That's kinda what I was trying to say. As I said, I only found out about the "overweight / underpowered" thing when I started reading chainsaw related forums. My 029 has been 100% reliable and has done everything I ever asked it do. Pro saws are nice, and they should be with their premium price, but I still think that for a 4-5 cord per year firewood cutter a quality mid range saw is the best bang for your buck. That fancy saw won't load, unload, split, or stack the wood any faster, and that is where the bulk work in firewood is. Save the pro saw money and buy some work saving tools like pickeroons, Peaveys, good splitting tools, good chains and the tools to sharpen them, some PPE, and you will be better off.