A powerful, new 656 chain saw from Solo Inc., a German manufacturer, features easy start-up and quick acceleration. The chain saw is powered by a 56cc, two-cycle engine and weighs 11.6 lbs. A decompression valve minimizes the power required for start-up, and the crankcase made of aluminum alloy helps maintain high engine speeds. Another feature is a pre-filter that helps reduce engine wear and need for filter change.

Price: $559.95. Contact Solo Inc., Dept FIN, 5100 Chestnut Ave., Newport News, VA 23605, 757/245-4228, www.solousa.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin.