I usually use my MS461 with a 25" bar most when cutting firewood- love that saw! My 2nd saw I have with me for backup is usually the MS362 with 20" bar. The 362 is in the sweet spot of weight and power for a one saw plan. I am too good at pinching bars or hitting steel. I don't like to mess with chains in the woods and would rather switch saws to finish so I always have two. I am usually cutting one or two loads at a time and a heavier saw that cuts faster is way worth it to me.