I have maybe two hours on the saw, about two tanks of fuel. So far it is great. Starts easy, loads of power- there are no baffles or spark arrester screens in the muffler so it is LOUD. The chain which I bought with the saw cuts well, and so far appears to hold a nice edge. The bar is a bar, but it does something that I haven't seen before - it plugs the oil port with chips. Plugs it full of chips, have to blow it out with compressed air. The bar on my Stihl doesn't do that, the Oregon bar on my old Homelite doesn't do that. The bar is a good price, and that makes it worth the hassle of the oiling issue but I won't buy another Holzfformer bar.