"Solid connection with this Chain Saw"
John C. Ware
(Millbrae, CA USA)
This saw has delivered. It cuts through 3-4" diameter branches with no problem. Cutting pampas grass does pull some live grass into the chain / interior, requiring occasional breaks to stop and pull it all out. The chain saw attaches / detaches from the pole easily, and is very rigid when attached. It is a bit of a workout, especially if you are using it to cut parallel to the ground. As mentioned in other reviews if you can rest the saw blade on the branch you are cutting, the weight is much more manageable. The chain oil reservoir seems to be tight/leak free, which hasn't been the case with other chain saws I've owned, so I'm glad of that.