I have an 025 and a 241. I prefer the 241 over the 025. It cuts as fast or a little faster but more important it's lighter, easier to start and smoother. But the OP's not looking at 241s. Being expensive and small it's kind of a niche saw. My dealer didn't even want to sell me one, he kept telling me the 261 is bigger and only $20 more. I already have bigger saws. I had to special order the 241.