We highly recommend hiring a professional tree care company to take down a tree. But if you are confident that you can tackle the task yourself, then you should equip yourself with the proper tools to complete the job. Just a heads-up, you will have to spend some money to acquire the appropriate equipment necessary to cut a tree safely and efficiently. Below are the tools and equipment you need to purchase to remove a tree.
Tree cutting must-haves
It will be difficult and even impossible to trim or remove a tree without a high-quality chainsaw. If you are looking to cut a relatively small tree, you can use an ax to finish the task. But, if you want to get the job done fast, the use of a chainsaw is more suitable.
Gas-powered chainsaws vs. Electric Chainsaws
The chainsaw is one of the leading equipment used in taking down a tree. You will have to consider two types of chainsaws when you decide to buy one. Your choice is between a gas-powered chainsaw and an electric chainsaw. Gas-powered chainsaws are more portable. However, it will be challenging to determine the correct ration between gas and oil. Many property owners don't opt for a gas chainsaw, not only because they have to spend extra for gas, but also because it is not entirely eco-friendly. You don't have to worry about these things if you choose an electric chainsaw. One downside of using electric chainsaws is you need to have extension cords handy whenever you use them. The extension wire should be long enough to reach the tree you need to remove. This situation can be both a nuisance and hazardous. For instance, the cord may not be too long to access and electrical outlet, or you may accidentally trip over it and cause unwanted injuries.
As far as the price is concerned, it depends on the quality and power of the chainsaw. Naturally, the more powerful the chainsaw, the more costly the equipment will be. Some models can cost $100 or more, but these models usually are too lightweight to carry out a tree removal job. If you want a heavy-duty chainsaw that can tackle tree felling jobs, prepare at least $300 to $400for the equipment.
Other Tools and Equipment
Aside from a chainsaw, there are other tools that help make the tree-felling task more efficient and convenient:
Optional Cutting Equipment
After the tree is cut down, you have to think about the portions of the tree. If you have the extra money in your pocket, you can purchase a residential wood chipper. Prepare between $700 and $1500, depending on the size of the wood chipper.
Owner of Jacksonville Tree Service