Seeing as my MS170 has decided not to work, I"ve been looking for a smaller saw, but one that could be the middle saw in a 3 saw plan when I decide to get another small saw. So kinda looking for something in the mid sized range. So, the choices currently are a Stihl ms260, Husky 340, Husky 543XP, and Milwaukee M18. As for the M18, I already have a bunch of tools. For the bigger saw, I have a Husky 365 Special. Looking for something light and nimble for limbing, cutting hedgerows, and such. I'm not against getting a new motor for the MS170. Was looking at the engine for a MS180 to install, but it's about a third of the price of a new MS170. And it's likely that I'll require the saw before I could get the engine and have time to rebuild it.