Although essential for many lawn and landscape projects, these machines can be extremely dangerous when not used properly. Read our article on common chainsaw safety mistakes and advice for how to avoid them before renting.
Learn more about our chainsaws in our FAQs section below.
To determine what size chainsaw you need, the first thing to consider is the guide bar length. To measure a chainsaw bar (blade), you need to find the "effective cutting length." Measure from the tip of the blade to where the base is attached to the chainsaw, then round up to the nearest even number. Once you know the blade length, a good guideline is that the length should be at least 2 inches longer than the thickness of whatever branch or tree you need to cut through.
Our gas-powered chainsaw rentals are fueled by regular unleaded gasoline mixed with a specific quantity of oil. United Rentals encourages operators to consult the owner’s manual for the optimal gas-to-oil ratio.
- Chainsaw chaps/pant covers
- Helmet system that protects your head, eyes and ears
- Chainsaw wedges to prevent trees from falling in unsafe directions
- Chainsaw sharpening kit to sharpen your chainsaw and keep it running efficiently
- Bar and chain lubrication oil and a well-stocked first-aid kit in case of injury