That is my justification....the old bar and chain would cost me the same, honey argument. I got another on the way as of last night...Any of you guys looking for a cheap loaner, limber, root cutter, play saw, etc. Give these Earthquake saws on Ebay for $40 shipped a hard look! I bought 3 for craps and giggles. I opened one of the boxes yesterday, and am VERY impressed on the build quality/ construction (on first appearance). I will dig into one today, but I can tell you already that I got my moneys worth. The bar/ chain isnt a far cry from the price paid for the whole saw.
If anyone wants to see what my earthquake cut down yesterday: