I know you said stihl but I would look as Jonsered/ Husky. I have the Jonsered version of this saw. Im not a tree guy but I do an occasional tree job and lots of brush work. I like the saw for when Im up in a bucket and for limbing. Its great for quick cuts when feeding a chipper. Mine has a 14" bar and it can cut 10" hardwood without a problem. Anything bigger, I prefer a bigger saw as its more productive.