Pros: Lightweight, powerful tool that satisfies a variety of wood cutting requirements with ease.
Cons: More people don't own them!
The 290 Farm Boss is hands-down the best saw I've ever owned or used. Running at much higher RPM with plenty of power, I have not been able to get it to bog down. It started right up after two years of non-use, and continues to be the most reliable tool in the toolshed. Yes, it's loud. It's a chainsaw, designed to cut through wood quickly and efficiently. Hence, the weight. Not too heavy, but heavy enough to justify a quality engine, frame, and other equipment. The weight comes in handy as it is used to put pressure on the material it is designed to cut. More times than I can count, this saw has done virtually all the work of cutting the wood as I did not have to apply downward pressure. I would definitely recommend this saw to anyone in need of a quality tool for this purpose.