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Re: echo
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2013, 12:40:55 AM »
I think it was the 680 i was looking at.  It was the largest the make so far with a rumour of a larger one soon.  I like the little extra strength in the handle on this model and the balance was just right.  Going for around $800 here in Ontario.

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Re: echo
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2013, 11:37:37 AM »
i have a kioritz echo cs 351 evl from 1972 that a fella gave me has japanese lettering on gas and oil caps good antivibe,non restricted muffler,50cc,looks to be pro grade,and this saw rips.so echo has been doing it awhile.
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Re: echo
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2013, 09:42:21 PM »
Echo's are very good saws.

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Re: echo
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2013, 11:53:24 PM »
I have a 670 and a 300.  I've had both of them for over ten years and have been well satisfied.  The 670 pulls its 32" bar quite well and the little 300 is the best little limbing saw I've ever used.  Both of them have been very dependable with few issues.
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« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2013, 01:27:15 AM »
Good. Maybe it's time to get one :).
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Re: echo
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2013, 06:31:25 PM »
Good. Maybe it's time to get one :).
CS600P x2.  Get one you will love it.  CS400 and CS500 are next maybe a CS550 too.  Very underrated saws.  Along with the Efco brand.   Efco was BBFTB now I believe it's The Echo saws.
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Re: echo
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2013, 09:17:47 PM »

 I'll be the first to ask, what does BBFTB mean...   Seems like the only people that knock Echo saws are the ones that haven't run them  .    Steve
Timberking B20 14000 hours +  Case75xt grapple + forks+8" snow bucket + dirt bucket   770 Oliver   Lots(too many) of chainsaws, Like the Echo saws and the Stihl and Husky     W5  Case loader   1  trailers  Wright sharpener     Suffolk  setter Volvo MCT125c skid loader

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Re: echo
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2013, 09:24:03 PM »
Best Bang For The Buck is my guess.....
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« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2013, 09:24:43 PM »

 I'll be the first to ask, what does BBFTB mean...   Seems like the only people that knock Echo saws are the ones that haven't run them  .    Steve
I was confused about what BBFTB meant too.
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« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2013, 05:47:46 AM »

 I'd agree BBFTB, If you can work on a saw, tune them and don't mind buying off Ebay you can get a brand new CS400 for about $225  and a new CS600  for a little over $400.   The best buys on saws out there right now.   Also Echo parts are reasonable.   Steve
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« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2013, 08:10:14 AM »
Best Bang For The Buck is my guess.....
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Best Bang For The Buck is my guess.....
That is correct.  I picked my 2 CS600P's in factory sealed boxes on Ebay for $369 avg. inc. shipping.  Be patient bid often.  Where can you buy a pro grade 60cc saw for less. 
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Re: echo
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2013, 12:43:10 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.
I know this post is alittle ol' (Like Me ;D),But Pete what are you talking about Limiter Cap,I sure don't know alot about saws,As you can tell :D Mark,,,,,,
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« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2013, 12:48:17 PM »
They are installed over the carburetor adjusting screws to  keep us from tuning for power instead of minimum emissions. Some scofflaws remove them. ;)
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Re: echo
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2013, 09:28:28 AM »
I have a couple of the Echo saws and like them.  One thing about them is they always start.  The 680 is a modernized 670.  Theyre using different cylinder porting and a ventilated piston for better torque.  50 x 34mm bore and stroke.  The 670 used a two thin ring (1.2mm) piston whereas the 680 uses one single 1.5mm thick ring.  Both 670 and 680 use Walbro HDA style carbs.  Like Steve pointed out they always are sent out very lean from the factory.  I dont think they use ethanol fuel when they set them up initially and that is why it is important to have them re-tuned with the blend of gas for your area.  A muffler mod and your on your way to having a very reliable machine.     

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Re: echo
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2013, 10:41:59 PM »
Currently my biggest saw is a CS-680 with a 24 inch bar. One of the best saws I have ever had.
540 acres of which appox. 300 is wooded, 10 acres of water, and rest open pasture.
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Re: echo
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2013, 06:49:27 AM »

 Seems like almost everyone that has run a well tuned Echo saw likes them, only the ones wearing Stihl or Husky blinders don't like them.   Steve
Timberking B20 14000 hours +  Case75xt grapple + forks+8" snow bucket + dirt bucket   770 Oliver   Lots(too many) of chainsaws, Like the Echo saws and the Stihl and Husky     W5  Case loader   1  trailers  Wright sharpener     Suffolk  setter Volvo MCT125c skid loader

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« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2013, 07:13:27 AM »
When buying a new saw recently I was going to buy a big Shinidaiwa, no longer made and bought by Echo I was told. Is that true.
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« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2013, 09:16:51 AM »

 Yes it's true.   Steve
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Re: echo
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2013, 10:00:26 AM »
ladylake
Not sure who has the blinders, reading often how you do not like Stihl.  ;D

But I've no earthly reason to switch from the very fine performance I've had from my Stihl saws and my Stihl dealer. So... I'm for sure blind to using any other brand no matter how good they might be.
Not going to buy another brand just to find out either.  :snowball: :snowball:  ;D

I'll yield to those who own the Echo saws and gladly listen how they like them.

I wouldn't be happy if I learned that Stihl suddenly was sold out or bought up by another company and the brand wasn't the same. Stihl has been pretty solid all along, and it keeps them on top but it helps to have good competition.
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« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2013, 10:25:16 AM »
my dealer who is top notch caries both stihl and echo. smaller saws ms250 and ms290 I have  stihl.  When I wanted a larger saw he steered me to a cs670 as a better value for my situation but I only cut firewood for my self. I am very happy with all 3.
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