Ok i just picked up a Stihll 045 AV super, and i think that has me covered for the big stuff. I live in central FL so we dont have big hardwood, Mainly oak mine and cedar.
The 045 was meant and may still be my dedicated milling saw.
I want to stay stihl but want 5 saws
1 for small tree pruning and brush
1 for medium sized logs and log cleanup
1 large saw for larger trees
1 as a saw for my dedicated milling saw with a 42" bar
need a powerhead to use with my Bow saw bar for bucking logs into firewood.
I am totally ok with older saws. as the new ones are a bit rich for my blood
i have no experiance with saws past my 045 and my fathers 08s and am oblivious to the models. But once i decide on a model i will search and bid on ebay lol