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Cheap Chainsaw - Why You Need To Be Wary When Buying Used Chainsaws

Sep 1, 2008
Looking for a cheap chainsaw may indicate people are on the lookout for second hand saws however, before you inherit someone else' problems, do a little scouting around because you could easily pick up a new saw for well under $100.

The question of whether it's a better buying decision to buy second hand over new if the price is attractive depends. Just remember, many chainsaws have lifespans ranging from five years and beyond but if the machine has been excessively used then then may be "very little gas left in the tank" so to speak.

You'd want to know the machine's history including it's service history however, this can be hard because without trying to sound suspicious, you are really only taking the seller's word that the saw still will provide plenty of value. From a safety point of view, a second hand chainsaw could present problems if it is aged.

One guideline to follow is to consider used cheap chainsaws only when they are between 12-18 months old and no more. While saws don't change in what they are supposed to do there are always improvements going on in the area of safety. Many people look for cheap saws at yard sales which will always produce a good bargain but there is still the issue of the machine's history. Always check the chain thoroughly to see how worn it is and if it looks like it's been through the mill you might want consider moving on.

Never walk away with a used machine unless you are able to put it through it's paces. Always ask to test it. Check it's starting ability and how quickly it kicks into gear. Then test it on some material and look out for things such as it's cutting ease and whether you need to exert extra pressure on it to perform a cut.

While the online world presents many buying opportunities there are plenty of traps for new players. If you are considering a cheap chainsaw online simply based on price you may want to re-think your decision. Unless it's from a known dealer and more importantly, comes with a warranty, then look elsewhere.

You also will want to check the contact details of the seller. Believe it or not, many buyers overlook this. Be sure you can phone the seller and talk with them and never purchase a saw without having the opportunity to physically speak with the person selling it.

In the end, if you are just wanting something to use around the home then consider purchasing a cheap chainsaw in new condition. Visit some of the big shopping marts and you'll be surprised at just how cheap some of the saws are.
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