Join Date: Dec 2006
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After Katrina, I bought a Husqvarna 16" saw at Lowes to cut my way back to my house and out from under a forest of trees. Hindsight would have had me buy the 20" saw but the 16" did just fine. Several of my neighbors bought the 20" and loved it as well. The one advantage of the smaller saw is weight. I literally used mine daily for several months and the only thing to replace was several chains. If you keep them babies sharpened, you can't kill this saw. When getting in precarious positions up on a roof full of holes or shimmying up the side of a tree snapped off with pressure on the trunk, it was adventageous to have the smaller, lighter saw. I also had to replace the blade on mine after someone cut a tree down and it fell on it and buried my new saw. After digging it out, the only thing wrong was the bent blade. After using several Craftsman saws to supplement this one, the Husqvarna wins hands down. Also used several Stihl saws during the same time and they tended to be more tempermental even though they were new as well. Sorry for being so long winded but wanted all to know how the husky bailed me out in trying times.