Echo chainsaw may only be on the second list on people’s mind when purchasing a chainsaw, but it’s not second best. The Echo Corporation has established a strong reputation in making durable and reliable machinery. Being in the business for several decades, Echo has been improving their trademark models at the same time retaining the distinct features the model have.
Whatever job you have at hand, Echo chainsaws will certainly aid you in getting your job done. Their chainsaws are lightweight and easy to use. Due to its lightweight design, the user experience comfort while operating and enables him to carry it from one place to another. Even if it is lightweight, it is also designed with durability, long-lasting quality and assures its user to withstand task after task.
Echo CS-400 18″ Gas Chainsaw
This Echo model is perfect to get those tough chores done. It is a gas-powered chainsaw with 18” adjustable chain. It is also built with a removable air filter for quick maintenance.
I have been using CS-400 for almost three years now and I must say that this is an amazing little saw, suitable for the average person. My only concern is that I have problem starting it during winter months. In my situation, I figured I have to keep it idle for about 5 minutes prior to engaging the task. But note that this only happens below 0 degree Fahrenheit, if not for this, I would rate this with 5 stars.
Review from expert
The CS-400 is my second chainsaw. I found out that Echo is way better than Poulan. The CS-400 I bought was a refurb from Home Depot but it still runs smoothly up to this day. It is much less difficult to operate than my Stihl but it doesn’t have the same power. With its short bar, it is more effective in felling small trees or quite larger trunk diameter. The performance is also unaffected by fluids.
Echo CS-370 16″ Gas Chainsaw
The Echo CS-370 is certified to have the highest durability rating by E.P.A. due to its 36.3 Power Boost engine. It is equipped with Pro-fire electronic ignition and I-30 starter that requires 30% less pulling effort giving its user a fast start. The CS-370 is designed with a narrower bar and chain that makes it 30% easier to cut than standard widths. It is also enhanced with G-Force Engine Air Pre-cleaner and automotive style heavy duty air filter system that secures the engine’s vital components from harmful dusts and debris.
I have some cutting works on a mountain of 3500 f elevation and purchased this saw for that. I was thinking that I have to re-jet the saw because of the change in elevation. Without doing it though, the chainsaw started. I only need to adjust some idle screws to match the elevation. For several minutes, the saw ran decently, but later I decided to re-jet it. This chainsaw is a significant step up from Homelite, Craftsman or any saw for that matter.
It is understandable though that some company can’t produce chainsaws that works perfectly in any elevation. But as for DIYers, they expect the Echo chainsaw has jetting chart provided on the manual that will guide them through elevation changes. Most manual simply tells you to see a dealer. I would have to see one though, most likely.
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