Echo chainsaws tend to be preferred by industrial users for their electronic ignition fast and smooth start up feature.
Most industrial users are using this brand of chainsaw to tackle lumber, slice up thick logs and fell some major trees.
Obviously Echo chainsaw motors are pretty durable and long lasting to handle this type of work on a regular basis.
Don't get us wrong here, there are also capable of lighter jobs as well, and you just have to suit the saw to the job.
These chainsaws are not shy about the amount of power they put out, but that doesn't mean they are hard to handle because of that power.
On the contrary, many find them easy to handle and control just like Husqvarna. With a two-stroke engine you get good performance and the saws are nicely balanced for easier handling. The Echo chainsaw has an all position diaphragm carburetor.
Another nice feature of this line of chainsaws is the fact that they have a vibration reduction system which means, oh joy, oh joy, no white tipped fingers from holding the chainsaw as you are trying to work with it. They are easy to hold thanks to the group controls.
If point of purchase pricing is an issue, then the Echo chainsaw line is the one you need to check out for good value for your money. They are priced out at about $30-$40 and have one of the best warranties in the industry, another attractive feature for budget conscious buyers.
Cons on this line of chainsaws ranges from the fact that it may take two or three tries to get it started to some people feeling that these saws are flimsy and that parts for them are very hard to find, not to mention there are rather limited accessories. In some cases the chain evidently has been noted to jump off the bar, which is certainly a pain to stop and fix. Other users have noted that these chainsaws leak oil when stored.
Some popular models are the Echo cs-440 chainsaw and the Echo 660 evl chainsaw. Our Echo chainsaw review will hopefully help you make you decision on whether an Echo chainsaw is what you are looking for.