"Have had a petrol chainsaw for many years (Stihl) and have always thought that the electric versions are just for the DIY enthusiast. I bought a BOSCH and it was rubbish. Tried a Black and Decker and that was a joke. Bought this MAKITA and absolutley blown away by the power, perfomance and reliabilty of this machine. It easily matches my petrol saw in the power department and in the ease of use department. There is less noise, smell, fatigue (it's much lighter) and it is much safer as you have more control due to the weight and design. Would definitley recommend this machine."