A Note From Our Legal Department: While this is considered a safety tool, extreme caution must be used with it due to the blade's wide opening. We recommend the Survival Chainsaw be used by experienced campers.
I keep this Saw it its little packing container (hard sided) in my emergency kit. Has a nice long, sharp chain with good handles on both ends. Never used it yet, but I figure it'd cut a while tree down, should one have the effort.
I was able to make quick work of 2" diameter limbs/trunks--both hardwood and softwood (oak and redwood); but a 41/2 " oak log required a lot of effort and probably took me five minutes. Maybe a 10" diameter trunk of very soft wood could be cut in 30 seconds by an extremely strong person, but not by your average outdoorsman. Overall, I would say that it is a good tool for the price.