Hey all, I've been burning wood in my fireplace insert for a few years, but just began gathering/splitting my own wood this year. I had a truckload of FREE sugar maple dropped of at my house on Friday that requires me to put down my axe/maul for a little while and use a chainsaw 1st to get it down to splittable lengths. I was given a 14" Poulan, but returned it because it was near impossible to start. I just got this today: Husqvarna 40.9cc 2-Cycle 16-in Gas Chain Saw I know for many here the 16" would be too small, but it should be fine for my needs. Plus honestly I'm a little intimidated to use a chainsaw for the 1st time. So questions: 1. Any thoughts/experience with this model? 2. Have you found some models/brands easier/harder to start than others? 3. Any safety advice (or any other advice) for a rookie? Thanks -I can't wait to try it out after work!