T-I-M-B-E-R. We used that word alot during the year 2005. My husband and I decided to have a house built on our land. The problem was....so many trees in the way. My husband is a hard worker and was really good at handling a chain saw. He decided to cut the trees down himself. We didn't just have a few, we had about fifty or more. Some trees were small and others big. He did a great job with the help of a Christmas gift from me. He requested the Husqvarna 350 Chain saw for Christmas. At the time, I couldn't have imagined what a workhorse this chain saw would have been for us. It was so worth the money and still runs now after all the cutting to prepare the land for the house. We borrowed the neighbor's log splitter so we could use the wood for our wood stove in the winter. Aside from just sharpening the blades as needed, this chain saw really performs well. If my husband says it's a winner, it's a winner. You can't go wrong with the Husqvarna 350. The chain saw has a chain brake and front hand guard for safety. It has a throttle lock-chain catcher-right hand guard-vibration damping system-stop switch and muffler to name a few. I bought this chain saw at Lowes and am so happy my husband just loves it.