Dolmar PS 32C €190
This small petrol-powered chainsaw comes with a spring-assisted starter combined with optimised engine management that reduces resistance.
It also has special functions to make cold starting easy and a safety feature that shuts the engine off with just a touch.
Other nice touches include a catalytic converter to reduce exhaust emissions and 33cm markings on the rear handle for cutting wood to length.
BLACK & DECKER GK1000 ALLIGATOR &EURO;160
Works like a manual lopper but has the power of a chainsaw. The alligator jaws clamp the branch and then saws up to 10cm but only when you have pressed two safety switches. Very safe, good value.
MCCULLOCH CVS390+ &EURO;300
This petrol-powered chainsaw has a small engine and 1.3kw of power but comes highly recommended. Can also be used for logging. Very easy to start.