Written on: 03/01/2011
Picked this saw up after burning up a lesser saw. I only use saws a few times a month, but I make mostly large difficult cuts and rip large logs. Runs great and smooth. Starts easily with the purge and the two choke positions actually work well and I rarely need to tighten the chain. I have a 24" bar and a carbide chain and have no fears of plunging into any wood. Not the most torque of any saw i have used but the comfort and balance more than make up for it. I simply asked my favorite store who carries all major brands what I should be using for the type of work I do and this saw was 200 bucks less than the comparable saw from Echo and Stihl. It is considered a mid level saw but the only difference from it and the Stihl is the durability of the plastic housing is stronger on the Sthil or so my service guy of many many years told me.