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I Was Literally Blown Away! What a Product! (CS-400; Chainsaw)

In this day and age of customer complaints and dissatisfaction, it is so refreshing to purchase a product (such as your ECHO CS-400 chainsaw which I had changed over to a 14" blade) that actually does what it is supposed to!!! It is SO RARE today especially in Power Equipment. As a long time "land owner" for the past 28 yr. residing 26 mi S of Dallas TX, I have owned many chainsaws. 3-4 McCollughs, a Husquarvana, a Poulon or two (junk), a Partner (still running after 35 yr), a couple of Homelites and Stihl and then I HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO BUY ONE OF YOURS! I can not tell you how elated I am with my purchase. I actually bought it almost a year ago after a 14" snow storm dropped many large trees from all the weight. I hired a pro who used my saw for 8-9 hours a day, for 6 days straight and not a single problem. Can you imagine? If you use a chainsaw you will know what I mean. During this past summer I would guess the saw was used a couple times a month and the last time I recall anyone using it was in November. Sorry to report, I didn't drain the fuel (which I know I should have) and today 4 months later it started up on the third pull by a worker that I had doing some work on my property. I was literally blown away. What a product. I love it! Other than replacing the blade (just today, believe it or not) I haven't had a single problem at all. Sure the chain will come loose after an hour or two. It's plain simple science that will always occur, regardless of the saw. I purchased mine at City Bicycle Shop in Waxahachie TX where the owner Dean and his Head Mechanic, who is a true professional, Lee, steered me to your product (and they carry many other lines) and pointed out the exceptional warranty and that was the deciding factor for me. Thank you for caring enough to build a product that lasts and does what it is supposed to. As a semi retired (medically) Disabled US Army Vet who works as a consultant to the president of a major housewares product line that does just that, as well: (http://www.lakeindustries.com) and it is good to know that another American Company is involved (as we are) in "American Ingenuity, European Style & Design and Asian Manufacturing". A true Global Product from another great American company. Feel free to use this email or any portions of it (with my approval after editing, please) as I really have been promoting your products and will continue to do so. They really are the BEST! Best Wishes and may you continue to enjoy good success.

Arthur
Dallas, TX

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Run Over by a Truck?! (CS-306; Chain Saws)

Aloha,


We just wanted to write you and let you know that your ECHO chainsaws are amazing!  My husband and his buddy were trimming our ironwood trees in our backyard when it began raining.  My husband hid the chainsaw (a CS-306) under the truck (a full size Ford F150) and they took a break on the deck until the rain passed.  They got hack to work about 20 mins later and my husband got into his truck to drive to the dump.  As he's pulling out of the yard he feels his truck go over a big bump and it dawns on him (though a minute too late) that the chainsaw was still under the truck!  He gets out and looks under the truck, convinced that he'll be recovering broken pieces of plastic and bent metal.  To his surprise, there was the ECHO chainsaw in one piece!  What's more, he starts the thing up right then and it runs!  He wants to say thank you for building a great product and he'll buy an ECHO brand chainsaw next time he needs one, for sure! 

Kai B
Hawi, HI

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There Is No Better Saw! (CS-600P; Chain Saws)

I travel across the entire United States doing lumberjack shows and have had the opportunity to try out just about every make and model of chainsaw out there. There is no better saw than the ECHO CS-600P. It is incredibly lightweight and very powerful. I’ve been running mine for a couple of years and it is still running as well as the first day I bought it. To me, that is a true testament to the durability, design, and craftsmanship of this saw.

Jamie Fischer
All American Lumberjack Show
Stillwater, MN

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Buying an ECHO was a wise investment (CS-3000; Chain Saws)

My ECHO CS-3000 Chain Saw has served me well since 1996. Met all my cutting requirements, no issues or repairs. It's easy on maintenance. I keep the chain sharp and clean the saw after use. Yep buying an ECHO was a wise investment.

Bob U.
Gulfport, Florida

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Perfect For the Job (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

In addition to being a professional arborist for five years, I am also a homeowner and often need a small chain saw to limb up a tree, cut one down or prune a small bush.  The CS-355T is perfect for the job.  It's very comparable to the Stihl 020T chain saw.  It takes very little effort to start and idles smoothly.  Perhaps one drawback is that it seems to have less power than the Stihl  model.  Overall, it's a great chain saw - highly recommended!

Amos G.
Christiana, PA

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4 Star Rating from Popular Mechanics Magazine (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

Echo CS 590 "Timber Wolf"

Ranking:



Price: $400

Engine size: 59.8 cc

Weight (fueled): 18 lb

Bar length: 20 in.



Likes: The Timber Wolf excels at one difficult job: bucking (crosscutting) big logs. It easily gnawed its way through a frozen cherry tree that measured 26 inches across. We liked that gutsy performance and were pleased to find the saw starts easily, despite its big engine. Press its compression-release valve and two or three yanks are all it takes to make the Timber Wolf howl to life.



Dislikes: This is more an observation than a complaint. The Timber Wolf is a lot of cutting capability for the money, but it's also bigger and heavier than the other saws. We started this test with Echo's feisty bantamweight, the CS500P ($449 to $469), a great little machine and the lightest 50-cc saw in the industry. But a saw in that price range was no match for the Husqvarna or Stihl. The Timber Wolf proved to be more competitive. If you want to get close to the Stihl's or Husqvarna's cutting ability, you'll need to move up to a much bigger saw.

Popular Mechanics Magazine

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Always Dependable and Easy to Start! (CS-330T, CS-341; Chain Saws)

Purchased two chain saws (CS-330T) at Bailey's as they had a pretty good sale. Also purchased the newest model (CS-341). Have had good luck with ECHO. They make clean up here and around the ranch easy. They are always dependable and easy to start. Keep up the good, simple, excellent quality.

Gary C.
Granite Bay, CA

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I Can't Believe the Performance and Durability! (CS-400; Chain Saws)

I bought a Stihl 024av to use on the 1.6 acre wooded property where I live. The saw ran great for a few months then it didn't want to run right. I took it to a Stihl dealer a few times and it would work for a little then do the same thing again. After about 3 times at the Stihl dealer I took it to Wengers Small Engine Repair, my local ECHO dealer, where they told me it had been running lean an ruined the engine. So I purchased an ECHO CS-400 saw and had it over a year without a single problem. I can't beleive the performance and dependability of this saw! Now when I want to cut wood I don't have to worry if my saw will start and keep running till the job is done!

Jason S.
Stevns, PA

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Works as Good as the Day it was Bought (CS-310; Chain Saws)

I have used the CS-310 for two seasons and it still works as good as the day it was bought. It starts within four pulls when it’s cold and after warm up it’s a one pull deal every time. The tool provided is all you need to change or adjust the chain and everything else is done without tools. All of the controls are easy to use—for once engineers did it right! The only problem I have is it leaks bar oil when you set it down. It’s not much but enough to make it aggravating. An interesting note. I used my girlfriends Stihl with a little more power, larger bar and a little extra weight. The controls were nearly identical and I am wondering if Echo makes Stihl. The bottom line is both saws did the job they were designed to do. 

Joseph H.
Yellville, AR

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When It Really Counted…ECHO Shined! (Chainsaw)

I am not one to usually write to a company. In this situation I felt like you needed to know about one of your products. My name is Blake and I live just south of Birmingham, AL. As you are aware, April 27, 2011 proved to be a day of devastation for our entire state. One of the towns hit was my wife's hometown, Cullman, AL. We couldn't sit around knowing that so many in our state were in need, so this past weekend I loaded my truck with food, water, supplies and equipment and we drove to Cullman. I need to interrupt my story to give you some background information. Fortunately, I had some light work to do around my house a month ago and after shopping for a new chainsaw I decided to spend a bit more than I wanted and buy an ECHO. I purchased it at Bluff Park Hardware Store in Hoover, AL. It worked fine on the light work I did soon after buying it. So now to jump forward to this past weekend... Upon arriving in the neighborhood where my wife grew up, it became obvious that the only tool I'd need was my chainsaw. Very large trees were down on houses, were blocking power crews and other volunteers from getting in the area to work. I began cutting trees and the difference between my saw and the others was obvious from the start. I was cutting larger trees with my ECHO with a 16 inch bar than the 4 other guys were with their Poulan, Craftsman, Husqvarna and McCullough with 18 and 20 inch bars. I was beyond impressed with the rate with which I cut. Of the work done with chainsaws this past weekend on the property where I was working, I was responsible for at least 50% of it despite working with 1 of 5 saws...and that was by the other men's admission. Before our work was finished every other worker was vowing to own an ECHO saw and to buy one as soon as possible, not just when their current saw quit working. All of this story is to say, when it really counted for people and their lives, ECHO shined and exceeded expectations. I'm a proud owner and I can't wait to get past this disaster so I can save enough money to buy more of your products. Thank you for making such quality equipment and allowing me to have such a productive weekend on behalf of the people of Alabama. With quality ECHO equipment we will be back, better than ever, before too long. Best Regards,

Blake
Birmingham, AL

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My ECHO Tools Will Be Handed Down When I Pass! (CS-500; Chain Saws)

I bought my CS-500 Chain Saw in the early eighties. It has been used regularly and has NOT been pampered. I bought it new and have never been sorry! It has never had any problems. I have only had it tuned up professionally once. It starts easily, runs flawlessly and has been a wonderful machine. The only thing I have had to do is replace the bar and chain. Because of my very positive experience with this saw, I have recently purchased an ECHO Gas Trimmer and an ECHO Backpack Blower. I have NO doubts that my ECHO tools will be handed down to my kids when I pass. Thank you ECHO for providing such quality equipment!

Charlie Z.
Taylors, SC

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(CS-400; Chain Saws)

I just purchased and spent the afternoon using an 18-inch CS-400, having borrowed other brands from neighbors and rented a Stihl (mistake) before buying. The ECHO is a WONDER-SAW!  Lightweight, easy to use, fun to handle, powerful, responsive, smooth, and absolutely zips through 13-inch maple logs like butter! What a great design. I noticed on the box that it's made by Yamabiko, so I looked up the company and found that it's one of the few companies in the industry that still maintains control over all aspects of design and manufacturing. I grew up in Japan (and worked there as a consultant from 1997 to 2009) and learned early on about Japanese diligence, precision, dedication and engineering talent. So when I found the ECHO so amazing and read about Yamabiko, I said to myself "naruhodo" --It must be a pleasure to work for a company with this kind of dedication to fine products.  Congratulations. 

BTW my wife and I went to the University of Chicago and know well where Lake Zurich is.  Maybe we'll come up for a visit next time we're in town!



David B.
Gillette, NJ

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ECHO Saw Survives Watery Plunge (CS-310; Chainsaw)

Today I purchased an ECHO CS-310 Chainsaw. I took it home, started her up and cutting I went. Now, I have a small private island next to my property and attempted to clear it off for use. As my neighbor and I are cutting trees along the shore, I lose my balance and where do you think the chainsaw goes (it was running)? 8ft straight to the bottom! After a few choice words I had to go in and get it! I jump in the pond, swim to the bottom and retrieved a water logged chainsaw. I thought I was doomed. I pulled the spark plug, gave her a few pulls, re-installed the spark plug and she started right up! Needless to say I did finish the job and the wife is happy! Ever think about underwater tools? haha

Bryan
Ladys Island, SC

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The Best Lawn Equipment Sold! (Blower; Trimmer; Chainsaw)

Thank you for making such quality products. I love my ECHO blower (very old but still running strong) and my trimmer is the best I have ever owned and the same for my new chain saw. I will never buy another brand now that I have used your product! Thanks,

Cary
Mansfield, TX

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Then Hurricane Sandy Came... (; Chain Saws)

Hello. My name is Jose. I live on Long Island, NY. My wife, Jackie, and I bought our home in Oct. 1999 for our family. The first home warming gift I received was an ECHO Chain Saw from her. I got the hint. I used it here and there and even lent it out. No problem, no complaints. Then Hurricane Sandy came. Trees came down everywhere. This chain saw changed the way I look at trees. My brothers in-law, Orlando, John, and Jesse, helped with the clean-up. This tree that fell down was a monster. But we did with what we had - the chain saw had its work cut out but it surprised the hell out me and Jackie's brothers. Thank you for a product well done.

Jose R
Long Island, NY

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No One Has An Easier to Start Chain Saw! (; Chain Saws)

I have owned Stihl, Craftsman, McCulloch, Poulan(gas/electric), Remington electric. I will never buy anything else than ECHO.I have bought an ECHO 14". No one has a easier to start, starts every-time gas chainsaw.

Herbert A.
Milano, TX

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ECHO Chain Saw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

If you don't have one of these saws in your truck's tool box, I highly recommend that you get one. It is reliable and dependable. There is nothing worse than being outside cutting your firewood and having a saw that won't run.

Bruce
Luzerne, MI

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ECHO Chain Saw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

This is a nice, powerful saw. I have used it to cut down pine, maple and some oaks. It gets the job done everytime and the blade comes razor sharp and stays sharp. Overall, it was a great buy and it could beat out competing saws at the same price. I truly recommend it.

Bubba
New Carlisle, OH

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Impressed with ECHO! (Chainsaw)

On the advice of my uncle who has a 25 yr old STILL-working ECHO Chainsaw, I decided to follow his advice, and give your brand a try. I am impressed. It is without a doubt, by far, the easiest to start small engine I’ve ever had. Believe me I’ve tried just about all of them. When I have to replace any other small engine equipment, I will be looking at ECHO.

Dan
Bastrop, TX

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Assorted ECHO Products (CS-3000; Chainsaw)

Willing to Spend the Money I just spent more money than I could have, but know I'd be regretting it later if I didn't. Although I didn't know it at the time, my first ECHO was on the Mantis Roto-tiller. I've had it now for over 10 years, and was amazed at how easily it started all the time. My next ECHO was a small (12" chain saw, the CS-3000. I was up in the mountains about 5 years ago and my only chain saw (24" broke. The work I was doing had to get done, or it would have meant months of re-scheduling. I went to the closest hardware store and…spent two hundred dollars on the smallest one I could. I figured I could get by with it, was I ever wrong. Of all the chain saws I own or have ever owned, that saw has been the most reliable and easiest to start. It is now the most used and favorite saw. This summer (2004) I wanted to buy a gas powered leaf blower. I didn't want to spend the extra money for the ECHO, but I knew I had to if I wanted the tool to work for me, instead of me working on the tool. Thanks for making a quality product. Sincerely,

Dan
San Jose, CA

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ECHO CS-590 Chain Saw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

The ECHO CS-590 is the best chain saw I have ever used, it looks great, and works great for any home improvement job.

Caleb V.
Bainridge, IN

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They Always Say: "Nice Saw!" (CS-600P; Chain Saws)

Hey there. I've been using my Echo CS-600P for almost a year now. It's been fantastic! I mostly use the 20" bar but also have a 27" for larger trees. It always starts right away and cuts through anything as long as I keep the chain in decent shape. Everything is easy to get to, especially when it comes to switching chains and performing routine maintenance. It's a great saw. It cuts all day long. I usually have to take a break before it does. I would recommend this saw to anyone. It has a ton of power, is extremely reliable and handles anything that I can throw at it. Whenever anyone else is cutting with me, especially those who've been around saws all of their lives, they always say, "Nice saw!" That pretty much says it all. Be safe out there.

Fred
Indianapolis, IN

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Very Good Saw For Around the House or Ranch (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

I was very impressed at how easy this saw started and how much power it had when the 18" bar was completely loaded with wood. I could not put it through enough wood to bog it down. It would be nice if it came with a little larger bar as most people that I would think of buying a saw this size for this much money would want to be able to cut larger wood without having to deal with double cuts. Only issue I saw was the inability to adjust the carburetor fully, it ran a little lean with the adjustments as far rich as they would go which could lead to it burning up faster than it should.

Chad H.
Baker City, OR

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ECHO CS-590 Chain Saw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

I just had the opportunity to use the ECHO CS-590 at my buddies cottage in northern Michigan this past week. He needed a new saw since his Stilh chain saw was stolen in a break in and the ECHO was recommended to him by the local dealer. The saw functioned perfectly with no problems at all and ran great with no stalling or hard starting that some other saws have, like after refueling or shutting down while loading wood or piling it. We cut three cords without any hassle at all and the saw was very easy to handle and erganomically great too.

Christopher
Amherstburg, ON

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Built to Last (Chainsaw)

This is the most amazing story on the quality of Echo equipment. I purchased a new Echo chainsaw in 1995. I have taken this chain saw camping every time we go so we can harvest dead firewood. In November 2006, my best friend and I went camping on the Indian River in Florida. The weather turned very cold and windy as we set up the camp. My chain saw was used three months prior on another camping trip. The chain saw was accidentally dropped into the salt water and placed back in the case. I was unaware of this until I opened the case. Mind you this chain saw is nearly 11 years old and has been used in the harshest salt-water conditions. The chain saw was sitting in salt water and the chain had rusted to the bar. The aluminum fins on the engine were corroded together. The pull cord only pulled out and would not retract due to the salt-water corrosion. We had less than one hour of sunlight. My friend looked at the chain saw and told me it was done. I worked on the chain saw for about thirty minutes and finally freed up the chain. I tapped on the front sprocket until it would move. I added new gas and moved the pull cord around until it would pull all the way out. I primed the saw and it STARTED. This was amazing as I thought my old saw was finally done. I can't kill this saw. It has outlasted ALL of my friend's chain saws. If it were not for the Echo quality and durability, we would have had a long, cold camping trip. I recently purchased a new Echo 306 chain saw and I am keeping the old one. My Echo string trimmer and blower are also nearly 11 years old and run fine... This story is factual and amazing. Good Job,

Greg
Palm Coast, FL

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30 Foot Drop - No Problem! (CS-400; Chainsaw)

We just finished a very difficult job in which my son dropped our CS-400 Chain Saw 30 feet down in which it landed on a concrete walkway due to a faulty carabineer. I picked it up thinking it would be damaged in some which way, shape or form. Yet, you couldn't even tell it had been dropped and it worked perfectly!! When I purchased it, I did so because it had an aluminum handle instead of a plastic one. On the same job, one of my other workers dropped my partner’s Husqvarna from about the same height and it broke the handle. Nice job ECHO!!

James
Hamm's Tree Service
San Bernardino, CA

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CharlesandHudson.com Review: For the Rancher in You (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

ECHO Timber Wolf CS-590 Chain Saw for the Rancher in You

Chain saws are must-have tools for homeowners with large yards that include trees, shrubs and other foliage. Storms and wind will often fell old or diseased trees as well as throw branches everywhere and a chain saw is the only tool capable of safely and swiftly clearing the debris. Long valued on ranches and farms, chain saws are no longer for arborists or farmers.

We checked out the Husqvarna 455 Rancher last year and ECHO contacted us with an opportunity to test their Timber Wolf CS-590 chain saw which was rolled out to Home Depot and independent retailers a couple months ago. It’s available in 18″ and 20″ bar lengths and aims to compete with Husqvarna 455 Rancher, Stihl MS 291 and MS 290 Farm Boss.

Out of the box we installed the bar and chain, then added chain oil and pre-mixed gas/oil. We followed the startup instructions from ECHO and the chain saw fired right up! There’s a handy decompression valve that makes starting it very easy and the pull is gentle on the shoulder. The air filter is located at the back of the saw and is easily accessible and the translucent fuel body makes it easy to check the level.

This is no “beginner” saw as it’s made for tough work and its heft might scare away the dainty types but is required for heavy-duty jobs. With a 59.8 cc engine it’s the largest of the bunch and has power to spare.

If you’re a cowboy you’ll love this chain saw even more as it’s the official chain saw of the Professional Bull Riders. Visit ECHO’s website and you can hear a testimonial video from two time PBR World Champion Chris Shivers who retired last year from professional bull riding to be a full time rancher and is running a 1,000 head herd, raising livestock, and organizing his Mini-Bulls Training Camps and Competitions.

CharlesandHudson.com

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No Complaints (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

Thus far I have absolutely no complaints with your saw.  Granted, I am a consultant and haven't used it extensively, but I have been impressed with its performance considering I have always been partial to Stihl's MS-200T.  Your saw is lightweight, durable and powerful enough to tackle the jobs I've used it on to date.  It's been ideal for my use.

Chris S.
Battlefield, MO

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My Go-To Saw (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

Working for a municipality, I need durable and long-lasting equipment.  From 100 degree days to days below zero, the new ECHO CS-355T topper is definitely my go-to saw.

Chris E.
Wauconda Public Works
Wauconda, IL

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Saws Circles Around the Competition! (CS-3000; Chainsaw)

More then twelve years ago I bought my first saw, an ECHO CS-3000. Since then I have purchased several other saws including a commercial duty Stihl. I will tell you honestly that my equipment gets severely abused. If I treated a human like I run my saws I would be doing twenty to life. This tells me however which tools to grab for when there is no time to play games. The only saw that I have that has survived to date is my ECHO which is currently sawing circles around my last remaining Stihl (ms 360 at that). I have cut everything with my ECHO short of the hood off my old ford. By the way it did a nice job trimming the kitchen counter top in my cabin. Still on the original plug, filter, bar, and only its third chain this thing is a true winner. After what I have seen buying anything other then another ECHO would be just plain stupid. So if you are looking for a saw to take out into the wild and bet your life on then I would recommend either buying an ECHO or a better life insurance policy. I am looking forward to replacing my Stihl with a new ECHO. Thank you, ECHO, for being the only one to live up to my tough standards.

James
New Era, MI

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I Can Get the Job Done and Have Fun Doing It! (CS-400, CS-600P; Chain Saws)

When my grandfather's 1971 70cc mcculloch chainsaw finally blew up this year we needed a replacement. So we figured since we have a GT-160ae trimmer that still runs great, we would go with ECHO. So i picked through ebay and got a CS-400, and a couple of CS-600P's and I couldn't be more impressed or happier. My cousin and I had our 600's buried in red oak every bit of 2 ft. in diameter and never bogged or sputtered. I LOVE these saws. I purchased a CS-680 for my grandfather and i have been so preoccupied with my 600 we haven't gotten a chance to get it out yet. Being a member of the arboristsite I talked to a few people to help me hop up my CS 400 and that saw is a cutting beast now considering its a 40cc saw. Bottom line, with this line up I can get the job done and have fun doing it. Thanks guys.

Dustin
Chaplin, KY

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Made a Great Choice in Buying ECHO (CS-400; Chain Saws)

I bought a new chainsaw for cutting wood with my friends this summer. As we headed out the guys asked me what type of chainsaw did I buy. I told them it was an Echo CS400 and they started laughing and telling me oh you should have bought a Stihl or a Husqvarna there the best. As we got out into the woods we all fired up our chainsaws and went to work on two fallen trees. a little nervous about the saws I bought it all went away when the CS400 was acually cutting much faster and kepted up with the other two saws just fine. After the day was done we loaded up the trailer and the saws the guys told me wow that saw work really well we could hardly keep up with you. I just smiled and knew that I made a great choice in buying an Echo. Thanks so much for building a good product.Keep up the good work!!

Kenneth
Folsom, CA

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One of the Best Saws I've Ever Used! (CS-400; Chain Saws)

I purchased an ECHO CS-400 Chainsaw about 4 months ago, and this is one of the best saws I've ever used. I do chainsaw carvings for a living, and the 18" bar really does the job for some of the bigger cuts I make. Whether it be Pine, or solid logs of Oak, it has smooth operation, plenty of power, and this thing does NOT give up. When the engine is cold, it starts right up after 2 pulls of the cord. When warm, I barely even have to pull the cord once! It's also very easy to clean and maintain. This may be one of my favorite "toys" I have ever owned!! -S. G. Martin

Steve
S. G. Martin Carvings
Warren, MI

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ECHO – An Easy Decision (Chainsaw)

I grew up using every brand of chainsaw out there, we had them all. When it came time for me to purchase my first chainsaw, it was an easy decision. After using every brand, ECHO impressed me the most. The value and durability are unmatched by anyone out there. A lifelong ECHO user,

Jamie
All American Lumberjack Show
Stillwater, MN

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The Best Handheld Equipment! (Trimmer; Blower; Chainsaw)

I truly believe ECHO still makes the best handheld equipment. I now own a SRM-200DA trimmer (yep it’s old), a PB-6000 backpack blower, a CS-510 chainsaw and a new CS600p. Awesome equipment, keep up the good work!

Jim
Evans City, PA

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1978 Chain Saw (ECHO VL 500; Chainsaw)

Still Running After 25 Years Back around 1978, I bought my first chainsaw, an ECHO VL 500. I chose this model because my Dad owned one that gave him very little trouble. Over the years, many people have made fun of my chainsaw but the joke is on them, it is a great saw. I have worked construction off and on for fifteen years. The company that I work for uses only Stihl, most of which are new. I can't begin to count the number of days that I wished I had my ECHO with me to show them what a real chainsaw runs like. I am very demanding of a chainsaw and can honestly say that this saw suits me just fine, (it’s) strong and dependable. After 25 years of faithful service, my ECHO is still running strong, as is my Dad's. Sincerely,

Joe

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Cuts Like a Hot Knife Through Butter! (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

I am pretty inexperienced when it comes to chainsaw use, but I had no problem with this one right out of the box. It was very easy to use and cut right through every tree I used it on. I even decided to make a little bench to sit on around the fire. Great product!

Christopher L.
Beaver Dam, WI

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Best Saw on the Market (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

I was very impressed with the 355T.  As a tree guy, I thought it was well thought out.  I especially like the wrist support in the handle.  It had more than enough power.  I passed the saw around to ten of my Asplundh crews so I got the opinion of about 30 guys.  They all really liked it.  I don't know how this saw will hold up, but I have climbed with Husky's and Stihl's for 20+ years and I think this is the best saw on the market.

Dan S.
Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
Camp Lake, WI

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Wonderful ... Especially as an Arborist (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

It's a wonderful chain saw to use, especially as an arborist doing tree work.  It's light and does the job perfectly!  This is one of the best performance saws I have ever used!  Thank you!

Destinie R.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI

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Will Own Nothing But ECHO (Brushcutter; CS-530 Chainsaw)

I purchased a 32 cc steel shaft brush cutter 9 years ago. I have used it for brushcutting and weed eating. It has NEVER failed me yet. All I have ever had to do to it is put a new gas line and a new air filter on it. I just purchased an ECHO CS-530 chain saw. I love it. I have used other brands of saws in the past. It is very nice when you go to cut to be able to cut and not have to work on the saw to get to run. I will NEVER own nothing but ECHO products in the future.

Joey
Harrison, AR

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Very Dependable (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

I purchased a five acre wooded lot and needed to clear almost an acre of oak and maple trees to build a new house. I had two Stihl saws but they were pretty old and due to the number of people helping, I decided to get a new saw. I was told that ECHO chain saws were professional grade, so I bought one.Within a month, we had cut down a countless number of trees. Many were 150 year oaks, based on counting rings, that were 30-33 inches in diameter. I ended up with 23 chords of wood. I never had a problem with the ECHO. My two Stihls, however, each ended up in the repair once. I highly recommend ECHO. It was heavily used for an entire month, without issue.

Dan
Waukesha, WI

Review

ECHO CS-530…SWEET! (CS-370 and CS-530; Chainsaw)

About 2 years ago I bought a CS-370. I run that saw hard and cut uncountable amount of wood without 1 single problem. It started with 2 pulls cold and 1/2 pull when warmed up. I was very pleased with the performance of that saw for the size of it. Was so pleased, that I decided I need a little more power that I bought a CS-530 the other day. THIS SAW IS SWEET!!!! I had my dealer/good friend, set it up with the 16" bar instead of the 20" it came with. This thing flat out screams. I can cut 4 times faster with it than with the 370. Never knew a chain saw can throw big chips 10 feet. With the .325 pitch chain and 16" bar it will fly through a log. When I got it home it only took 2 pulls to start cold and less then 1/2 pull to start warmed up. This combination makes this saw so nice. Still well balanced and the weight won't break your back or your wallet. I know I am an echo fan for sure now. As far as I am concerned, I won't even think about other brands. Going to go see Rodger about a weedeater now. Keep up the good work making good, dependable and affordable power tools.

Kenneth
Hickory, KY

Testimonial

ECHO and the Show Go On! (CS-530 and CS-680; Chainsaw)

I am Lee LeCaptain, owner of the International Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show am very PROUD to use ECHO products. We have been using ECHO Chain Saws and products in the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show for the past six years. During this time we have never had any problems with any ECHO brand products. However, we have had many accolades. ECHO is reliable, durable, and an indispensable product for the professional. My favorite saws are the Professional CS-530, and the Professional CS-680. Thanks ECHO for making my job much easier!

Lee
Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show Inc

Testimonial

Starts Easily and Reliably (CS-600P; Chain Saws)

I purchased a new CS-600P from Allcoast Saw and Garden in Coos Bay, Oregon and I really like the saw. It starts easily and reliably and is built just as good or better than my Stihl MS362, and it also looks better than my Stihl MS362 IMO.

Kent T.
Coos Bay, OR

Testimonial

Outperforms the Competition! (CS-600P; Chainsaw)

Hi. I just purchased an ECHO CS-600P chainsaw and put it to the test. It sawed through a 20" Oak like cutting hot butter!!....No stalls, no bogdowns, easy to clean with excellent customer service from my local dealer. Not to mention the best warranty in the business. I shopped around looking at all major brands and ECHO provided the best overall service and deal for me. I've owned a comparable STIHL saw and the ECHO CS-600P outperforms it hands down!! Sincerely,

Michael
Harvest, AL

Testimonial

A Great Saw That Will Outperform Many Others (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

This is a great saw! It runs great and starts easy. I have run it for a full day cutting mesquite and oak all day long. A great saw, looks good and the 18-inch bar is really nice. I will say that it would be nice to have a case that was included for the price of the saw.

Daniel D.
Heartland, TX

Review

ECHO 20 in. 59.8cc Chainsaw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

I purchased this CS-590 from my local Home Depot to clear out some timber in my mother's backyard and, although I can't claim to be a chain saw connoisseur, I can say that I was pleasantly shocked at the power of this ruggedly designed unit. At first, I thought it seemed a little pricey for a saw, but between it's extremely solid perfomance and the 5 year warranty I would definitely recommend buying an ECHO.

David
Olathe, KS

Review

Nothing But ECHO Products! (CS-341, SRM-230S; Blower; Chainsaw; Trimmer)

WILL BUY NOTHING ELSE!!! I have nothing but ECHO products at home and I really fell in love with them at work. We use all ECHO to mow our entire airport and they never fail. Some 17 years old plus! I have had the SAME blower at home (ECHO PB-1000) for 16 years now and it still fires on the 3rd pull cold. I have used many different chainsaws for trimming over the years and so far the ECHO CS-300 and 341 have been bullet proof. I dropped the saws from over 40 foot heights several times on accident and it still runs like a champ. I have dropped several other competitor saws and they did not make it. I now have and ECHO SRM-230S trimmer and a CS-300 chainsaw at home and I am amazed! Thank You ECHO for such a wonderful product!

Nathan
Naples, FL

Testimonial

This is an Amazing Saw! (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

The power is great and it's easy to handle.  This is the main chain saw that is now used on any job.  I am thankful for this saw.  If I didn't know about it, I would be missing out on a great chain saw.  The only change I could suggest is making the fill area larger for the oil and gas which would make filling a little easier.  Thanks for the opportunity to provide feedback.

Helga B.
Dunbarton, NH

Testimonial

"Workhorse" Quality (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

I describe my ECHO saws as "workhorse" quality, plus they are easy to maintain and service.  I purchased my CS-271T from Beltz Lawn & Garden, but I had some issues with it and gave some feedback to my dealer.  About a year after I bought the CS-271T, I bought the CS-355T.  ECHO addressed the concerns of the arborists and hit a home run with this saw.  I'm very familiar with ECHO's saws.  I also own a CS-590, CS-600P, CS-680 and CS-8000 .... every one a "workhorse".

Don M.
McKenzie Tree & Lawn
Tallmadge, OH

Testimonial

Runs Like a Champ! (Chainsaw)

I bought your saw last summer and have been using it again this spring for about 8hrs straight on two different days. Other then gas and bar oil and sharpening the extra chain that I also bought it runs like a champ! It has great cutting ability and more than enough power. I own 5 acres of land and have been thinking about moving to wood heat for my home. After the buying this saw it has been so easy to make this decision for my family. Keep up the good work and technology

Paul
Madison, WI

Testimonial

Underwater Chain Saw! (CS-306; Chainsaw)

I bought a chainsaw a couple years back - a model CS-306. I was cutting some trees at Lake Martin for some fish beds and the saw was pinched in one of the trees as it went into the lake. It took me 45 days and a diver to get it back. I cleaned all the mud out of the starter and drained all the fluids and put in new. It started on the third pull and has been running with no problems. I just wanted you to know I thought it would be some good advertising for ECHO. P.S. I just recently bought a second ECHO chain saw, a much larger one 600 series. I also have a leaf blower and trimmer. You have great, reliable products.

Robin
Lake Martin, AL

Testimonial

1982 Chain Saw (ECHO 500 VL; Chainsaw)

I was just on your web site for the first time. I was reading some customer letters. 2 of my neighbors and myself each purchased a new Echo 500VL at the same dealer on the same day. That was in 1982. Mine still runs like new. Couldn't tell you how many 20" chains I've gone through but it still has the original bar. I cut between 6-8 cord of wood every year. I've rebuilt the carb just once. I change the plug every couple of years. It still runs like brand new. As for the other 2 that were bought that day I have them both. Got them after their owners passed away. They also run like new. Best money ever spent. Thanks,

Ron
Slippery Rock, PA

Testimonial

1977 Chain Saw (CS-302; Chainsaw)

I bought an ECHO 302 chain saw in 1977. Although I have used it occasionally for firewood cutting, I really did not know its capabilities until Hurricane Charley. Maitland, a suburb of Orlando, Florida, took a direct hit from Charley. Many trees down in the neighborhood with most roads blocked. The neighbors came together to open the roads and take the trees off of rooftops. I ran my elderly saw for 3 days straight and it outperformed all the other small chainsaws (most new) to the point that others laid their saws down and started moving the limbs and logs that the ECHO was chewing through almost faster than they could keep up. It started easily (last service probably 10 years ago) and with a sharp, well-oiled chain was unstoppable. Great machine. Thanks,

Ron
Maitland, FL

Testimonial

ECHO CS-590 Chainsaw Review (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

The ECHO CS-590 performed excellent. Honestly one of the best chainsaws I have used. I was impressed with its power and ease of use. It started easily and cut through logs without bogging down. I highly recommend the ECHO CS-590 chainsaw. Here a a link to a video of it in action. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYQ--MmLAJ0" _blank " > Echo CS 590 Video

Eric F.
Yreka, CA

Review

Excellent Power (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

This is my first ECHO chain saw ... I switched from Stihl.  What do I like about this saw?  It has a very grippable handle and excellent power. 

Tom
Chainsaw Charm
Montgomery, AL

Testimonial

ECHO CS-590 Awesome (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

I own two other chainsaws. They are both Stihl saws. The ECHO CS-590 that I tested was used all day clearing fence rows and it performed as good as the Stihl saws that I own. Starting it was a breeze with the decompression button pushed. It was a little heavy cutting the small stuff for long periods of time but this saw is powerful and is suited for bigger diameter trees. I then used it to cut a few logs into firewood lengths. This is where it shined. It had no trouble slicing thru 15" diameter logs. Fuel usage was on par with other saws that I've used. Tightening the chain was easy. I wouldn't trade my Stihl saws but I wouldn't get rid of this saw either. It is well built and easy to use. I highly recommend it.

Eric R.
Joy, IL

Review

I Love All MY ECHO Products! (CS-400; Chainsaw)

I just bought my 3rd ECHO product. This is a CS-400 chainsaw. It’s great - lots of power. I also have a backpack type leaf blower and weed trimmer - all work great. I have had them about 2years now (and) never have a problem with them. That’s why I bought the chainsaw. ECHO products are made so good. I looked at other products but ECHO has always been number 1 to me and will always buy ECHO. Guys keep up the great work. I love all my ECHO products thank you so much.

Terry
Decherd, TN

Testimonial

30+ Years of Ownership! (CS-315 and CS-400; Chainsaw)

On November 22, 1978, (not a typo) I purchased a CS-315 chain saw with kit from Wilson's Outdoor Equipment Co. here in Raleigh. (No, I am not seeking warranty repairs. Please read on.) Much to my sorrow, the saw was stolen on October 13, 2010 along with other items from our vacation home. Ironically, the thief only stole the saw. He left the case, tools and extra chains that were in the case along with the saw. I can't begin to tell you how many cords of firewood I have cut with it, not to mention all the clean up work done after hurricanes, ice storms and other storms we have endured in the past 30+ years of ownership in addition to just regular trimming. I was actually considering contacting you before the theft to see if somehow I had maybe set a record for endurance with one of your saws. The only repairs I made over all those years were to replace a recoil drum in 2006 and repair the recoil spring years before. I would think I had a problem with the saw if it took more than 3 pulls of the starter cord before starting, no matter how long it had been between uses. Anyhow, I began researching new saws and of all the brands, settled on an ECHO CS-400. Based on reviews and my experience with my 315, I have purchased one, but have not had the opportunity to use it. I can only hope that it will give me half the satisfaction that my old 315 gave me. Just thought I would share my experience with you. Keep up the good work! Sincerely,

Tom
Raleigh, NC

Testimonial

Great Power (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

I have used ECHO saws before, but never owned one, and I've used other brands.  I like this one!  The handle is nice and it has great power for a little saw.  The redesign of the saw is much more comfortable than the previous model.  It's reliable and performs great.

Rich
Susquehanna Tree Care
Bloomsburg, PA

Testimonial

Great Products (Hedge Trimmer; Trimmer; Chain Saw)

I personally own a ECHO hedge trimmer, string trimmer and chain saw and they are all the best equipment I have had the experience to use. I work as a landscaper for a company and Echo is the only way we go. Your products has saved us time and money on many job sites. I would not recommend a different outdoor name brand to anyone. Just wanted to let you guys know what great products you have out on the market and how they have made my everyday life easier out on the job.

Tony
Wethersfield, CT

Testimonial

Another Great Product by ECHO! (CS-341; Chain Saws)

I recently purchased a CS-341 top handle saw for my tree trimming needs. I have put about 20 hrs on the saw and had it checked out at 10 hrs to make sure it wasn't running lean. So far I have not regretted my purchase at all. Many folks I am acquainted with who are professional arborists raved about the STIHL 200T (which is not available anymore-it's a 201T now and STIHL fans are not happy on their website-a 2.5 star rating) when I asked their opinions. For half the price of what I personally feel is a magnesium box with a bar on it I got an ergonomic, well balanced, tree trimming machine that makes the bang for your buck bell ring loud. Another great product by ECHO!

Matthew C.
Sedalia, MO

Testimonial

Very Impressed and Would Not Hesitate! (CS-310; Chain Saws)

Good Morning. About a year and a half ago I bought your CS-310 chainsaw.  Since then I have cleared a 110 yard driveway and a 40 by 40 foot building site.  I'm talking dense woods with some trees of over 14" in diameter and very tall.  I kept the saw cleaned and oiled and that baby never missed a beat.  It started easily every time and was easy to maintain.  I just changed the air filter and it's ready to go again.  Regardless to say, I am very impressed and  would not hesitate to buy another ECHO product.

Leigh M.
St. John, US Virgin Islands

Testimonial

Does the Job (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

I own several chain saws including two Homelite saws, one Poulin and three electric saws. I had the opportunity to use my father-in-law's ECHO chain saw to clear his six acre property on the side of a mountain in TN. This saw performed better than any of my other saws. It cuts smoothly and never failed to start. I will be recommending this saw to my friends and family. I will be purchasing ECHO brand equipment from now on.

Gerald
Centreville, AL

Review

Another Superior ECHO Product (CS-370; Chainsaw)

I just have to tell you that I recently purchased a CS-370 as my then current chainsaw failed me when I needed it. I don't need a chainsaw all that often but when I do, it must be reliable. We live in a hilly and reasonably heavily forested area and recently the local power company came through and removed trees along a power line running over our property. I should say that they remove the smaller branches, leaves etc. but leave the trunks and larger branches. Given the size and location of the trunks, I had to cut them up and welcomed the firewood. After pulling on my then current saw until I was blue in the face, I gave up and purchased the CS-370. As expected, it started on the 2nd pull out of the box and went through the tree trunks so quickly and easily I couldn't believe it. For the first time and after wasting money on three chainsaws before I purchased the Echo, the saw did the work, not me. It is a comfort to know that I now have a reliable, dependable saw as we have had trees fall very near our home, across the road etc. from time to time and a chainsaw is a necessity even though it is not needed on a regular basis. Another superior Echo product, my third and counting. I can only hope that you don't begin manufacturing something like landing gear assemblies for 747s since I am now such a fan, that if you did, painted it orange and put an Echo name on it, I'd probably buy it even though I don't have a plane of any sort, much less a 747.

Walker
Corralitos, CA

Testimonial

Got Trees? ECHO CS-590 Timber Wolf Chain Saw Can Take Care of That (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)


By Matt Weber in Extreme How-To, Lawn and Landscape Equipment, Tools · February 13, 2014



If you’re looking for a heavy-duty chain saw built tough enough to withstand the roughest ranch and farm environments, then check out the new CS-590 Timber Wolf chain saw from ECHO. It’s equipped with a 59.8-cc, 2-stroke engine that delivers 3.89 horsepower—that’s more than the leading competitor models in the same size class.

The EHT staff put the CS-590 to work on some recent land-clearing jobs. The saw was easy to handle and performed like a champ.

The saw features a decompression valve and a digital ignition system for easy starting, and believe me, this is a nice amenity. I’m no fan of jerking my arm out of socket from fighting a stubborn pull start. The G-force Engine Air Pre-cleaner is engineered for top-notch performance and to help reduce air filter blockage.

Available with 18- and 20-in. bar lengths, the CS-590 has a handy side-access chain tensioner, a clutch-driven oiler and a dual-post chain brake system. The saw’s housing has a spring-cushioned anti-vibration system for comfortable longtime use with less fatigue and muscle ache. ECHO backs this tough-as-nails chain saw with a 5-year consumer warranty. Find out more about the saw at www.echo-usa.com.

 


Matt

Review

ECHO is the Best Right Now (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

I use chain saws every day and have been in the arborist business for 28 years. I had a Stihl; they are not as good as they used to be and don't stand up to the beating in the tree. The ECHO stood up pretty well. I was cutting a 65' tree with a 28" base and the ECHO cut right through it. I had problems with the Stihl saw.  ECHO is the best right now. I like the handle - the grip is good. Your hand fits right in it and you can use it with one hand. The balance is perfect and it handles great on my climbing belt. I'm planning on getting more ECHOs and getting rid of my other brands. There's no break down with ECHO.

Henry P.
Waquoit, MA

Testimonial

I Use Top Handle Saws Every Day (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

My favorite feature of this saw is the light weight!

Josh
Bethlehem, GA

Testimonial

I Consider Myself Very Fortunate ... (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

I own a Husky 338 and at work I use a Stihl 200T & 201T.  The ECHO CS-355T is favorable comparable to each of these.  I consider myself very fortunate to have this saw.

Julian V.
Weaverville, NC

Testimonial

Used Every Day! (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

I had my doubts about this saw due to the price and what ECHO was comparing it to.  The saw gets used every day by multiple people and is great!  The power is very comparable to the 200T and the ease of starting surpasses the Stihl.  It oils great, and is extremely dependable.  I have a brand new 200T that will never see gas because of this saw!

Jeff M.
Gary's Tree Service
Mount Airy, NC

Testimonial

I Asked Him if he had a "GOOD" Chain Saw ... (CS450-P; Chain Saws)

Hello. I wanted to send you an e-mail to let you know that I recently purchased one of your chain saws and I am very happy with it. Prior to the purchase of my ECHO I had a brand new Husqvarna. I had just set up hunting tent and only had an hour of daylight left to cut some firewood for the night. I fired up the chain saw for the first time and it would not run properly. It kept stalling when I let go of the throttle. It would take 5-10 minutes to get going each time. Then it started to ping and knock. I did manage to cut enough wood for the night, but the next day I drove into Coleman, Ab to the only ECHO dealer in town.

The owner took my Husky into the back, opened it up and discovered some broken parts. That was enough for me. I asked him what he had for a "GOOD" chain saw. He showed me the ECHO models that he had on hand and explained to me that they are very highly rated. He demonstrated how easy it was to start it. Two pulls and it fired right up. Then he shut it off and with only half a pull it started again. That was good enough for me. I purchased the ECHO.



Peter N.

Testimonial

I Highly Recommend You Get One! (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

ECHO Chain Saw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws) If you don't have one of these saws in your truck's tool box, I highly recommend that you get one. It is reliable and dependable. There is nothing worse than being outside cutting your firewood and having a saw that won't run.

Jeff S.
Rural King
Shelbyville, IN

Testimonial

Great Performance (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

This is the best chainsaw I've ever used. It cuts any kind of wood smoothly and with great performance. There is never any kickback because of how easily and smoothly this chainsaw cuts.

Jack
Westwood, NJ

Review

ECHO Saw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

There was recently a hurricane that passed through and I did a lot of work with this saw. It was used as a climbing saw and performed great in the tree and on the ground. Definitely got the money's worth out of this saw.

Jake
Farmingdale, NY

Review

And the Saw Fired Right Up! (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

As a Territory Manager, I had a discussion with a dealer that also sells Stihl. A tree service customer that uses over 100 saws, with 16 being MS200T's, recently purchased 2 MS201's. The dealer pulled a tuft of hair from his chest and tells me the new saws had that much debris in them and they failed. The customer was enraged when Stihl would not warranty them, so he bought a CS-355T. Sadly, he returned it locked up several days later. Upon inspection, the dealer discovered 6' of baling wire wrapped around the clutch. They removed the wire, pulled the rope and the saw fired right up. They bought 2 more!

Jeff E.
Florida Outdoor Equipment
Ft. Myers, FL

Testimonial

Easy to Use! (; Chain Saws)

After a lot of research, we chose an ECHO chainsaw. Easy to use and safe! My wife thanks ECHO chainsaws!

Steven S.
Newport, NH

Testimonial

These Things are Something Else! (CS-400, CS-600P; Chain Saws)

I love your products. The first ECHO I purchased was a CS-400 for my father 4 years ago. He was buying a new saw every couple of years and I was tired of seeing him put his money in to a product that wouldn't last. We both heat our houses with wood and cut numerous cords of wood each year and have been for years. After running his CS-400 that first year, I bought myself a CS-600P and absolutely love it!! The following summer we both purchased ECHO string trimmers, mine..SRM-225, his..SRM-230. Yesterday I bought a CS-341 from my local dealer for trimming duties. I want to thank you folks for making some great equipment. I've always loved working outside and love 2-stroke motors, but these things of yours are something else!!! The power you are getting from such small displacements is unbelievable!! Pure joy to work with. The only problem I have is the constant search for a reason to buy the next one!!! Next for me CS-8000, why? Why not!!! Thanks ECHO!!

Tom B.
Eighty Four, PA

Testimonial

ECHO Saw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

I have many older Homelite saws from the 80's when Homelite made good saws. They are still running great, but I wanted to upgrade to a newer saw. The CS-590 saw has power and cuts through anything. The decompression valve also allows for easy starting and is very dependable.

Jan
South Haven, MN

Review

ECHO Timber Wolf (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

This is a very well-built powerful saw, yet it is lightweight and comfortable to use. I cut 15-20 cords of firewood each year and feel that this saw will be up to the task. This saw should also be considered by professional loggers; it feels well-built and should stand up to heavy use.

Jeffrey S.
Colby, WI

Review

Very Pleased! (CS-680; Chain Saws)

I just am done cutting 17 cords of wood with the ECHO CS-680, I am so glad I bought ECHO it was a perfect saw for the job, it worked flowlessly and started everytime all the time!  The saw is almost vibration free and lots of power!  Very pleased and keep up the good work with your products.  JOHNNY

Johnny
West Bend, WI

Testimonial

Surprisingly Impressed!! (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

This saw outperformed my Stihl in almost every way. There is more than enough power for anything you could want to do with this saw. I buried the 18" blade several times in hard wood and it never bogged down. It is too heavy for limbing, but is an excellent saw for felling and bucking. There is a decompression button but I found that it starts very easy even without it, maybe when it gets older it will be more useful though.

Joseph C.M.
Ravenna, MI

Review

ECHO CS-590 Chain Saw - Rocks! (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

I own one other chain saw, a Poulan Wild thing, and this ECHO CS-590 puts it to shame. As soon as I received it I had to try it out. There was little assembly required. It's starts with ease one pull and it fired right off. I cut a whole pile of lumber with it with no problems at all. This has to be one of the best chain saws out there.

Joseph W.
Winona, MN

Review

I Really Like the Saw (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

It's lightweight and runs really well.  I've used Stihl and Husqvarna and it's comparable to their saws.  I've been in the arborist business for 20 years and I really like this saw.

Mark T.
Rockville, MD

Testimonial

This Saw Runs Great! (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

The saw is so nice for any trimming job but at the same time has the power to cut larger pieces of wood, too.  It's so nice you don't need to keep switching saws when you run into a little bit of firewood.  The handle is comfortable for long periods of time and it's really reliable.  Never had any problems with it.  Thanks so much for the great saw!

Shannan M.
Denver, PA

Testimonial

"It Rips!" (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

I am very impressed with the saw.  It has gotten a lot of use and I am amazed at the comfort compared to last models.  The power, too, is noticeable.  It rips and has been a wonderful addition!  I was excited for Husqvarna's new saw, but honestly, I'd get another CS-355T.  It's a great saw.

Rich G
Bloomsburg, PA

Testimonial

Love it! (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

This is my first ECHO chain saw and I love it!  I've used Poulan and McCullough small saws before but I like this better.  It's lightweight, powerful and great for climbing.  I was surprised at how much power it had for such a light saw.  I mainly use it in my saw mill - it's great for de-branching, and I also used it working on a pole barn.  It's beautiful for climbing.  LOVE it!

Niles J.
Logs to Lumber
White Marsh, MD

Testimonial

A Great Chainsaw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

 I really don't know where to start about the ECHO CS-590 Timber Wolf with 18" bar. The chainsaw is great. What a work horse it is. The 18" bar is great for doing the smaller trees that I usually cut. My son had some trees that he cut done before I received this chainsaw so we cut up the rest of the tree. When I received the saw it started on the second pull well the saw hasn't been started since. I prep the saw to start, pulled the choke, pushed the decompression devise and it didn't disappoint me at all second pull it started right up. I have had two other chainsaws to compare the ECHO with which are a Homelite and Sears. Both of them have a 16" bar and they would have cut through the trees that we cut but I believe they are no comparison to the ECHO.I let my son cut with the saw and he just couldn't believe the power for that size of the chainsaw. He was also impressed with how it cut. We put the chainsaw to the test when he cut the rest of the stump down. The stump was about 20" at the widest and just 18" at the smallest part of the stump. I could just see the tip of the bar. The saw cut through the stump like butter. It didn't bog down at all. And then we took the stump and cut from the top down. Cut the stump into four more pieces.The only problem that I had with the saw was the when I went to throttle up I could feel a little click with the trigger like it wanted to catch on something. Haven't had a chance to look at it yet but really wasn't a problem. At least the trigger didn't want to stick open. I will give the ECHO a 5 star for the chainsaw. It starts and runs great and good quality put into the chainsaw. I believe it is worth the money to buy. The next time I need to buy something I will look at the ECHO brands and see what they have.

Larry S.
Bryan, OH

Review

Keeps Up With the Big Dogs (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

I have used this saw before while dropping and hauling away trees. We had three different saws there, a Husqvarna with a 20" farm boss bar, a Stihl with an 20" bar, and this ECHO. All three ran as long as we needed them to. I was very impressed.

Matthew
Harrisburg, PA

Review

Starts Easy (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

I use top handle saws every day, and this saw starts easy and runs good!

Allen
Kocher's Tree Service, Inc.
PA

Testimonial

Run the 355 with Pleasure! (CS-355T; Chain Saws)

I bought the ECHO 355 top handle from Bill at Coastal Equipment about 3 months ago. So far it has been a great saw; at this point it's certainly broken in.  I bought this saw since I couldn't get the new Husky 540 at the time and didn't want to buy the Stihl 201 since it doesn't seem to get good reviews.  I do run two Stihl 200T's and was having carb problems with one of them and decided I needed another top handle, so I went with the ECHO 355 since it was cheaper and seemed to get great reviews.  The only other ECHO top handles I've owned are the 341 and a 330 which made me hesitant to buy another ECHO since they are really slow compared to the Stihl 200T I'm used to.   They are extremely slow compared to the 200T I'm used to.  We do use them for cutting saplings 4" and under - they are ok.



So the 355 has been a great saw that's not too far behind the 200.  It would be nice if it would hold a higher rpm in the cut.  I've heard a 6 degree timing advance will remedy this, but I've yet to try it.  I did have the screw that holds the air filter cover break.  It was dropped 3-4" onto the asphalt, so it could of just landed right.  The only real gripe I have is the handle is a little on the fat side.  The plus side is there's still enough room to hold the saw with thick gloves on.  It would be nice to see a small handle.  After running the Stihls, I have a bad habit of engaging choke and high idle when trying to shut off the saw since the ECHO is backwards from what I am used to.  I'm sure time with the saw will remedy this.  The absolute worst thing about this saw is the tiny gas/oil fills.  I almost always over fill the gas since the gas can spout is the same size as the fill hole.  Bigger fills would be a great addition.



This saw does get equal use to the 200T.  So in all, it's a great saw and with a few tweaks would be an awesome top handle. I will keep my fingers crossed to see a new one that will:  hold a higher rpm in the cut, have a smaller handle, have a stronger screw for the air filter, and larger fill holes.  But until then, I will with pleasure run the 355 regularly.

Dennis T.
R.W. Townsend and Sons
S. Wellfleet, MA

Testimonial

ECHO Chain Saw CS-590 Timber Wolf (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

This chain saw has A LOT of power; it started right up and kept running when it was on it's side and pointed straight up. Cut a lot of logs with a buddy and this chain saw went through bigger logs faster than his Stihl. He wanted to trade and I had to tell him no way. This is a great saw with plenty of power. The only thing I wish it came with is a case and bar oil but that is just nitpicking. I would highly recommend this saw above the other makers.

Michael K.
Westland, MI

Review

Outdoing Their "Big Boy" Saws (CS-330T; Chain Saws)

Hi, my name is Kristin.  My husband does tree trimming and falling.  He has been using the ECHO 330T for a few years now for when he is trimming trees, and whenever he isn't in a tree using it, I have it in my hands using it for trimming up branches and cutting rounds.  I can cut stuff up twice as fast as his big saw and it has shown up other guys' saws when he has someone helping us.  It is broke down now (broken handle) and he wants to just buy a new saw (another brand), and I want the ECHO fixed because I love it.  It is so easy to run and cuts through everything with ease.  I am his "grounds man" and I get asked all the time what kind of saw it is, and I tell them all about it, let them feel how light it is, and let some of them make a cut with it so they can see how amazing that little saw is.  I have tried his other saws and I think the ECHO is way better.  It's such an awesome saw, and if I can get it running again I will make it my saw and keep using it on jobs and keep outdoing their "big boy" saws.

Kristin
Carson, WA

Testimonial

ECHO Chain Saw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

This is a nice saw for the average homeowner. It is not up to the level of a nice Stihl, but for normal use this one works very well. It is also easy to start, which is a plus.

Paul
Olathe, KS

Review

ECHO Chain Saw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

The ECHO saw is a great tool. I have used it many times and it runs great and has a strong engine. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a new saw or any other ECHO product. They all are quality built!

Paula
Shafer, MN

Review

So Glad I Bought ECHO (CS-680; Chain Saws)

I just am done cutting 17 cords of wood with the ECHO 680; I am so glad I bought ECHO.  It was the perfect saw for the job.  It worked flawlessly and started everytime, all the time!  The saw is almost vibration free and lots of power!  Very pleased and keep up the good work with your products.

John L.

Testimonial

Completely Sold on ECHO Products (CS-352; Chain Saws)

Recently, approximately 6 months ago, my wife and I purchased another home/property.  1.84 acres which has about 1.5 acres of azalea bushes and scrub oaks.  Our original thinking was to hire a local land clearing company to come in and knock it all down.  However, due to our fixed incomes we decided to undertake what we, ourselves, could do.  Our son-in-law, who is in the lawn and fence business, recommended ECHO tools.  Initially, I purchased the ECHO HC-245 hedge trimmer which I used to trim the azalea bushes down from 9 feet to about 4 feet.  However, there are some trees also.  My electric McCulloch tree saw just was not up to doing it.  And, it took most of my energy to work the saw.  We were in a garden center yesterday and my wife was familiar with the name of ECHO (I had so much praise for the hedge trimmer, I guess).  She saw an ECHO saw and recommended I purchase it.  Was I surprised!  In any event, I purchased a CS-352 saw.  Today, after an initial snag of trying to crank it, I finally figured out through your online website what I needed to get it to run.  Started cutting some small logs for firewood.  That saw went through them like they were nothing.  After looking around, my eyes fell on an azalea bush that was in the middle of our drive and a pain in my butt.  I got down on my knees with that saw, leaned it over and cut that complete azalea bush off at ground level with power to spare in less than 30 seconds.  We are completely sold on ECHO products - they are quality, well-made tools well worth the price.

Thomas W.
Milton, FL

Testimonial

Great Saw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

The ECHO saw is a fantastic tool. I have used it many times and it runs great. The strong engine has no problem even in tough hardwood. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a new saw.

Tim
Albemarle, NC

Review

ToolRank.com reviews the CS-590 (CS-590; Chain Saws)


The internet is replete with opinions on what makes a chainsaw a professional grade tool and not merely a homeowner appliance—with many of these viewpoints putting the farm/ranch quality of saw somewhere in the middle. But whether you are a homeowner on a Sunday afternoon; a rancher with an empty woodshed, or have achieved logger status with sights set on the General Sherman itself—you should expect performance and dependability from your chainsaw. So, in a quest to find what any serious woodcutter would want in a saw, I took a close look at the Echo CS 590 Timber Wolf Chainsaw, which comes with either an 18 inch bar and chain or a 20 inch. With a 59.8 cc engine that puts out 3.89 hp, The Timber Wolf's motto is: The new standard for tough.



Now, though opinions may abound on how a chainsaw should perform, let's be real practical; whether you're about to fell a tree, cut a pile of firewood, or merely prune a limb, the first thing you'd expect is a chainsaw that'll fire up without exerting more energy than the project at hand. So, let's start at the start.



Using an average mid-grade gasoline mixed with Echo's two-stroke engine oil I fueled up and immediately noticed that the tank—which is translucent—allows you to easily see the fuel level. This is a great feature for keeping an eye on refueling without having to remove the cap and find a dipstick (literally a twig). With the saw ready for starting—fuel in the fuel tank, chain oil in the oil tank, the chain brake braked, the choke control choked, and the on switch on—the first thing to do is to press the decompression device. This easy access button makes pulling on the starting cord easier than if you were to fight against a cylinder packed with compression.



The CS 590 manual instructs to, "pull on the starter handle several times until first firing sound." But for me, "several times" was never necessary; in fact, most times only one pull gave that, "first firing sound." The next step is to push the choke control knob all the way back in, and again press the decompression device (button, as I would call it). Another pull or two always started the engine. The key is to remember to press the button; you'll feel the difference if you forget. Here is what I found to be the average for starting:



Pre-start with choke (until first firing sound) - 1.16 pulls

Complete start non-choked - 1.66 pulls



So, with less than 3 pulls on the starting cord I have saved all my energy for that big pile of logs, and have a saw ready to cut them down to size. My other experiences with two-stroke engines always involved a priming bulb—nothing but problems—and usually the first part to wear out. I am glad that the Timber Wolf starts just fine with out it, adding credence to their motto.



Another indication of the Timber Wolf's quest to be the new standard for tough, is the trade-marked: G-Force Engine Air Pre-cleaner. Basically, the pre-cleaner uses a stream of air to draw larger particles from inside the air filter housing, allowing less matter to build up on the filter itself. Also, the tool-less filter cover allows the operator to easily access the filter for a quick dust-off.

The CS 590 is well balanced and features an anti-vibration system. This vibration reduction system incorporates the use of springs to separate the operator's grip from the contacts to the engine, bar, and chain. Like the suspension of a fine luxury vehicle over a rough road, the body of the saw moves with lessoning impact on the operator. I also like having the chain tensioner located on the side of the saw rather than under the bar. This makes fine tuning of the chain tension much easier—another real plus.



Setting the features aside, some might ask, does the saw make the cookie cut? I found the CS 590 able to power through the driest of hardwoods without bogging down; and this, without tinkering with carb adjustments as pros would have you do. So, the question now becomes, what do I do with these uneatable cookies?



For our tests, the Timber Wolf's toughness is more observed in its feel and construction without trying to deliberately abuse the tool; and though seeing it as ideal for the farm, ranch and land owner, I don't see it as too intimidating for a home owner who does not regularly handle a chainsaw. If the average consumer were to take chainsaw bloggers' opinions to heart, that consumer would be relegated to buying an inferior tool that might last a year.



In my opinion, the Echo CS 590 stands up to its motto, the new standard for tough, while having all the performance needed to take on a General Sherman-sized job (of course chain size, the department of forestry and countless nature lovers might inhibit that exact feat).

For the full review and video, please click here.


Gary

Review

ECHO CS-590 Chain Saw (CS-590 Timber Wolf; Chain Saws)

Great little saw. Has plenty of power and cuts right through 8-10" trees without any problem. Usually starts on the first or second pull and doesn't seem to have a whole lot of vibration. I really recommend this to anyone who needs and dependable and easy to use chain saw.

Wayne
Winnabow, NC

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