Ok, let me start by saying most of you have forgotten more than I know about saws, but wanted to put my 2 cents in on this one. I got this saw as a homeowner saw before I started woodburning. I was working in a tangled mess of dead red oak limbs, sass and locust on a thicketed hillside today. Buddy had my farmboss, waiting on a tensioner part for my Husq 350. Appreciated the light weight,and it ran VERY well. Would have had a hard time lugging the farmboss or 350. I was swimming. This load took about a tank and a half, done in 1 fast grueling session. Cut more stuff still there buried in honeysuckle and poisin ivy. Here's the Caveats: - It took 2 trips to the dealer to get it tuned right, needs a special tool to tune. WHY? You can see the adjustment screws, and find tutorials on the web and sites like this to help you tune, but can't do a thing about it. I think I actually heard Edgar Hansen laughing at me. - Also needs a star drive to take air cleaner off. Sig Hansen is yelling at me now because I'm not being productive. -little brass nut holding screen & cover fell off during first use. Lost the whole trio. D'oh! -I don't think the single plastic knob and chain tensioner are a good idea. easy for rookies, though. - Paid 235 last year, now they are only 200 at TSC and online tool giants "Refurbished" (Tuned up?) why would a piece of OPE go down in price? HMMM.... UPSHOT: Probably a lot of these on CL now for 100-125 bucks Because of this. Probably worth that if u get the adjust tool and climb for small limbing jobs a lot., or as a camp / trail/ or loaner saw. Probably keeping it for my neighbor kid to learn with in a few years. He's 12, 5'8", 165, size 12 shoes. Loves to help - the job today was for his mom's pile. She has a dragon and usually gets wet wood delivered, leaves it in a pile. NO MAS! By the way, I LOVE the older Husky 350 I got on CL. Just Love it. I'd buy a big husky in the future with no qualms. Also LOVE my husky weed trimmer. It's a true warrior and was a great value. So i ain't bashing huskies at all. About half of the wood in these piles (hers) was cut with this saw, and a pic of today's haul.