Thanks to JasonJ who let me try his Corona saw, so I could run it against my Laplaner.... It arrived today so I got out this evening to do a comparison. I cut a birch log about 4 and a half inches thick. Corona 1:45 Laplander 4:45 The Coronas longer blade, more aggressive teeth and ergonomic handle gave it a noticeable edge. The Corona was easier to control and was less prone to jumping out of the kerf. The Laplander felt a bit lighter (I didn't weigh them) and is more compact. Both fit in my pack easily but the laplander can be carried in a jacket pocket. Actually the laplander is always in my pack and I don't even know it's there until it's needed. So....for getting firewood the Corona seems to win hands down. However the laplander carries like a feather and is handy for crafting (I mostly use it for collecting spoon blanks)...I'd conclude by saying I think the laplander is a handy edc., while the Corona is an efficient tool...thanks again JasonJ!