I have an older 026 that is in need of some upgrades. I'm still green when it comes to modding saws never done it before but have been reading alot about doing it. This saw does not hold its own compaired to my 05 MS 280. the 026 used 3 tanks of fuel compaired to the 1 tank on the 280. It cuts alot slower too, realy bogs down in the wood haven't done a comp test yet. Both saws are running Sthil 16"bars with the full chisel chains.