Whether it’s pruning; lopping; logging; firewood prep; or DIY; this versatile and easy-to-use petrol chainsaw from MTD can handle them all. Driving it is a high-torque 40cc (1.7hp) MTD two-stroke engine that employs an aluminium crankcase and cylinder for rust-resistance and weight-reduction; and which has a roomy 0.31-litre fuel-tank that will see you complete the job without too many tiresome interruptions for refuelling. A fuel-primer makes the engine easy to start from cold; while a decompression valve means ignition can be achieved with the gentlest of pulls on the starter-rope. The MTD GCS4100/40 Petrol Chainsaw is equipped with an anti-vibration handle and weighs only 4.5kg; a combination that facilitates long periods of fatigue-free use. It offers convenient side chain-tensioning, so you’ll find making in-the-field adjustments is a fast, hassle-free operation; and it features an automatic chain-oiler, which not only keeps the high-grade Oregon cutting-gear in tip-top condition, but also delivers a super-smooth cut. Safety features include a cutter-guard that protects the operator should the chain become detached from its rail; and a fast-acting inertia-triggered chain-brake that stops the chain immediately in the unlikely event the saw ‘kicks back’.