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Re: Stihl 201C - Echo2511P
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2021, 09:00:29 AM »
Once I saw the thread title change adding Echo I had to read it! ;D
I am a fan of a small saw for certain work.  I have a CS341 I have had for a while and it is great.  If Something should happen to it I would check out the 2511 as I have heard good things about them.  Nothing against Stihl but from my use the 
Echo fits the bill and keeps the 'bill' a bit lower! :)

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Re: Stihl 201C - Echo2511P
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2021, 09:33:55 AM »
I use Stihl for big saws and echo for little. I like both, and it gives me a chance to use both. On consumer level saws, I suspect echo has the higher quality. I get the feeling you pay a Stihl tax to get orange and white colors made in China. AFAIK, all echo's stuff is made in Japan.

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I've never used a consumer Stihl saw, and only held one long enough to sharpen a chain for someone else, but based on manufacturing I've seen elsewhere, premium names command premium prices, even when it isn't deserved. IOW, some of the money you pay is going towards the sticker on the side, and not the stuff *inside* that matters.

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Re: Stihl 201C - Echo2511P
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2021, 11:01:34 AM »
That's a cool looking small saw; thanks for the pics. Probably a great little saw for breaking down tops.

Just curious, but what avg size wood to you like to cut with that? And what do you think the upper end is for that saw? And do you have anything in between that and the 266; it's quite a gap. (and an excuse to have another saw of course)
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Re: Stihl 201C - Echo2511P
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2021, 11:08:02 AM »
 

15 F and run the 2511 with air vents is summer mode.  It has a very slight hesitation on throttle up from idle to wide open throttle that is not apparent when vents are in the winter position.  I do not think this is carburetor icing, but more of an air/fuel flow that is affected by the warmer intake air hanging around the carb and air filter as it revs up.

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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2021, 11:13:00 AM »
That's a cool looking small saw; thanks for the pics. Probably a great little saw for breaking down tops.

Just curious, but what avg size wood to you like to cut with that? And what do you think the upper end is for that saw? And do you have anything in between that and the 266; it's quite a gap. (and an excuse to have another saw of course)
I have a Stihl 066 with 20" and 32" bars.
The Husqvarna 266xp has 18" and 20"
The Husqvarna 339xp in 13"
Echo 2511 with 12".
Also a Polan Pro, Craftsman and a small old green saw.  All of them work and cut, but nothing compares to the pro saws for getting the work done with less fatigue.
Have a Husqvarna pole saw also.

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Re: Stihl 201C - Echo2511P
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2021, 11:27:20 AM »
 

 

I cut for firewood to heat with.  Try to keep the dead falls under control.  Been in the same place since 1985 and I never run out of fire wood.  I help the neighbors with the ones that need to come down or the ones the wind takes down. 

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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2021, 11:40:43 AM »
Helping the neighbor type of job.  My help and equipment for the firewood.  I like the trade off.  Cutting and splitting is good for me.  I am relaxed when doing this type of work and enjoy it.

 

 

 

  

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Re: Stihl 201C - Echo2511P
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2021, 11:57:46 AM »
That lift is pretty fancy. How do you come to have that as a non pro? Use it for your regular job, or have it just cause it's useful?

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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2021, 12:28:45 PM »
Rented the lifts when needed.   I have only needed the lifts on 4 trees that were too close to homes.  Otherwise I have space to drop them.  If I am not comfortable with where I need to drop it, then I use a lift.  Tornado clean up is also a common task.

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« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2021, 10:19:12 PM »
The 2511P makes easy work of the cuts under 7" diameter.  If you need to cut larger diameter it will do it, but a bigger saw is a better tool for that type of work.  I had to sharpen the chain today.  My fault for the chain damage.  We had a fresh 5" of snow last night and I went to work on a pile of red oak that had been piled with a grappler.  I did not know or see the 1/2 diameter braided cable till the damaged had been done.  Mad at myself.  But 5 minutes with a 5/32" file and back to work.

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« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2021, 06:49:15 PM »
That's a cool looking small saw; thanks for the pics. Probably a great little saw for breaking down tops.

Just curious, but what avg size wood to you like to cut with that? And what do you think the upper end is for that saw? And do you have anything in between that and the 266; it's quite a gap. (and an excuse to have another saw of course)
So Spike you get enabling points! 
Found a Husqvarna 550XP MII  Should fill the void between the 39cc 339XP and the 66cc 266XP  Will test drive it on Saturday on firewood.

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« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2021, 07:12:38 PM »
I should just quit reading these posts! I thought between my 044 and 261 Stihls I'll never need or want anything else for my firewood cutting BUT now I just might need that 2511P for the 5" and under stuff. I could probably just put it with the others in the shed and she wouldn't even know. :D
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« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2021, 01:18:26 PM »
So the Echo 2511P has this feature that you use the pull start handle as a tool to aid in removal of the gas and oil caps for refueling.  I thought it was silly.  Well guess what.  I find myself using that silly feature!

Have not even fired up the Husqvarna 550XP.   Been working this little Echo.  Three more tanks through it today.  So far it is doing what I wanted it for.  1" to 7" is a great range of diameter for this saw cutting red oak.  In that range there is no stalling the chain.  Bar length and greater you need to let the weight of the saw do the cut.  With pressure it will stall the chain.  To recap, I am happy so far.  More time will tell.

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« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2021, 02:53:00 PM »
 

 

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« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2021, 02:54:34 PM »
 

38 seconds for that cut.  

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« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2021, 12:50:52 AM »
Finally set the 2511P down and started using the 550XP.  Not trying to compare the two as they are in different class as far as intended use.  Twice the cc displacement, and twice the weight.  But 1/2 the cutting time through the same logs.  So in my younger days the 550XP could be an all day saw.  But now I need the weight reduction for my back.

I do like the flip up gas and oil caps.  Easy to use.  



 

16 seconds for cut in same log as the 2511P cut.  

Makes more sense to use the correct tool for the job and know when to switch saws.

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Re: Stihl 201C - Echo2511P
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2021, 05:55:01 AM »

 Have you opened up the muffler yet?  On youtube  cut times went from 17 seconds to 11 second by opening up the muff.  Steve
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« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2021, 07:46:03 AM »
I have not opened up the muffler.

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« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2021, 08:26:06 AM »
Is the exhaust restriction at the outlet?  Or is the muffler itself not flowing freely?  If the exhaust is opened up, and Engine rps increase, does the air fuel ratio in main metering need to be made richer?

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« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2021, 08:52:31 AM »

 Take a look on you tube, there vids of modding the 2511p muffler. Every Echo saw get I open up the muff , pull the limiter caps and tune good.  Most times it's round a 30% increase in cutting speed. I think Echo  clogs up the muff and tunes lean to get by EPA regulations.  Steve
 
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