Makita DCS230T

Claiming to be the current holder of the title “lightest chainsaw in the world”, the DCS230T weighs a mere 2.5kg. That lack of weight, our testers decide, has an advantage — but only if you are making two or three cuts, using it for light reduction work or deadwooding.
There are some clever features on this kit that put it in the category of professional saw. The testers particularly like the fully enclosed ignition plug. The balance of the saw is also good and the handle is comfy. The primer bulb is at the rear of the top handle, so is perhaps less likely to catch while in use but is, of course, still exposed when the user is in position and hauling the saw up through the tree in order to make a cut.
The DCS230T is really intended for tree pruning and would come into its own in an orchard or on small garden trees — and especially if you are expending a lot of energy climbing about the tree to make just a few cuts. But remember you need a certificate to use this special design of saw.

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