charging car battery with chainsaw
YouTube: Wranglestar

How to Use a Chainsaw to Charge Your Car Battery in a Pinch


You never know where you might be when you go to start your car, and your battery just up and craps out on you. Most of us have had probably had to deal with a dead car battery at some point in our lives, and it usually never happens in the most convenient of places.

Now, what if you find yourself faced with the very particular problem that this gearhead from YouTube channel Wranglestar describes, where you've been out cutting wood and your battery suddenly dies? Well, the above video shows a simple way to use your chainsaw to help charge your battery. Check it out in the video above! You'll be glad that you did.

Using a chainsaw to charge a car battery may be cool as hell and useful when you're out in the boonies, but it's not a technique you should consistently rely on. For your average battery-charging situations, that's where a good, reliable portable jump starter can come into play. Don't have one? Thankfully, Amazon has you covered.


The Beatit Portable Car Jump Starter comes with a Auto Battery Booster Power Pack that connects to your battery, leaving you hands free to start the car. It's easy to use and costs only around $55. What's not to love?

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Now, for something a little bit different, there's the NOCO Boost Plus GB40 1000 Amp 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter. Usable on gasoline engines up to 6.0 liters and diesel engines up to 3.0 liters, this NOCO device can jump start your car in seconds and is capable of up to 20 jump starts on a single charge. This thing is a BEAST.


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This article was originally published on December 11, 2019.

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