Tree and Forestry

While we cover lots of landscaping tools, many reviews focus on tree and forestry tools. Our tree and forestry tool reviews include chainsaw reviews and pole saw reviews. They also include log splitter reviews, stump grinder reviews, wood chipper reviews, and more. When covering these tree and forestry tools, we really focus on the three pillars of power, durability, and safety. Without any one of these three, the tools do not hold up well under intensive use. When you’re dealing with trees, you can’t afford to lose time when a tool underperforms or fails prematurely. Forestry Tool Reviews Technology is constantly changing. The introduction of cordless forestry tools is altering the way chainsaws get used above ground. New battery-powered solutions provide less noise and vibration. They even introduce more safety features for those working high above the ground—no pull start, for example. These new products may even increase your chances of winning some municipal and residential landscaping jobs.

Review5.4(out of 10)
Greenworks 60V Chainsaw

Greenworks 60V Chainsaw Review

Our great battery-powered chainsaw shootout continues with today’s spotlight of the Greenworks 60V Chainsaw. If this is the first you’ve heard about the shootout, let me bring you up to speed: I recently made quite a bit of sawdust and hundreds of 8-inch diameter wood discs to determine how eight lithium-ion powered chainsaws stacked up against […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
DeWalt 40V Max Chainsaw Into the Woods

DeWalt 40V Max Chainsaw Review: Into the Woods

Recently I decided to get to work – way out in the woods.  My adventure involved some tree work in the forest surrounding our cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest Georgia.  Our woods are full of hearty hardwoods and evergreens, which means there is always tree work needed to keep our little forest […]

Review5.5(out of 10)
Kobalt 80V Chainsaw

Kobalt 80V Chainsaw Review

We’ve had the opportunity to see several new lithium-ion powered chainsaws this year. What started as a novelty has developed into a serious landscape tool and even professionals are surprised at the power that’s being delivered through these small cells. Serious contenders for pro attention start with Husqvarna’s 36V model, jump to EGO’s 56V solution, […]

Review7.1(out of 10)
GreenWorks 40V Chainsaw

GreenWorks 40V Chainsaw Review

It’s not often that a cordless chainsaw gets more than a casual nod from professionals, but the GreenWorks 40V chainsaw literally raised eyebrows from several Pros we handed it to. The thought of going cordless in professional applications may be far from your mind, but consider a couple things we realized in the course of […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Dewalt FlexVolt Chainsaw

Dewalt FlexVolt Chainsaw Review

Regular readers will recall that recently I pitted eight battery-powered chainsaws against one another in an exciting tooth-to-tooth shootout. We’re taking a closer look at each saw and today I’ll present to you the Dewalt FlexVolt Chainsaw. It is one of two DeWalt saws in the competition – the other being a 40V Max saw with […]

Review9.8(out of 10)
Echo 58V Chainsaw Review CCS-58V4AH

Echo 58V Chainsaw Review CCS-58V4AH

I recently had all kinds of fun conducting a shootout of eight battery-operated chainsaws for Pro Tool Reviews. As I mentioned at the time, I did a similar test four years ago but the field was much thinner due to the relative lack of power compared to what we have today. Now, more manufacturers are […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Greenworks 82V chainsaw

Greenworks Commercial 82V Cordless Chainsaw Review Video

Don’t you hate fighting with pre-mix fuel in your chainsaw, especially if it’s sat idle for any length of time? With the Greenworks 82V cordless chainsaw, you no longer have to worry about premix or fuel going bad. You no longer have to worry about fuel, period. The GS180 is always ready to go and […]

DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer

DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer

DeWalt recently announced an expansion of its 40V Max battery-powered outdoor equipment with the new DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer at the 2016 GIE+EXPO. The DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer is designed to cut through overgrowth including medium and tall hedges as well as large bushes. The 22-inch dual-reciprocating, laser cut blades offer a […]