Looking for that bigger, more powerful, long bar chainsaw ? Not much here on safety gear or techniques for safe and efficient cutting. :bug: Don know what "PPE" means ? That's the more vital "gear". Looking to spend some big bucks simply to get a macho fix ? "I need more power" "I need a longer bar." Wake up time. Get to know PPE. Go out, learn, watch real pros do their job right--on the ground or up a tree. No one, no one can control kickback; big muscles and all, or "I've been doing without all that gear for ( fill in the blank ) years without drawing blood. I'm experienced." :red: So, before you drool over that new, high torque 357XP or MS440 that will solve all your manly needs for a couple of delivered cords each year, understand how to use the tool safely and efficiently. Always, especially with that load of delivered log length cords. Google "chainsaw injuries" for a kick. Many many diagrams, You Tube blood, stats on injury frequency and body locations. Purchase/use: 1. Full helmet system: hardhat, ear protection, full face shield. 2. Chaps that WILL stop the chain ( Baileys, Labonville, etc..) 3. Steel toe boots ( No, silly, not for the chain cutting off your toe. It's for the drops ON the feet. ) 4. Training. Many programs, some mandated for professional in order to get liability insurance. Others given by various groups such as GOL ( Game of Logging) at Schools of Forestry for example. 5. Take it a step further: Kevlar gloves. Handy for sharpening n the field. ( You do know how to hand sharpen out there, don't you ?) Plenty to learn. Lots to risk. That chain @ WOT moves fast. Too fast for ANY reaction from Homo Sapiens. It costs $___.00 for all the above PPE. It costs $________.00 for ER, evacuation, therapy, loss of income......oh yes, pride.