My little piece of farm here, when we bought it, was severely overgrown with those volunteer dogwoods that seem to pop up overnight as well as having some fair sized but dead pines. I got a 16" Husqvarna about 4 years ago now and it's done things it was never intended to do. I've completely wrecked about 8 chains and one bar but the little puppy starts right up, runs and even idles, which some other saws I've had never did well. I got the place cleaned up in about a year and a half and the saw only gets used after storms when the live pines decide to clean out their deadwood. I lost one good sized pine when the hurricane came through in September but the little Husqvarna and I managed to get it all cut up with lots of multiple cuts on the pieces larger than 16". I owe it another new chain but it doesn't owe me anything.