Hi to you all New on this forum and despite the mass information already found i would like to hear your opinion on my forced future purchase. To explain, yesterday we found out some nice people were so free to take both my chainsaws -024 and 190 - and a bunch of other handtools from our locked garage-work shed. I wish them instant kick-back. As season is starting here and i need to cut some trees before letting the horses back on the pasture i am forced to make a quick purchase. I owned the 024 for 11 years and it served me well despite a lack of power when attacking the bigger parts. (the forest guys here in the village used to make a joke from me as calling me the ambitious foreigner with the small... saw) It is clear the 361 is a favorite here on the forum. My question is related to the upgrade in chain to 3/8 and cutting speed. I always liked the speed of the 024. Can you recommend which gear to use on the 361 in combination with a short blade? Will the 3/8 kill me for the maintenance tasks on smaller diameters? My dealer is willing to deliver according my spec and not "out of the box". All advise welcome! Tatra805 PS: cutting goes from trimming fruit trees to cutting hardwood firewood as well as felling trees size up to 30inch regularly.(and cleaning up all the rest of wood hanging on the tree) Non professional or daily but when, then for 2-3 days non-stop.