I plan on buying a chainsaw this spring. I've been researching here and there for awhile now, and decided a 16-18" bar would be ideal. It will be used to mainly clear blow down, help build structures, and everything up to cutting firewood. I don't plan on milling my own rungs, nor do I plan on felling large trees. Lightweight is a plus, but not a necessity. I'm looking for something that is well built and versatile.
I've heard lots of good things about the Stihl MS 170, but think I would like a little bit bigger. Any opinions on the MS 250? I have read some complaints about the MS 170 not having enough power for some jobs, would a MS 250 w/16" bar be a better option than a MS 170 w/16" bar?
I haven't heard much at all about Husqvarna, most people I happened to talk to seemed to be Stihl fans. I'm open to other brands however.
Any advice is appreciated. :beer: