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Tree Removal Without the Aid of a Chainsaw

Chain Saw Alternatives That Make the Cut

When it comes to tree removal, a chain saw is often seen as an intimidating power tool, and many people shy away from using one. Maintaining a gas-powered handheld chain saw calls for a certain amount of expertise, as you need to ensure the chain tension is kept sharp, oiled, and replaced every now and then. Unless you own a big plot of land that has lots of trees on it, the hassles of ownership will often outweigh the benefits. If so, you do have plenty of options that will work. Here are three other tools you can consider:

Bow saw

Even if you have a chainsaw, sometimes you only need to make a cut or two. A bow saw will be able to do this, and save on the wear and tear of your chainsaw. Bow saws are capable of handling up to 10- to 12-inch tree, and replaceable blades do mean there is nothing to sharpen. Look for a minimum 24-inch blade, as the smaller ones are only suitable for small branches, or even 30-inch.

Cost: $25-$45 for a good quality 24-inch saw. Extra blades cost approximately $10.


They come with long handles and pincers and are great for snipping off small branches and twigs in a safer way than a power tool. Loppers handle both branches and roots upto 1 ½ to 2 inches and have an anvil or bypass blades. The latter offers easier cutting.

Cost: $20-$35 for an average hand-operated tool

Reciprocating saw

This is suitable for cutting branches in a hurry, these are powered saws that are just right for cutting roots out in places where the blade will be damaged. Reciprocating saws come with 3-inch blades, but for $3 each, you can buy replacement ones up to 9 inches for wood or branches that ate up to about 6 inches. Cordless models cost more than corded, plus, they are more maneuverable.

Cost: $100-$200 for the cordless model with battery; and $65-$120 for corded models.

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