Hello. My name is Wahoowad and I own a WildThing. <chorus of fellow addicts>: Hello Wahoowad! I'm a proud WildThing owner. OK, actually I'm somewhat embarrassed when I admit it in company of serious woodsmen but I can't deny this saw keeps getting it done for me. I wish it would die so I can get "a real saw" but it just keeps cutting no matter what foolish things I do with it. I think it is 11 years old. I ported the exhaust last year to see what, if any, tiny power gain I would get. I can't tell the difference - it just keeps cutting. I thought upsetting the combustion balance might burn out the engine, but nope. I do all kinds of silly homeowner things with my homeowner saw like binding the bar in a tree - I just yank and twist and yank and eventually it comes out. Feels like I'm gonna destroy something everytime, but nope. The storage case pops open sometimes when I'm carrying it and the whole saw crashes heavily to the ground. I keep thinking something surely has broken each time that happens, but nope. Backed over the damn thing last week with my truck. I really thought I had done it then, but nope. It starts easy, idles perfectly. It has never needed any service. I think I've changed the spark plug once and cleaned the filter once. It's kinda crazy.