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« on: January 17, 2013, 12:03:47 PM »
I was in at my local repair shop - very small shop.  He sells echo.  I gave them a very good look over and was very impressed.  Good balance, nice controls, actual toggle switch for on/off, extra handle pump oiler on largest model and they sit flat on the ground.  Come with a 5 year warranty too.  I think i'm going to try one for my next saw this summer ! 

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Re: echo
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 02:03:41 PM »
I am very satisfied with my cs600p
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Re: echo
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 04:56:37 PM »
i love my 600p as well, great saw popcorn_smiley

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Re: echo
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 05:51:12 PM »
If it's half as good as my 25 year old trimmer,it would be a good one. I only replaced the whole starter thing last year. I use that poor thing alot too. No big deal for me to go through 2-3-4 tanks of gas with it.
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Re: echo
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 05:00:03 AM »
 
 Just make sure he pulls the limiter caps and tunes your new saw before you use it, using the gas you use.  A lot of new saws come set too lean.  What model are you thinking of, the CS400  CS500  and CS600 are all real nice saws.  The muff on the CS400 is really choked up , cuts way faster when opened up.  I think the CS500 and CS600 are good as they come.  Out of my 30 or so saws the CS400 muff modd is my favorite around the mill, cuts fast, handles great and starts on the 1st pull without the choke even after sitting quite a while.    Steve
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Re: echo
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 06:25:13 AM »
Echo is just as good as the rest of the big brands.
Move'n on.

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Re: echo
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 10:22:37 AM »
   I am very happy with my new cs 600 also. With the muffler opened up and carb worked over it will run circles around a 360 Stihl. The best part about it is the reliability. Never have to pull the rope more than twice and its running.
 

 
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Re: echo
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 11:46:09 AM »
They've made some decent saws and like the rest some that were not .

I've got an Echo hedge trimmer that I think may have came over on the Mayflower .It needs some attention but when it takes a notion to run it does very well .Otherwise the hedges get trimmed with a Stihl 200T which also does a good job .I think though I could eliminate the hedge pruning  with a stout chain and my old Oliver Crawler without much effort .They make a nice bon fire after they dry a little .

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Re: echo
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2013, 03:00:11 PM »
Yeah, but it's awfully cold out there in the dog house this time of year. ;D
Move'n on.

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Re: echo
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2013, 03:15:08 PM »
I LOVE the looks of the Echo saws. I don't have a dealer within 60 miles, so I would have to be going out on a limb buying one. If it ever broke, I'd have to try to fix it myself or junk it (I don't think repair shops will fix them around here either). But, the small Echos are pretty cheap, so I could buy two Echo saws for the price of one Professional Stihl saw.
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2013, 03:37:19 PM »
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Is it the red?
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Re: echo
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 03:43:34 PM »
What I meant was that I like the features. Low-vibe, easy starting, good balance/handling, this is what I mean. It could be painted brown, I don't care.
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Re: echo
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 04:33:26 PM »
HD has the 400 for $300 and the 600 for $550 as a point of reference.  If a local dealer has them I would of course buy thru them even if it was a little more but if no locals have it that is the way to go.
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Re: echo
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 04:43:40 PM »
The only issue I have with my 600 is with the chain tension.
I have to tighten every tank of gas.
I did the limiter cap removal as soon as I got the saw out of the box
I bought mine on line for just under 400.
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Re: echo
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 05:14:35 PM »
Do the smaller "limbing" Echos last with full-time use?
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Re: echo
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2013, 11:40:38 PM »
I am satisfied with my cs670. 
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Re: echo
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2013, 02:20:09 AM »
Echo's are very nice saws I like the ones I have.

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Re: echo
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2013, 08:05:30 AM »
from what I have seen personaly I would buy 1 without question . They seem to be a well thought out design .
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2013, 12:34:05 PM »
I have sold and serviced small engines, have always liked Echo products. I really don't think they get the respect they deserve. I have a trimmer I bought six years ago not running at a garage sale for ten bucks. A carb kit and starter rope was all it wanted.
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Re: echo
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2013, 07:25:57 PM »
The 600 seems to have very good reviews. Does anyone have an opinion on the 680?


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