Good chainsaws for home use include the WORX WG303.1, Husqvarna 450, Remington Rodeo and Makita UC4051A, according to the Chainsaw Journal. Factors to consider when buying a chainsaw include how often the chainsaw is used, types of trees to cut and experience with chainsaws.
The WORX WG303.1 can cut wood up to 12-inches in diameter, making it ideal for light projects. The chainsaw is good for cutting small trees into logs, felling small trees and pruning. The downside is the equipment has a short extension cord that limits its mobility and maneuverability.
The Husqvarna 450 is good for heavy-duty projects and can cut wood up to 24-inches in diameter. The chainsaw has a professional build quality, is durable and is easy to use. The chainsaw can feel heavy with extended use depending on the user's fitness level.
The Remington Rodeo is good for bucking wood and other heavy-duty projects. It is also ideal for cutting wood up to 24-inches in diameter and features solid construction. The chainsaw is considerably heavier than other options and requires a lot of energy to maneuver and operate.
The Makita UC4051A is best for light and medium-duty projects and cuts wood up to 14-inches in diameter. It is ideal for cleaning up after a storm and performing general yard work. It features a professional-grade saw and high-quality build. The saw requires the user to be close to an electrical outlet to operate.