With its dedicated 25cm carving guide-bar, the compact, lightweight and supremely manoeuvrable Alpina APR 527 C is a precision machine capable of achieving the sort of super-fine contours that are essential for anyone looking to produce detailed wood sculptures.
The APR 527 C features a small but powerful 26.9cc two-stroke air-cooled engine that’s capable of delivering a substantial 0.7kW (0.94hp) to the top-quality Oregon-brand cutting-gear.
Handling is obviously key when choosing a carving chainsaw – the APR 527 C excels in this regard, with its low-weight build (just 3.6kg), soft-touch grips and anti-vibration system making it a comfortable and agile option.
Easy-fill fuel- and oil-tanks work with straightforward side chain-tensioning and no-tools air-filter access to make routine maintenance a breeze; while a fast-acting chain-break – triggered either manually or by inertia – brings confidence in terms of operator safety.
The engine on this model benefits from a primer bulb that ensures dependable starting with fewer pulls on the rope.