages

  • sharp durable sharpening;
  • tensile strength;
  • lack of vibration;
  • strength.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • there is counterfeit.

BOSCH

Rating: 4.7

BOSCH

A very diverse list of goods for home, garden and professional activity is produced by the German company BOSCH. Dozens of production sites are located in different parts of the world. The brand has long been associated by Russian consumers with high quality and outstanding technical parameters. The chain for the chainsaw was no exception. In the manufacturer's catalog you can find cutting equipment not only for branded saws, but also for gasoline equipment of almost all well-known brands. Experts appreciated the sharpness of the sharpening, excellent balancing and durability.

While the demand for Bosch chains in Russia is not very high, the price issue may remain a limiting factor. Of the advantages, users note a high-quality cut, ease of sharpening, and resistance to damage from nails.

Advantages

  • high-quality assembly;
  • sharp sharpening;
  • strength;
  • ease of sharpening.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • low popularity.

Champion

Rating: 4.6

Champion

Since 2005, Champion has been operating on the world market. Most of the goods are manufactured in Chinese factories, but there are production sites in the USA, France, India and other countries of the world. The experts included the brand in our review for the thoughtfulness of technological solutions, the use of high-quality components and the durability of the products. Chains for chainsaws are recommended for owners of suburban real estate or outdoor enthusiasts. Factory sharpening is sharp, which makes it easy to cut even hard wood. Competent pricing policy gradually leads to an increase in demand in Russia.

Domestic consumers liked the combination of price and quality, sharp sharpening and lack of vibration. The disadvantages are fast chain stretching.

Advantages

  • sharp sharpening;
  • a wide range of;
  • affordable price;
  • lack of vibration.

disadvantages

  • fast chain pulling.

Rezer

Rating: 4.5

Rezer

The Rezer trademark was registered by the Russian company “Uraloptinstrument” in 2007. The brand was created for the production of components, spare parts for garden equipment and chainsaws. The production of the bulk of goods is established in the PRC. In the company's catalog you can find a chain for both branded and little-known chainsaws. Experts appreciated the high-quality sharpening, rich assortment, and affordable prices. On some Russian and Chinese chainsaws, Rezer chains come straight from the factory assembly line. The brand closes the TOP-6 of our review.

Domestic users praise the good value for money. The chain cuts easily and quickly without generating vibration. The disadvantages of consumers include the need for frequent sharpening.

Advantages

  • affordable prices;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • sharp sharpening;
  • lack of vibration.

disadvantages

  • dulls quickly.

Caliber

Rating: 4.4

Caliber

The Russian brand Caliber has been developing and producing electric and gasoline tools since 2001. There are also saw chains in his catalog. The production of products is organized in China, domestic specialists constantly monitor the quality of manufacturing tools and equipment. An attractive factor of Caliber chains for many Russian users is the affordable price. But experts note the good workmanship, sharpening durability, and sharpness of the teeth. Many elements are made of hardened steel for increased strength and durability. But due to the aggressive sharpening, there is strong vibration during operation.

On thematic forums, the owners of chainsaws are flattering about the affordable price and sharp sharpening. However, there are cases when the circuit breaks when working in a domestic environment.

Advantages

  • low prices;
  • sharp sharpening;
  • strength;
  • tensile strength.

disadvantages

  • strong vibration.

Patriot

Rating: 4.3

Patriot

The leading position in the world in the production of saw chains is held by the American company Patriot. Thanks to the relocation of production sites to Asian countries (China, Taiwan), the company managed to attract many owners of chainsaws at affordable prices. The experts praised the brand's products for their durability, excellent balance and sharpening resistance. In the arsenal of the manufacturer there are chains of different lengths, they are suitable for most popular chainsaws. Strength and durability should be included in the brand asset. What prevented the brand from taking a higher place in the survey?

Russian users are satisfied with the price-quality ratio, but the tooling is best suited for solving local problems on a personal plot. Chains stretch and dull quickly.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • good sharpening;
  • strength;
  • lack of vibration.

disadvantages

  • stretching the chain;
  • dull quickly.

Sturm

Rating: 4.2

Sturm

The Sturm company has been conquering the Russian market since 2003. In a short time, the manufacturer managed to win the trust of domestic consumers. For the brand, products are made at more than 40 enterprises in the Middle Kingdom. Specialists from the USA, Europe and Japan are engaged in the development of new products. The range of products amazed the imagination of even experts; the catalog contains both hand tools and high-tech innovative technology. The advantages of Sturm chains include affordable prices, reliability, high-quality sharpening.

Sturm saw chains are mainly purchased by owners of inexpensive chainsaws that are used for domestic purposes. They are satisfied with the sharpening resistance, the absence of stretching. But the chain is made quite roughly, so there is a strong vibration.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • persistent sharpening;
  • does not stretch;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • rough processing;
  • strong vibration.

Bison

Rating: 4.1

Bison

The Russian company Zubr can boast of a rich assortment of tools, tooling, equipment. Experts note such advantages of products as high reliability and excellent ergonomics. In the depths of the enterprise, new products are constantly being born that make the life of a modern person easier. The brand catalog contains chains of the Master and Expert series. They differ in length, pitch and groove width. Most of the equipment is designed for installation on branded Zubr chainsaws.

Owners of domestic chainsaws actively use Zubr chains. They are satisfied with the reasonable price, durability, strength. The disadvantages of the equipment include the presence of vibration, the need for frequent sharpening of the teeth. The brand closes the top ten manufacturers of chains for chainsaws.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • sharp sharpening;
  • strength;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • there is vibration;
  • dull quickly.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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