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'Sharper than the DeWalt ': This six-inch, one-handed chain saw is just $39 — that's 50% off

Summer storms can be windy, and sometimes the resulting fallen branches are a bit too large to be cut down to size with a hand saw. When that happens, turn to a miniature chain saw to help. The lightweight, compact and easy-to-maneuver Untimaty Mini Chain Saw is an absolute steal at Walmart right now. It's ideal for trimming back shrubs and cutting downed branches and — while powerful — packs up compact for storage.

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This bundle comes with not only the chain saw, but includes replacement chains, safety equipment and a compact storage case. 

$38 at Walmart

At over 30% off, this deal includes so much more than just the chain saw. The spare battery, extra chain and safety equipment is a great value — and we see just how much of a value it is when we compare it to the competition. A Ryobi Mini Chain Saw from Home Depot is a whopping $150, while a Craftsman chain saw is $80 on sale.

This chain saw is lightweight and simple to use, but don't let the size fool you. With a six-inch blade, it has more than enough cutting power to handle most jobs. The handle comes with a rubberized grip that makes it easy to hold, even with just one hand, as well as a lock button that means you won't accidentally start things up while carrying it.

With 550 watts, the motor is plenty powerful. It's built to resist sparking, overheating and smoking while you work, with increased energy efficiency for a longer run time. Users report that the battery life varies depending on the job. If you're using it to cut small branches, you can get quite a bit done, but larger branches will burn through more of the charge.

So why is a one-handed saw such a great investment? If you're climbing a ladder to trim branches, you should always keep one hand on the rung. This compact piece of equipment makes it easy to get the job done while keeping yourself firmly planted on the ladder — no risk of falling from using two hands. Plus, there is no cord to get tangled in. Safety first!

chainsaw cutting through a log
This miniature chain saw lets you trim up your yard with just one hand. (Walmart)

This chain saw is a bit of a hidden gem. Nearly 1,000 people have given it a five-star review (and 170 giving it four stars) out of just over 1,300 total reviewers, but they are full of praise.

"This little tool does a lot of big jobs. It is compact, making it easy for a lady to use. Sturdy for using on large tree limbs, shrubs — and pruning is so easy. Cleared up my overgrown yard in a short time," said one homeowner.

Another user said, "This was really easy for me to use and made my day better. I was able to trim up my palm tree in less than one-third of the time it would have taken me and when I was done my back didn't hurt like when I used loppers. I'm very happy with my purchase. This is from an older woman with back injuries."

"This thing works wonders. The chain provided is sharper than the chain on the DeWalt chain saw," shared another weekend warrior.

While powerful, many fans lamented the longevity of the charge. "It is a wonderful gift that I bought for myself. Easy to use and light. I just wish the battery would be longer. But they provide two batteries that you can change. One good point is the batteries recharge fast."

Another issue one user noted was the difficulty of tightening the chain. "Only thing is just about after an item being cut you have to adjust the chain. That adjustment is a screw behind the chain bar, not the knob that has little arrows on it on the outside of the bar."

A safety lock on the handle means you won't turn it on accidentally. At just 2.5 pounds, you'll barely notice its weight. 

$38 at Walmart

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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