In Reply to: In the market for a new chain saw posted by dave#1 on September 09, 2017 at 20:04:34:
Stihl are hard to beat for a gas saw. We have one at the river that is over 15 years old and still runs great. It has cut many many locust trees as well...
My newest saw is a Black and Decker 16" electric saw. I run it with my 2000 watt inverter generator so I can take it out in the woods. Works great. No gas to mix no carbs to clean, and the generator runs 10 to 12 hors on a single gallon of gas. The saw cuts as well as any gas saw I have and weighs 1/2 as much. Great for trimming above your head. My only complaint is that the oiler leaks. But that is true for all of my saws except the craftsman electric that I have had over 20 years.
My next saw is going to be the Craftsman 18" electric that comes with an oregon bar an chain and has ca chain break just like a gas saw. Stihl also makes a nice electric saw.