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Doing some spring cleaning for your lawn? Whether you need to cut down a tree, chop up that tree into pieces or dispose of wood in your yard, it can be tough to handle if you aren’t using the right equipment. 

Fortunately, we’re here to help with some of the best power equipment options to consider for outdoor projects involving wood.

1. Chainsaws

A chainsaw is a versatile tool that is wise to have on hand for a variety of tasks, but especially outdoor wood projects. You have gas-powered and electric options, as well as cordless and corded models. Chainsaws are ideal for everything from simple pruning to cutting down entire trees. When choosing a chainsaw, make sure you think about how you’re going to use it, as you want a chainsaw that is up to the task you’re putting it through or it might require chainsaw repair services if it’s used for projects it can’t handle.

2. Wood Chippers

Once you use a chainsaw to cut down dead, dangerous or unwanted trees and/or branches, where are you going to put the aftermath? Wood can pile up quickly when you’re doing landscaping, but wood chippers make disposing of it easier than taking it out front for pickup from city services, carting away or otherwise handling the downed tree when neither of these is an option. Wood chippers are also available in gas or electric models. It’s important to note that many wood chippers aren’t ideal for larger branches, but they handle leaves and small branches like a champ. The good news is that if your machine ever fails, wood chipper repair is available.

3. Log Splitters

Finally, log splitters (also known as “wood splitters”) can help address those bigger pieces of debris that wood chippers can’t handle. The most important consideration here is how much force you need for your job. A six-inch, seasoned log only requires a log splitter with four tons of force, while a 24-inch, green log should require 30 tons of force or more. Consult with an outdoor power equipment specialist to find the right model for your needs.

Maintaining Your Woodworking Equipment

Whatever woodworking equipment you use, it’s going to wear down over time and eventually require repair or maintenance. If you have a reliable outdoor power equipment repair company on call, you’ll always have confidence about your ability to maintain your equipment (and your yard). We recommend having your most-used equipment serviced or tuned up regularly.

When it comes to outdoor power equipment, trust Classic Turf Equipment. Stop by to see us in Arlington or Mansfield.