When it comes to buying chainsaws, a lot of people today are very picky. Many buyers want to scrutinize the manufacturer as well as the model of the chainsaw that they want to buy. Unfortunately, there are many chainsaws that still use old brand names even though they are made by other companies today.

This may be because their old manufacturing company has already been purchased or merged with other companies. If you are not careful, you can actually end up buying a nice-looking, new chainsaw that is actually made by a company that is not reputable or one that is not to your liking.

Today, there are those that still prefer to use a Craftsman chainsaw. This is because it has been known for decades as one of the most reliable tool making companies around. However, you need to know that their products are not actually made from the same old manufacturer. Here’s what you need to know:

The History And Quality Of Craftsman Chainsaws

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Craftsman began in the 1920’s as a toolmaker that has been bought by Sears for $500. From there, it grew to be a manufacturer of different power tools. In 2014 the company launched their Pro Series chainsaws and today, they are still making them for customers under another reputable manufacturer.

Those who have used Craftsman chainsaws say that their machines are quite powerful. They are very effective when it comes to felling trees especially if you are using the right model for specific tasks. Large chainsaws are typically quite loud but the Craftsman chainsaw is known to be able to idle very quietly.

Most popular chainsaws can give you a very strong kickback that can happen unexpectedly. But one of the notable advantages this chainsaw is known to provide is that it makes use of different features that will allow the chainsaw to easily minimize the intensity as well as lessen the frequency of kickbacks.

There are also many chainsaw brands that can easily suffer from problems with the chain. This is because as it wears down, it can easily break and injure you. So for safety purposes, Craftsman saws have a chain catcher that will immediately prevent the flying chain from heading towards your body.

Who Makes Craftsman Chainsaw?

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A lot of people today think that because Sears bought the company decades ago, they are now the ones that are manufacturing the Craftsman chainsaws, but this is actually not the case. Another misconception is that they are now being made by the Poulan Company or Poulan Pro.

This might be because of the fact that many of the Craftsman chainsaws look very similar to the ones that are being made by Poulan or Poulan Pro. This is especially true if you compare their 50 cc chainsaw that has the anti-vibration holder with the Poulan "Wild Thing" Gas Chainsaw with the 18-inch bar.

Unfortunately, this is not entirely true. This is because today, most of the chainsaws sold by Sears, like the Craftsman chainsaws are now being produced by the Husqvarna Industries. This is with the exception of products that have the “Incredi - Pull” feature because they are not made by Husqvarna.

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They are however, made by MTD. This is the company that produces Bolens and Troy – Bilt products. You should also know that there are those who say that they look like a Poulan because some of their parts are made by Poulan. They are also known to contain some Husqvarna chainsaw parts.

But officially, they are actually made from the American Division of the Husqvarna Forestry Co. which is also known as the Husqvarna Outdoor Products. Although someone has yet to officially confirm the use of Poulan parts on Craftsman chainsaws, you should know that Husqvarna owns Poulan too.


Craftsman chainsaws are known today for their reliability and their power output. A lot of people do love their machines simply because they know that the Craftsman brand has been associated with durable, high quality as well as very innovative American and power tools for a very long time.

Today, many Craftsman chainsaws offer unique features that helps you stay safe by minimizing the incidence as well as the frequency of unexpected kickbacks. Equipped with quality features such as the best chainsaw chain and chain catcher, they are known to idle very quietly. Unfortunately, these saws are not actually made by the original company.

This is because they are actually manufactured by the Husqvarna Industries under Sears. Officially, they are made by the American Division of the Husqvarna Forestry Co. which is also known as the Husqvarna Outdoor products. They might also contain parts from Poulan and also Husqvarna chainsaws.

Have you ever tried using a Craftsman chainsaw? Share your experience with us in the comment section.