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Are you looking for a tool that will make quick work of some firewood? A battery-powered chainsaw is probably the best option for you! They are small, light, and very accurate. In this guide, we will help you find the best battery chainsaw for firewood.

What makes the best chainsaw for firewood?

A good battery-powered chainsaw should be accurate, strong, and affordable. There are a lot of chainsaws on the market that tick some, if not all, of these boxes.

Typically you want to look for a small chainsaw for cutting firewood. We’ve found that the ideal size saw for firewood is 12″ inches. This keeps the saw light and accurate, great if you are looking to cut a lot of small-sized logs or branches.

Best battery chainsaws for cutting firewood

DEWALT 20v battery chainsaw

1. DEWALT 20V XR DCCS620B Chainsaw

Our score: 9.5

  • Great value for money
  • High rpm
  • Longest battery life
  • Good grip
  • Maximum safety features

The DEWALT DCCS620B is a great 20v chainsaw with a 12-inch saw blade. This chainsaw is ideal for cutting large, as well as, small pieces of wood. With a weight of 8.8 pounds or 4 kg, this is one of the lightest battery-powered chainsaws on the market.

DEWALT makes great power tools and their chainsaws are certainly no exception. This chainsaw uses DEWALT’s Flexvolt technology. This means you can use the batteries you would use for all of your other DEWALT power tools too.

  • Pros
  • 2-year warranty program
  • Lightweight
  • 12 inch saw blade
  • Best battery life
  • Cons
  • Expensive chainsaw


Makita 18v battery chainsaw

2. Makita XCU06Z 18V Cordless Chain Saw

Our score: 9.2

  • Great value for money
  • Small size
  • Long battery life
  • Good safety features
  • Very accurate

Don’t let the size of the Makita 18v battery chainsaw fool you. With a 10-inch blade and a powerful 18-volt motor, this chainsaw is ideal for cutting small pieces of firewood. Because of the small blade size, this might be the most accurate chainsaw we’ve ever tested.

The Makita XCU06Z chainsaw can be used for firewood, as well as, for cutting branches since the weight of the saw is only 7.2 pounds (including the battery).

  • Pros
  • 1-year warranty
  • lightweight
  • 18 volts
  • Perfect for small tasks
  • Cons
  • Difficult to check oil levels


black and decker 10-inch chainsaw

3. Black and Decker 10 inch chainsaw

Our score: 8.6

  • Pleasant grip
  • High rpm
  • Longest battery life
  • Good grip
  • Maximum safety features

With a powerful 20-volt battery, the Black and Decker chainsaw is great to make quick work of firewood and small branches. This chainsaw weighs only 6.8 ounces and has a 10-inch saw blade. Therefore, the accuracy of the Black and decker is very good.

Unlike other chainsaws on this list, the Black and Decker chainsaw has a unique grip on the back. This makes it easy to handle and it greatly improves the saw’s accuracy.

  • Pros
  • Best grip
  • Easy to use tool-free tensioning
  • Great value for money
  • Lightweight
  • Cons
  • Relatively short battery life


Mini Chainsaw 6-Inch

4. Mini Chainsaw 6-Inch with 2 Batteries

Our score: 8.8

  • Pleasant grip
  • High rpm
  • Longest battery life
  • Good grip
  • Maximum safety features

Mini chainsaws are great if you are looking to cut firewood on a budget. This chainsaw is the cheapest and offers great value for money!

It is super light weighing only 1.65 pounds, without the battery. This makes it a great tool to make quick work of branches or carry with you camping to make quick firewood for your campfire!

The biggest drawback of the BEI & Hong mini chainsaw is its usability. This chainsaw is not powerful enough to cut very large pieces of wood.

  • Pros
  • Ultralight chainsaw
  • Small and easy to handle
  • Great value for money
  • Cons
  • Not usable for large cuts
  • Hard to tighten the chain


CRAFTSMAN V20* Cordless Chainsaw

5. CRAFTSMAN V20 Cordless Chainsaw

Our score: 9.3

  • Pleasant grip
  • High rpm
  • Longest battery life
  • Good grip
  • Maximum safety features

Craftsman is the most known brand within the gardening industry. Their 12-inch chainsaw is probably one if not the best for cutting almost everything. The Craftsman 20v cordless chainsaw is the most powerful chainsaw on this list.

So how does it perform at cutting firewood? well, it’s an absolute beast. The only downside to this chainsaw is its price and weight. If these two things are not of your concern then this is probably the best saw you can buy!

  • Pros
  • Powerful chainsaw
  • Great accuracy and chain speed
  • Easy to use
  • Cons
  • Heavy (9.9 pounds incl. the battery)

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