David Phyall, 58, cut off his own head with a chainsaw after being ordered to move out of his home of 8 years to make way for developers.
The Hants man was found with his severed head beside the power tool inside his housing association flat shortly after receiving his eviction notice.
Deputy central Hampshire coroner Simon Burge listed the possible cause of death as ‘complete transaction of the neck’ and ‘chainsaw wound to the neck.’
The make of the chainsaw has not been released.
A spokesman for Sears who sell the 'Craftsman' brand of chainsaw and other power tools said: " We are proud that due to the unreliability and poor quality of our product no one has intentionally died using any of our equipment."