A powerful all-rounder for heavy-duty homeowner use, this versatile petrol chainsaw from Tanaka excels at pruning, limbing and small- to medium-scale felling. Powering it is a 32.2cc air-cooled two-stroke engine that develops a substantial 1.7hp; and which employs the Japanese manufacturer’s PureFire technology for a reduction in emissions and fuel-costs with no compromise on power-output. A newly designed recoil-system delivers a 50% cut in the pulling-force that’s needed to achieve ignition; while a generously-sized 0.29-litre tank works with the engine’s fuel-efficient design to ensure long periods of operation with no interruptions for refuelling. The Tanaka TCS-33EDP Petrol Chainsaw weighs just 3.7kg and has been equipped with an effective spring-type anti-vibration system; a combination that means it will stay comfortable and easy to control for the duration of the session. It boasts automatic chain-lubrication for reduced wear and a smooth cut; and it features a handy side-access chain-tensioner for super-simple tightening of the chain.