Hello everyone. I'm having a great time with my new stove and managing my wood supply. I'm anxious to take the next step and get my own chainsaw so I get can get most of my fuel for little or no $. I have never operated a chainsaw in my life--but, I have many friends and relations who can help me learn. This is what I want the saw to do: 1. Buck 4' logs (probably nothing much bigger than 14" diameter) 2. Fell trees (again, probably nothing bigger than 14" diameter) 3. Limb the trees I cut 4. Cut some splits to 10" to fit "north/south" in my stove The Husky 435 with a 16" bar seems up to these tasks, but I wonder if maybe I should go with something a little more powerful (445 or 359) so I might be able to expand my operations if I want to . . . for example cutting bigger stuff. I've also heard that the "homeowner models" are pretty weak and are hard to repair and maintain. Finally, should I give Stihl consideration? For example the MS 230. They seem heavier and less ergonomic and more expensive. (Dolmar is not an option--no local dealer). Believe me, I've searched and read all related threads. Looking for fresh advice from owners and experienced users. Thanks.