I have a Husky 136 (a Poulan) and a remington electric. I use the remington only when I have to deal with the lighter weight, like when I'm on a ladder or up in a tree. Otherwise the Gas saw with no cord is more convenient for my tastes. Also I find the gas saw less tiresome. As for cutting power...Hmm I think the gas has it beat, but the electric is no slouch. The gas saw runs the chain faster. The electric seems to bounce around a lot, maybe needs sharpening!