I have only used this saw for a couple of weeks but so far am truly delighted. I did about 8 8" cuts the first time I used it and then on another day cut a bunch of thick (4-5") coyote brush and trimmed some small oaks. Didn't recharge it and it was still going strong. It can clearly cut about the blade length--12"--if not more if one doesn't rush it. I like being able to chainsaw when I want without gas problems or much noise. Very nice.