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What types of chainsaws does Home Depot sell?

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The Home Depot sells chainsaws that are gas-powered, electric-powered and battery-powered. The chainsaws come in a variety of bar lengths and are made by various manufacturers such as Black & Decker, Echo, Homelite, Ryobi and Worx.

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The Home Depot's inventory of gas-powered chainsaws include the Homelite 16-inch, 42 cubic centimeter chainsaw; the Echo 18-inch, 40.2 cc chainsaw; and the Remington 18-inch, 46 cc, 2-cycle chainsaw with carrying case. Portable and very powerful, gas-powered chainsaws provide unlimited mobility during use and are ideal for heavy-duty use such as regular and substantial tree cutting. However, they are heavier and noisier than other types of chainsaws, and the gas, oil and spark plug must be removed during long-term storage.

Some of the corded electric chainsaws in The Home Depot's inventory are the Homelite 16-inch, 12-ampere chainsaw and the Worx 16-inch, 14.5-ampere chainsaw. Corded electric chainsaws are easy to start, need minimal maintenance and are handy for general tasks. Cheaper and less noisy than gas-powered chainsaws, they typically come with safety chains that reduce the violence of kickbacks when the blade tips run into hard objects. However, the power cord limits mobility.

Battery-powered cordless models include the Black & Decker 10-inch, 20-volt max lithium-ion chainsaw; the Ryobi 12-inch, 40-volt lithium-ion chainsaw; and the Echo 16-inch, 58-volt lithium-ion brushless chainsaw. Generally more expensive than corded electric chainsaws, battery-operated models are lightweight, portable and comfortable to carry. However, these chainsaws are useful for short-term, light-duty use only as the batteries need to be recharged and do not provide as much power as the gas- or electric-powered models.

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