Want to buy a chainsaw for it, and future projects. Live in suburbs, would use it once a year for minor tree trimming, probably be hit up by brothers to borrow it once or twice a season for same. Would be nice to have around for the odd ice storm that hits around here every 3rd or 4th winter, to clear fallen limbs from neighbors & family yards.
Have 3 choices --
Home Depot has Homelite 33cc "bandit" 14" bar on sale for 80 bucks. Seems to be a pretty good deal, but it does not appear to have a chainbrake.. I'd hate to save 30 bucks and lose a hand.. would feel pretty stupid then wouldn't I.
Lowes Poulan 14" bar, 33cc definately has brake. for 110 bucks.
Meijers (regional general merchandise store) Poulan 16" bar, 33cc, chain brake, and has carrying case.
Am thinking chain brake is important, so that takes me to 110 bucks.. and if I am there.. I will probably go the extra 20 for the carrying case.