Our team of expert reviewers spent more than 250 man-hours researching, testing, rating and ranking the best chainsaws on the market. At the end of the analysis, we chose the Stihl MS170 as the best pick overall. This tool’s high power-to-weight ratio makes it ideal for farmers, ranchers and tree-removal professionals, but really anyone can make use of it. Not only can it handle any sawing task with ease, it is also small enough to store in in a garage, shed or shop. And at 11 pounds, it’s one of the lightest chainsaws we reviewed.