The scrounging has caught up with me; as has some other standing dead trees I cut up in VT. I've gone the used route before...but that hasn't always ended nicely. So I'm thinking Echo or Stihl. I'm between the Echo CS 370 16" from the Depot for about $260 or the Stihl MS 250 for $329. I'd mainly be using this saw for cutting up scrounge wood...or anything else that happens to fall on the property.