"I have owned it for 2 years. I do not allow it to run out of chain oil when using it and I clear away the dust and debris from all moving parts when finished. I have used it to cut pine, ash and leylandii logs up to 250mm (10 inches) and it cuts these comfortably. The bar is a little flexible and tends to allow the cut to move off the vertical but the angle of the cut at the start compensates for this. I have found that the chain tension is best achieved by pulling the bar as firmly as possible and then cramping it tight in the normal way. This gives the right slack in the chain and is quick. Last week I cut 3 loads of logs (5 hours work) and it performed well. I have not used it to fell trees but I would recommend it if you need to prepare domestic firewood."
"The chainsaw chain would have been fine on most woods, but I have one of the toughest trees in the world to chop through - a black locust which is used for fenceposts because it is very dense and doesn't rot. I have this huge stump to remove. It is still there and the chain is blunt after only ten minutes work. Perhaps an angle grinder with a diamond blade will do the job."