I ended up with. 36v Makita. It has turned into my go to saw. Yesterday I cut up around fifty12 to 24 inch blocks of wood
. I am going to try to repeat that today and then spend tomorrow with the log splitter
. I have used my Stihl once or twice since I bought the Makita. Frankly, if the Stihl needed to be replaced, I would probably think
for about 10 seconds and buy a second Makita.
I like the idea that Makita is known for having reasonable quality and has a full line of tools. My DeWalt collection is getting some age on it , and to no ones surprise, the chuck in my DeWalt drill went bad. So, that has already been replaced with a Makita drill.