I'm in the market for a chainsaw this week. I am not to familiar with stihls products. I'm currently running echo equipment. I really like how there holding up. I've heard good things about stihl chainsaws, I just don't know to much about them. I'm leaning more towards an echo chainsaw, since I've ran them and know their quality. My budget is around $280 - $399. Any help is much appreciated. "NOTE" I plan on picking one up this Thursday, along with my hedge trimmer.