I took little fussy gal 261 c-m out for a walk around the back yard today and she must have heard me grumbling, as to my surprise she decided to straighten up a bit, (likely out of fear of being sent to a much rougher home). Pulled her over cold on 8 pulls with decomp pressed and normal medium pulls, NO drop snap required. The saw purred nicely to me (probably trying to make up for being a biatch the last few days) We sliced a 16" round of Maple with no issues. Turned her off and back on several times, starting up each time sometimes with 1 pull, other times on 2 pulls at max. I started seeing her again for the pretty cute little tighty saw she is. Seems to need a little tough love, rather than too much tender caressing - hopefully she'll continue to get better and will soon become the wild whore she was really meant to be. For now, this saw has earned a reprieve.