I've been wanting an electric chainsaw for quite awhile now. Because most of my shop time is in the evening or late at night a gas chainsaw is out of the question because of the noise level. Last year I purchased a Ryobi 18volt 10" chainsaw and it worked well, but the size and the battery life made me want something bigger and faster. I saw a 14" Homelite at Home Depot a few weeks ago and my father in law gave me a gift card so I came home with this model yesterday....I cut up a few maple blanks last night and it works great! Automatic oiling and no tool chain tension are great features. I will be putting it through some workouts very soon and will report on it in more detail then.