ECHO is the Best Right Now
(CS-355T; Chain Saws)
I use chain saws every day. I've 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 with the handle and it handles great on my climbing belt. I wish it had a 16" bar instead of a 14" since most arborists would want that, but you can just go out an get a 16" bar for it. That's what I did. I'm planning on getting more ECHO saws and getting rid of my other brands. There's no break down on the ECHO saws.