As much as I hate to say it, the old Homelite Little Red is beyond help. My idiot brother in law borrowed it (without asking), and he should have just thrown it away when he was done, instead of returning it. The concept of putting bar oil in it must have been lost on him. He busted the primer bulb, and burned up the bar and the chain. Pretty sad for someone who is a fairly decent mechanic. So, I'm simply going to go and toss Little Red onto the hood of his car, and buy something else. I want something that is lightweight, with a 14 or 16" bar. This is only for occasional use, mainly trimming trees and cutting storm damage. I'm leaning towards an Echo or a Stihl. And I wouldn't have any problem with another Homelite, since I paid about $100 for Little Red, and I've used it for about 15 or 20 years. What good experiences have you had with chain saws?