Hello fellow hearthers. I need some advice and possibly some reviews of some equipment that I'm about to buy. I'll upload a few pics possibly. First off lets talk mauls. I'm currently using the cheapest maul Lowes has. Fiberglass handle, med wedge width, six to eight lbs I'm guessing. I don't really care. It was here when we moved in. It has never failed to bust a round. The best part is that it was free. Saving money is a priority. I have seen several on amazon, in Lowes and walmart. Is the fiskers any good? Fifty bucks sounds expensive. If you have any suggestions on mauls that are reasonably priced, please drop a tip on mauls. Second up lets talk pickaroons and timberjacks. For those that might not know, in a nutshell, its two devices that are used to move logs. Pickaroons are made for rolling logs and timberjacks are used to lift logs off the ground far enough to safely cut off a few rounds without the danger of hitting the ground with the bar of your saw. I'm thinking of getting one of these especially the timberjack. Has anyone ever used any of these? They are not that expensive and I can get one for around forty bucks. Some tools are needed in some situations, while others tools are needed in other situations. I usually have no problem felling, cutting, loading, transporting, splitting and stacking the firewood that I need although I'm sure there must be some easier ways of doing what I do. The hardest part of my "operation" is packing the rounds to the truck. My average pack distance (cut rounds to truck), is averaging 75 yards more or less. The rugged location makes taking a splitter not an option. I don't have the energy to split it there on location, then load truck, and I can't let the stack of wood sit there over a couple days. I usually cut for a couple days, then bring the truck to load the pile and bring home. Third and most important. (most expensive), here we go again, chainsaws. Lucky us we are only going to discuss two models and they both huskys. I am pretty much limited to what lowes has in stock. Please someone give a review! My current saw is what most people say is a Poulan. I first bought a Poulan 3314 at around 100 bucks a few years back and it gave out the second year. I went back and picked up a husky 240, another 14in saw. I hear they are still poulans and yes they are very similar. My 240 has not let me down the last year and a half. I have had almost zero problems with the saw, it starts fine for me, and seems to run better the more I use it. I have noticed if I overheat the saw on say a 20 in round of hickory, it will fail to start for 20 min or so. I don't know. Might be ignition, maybe vapor lock. I just don't overheat the saw and things are good. My 14in husky will cut, and has cut, and is continuing to cut larger rounds than what I care to pack out of the woods. On my last visit to Lowes I spotted a husky 440. It seems to me that the saws that lowes are offering has changed. Husky has changed their lineup as well. The 240 has been discontinued and what few were left sold for around 85 bucks. I would have bought 2 of them If I could have found them. I almost paid 200 dollars for my husky 240 when I had to replace the poulan. While I was at lowes, looking at and holding the 440, I noticed that the 440 has the pro style air cleaner which leads me to believe that these might be true huskys and not a poulan dressed in orange. This also leads me to think that these are not consumer saws (throw a way) but a step up, Homeowner or Farm Am I correct? Would I benefit from the 440? The 240 already is cutting more than I can pack or split. I don't really see a reason to buy the 440. Is the 440 worth the 300 dollars? The 440 is a light saw and don't weigh much more than the 240. Using a longer bar might save my back from bending over so far to delimb a felled tree though. Anyone using the husky 440? It probably hasn't been field tested much yet as I think it is a new model. Here is the type of maul I'm using, except mine has a fiberglass handle. Is the other types of mauls any better? Better as in less effort to split a round .