Greetings from Whangarei, New Zealand, land of the Expensively priced Chainsaws. I'm looking for a chainsaw to cut around 4 cords (14 cubic metres?) of wood per year to supply my family on a yearly basis. I can get as much wood as I like from a mates place who has plenty of trees that he needs thinning out. Most of the trees are less than 30cm in diameter. he has a petrol driven log splitter. He has a mixture of hard and soft wood. I was watching this video posted here already and the guy is using a Dolmar PS-35C It looks solid as. I like that it's light and seems very powerful and well built. What would be it's equivalent from the range listed here in NZ please? It has a two year warranty, which I think is good enough. I'm guessing it's equivalent would be either the EA3600F which is only 4.2kg ( 9.23 lbs ) and a or the EA3502S which is 4.4kg ( 9.7 lbs ) and has a larger fuel/oil capacity. Do either of these have anti-vibration? All the Makita range: https://www.makita.co.nz/products/***-chainsaw/ I have to say that after reading on here about the EA6100 (Dolmar 6100) I'm almost tempted to get that instead as it looks like a beast of a chainsaw and is good value for money in New Zealand. I was thinking about investing in that at a later stage, or would I be better off to go large and save my back. I'm 50 but I do do a lot of physical work so I'm not unfit. I just like the idea of a lightweight chainsaw. But something that can handle the work. There's one BIG PROBLEM. There are no Makita Dealers or Service people in Northland. The closest are in Auckland. I also really like the CS-590 and this is probably the best chainsaw dealer in Whangarei (I don't want Stihl sorry. No offense) and I'd buy from them, but they don't sell Makita. If there is something as good there, I'd buy it. I love the 5 year warranties on the echo's. http://regentlawnmowers.co.nz/category/Chainsaws?p=1 So, as you've probably guessed, I don't really know what I want. I'm also a novice, but will be getting lessons form my mate as to how best to handle a chainsaw. Thanks in advance. EDIT. Sorry. US$1 is around NZ$0.70 cents.