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Echo CS800 anyone have one?
« on: February 17, 2019, 04:50:11 PM »
 Subject line says it all. The good, bad and ugly please? Thanks

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Re: Echo CS800 anyone have one?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 01:47:41 PM »
I've had one for about 4 years, I bought it for CSM work, but after ruining 3 good ripping chains on yard trees, and my aching back I decided my milling work would have to wait until I can get a mill. The saw is heavy but performs well with the 27" bar that it came with. I also bought a 20" bar, it's a lot of saw for a 20" bar and I usually use a smaller saw for firewood. I do use the 800 for bucking up big stuff sometimes,but prefer my 064 which I inherited about 6 months after buying the Echo. Given the option the 064 seems to cut a little quicker and is maybe a little lighter, someone on FF will know the specifics.  
Not sure which came first, but I have chickens and eggs.

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Re: Echo CS800 anyone have one?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 06:40:54 PM »
Thanks, I was hoping more people had them. Still thinking on the 461/462, 372 and now the 800.

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Re: Echo CS800 anyone have one?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 10:04:52 PM »
There was a lightly used CS-800 for sale here locally a while back for $500. I was intrigued. But I thought to myself, what in the world could I want that for?

Then I decided my 50cc saw wasn't quite big enough for every occasion. So I kinda was set on the size weight and power of a 70cc, and found a much better deal on a 372xp and grabbed it up.
A much lighter and sleeker, and more sensible saw for what I wanted.

Nothing against Echo in general, because I like Echo and have a lot of their products. But I think if I was going to get an 80cc saw, Makita might be at the top of the list. Built like a tank without being too heavy, and not a ton of money. The Dolmar/Makita 7900/7910 is a fairly popular saw.
There is virtually zero dealer support for Dolmar/Makita around here. But there is a Makita store, and I can order any part I want out of Atlanta and have it shipped there.

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Re: Echo CS800 anyone have one?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2019, 07:44:47 AM »
That is the thing, a friend has the Echo shop, a high school friend the Stihl shop and I know the Husky dealer. All with in 10 miles. Now I am thinking 462 after reading some of the posts on here.

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Re: Echo CS800 anyone have one?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2019, 01:37:50 PM »
Yeah, the 462 ought to be the cream of the crop.

Tops in power of 70cc saws with the weight of a 60cc saw. But price of a 90cc saw.

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Re: Echo CS800 anyone have one?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2019, 05:24:45 PM »
Not familiar with the 800, but reading around, the general feel of the various echos is they're /a little low/ on power, and /a little high/ on weight compared to the big two, but solidly built, good quality, and a good value per dollar spent.


Assuming what I said is true, if I wanted a new saw, and only infrequently needed one that big, I'd be looking hard at the CS800. If I were gonna be using it a lot, and carrying it through the woods, I'd probably look elsewhere.

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Re: Echo CS800 anyone have one?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2019, 06:51:57 PM »
Had to epoxy the handle on my 281 again. Not sure how I broke it but the JB weld had been on for a while. Now there is more on there. Stopped at dealer for price on the 462, $1100. Asked about tank for my 281, handle is part of tank. He had a used one for 35 and new for 75. Hope to finish cutting my ash before I buy a new saw so not putting a new saw on my skidder.


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