Now there's good advice, Dolmar 7900 is indeed the best weight/power saw in that size range. It may not be the he man way to look at saws, but when in the market for a new one, that's my main issue. A pound of weight means a lot, over hours of cutting you'll harvest more wood with the lighter saw. On another point made in this thread, regarding dealers, I agree with those saying they don't need one real close. Even if I'm way behind on keeping up with sharpening chains, I just hold off until I go to town & then drop off 6-8 at once. Always a good idea to have plenty of spare chains, you never know when you'll have a opps. IF you flat file chisel chains though, I don't drop those chains off, to much of a pain to restart them to flat file again. As to good saw choices for the thread starter. Dolmar 5100 or 7900 (7900 best in class) Solo 656 (656 is best in class of 40-60cc weight/power) or 681 Stihl 260, 361, 441 or 460 all very good but none are best of class anymore, though they are still close enough Husky 346XP, 357XP, 372XP or 385XP All good saws, but also not best of class, though again still close enough All the saws I listed are pro grade saws. Depending on what & how much you cut they are very worth while. And if weight/power matters to you at all, they are the only ones to consider. I've cut 20+ cords in the last year & believe me weight matters to me. I really like to cut, but love the feel of a fast saw.