Petrol vs Electric Chainsaws
A petrol chainsaw has quite a bit of kick to it and as such can normally only be used by stronger than average individuals which has never really been an issue for me being a very tall individual. They are also quite heavy and putting these together makes it pretty hard to control well enough to get a clean cut without being strong or putting in a huge amount of effort.
They require petrol
Bit obvious but this means you need to keep fuel for it around the house somewhere (I personally leave mine in the garage) and this fuel is of course flammable not a good choice for people with children or particularly jumpy pets as spills can quickly become a fire hazard.
Not much can cut quite like a petrol chainsaw so if you have some heavy duty work planned then it’s a good choice provided you know how to handle it and have the required strength.
Being a petrol chainsaw there's no wire or anything like that so if you need to take it far from an outlet that is no problem for a petrol chainsaw, the lack of wires also make it quite manoeuvrable while using it for those trickier cuts.
Most petrol chainsaws can be expensive especially a good one and there’s the continuous fuel cost to consider after.
Only heavy duty jobs require a petrol chainsaw don't underestimate what a hatchet or electric chainsaw can achieve and think to yourself do I really need one?
Electric chainsaws are battery powered and this allows them to run a lot smoother than a petrol chainsaw which uses a 2 stroke or 4 stroke engine. This makes an electric chainsaw a lot easier to use (especially for a first timer) as your hands are steadier and the chainsaw is taking less of a physical tole on your body.
An electric chainsaw can be charged through an electrical socket in your home. But this doesn't mean that is it even costs any money. A renewable source of electricity in your home leads to your chainsaw being completely reusable as well. Some would say that the petrol chainsaw with its fossil fuels can’t exactly live up to this claim....
An electric chainsaw is very quiet (depending on what exactly you are cutting of course) and is a lot less likely to disturb the neighbours than the noisy petrol chainsaw which is just about guaranteed to wake up your entire neighbourhood (depending on the time of day rather).