Homelite UT10568 chain saw
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Homelite UT10568

Price: about $140; homelite.com

This entry-level saw works for sectioning downed branches after a storm and for slicing through logs up to 15 inches in diameter in one cut. For well under $200, you get a tool-less chain tensioner, an anti-vibration design, and a primer bulb. We like the bolt-on safety tip that keeps the chain from kicking back as it rounds over the tip—even if it does prevent plunge cuts.

Fine print: 38cc engine
Speed: 12,000 rpm
Weight: 11.4 pounds
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