Hate to say Homelite, I have tried many, use Stihl several times. As hard
as I am on chainsaws the cheapest is the way I go now. I am very hard
on them, use them at renthouses, our ranch, my home 2.5 acres.
I seem to get 4 to 5 years out of them, then they are just flat worn out.
My last one a Stihl, something in the engine broke, but it was a good
4 to 5 years.