I apologize if I should have latched onto another thread. It seems there quite a few on chainsaws. I currently have basic 16" Craftsman for cutting some small stuff. I have used my dad's 30-40 year old Stihl 041 but it seems a little overkill for my needs with it's 26 or 28 inch bar (IIRC). Here are my needs: • 2-3 Cords of logs cut a year. Mostly Douglas Fir. Logs range in size from about 12-24 inches. Usually have truck drop them off on my property. Dad has previously helped me cut this up but is getting up there in years and I need to take this on myself. • The only falling I will do is a tree or so every few years that may have died on my property. Even most of these are less than 20 inches • I am in decent shape and have good stamina so weight of saw isn't too big of a deal for me. • Lifetime saw, resale value doesn't matter, and unit was designed with easier maintenance in mind • A little extra safety gear on saw would probably benefit me since I really only use a chainsaw a few times a year Price aside which saw would you recommend?. I'm open to other brands if you think they are up to it. I'll pay more if it will last the long haul for my intermittent use. Of course I don't really need an overkill saw as well. Should I be going with an 18 or 20 inch bar? [Stihl MS 261] http://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/professional-saws/ms261/ [Stihl MS 261 C-Q] http://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/professional-saws/ms261cq/ [Stihl 271] http://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/farm-and-ranch-saws/ms271/ [Stihl 291] http://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/farm-and-ranch-saws/ms291/ [Stihl 291 C-BEQ] http://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/farm-and-ranch-saws/ms291cbeq/ [Husqvarna 550XP Triobrake] http://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/professional-chainsaws/550-xp-triobrake/ [Husqvarna 562XP] http://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/professional-chainsaws/562-xp/ Thanks!