Buy the saw in your name on the warranty card, save the receipt for taxes. Stihl only knows what gets filed on the card. We may or may not have done that for purchases for some of our frequent flyers who may or may not use the saws professionally. Who's to say? As far as Husky saws go, they were bought out by Maytag Appliances anout eight years ago. They used to be really good saws. The bean counters got involved, and quality isn't what it used to be. Stihl is still owned by the Stihl family, no shareholders to answer to, etc. Stihl's saws are either made in Virginia Beach, or Germany. I make no comission, and have no ties to the company, fwiw.
Yeah, Husky isn't what it used to be. It's a hardware store saw now.
M first saw was an original Husky 40. Awesome saw. The new ones seem to be hanger queens.