Best chainsaw deals 2024: for the ultimate price cuts

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I'm all too aware that a chainsaw can cost hundreds of dollars, which is why I look for a chainsaw deal —and advise friends and family to do the same. It isn't ideal to be spending $100s on something so essential, especially for a large yard or woodland space, which is why I've rounded up a bunch of chainsaw sales that are currently live to help you get one of the best chainsaws for a discounted price.

We're no stranger to finding a deal or two. In fact; I'd call us seasoned-pros at it now. Throughout the main sales events such as Memorial Day, Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday, we (as a team) spend our working days checking out your favorite online stores, looking up the pricing history and calling out the lowest prices. This means that you can expect to see the best prices for those DeWALT, Sun Joe or Husqvarna chainsaws that have been on your wish (wanted) list in this hub.

Stick with TopTenReviews to save money on your new tool, and to save the time and effort looking for the deals —we'll sort this for you. And before purchasing, make sure you know how to choose a chainsaw to get the right one for your yard's needs.

Chainsaw deals and sales

Where to shop for the best chainsaw deals

We're keeping this page up-to-date throughout the year so you can find discounts from brands like Black + Decker, Rigid, Sun Joe and more from all your favorite stores such as Amazon, Home Depot and Target.

Check out our A - Z of where you can find the chainsaw deals, even when it's not the holidays, so you can save the most on a top-dollar product.

Today's top deals

Black & Decker 40V MAX 12-inch Cordless Chainsaw | was $265.99, now $139.84 at Target 

Black & Decker 40V MAX 12-inch Cordless Chainsaw | was $265.99, now $139.84 at Target 

This lithium-ion battery-powered chainsaw is cordless, and has a power output of 40 volts. It weighs just 8.8 lbs, so it'll be lightweight enough to make full use out of the 12-inch blade. 

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 8-inch 18V HATCHET Pruning Saw Kit | was $499, now $299 at Home Depot

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 8-inch 18V HATCHET Pruning Saw Kit | was $499, now $299 at Home Depot

For any cutting and pruning needs, this 8-inch saw from Milwaukee is now discounted by $200 at Home Depot. The pruning saw is said to be strong enough to cut through hardwoods, using a brushless motor powered 18 Volts. The full kit comes with the 6Ah output battery and charger. 

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 16 in. 18V Chainsaw Kit | was $649, now $469 at Home Depot 

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 16 in. 18V Chainsaw Kit | was $649, now $469 at Home Depot 

With an M18 FUEL chainsaw, blower, battery, charger, and extra chainsaw chain - this bundle is already designed to save you money. And now with $180 off, this is an affordable way to grab an 18-Volt chainsaw and blower with everything needed already included. 

When to find the best chainsaw deals

The best time of year to shop for chainsaw deals, we've found, is towards the end of the year and into January and February. 

Resellers and manufacturers tend to clear their stock around the end of their financial year, and so the after Christmas sales are a prime opportunity to grab a chainsaw at its lowest price all year. 

And of course, Black Friday gives us no shortage of chainsaw discounts every year. This is likely when you'll see the most choice on offer, but the after Christmas sales may offer bigger savings. 

Will the Presidents' Day chainsaw deals be worth the wait?

Presidents' Day is worth the wait if you're looking for sharp savings on a new chainsaw. Typically, the Presidents' Day sales bring us huge discounts on all sorts of home items, and there's no shortage of offers on outdoor power tools either. 

Presidents' Day falls on February 19 this year, and around this time resellers will be clearing the stock in preparation for the new financial year. This means you can expect some truly affordable chainsaw deals when the sales come around. 

What can we expect for Memorial Day chainsaw deals?

This year, Memorial Day is marked on Monday, May 27 in honor of all the men and women who have fallen while serving the US military. This time of year is also the beginning of summer when retailers discount chainsaws, lawn mowers, hedge trimmers and major appliances in their Memorial Day sales.

We expect that Home Depot and Walmart will go "live" with a handful of chainsaw deals for Memorial Day at the beginning of May, whereas Amazon will wait until the week before the official date. 

Memorial Day chainsaw deals are going to be hotly contested amongst the resellers with price matching, and undercutting, also expected. It'll be a good opportunity to get a discounted chainsaw to finish cutting the trunks and branches ahead of summer. You'll then have it ready to fire-up again as we approach fall.

When can I expect the Amazon Prime Day chainsaw deals to arrive?

Presidents' Day is worth the wait if you're looking for sharp savings on a new chainsaw. Typically, the Presidents' Day sales bring us huge discounts on all sorts of home items, and there's no shortage of offers on outdoor power tools either. 

Presidents' Day falls on February 19 this year, and around this time resellers will be clearing the stock in preparation for the new financial year. This means you can expect some truly affordable chainsaw deals when the sales come around. 

Is Labor Day a good time to get a chainsaw deal?

Amazon's collection of chainsaws is definitely growing, and with Prime Day offering discounts across virtually all product types on the site, you can expect chainsaw deals when the event arrives.

In recent years Amazon has run two Prime Days. In 2023, these were on July 11 and October 10-11. On both occasions, we saw massive savings similar to what we see during Black Friday, so they're important events to wait for. 

Are Black Friday chainsaw deals worth it?

Of course, Black Friday is the biggest sale event of the year. This is its reputation, but as a team who research deals all-year round - it's certainly the truth. 

Black Friday appliance deals and chainsaw deals will fall on November 29, 2024. If you're patient enough to wait until then, it's likely you'll see some of the best chainsaw deals around this time and in the weeks that follow. 

Should I wait for the After Christmas chainsaw deals?

We've found that the after Christmas sales is one of the best times in the year to shop for a chainsaw deal. After Christmas and into January and February is when resellers are clearing their stock ahead of the new financial year, so will be selling items at potentially their lowest price. 

There may not be as much choice as during Black Friday, but it's likely you'll see some of the biggest discounts all year during this time. 

Person using a chainsaw to cut into a tree stump with autumn leaves around.

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How to get the best chainsaw deal

We research deals all year, and we have a few tricks to making sure a deal is actually a good one. Firstly, price comparison tools are the quickest way to find out whether a chainsaw is being sold for cheaper anywhere else. 

Honey is a great tool - you can compare prices across other retailers, as well as viewing price history for the past 120 days. This will show you whether an online store has bumped the price up ahead of a sale to make it look like a good deal, or whether you're really grabbing a chainsaw at its best price ever.

CamelCamelCamel is another helpful website. It shows price histories for pretty much every product on Amazon, and will tell you whether an item is at its lowest price ever. 

Buying advice

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.

What is a good price for a chainsaw?

Chainsaws vary in price from around $70 to $400+. The amount that you spend will certainly depend on the use you intend to get out of it, with budget chainsaws often being mains-powered, limiting mobility, and not as powerful or large as the more expensive models.

For chainsaws with longer run times, longer cutting lengths and more durable materials, you can expect to find them for upwards of $300 at full price. 

When shopping for deals, it's always helpful to compare the type of chainsaw to the price it's been reduced to. The right deal might see you grabbing a premium, high-quality saw at a budget price, but a misleading deal might see you paying a low price for a low-budget model. 

Jennifer Oksien
TTR Editor

Jennifer Oksien, Editor of Top Ten Reviews, writes about home and kitchen products. Based in the UK, she enjoys renovating her home, trying out new appliances, and savoring a cup of tea. With a background in journalism and marketing, she balances work with gardening, baking, and streaming her favorite series.