Black Friday chainsaw deals

Cheap chainsaw deals: Image shows a chainsaw on a tree stump.
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Black Friday chainsaw deals are here! So it's time to take on nature and cut down those trees and branches that need a tidy and you've decided to make it easier by considering some of the best chainsaw deals. That's a good first step and a smart follow-up is to read the best chainsaws (opens in new tab) guide before taking a look at the best Black Friday chainsaw deals out there right now.

A chainsaw uses a rotating bladed chain that spins at high speed to make lots of incisions on wood. This means you can let the spinning do the work while you apply minimal pressure to guide the cut. Not only does that mean less physical work for you but it also allows you to cut far more accurately than you might with a handsaw.

Nowadays you can get the classic gas powered chainsaw, but also mains and battery powered models. Gas can still the most powerful, in many cases, but that's also more expensive, tougher to maintain and is loud and smells. So if you don't need top-end power – which most jobs won't – then mains or battery power could serve you well enough.

So, if you have an idea which will work for you, know the rough size you're going to need for the job or jobs, and perhaps a brand you prefer, then this guide will do the rest. Alternatively, why not check out our Husqvarna chainsaw deals (opens in new tab) page, if you're specifically looking for that brand. 

Black Friday is right on the horizon too, so make sure you're checking back to see which deals we find. The sales period is a great opportunity to score the chainsaw you're after, at a lower cost, especially if you've been planning the purchase for a while. 

Chainsaw deals

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Milwaukee M18 16-inch Lithium-Ion Brushless Chainsaw | was $329, now $299 (opens in new tab)
This big brand name gets you high power with easy and affordable lithium-ion powered battery drive. That means this 16-inch chainsaw pushes out the same power as a 40cc gas model thanks to a brushless motor that's made to last. You also get a 3-year warranty, 150 cuts per charge and automatic oiling for easy maintenance.

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Greenworks 24V 12-in Brushless Chainsaw | was $199.99, now $189.00 (opens in new tab)
For a more compact 12-inch chainsaw that uses battery power for ease of maintenance, this Greenworks model is excellent and now at 5% off. For that you get a 4Ah battery and charger included, quiet operation and long runtime plus tool-free tensioning for chain maintenance.

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Sun Joe SWJ699E 14-inch Electric Chainsaw | was $79.99, now $69 (opens in new tab) 
Grab a great low price on a mains powered 14-inch chainsaw from big name Sun Joe. Thanks to a 9-amp motor this can cut branches up to 13.5-inches thick making it a perfect pruning option. The auto chain lubrication means this is maintenance free too.

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Black Max 16-inch Gas Chainsaw | was $157, now $138 (opens in new tab)
Make a saving on this 38cc gas powered chainsaw that packs in a 16-inch chain length to take on the toughest of trees. Auto oil makes maintenance easier and an anti-vibration system can make longer term use more comfortable. You also get an impressive 3-year warranty for peace of mind.

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Echo 14-in Gas Chainsaw | was $299, now $219 (opens in new tab)
This gas chainsaw from Echo offers a 14-inch saw that is powered by an impressive 30.5cc 2-stroke engine. Automatic, clutch driven and with auto engine cleaning tech onboard - this is made to last and should you have issues there is a direct line you can call for help.

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Makita 18-volt X2 LXT Lithium-Ion Chainsaw |
was $898, now $429 (opens in new tab)
Priced to reflect the professional grade quality that Makita commands. This lithium-ion powered chainsaw offers two 18-volt 5Ah batteries for 36-volt power to a brushless motor that gets up to 4,720 FPM. That all makes this capable of tackling any job its 14-inch chain can be put to and with a 3-year warranty it can be done with peace of mind.

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Oregon CS1500 Electric Chainsaw | was $114.99, now $105.49 (opens in new tab)
This chainsaw from Oregon is a solid choice for DIY lovers, with a 15-amp motor. It also features a self-sharpening system that minimizes downtime by sharpening your chain in three to five seconds. For complete ease, this choice offers automatic lubrication for less friction when using - reducing how often you need to replace the chain. 

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HART 20-Volt 12-Inch Cordless Chainsaw | was $128, now $91 (opens in new tab)
The Hart 20-Volt 12-Inch Cordless Chainsaw is a great option if you want an affordable chainsaw for light pruning and trimming. This chainsaw has a 10" maximum cutting diameter and a push button oiler to instantly lubricate your blade. 

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HART 40-Volt Cordless 10-Inch Chainsaw | was $178, now $136 (opens in new tab)
This battery-powered chainsaw is a great choice for people who need a 10-inch chainsaw for basic yard maintenance. Without the need for gas, this chainsaw comes with a 2.0Ah rechargeable battery, saving you money in the long run. It also comes with a 3-year warranty. 

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Skil - PWR CORE 20 Brushless 20V 12-In Chain Saw | was $169.99, now $134.99 (opens in new tab)
This compact and lightweight chainsaw boasts a longer run time and battery life due to its PWR CORE 20 lithium rechargeable battery. This chainsaw has an auto-lubricating feature, and an anti-kickback blade so that you can do your yardwork safely and with confidence. 

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Black & Decker 20V MAX Brushed Lithium-Ion 10" Cordless Chainsaw | was $189.99, now $129.99 (opens in new tab)
This chainsaw is an excellent choice for people who want to maintain their yard, with a 10" cut capacity and a tool-free tension adjustment setting for quick and easy adjustments. This chainsaw is battery-powered and will save you money on gas. It also comes with a 2-year warranty. 

Cheap chainsaws to consider

Image shows the WORX WG320.

(Image credit: WORX)

WORX WG320 Cordless JawSaw

The best chainsaw for beginners and for small garden jobs

Power type: Electric | Bar length: 6” bar | Weight: 8.1lbs | Battery capacity/fuel tank volume: 20v/4AH | Engine power: 5Amps | Noise: Quiet

Cuts on the ground or reach overhead
Cordless
Slow to recharge
Small jobs only

The Worx WG320 cordless JawSaw has a patented design that makes injury almost impossible. It is light weight and the batteries can be shared with other WORX products. However, it really is made for only the smallest of pruning jobs and couldn't be used for cutting planks or large tree limbs. 

Despite these drawbacks, we found the WORX WG320 to be a fantastic little garden tool that is comfortable and convenient to use for those little jobs that don't really justify the use of a heavy duty chainsaw.

Milwaukee M18 16-inch Lithium-Ion Brushless Chainsaw

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Milwaukee M18 16" Lithium-Ion Brushless Chainsaw

Best for battery powered mobility

Size: 16-inch | Fuel: Battery | Power: Equates to 40cc engine

Lots of power for battery saw
3-year warranty

Some may think that going for battery power means taking a cut in pure grunt, rather than the trees. This chainsaw from Milwaukee shows you can still get an impressive 16-inch blade to kick out enough power to take on even bigger jobs.

While the battery is good for 150 cuts, it will also push out the power equivalent to a 40cc gas chainsaw. All that and this also comes with a reassuring three-year warranty which you likely won't need, as battery powered saws don't require nearly as much maintenance as their gas powered siblings – and this one even oils itself.

Makita 18-volt X2 LXT Lithium-Ion Chainsaw

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Makita 18-volt X2 LXT Lithium-Ion Chainsaw

Best for professional grade quality

Size: 14-inch | Fuel: Dual battery | Power: 36-volt

Dual battery longevity and power
3-year warranty from top brand

The Makita 18-volt X2 LXT Lithium-Ion Chainsaw is made by a brand synonymous with quality since it produces tools for professionals, made to work hard. This battery powered saw features a dual battery intake so you can run off two 18-volt units for maximum 36-volt power. This not only means an impressive 4,720 FPM out of that 14-inch blade but also the opportunity to run for longer. And you can swap out a battery at a time for constant use without the need to stop.

This comes with a three-year warranty for peace of mind, not that you'll likely need it with this impressive brand which makes reliable and long-lasting tools.

What to look out for in a chainsaw

Getting the best chainsaw deal isn't just about grabbing the lowest price – there are quite a few considerations to keep in mind before you decide which tree tamer will be your partner in garden based battle.

First up, how big are the branches you're going to be cutting? If you know that then the range of sizes, usually from 10 to 18-inch, can be decided right away. You'll also want to consider the wood type, with harder wood meaning you may need more cutting power.

On power, you can go for gas, mains or battery and still get plenty of grunt. Look at the FPM speed to see how fast that chain will spin as a good measure. Also look at models that offer double battery input to enhance that power and make for easy swapping out to keep working longer.

The warranty is worth considering as these machines work very hard and a longer warranty means you will know it's been built to go the distance, even if you're treating it rough as you try to get through anything nature can put in your way.

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