Summary: I have a larger saw. But its very heavy so... i wanted this CS 8000 as my medium power saw. I am very pleased. Echo makes great saws. I really like that its not so loud like stihl and Husq-V. I heard some little girly guys reviewing and complaining that this saw is heavy? roflmmfao! Hey you pick up a stihl 088! I love Echo and i have been wanting this saw for about 2 years and im 110% satisfied with it and the guys who sold it to me for $150 off retail WOW!!!