Having never owned a chainsaw before I thought I better read the brochure to see where everything was located and how this saw operates. This was so easy to use. The saw started on the 7th pull. It cut right through 6-8 inch limbs today but I will use it to take down a larger Mulberry tree. I am no expert but recommend this to anyone who wants a good reliable saw for a reasonable price. I was really impressed with how quick it started and how it would keep running.