3 Ways to Earn Money with a Chainsaw

Outdoor Aug 17, 2017 No Comments

Some people make their living with a chainsaw. Mostly loggers, and those who work in sawmills.
But you don’t have to be a logger or work in a chainsaw to own one, or to make money with one.

Here are 3 ways you can earn money with a chainsaw, either part-time or full:

    1. Cut firewood for winter.

People who have fireplaces are dearly in love with them, but what they aren’t dearly in love with is cutting firewood. Some would rather buy it pre-cut.

This is where you come in, if you own a chainsaw, or want to capitalize on the idea by buying your first one.

If done right, cutting trees for firewood can be a fulltime job. But you can’t just walk onto your neighbor’s property with a chainsaw and starting felling trees. You have to get permission, and from the right people. Sometimes you even have to pay for the right to cut on someone else’s land. Yes, there could be some red tape involved, but it’s worth it when you start making money.

Then you can saw away, store the wood, and sell it to those who want and need it.

To add extra income to your woodcutting business, consider buying one that comes with an optional long handle for extended reach. Think of the wood you’ve missed with your regular chainsaw because you couldn’t reach up high, at a tricky angle, or down low.

It’s the equivalent of adding an extension pole to a squeegee or a paint roller.

If you aren’t sure which kind of chainsaw to purchase, review sites like http://www.chaincutting.com/black-decker-lpp120/ can make choosing one a little easier. You can also talk to your acquaintances who have them.

    1. Clear tree limbs, brush, and debris for neighbors after a storm.

Usually state and local agencies take care of this, but they can’t be everywhere at the same time, and if it’s a real safety hazard, like the aftermath of a storm or earthquake, your chainsaw could be a literal lifesaver for clearing the path for vehicles and people that need it.

    1. Stock up on chainsaws and rent them.

Chances are, most people don’t need a chainsaw every day, and they don’t want to invest in one, or even know how to use one. But if you have a chainsaw rental shop, people can come in and rent it for a couple of hours, or a couple of days, and maybe even your skills if you’re a pro with a chainsaw.

These are just 3 ways of earning money with a chainsaw. You can find many more online.