We are moving to Danby Vermont. I anticipate needing more firewood there than here and I am wondering about the productivity versus safety of buzz saws. I currently have a Stihl MS 441 (25" bar) which is primarily a felling saw. It is quite new to me, and I have not spent a day with it yet, so while suprising light for the power output, will not be used for bucking unless trees are over 16" diameter. My trusty 029 Farm Boss will do the majority of bucking for logs 16" and less. I've spent somewhere over 600 hours with this saw, so we're real fond of one another. I know it's limitations for sure, and I find the most tiresome (therefore dangerous) part of harvesting firewood for me is cutting up limbs or small trees. I am too lazy to use a frame...stoop, lift log into frame, pick up saw, make cut, set down saw, move log over in frame, pick up saw....etc. I generally lift the limb onto a cutoff and make as many cuts to the cantilever as possible, but this involves sawing in a tiresome position. For small stuff I usually pick up the limb with my left toe, cut, repeat. Don't get all excited safety police, I have touched a toe (steel toe always) twice in the last 6 years using this method. Well, that's the background. Since you can see that efficiency will sometimes outweigh "the safest method" in some circumstances by my nature, would a buzzsaw be a better option? I picture useing the cantilever method for stuff 4" to 8" and replacing the boot toe method for 2" to 4" limbs/trees with a buzzsaw. Larger logs will be bucked in the usual fashion...cut up log, roll over, finish. I am clearing several acres at the new property, so anything big enough to saw for lumber will be set aside, and most of my firewood will be coming from the limbs etc. this first year. I have only seen a video of buzzsaw use, and it appeared that one would certainly need to keep children far away and their wits about them. Then again, cutting limbs on the ground is begging for a kickback some day. Thoughs? Thanks.