I know this is going to start a chit storm , but I have noticed some shenanigans with the way the oems rate there saws. Stihl use the sae or BHP method while husky appears to use the DIN(german) method. Sae Hp will always be lower for the same engine than DIN Hp. When using the same rating method like KW to compare a husky and a stihl the stihl comes out ahead in some models. For example a 044 is rated at 5.36 bhp and a 372 is rated at 5.4 din hp. In KW's the stihl o44 is rated at 4.0 while the husky is rated at 3.9.