So I was thinking about a cheap chainsaw. Any suggestions for a small one to cut though branches that are at most 8 inches in diameter? What are your experiences and how hard are they to use/maintain. I want to do a lot of cutting of old wood on the ground that I want cleared so nothing is huge and everything is already about 6 years old and rotting on the ground. I would have to say there is about 5 full size truck bed's full of wood... that I can see... who knows how much more is hiding. In addition, I anticipate about 30-40, 60-80 foot tall evergreen trees to be downed with trunks taken only, so I'll have to have to chop up the left overs after they are taken down. So the question is: 1) What kind do you have? Gas/Electric? Make/model? 2) What did it cost? 3) How do you like the one you have? 4) Is it easier or harder to use than a standard weed wacker? (I can't use one as I can't control it... maybe I am too short.) 5) How long did it last? What are it's problems. 6) What type of maintenance do you do on it to keep it happy? Thanks!