Ever suspect there's a reason for that? Why would Husky depreciate so much faster than Stihl? I have no horse in the game, as I own one Husky and one Stihl. Beyond that, I've fondled a lot of both at the saw shop, both new and used. I can see why folks like both... Stihl for quality, and Husky to save $50. A quote from my neighborhood arborist: "We used to use a lot of Husqvarna, and they worked great, but they just didn't hold up. Now we just buy Stihls. They're harder to break." Probably doesn't mean much to a homeowner, who's going to be more careful with his own equipment, but it meant a lot to that guy supplying a crew of men with equipment to use and abuse all day every day.