I would prefer to get a Stihl or a husqvarna since both are local dealers with a good stock of parts. I have used a chainsaw a very small amount but things are about to change since I just picked up a new house with a OWB. It sounds like I will be cutting about 8-10 cords a year. Even know its my first saw I work with power tools often so I am not concerned with being new, i'll take my time and learn. I would like to get a good saw right from the start, what do you guys suggest? Model and price you paid if you have that saw. Thanks!