Looking for any suggestions, here's the Popular Mechanics review of 7 models that are all in the 35-38cc range, with 16-18 inch bars. They range from $140 to $300 and they seemed to like three the best, Husqvarna, Stihl and Echo. I wasn't surprised to see Husquvarna and Stihl at the top of the list, I've heard many good things about them, Echo sounds a bit familiar but I haven't bought any tools like this before so I only hear a few people talking about them in the past I think. http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/reviews/outdoor-tools/4283685#slide-1 The Husqvarna 240e was one of a couple that they rated 5 stars cc: 38.2 weight: 10.4 lb. bar: 16 in. decibels: 103 price: $220 This seemed like an interesting one, but the reviews I read at Amazon, the negative ones were recent and seemed to describe issues that new users like myself may find irritating or show stoppers, such as poor documentation and fail to start problems. Lowe's had many more reviews, and an overall 4 star rating 86 vs. 35 on good vs bad is not a good indicator..., also not on this exact model, similar same engine size 14 inch bar though and that makes sense since Amazon said this one is discontinued.. The Stihl model is quite a bit more expensive, and that spendy price tag was the only thing they listed that they didnt like about it. Stihl MS 210 C-BE Specs: cc: 35.2 weight: 10.6 lb. bar: 16 in. decibels: 102 price: $290 Amazon apparently doesnt carry this model because a search for Stihl MS 210 C-BE only returned Husqvarna saws, and replacement Stihl chains. A search of Lowes didnt find any Stihl models which I thought was odd because I'm fairly certain I saw them in store last time I was there a couple weeks ago. Any thoughts/suggestions? I should also mention that this is intended for light to moderate use on property that I want to buy, and while camping & hunting as needed. It needs to be durable and reliable and I'd rather pay more up front to get the right product than worry about it needing to go to the shop after I try to use it only to find out it was not dependable. thanks!