This quality petrol chainsaw from MTD represents great value-for-money and offers the sort of safety-levels and lightweight handling that are essential for occasional chainsaw users. It’s driven by a high-torque 37cc MTD two-stroke engine that’s rated at a substantial 1.6hp; and which has been equipped with a manual fuel-primer for fast, problem-free starting from cold. The MTD GCS3800/35 Petrol Chainsaw is a great all rounder that’s suitable for a variety of tasks around the yard and garden, including DIY; limbing; firewood preparation; and small-scale felling. It features automatic chain-oiling that works to keep the quality 35cm Oregon-brand bar and chain in tip-top condition over time; and it employs an inertia-activated chainbrake that protects against accidental injury by ensuring the chain is brought to an immediate halt should a chain-tooth catch on a knotty bit of wood. Designed to remain comfortable and easy to control for the duration of lengthy woodcutting jobs, the MTD GCS3800/35 has an anti-vibration handle and weighs-in at only 4.2kg. A 0.31-litre fuel-tank will see you get through plenty of work between refuelling-stops; while a rear-hand guard protects the operator in the unlikely event the chain comes off its rail. Also featured is a lateral chain-tensioner that ensures it’s quick-and simple to make performance-boosting adjustments while you work.