I had an old (25 year?) Sears, and an old Poulan. Both were 14" gas, someone wanted to buy one, so I gave them their choice. They took the Poulan. I broke the cardinal rule of never loan out tools, loaned my Sears out, and it came back froze up and had the chain run into dirt. I'm not about to fix the Sears (if I could), since it's so old. So much for ever loaning anything out again, it's certainly a great way to break up a so-called friendship. The person refused to kick in anything to help me get it going, or help buy a different one. With friends like these, you know the rest.
The saw will be only for home use. I have a couple/few trees I need to take down, thinking of a 14 or 16".
Looking through the Sears site, I see some cheap chainsaws. Naturally, my instincts tell me to stay away from "cheap". Being on a tight budget, I'm not looking to pay $400. Can I get a decent saw in the $150? Ok, quit laughing.
Anyone got any recommendations for a budget saw?