Hello, our local Menards has on sale for the next week a McCulloch 18" Eager Beaver gas chain saw for $129. Says it features a 42cc 2-cycle engine with sprocket tip bar that increases the RPM of the chain and decreases bar wear. I will give it a gander when I am at Menards this afternoon. I was figuring some of you might have some comments on it, good or bad. I was wondering if that was a reasonable machine for non-professionals at a good price. We know we need to get a gas chainsaw sometime. So far we haven't NEEDED one, but we had to pass up a tree on the next street we could have gone after otherwise. The electric one was purchased years ago when we only had a fireplace that we didn't use much. [I bought it myself for our wedding anniversary present.] Two problems I have with our electric one, besides needing to be within 100 feet of an outlet: 1) the vibration is hard on my hands (carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve problems from my computer years) and 2) to push the oil button I practically have to let go of the trigger button you need to push all the time or it turns off. Am thinking of inventing a Lady Lumberjack line of chainsaws where the buttons are closer together for our delicate fingers. Hubby thus does most of the chainsawing and I am the lovely assistant.