Makita DCS34 Chain Saw
This Makita will probably outlast many of the other saws on the list. Like all Makitas products, it is well made. However, due to its small size for the money, I didnt rate it any higher. The 33 cc engine produces 1.9 HP, which is actually more than the Hitachi does with a slightly larger engine. It has a double air filtration system to increase engine and carburetor life, and is designed for easy maintenance. The cylinder is cast to make it rugged. This saw is designed for efficient operation in cold weather and provides a high power-to-weight ratio.