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Petrol Chainsaw or Batter: Which is Better?

When it comes to choosing between a battery-powered and a petrol chainsaw, there are several factors to consider. Here at STIHL Shop Fulham, the leading STIHL chainsaw specialists, we understand that choosing the right chainsaw can feel overwhelming. Petrol or battery? Size? Features? This blog will help you navigate these options and find the perfect STIHL chainsaw for your needs, whether you’re a homeowner, a farmer, or a commercial arborist or landscaper.

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Petrol Chainsaw vs. Battery Power Chainsaw: Weighing the Options

The two main choices you’ll face are petrol-powered and battery-powered chainsaws. Here’s a breakdown of the benefits of each:

Stihl Petrol Chainsaws:

  • Powerhouse Performance: Ideal for tackling tough jobs like felling large trees, cutting thick logs, and limbing heavy branches.
  • Extended Run Time: Perfect for extended use without needing to recharge.
  • Fuel Availability: Petrol is readily available, offering convenience for on-the-go jobs.

Stihl Battery Powered Chainsaws:

Eco-Friendly: Minimise your environmental impact with zero emissions and low noise pollution.

Low Maintenance: No need to worry about mixing fuel or servicing your machine, saving you time and effort.

Quiet Operation: Perfect for noise-sensitive environments or working near residential areas.

Lightweight Design: Often lighter than petrol saws, making them easier to manoeuvre and handle for extended periods.

STIHL Chainsaws: Solutions for Every Task

No matter what your choice in power source, STIHL Shop Fulham boasts a wide range of petrol and battery options,tailored to various tasks and user levels.


  • Light Trimming & Pruning: For occasional tasks like trimming branches and cutting firewood, consider a lightweight battery powered chainsaw like the STIHL MSA 120 or the petrol powered STIHL MS 180.
  • Storm Clean-up & Tree Maintenance: For more demanding jobs like clearing storm debris and managing medium-sized trees, a mid-range petrol chainsaw like the STIHL MS 211 or MS 231 is a great option.


  • Felling Trees & Livestock Fencing: Farmers require powerful equipment for tasks like felling trees for firewood, clearing pastures, and building livestock fencing. STIHL offers heavy-duty saws like the MS 311 and MS 391 Farmboss range for these demanding applications.
  • Limbing & Brushing: For routine limbing and brush clearing tasks, a lighter saw like the STIHL MS 171 or MS 181 C-BE can be a great choice.

Commercial Landscapers:

  • High-Volume Cutting & Land Clearing: For landscapers dealing with large-scale projects like land clearing and high-volume cutting, professional-grade saws like the STIHL MS 462 or MS 500i are ideal.
  • Precision Pruning & Shaping: For more delicate tasks like pruning ornamental trees and shaping hedges, a lightweight electric or battery-powered saw like the STIHL MSA 200 C-BQ can provide the necessary precision.

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The STIHL Shop Fulham Advantage

At STIHL Shop Fulham, we’re more than just a store. We’re a team of passionate chainsaw experts dedicated to helping you find the perfect STIHL chainsaw for your needs. We offer:

  • Expert Advice: Our knowledgeable staff will answer your questions and guide you through the selection process.
  • Comprehensive Accessories: Find everything you need to keep your chainsaw running smoothly, from sharpening tools to personal protective equipment.

Don’t Let Petrol Chainsaw Confusion Hold You Back!

Visit STIHL Shop Fulham today and let our team help you choose the right STIHL chainsaw to power your next project. You can find us conveniently located at Shop 1/587-589 Tapleys Hill Road, Fulham. With our extensive range of models and expert guidance, you’ll be cutting like a pro in no time! You can also email or call us on (08) 8353 1505 to find out more about our popular Stihl equipment and services.

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