Have been reading up quite a bit on these, but needing a bump over the edge on one or the other. Looking for a saw to do some TSI work, and some work when cutting wood. Most of my firewood is dead locust, oak, some hickory, hackberry and whatever else is growing in the way here in NC MO. Have a 60cc saw, and no interest in anything bigger. Also have a MS180C and 011AVT Stihl. So I'm looking at 50cc saws to split the gap. Looking for more hp than the stihls, and less weight vs the bigger saw. Here's the short list: Stihl 261 Echo CS-450p Echo CS-500P. This looks like it has more displacement and less weight vs the 450p, how does that work? Husq 346xpg All look to be pretty similar in high level features, weight, and hard to say about output. I have an echo trimmer, and like it, so would have synergy with common fuel mix. I've heard some concerns with the amount of plastic on the echo, which lends to its weight. There's no place near that stock much more than the home/farm grade saws, not these pro saws. But I could order. There are dealers near that I could get parts, or there's always stuff a click away. Am I off in ranking these pretty similar, and just buy one that looks/feels best, or are there bigger differences somewhere I'm not seeing? For the Echo guys, how would you differentiate between the 450p and 500p?