I have a sh*tty Poulan chainsaw and it keeps giving me fits. I had a tune up on it, cost $90 (the damn saw only costs $170 or so brandnew). Anyhow, I finally got fed up w/ it this weekend working on some trees at my cabin. So I'm going to dive in and get a "real" chainsaw (something I should have done from the get go - BIG lesson learned). Anyhow, I've worked w/ both brands: Stihl & Husqvarna. We had Stihl saws exclusively on the fire department. But I like Husqvarna's also. Any experience or comments on which one I should go with? I'm probably going to get an 18" 'farm' grade (not a professional, but higher grade than a 'home' use saw). I use it to take down probably 10 or so trees a year, log the trees (for fire wood). I sometimes use it for pruning. It's something that when I'm using it I beat the hell out of it, but it only gets used once or twice a month - sometimes it will sit for a couple of months without being used.