Husquavana, stihl and makita are good makes, and the previous poster whos chain
lasted 18 months without sharpening get a chain like his. what price is the mac
you are thinking of, I do not know where you are are but locally to me 34cc
Husqui brand new in the box from a local dealer.
Also think about ear muffs , goggles, chain snagging trosers and mits and steel
toe cap boots, and if you deep in the woods, petrol 2 stroke and chain saw oil,
chain file and possibly a few fools if chain comes loose.
You might also think about a log splitter and somewhere to store the timber for
12 months as you do not want to burn green wood as it will tar your chimney or
flue, unless it is lime which is really the only green wood i would burn, and
remember only a plonker burns conker.
But at the end of the day sitting in front of a wood fire , the fruits of your
own back breakig labour, nothing better.