I picked up a great condition 025 last summer while working in Ohio. Replaced all the basic stuff - filters, plug, etc. and put on a new chain. Liked the saw a lot - nice light saw for smaller work. Well, my college mentor, who is essentially responsible for getting me to where I am today (and I'm quite blessed and happy!) is retiring this year. I met him for dinner the other night and we got to talking about wood and saws. His old Stihl died last year, and he asked me to keep an eye out for a decent saw - something light and in good condition....... Well, he stopped by my house today to say hi and left with a retirement gift - my 025 - never felt better about seeing one of my saws leave the house - and he sure had a big smile when I handed over the saw. Good luck to my old friend - may he cut many a cord in retirement! Cheers!