Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bass1 Very good saw for the money
Have owned echo and stihl top handle chainsaws, this saw meets all of my expectations and home depot had it for the lowest price of any retailer. The chain that comes with saw is not that great, person would be better advised to buy a pre-stretched chain.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Divid Awesome little chainsaw recomended by arborists
Other than the learning curve of getting it started, absolutely no complaints about this chainsaw. It will tackle about any job you can throw at it, and never once did it bog down on me unless I pinched the blade because I did not make an undercut first (user error).
An arborist of twenty years recomended this saw due to it's reliability and performance. According to him a weekend warrior would never have to buy another chainsaw in their lifetime, so it is worth the extra cost for this model. I took it to Arkansas and really put it through the ringers sawing down three trees then cutting everything into firewood-size pieces and the saw never once gave me any troubles. If you are experienced with chainsaws, I recomend a more aggressive saw chain than the factory one, but if you are not experienced I would wait a while for that.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zoew26 This product has everything I needed for a great price
Very happy with my purchase, it has everything I wanted
May 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TimBo Mighty Mouse! (Small Size, Big Power)
This saw is small in size but big in power. It compares almost exactly to the Stihl MS 201T/200T (similar cc's, weight, quality) but is about $150-$200 less. (By the way, Home Depot's spec page on this saw has at least one mistake: the saw does NOT weigh over 12 lbs.--it is closer to 7-8 lbs.).As a practicing commercial arborist of 17+ years who works aloft every day, I can attest to the quality and toughness of this saw, as I have used it daily for the past 6 months in all kinds of weather: rain, snow, ice, etc. Like a famous battery's bunny, this saw takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'! I am both an ISA Certified Arborist and TCIA CTSP. One note/reminder: Even though this saw is touted as a top-handled saw, that does NOT mean that it should be used one-handed; it should still be used with a secure TWO-handed grip, as should ALL saws. Final assessment: I'm impressed enough with this saw that I plan to buy another one soon.
June 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pierre LeBlanc Best top handle I have tried.
I tried out several other arborist saws before I bought this Echo. I found it to be one of the most powerful and responsive ; it really pulls through a cut. I also loved the weight and balance, and felt that the build quality was excellent as well. I felt it was the best value out there. I have not been disappointed. It is easy starting, reliable, easy to service, and comfortable and light in the tree. Not sure how it compares on run time to others, but these saws have small tanks and need refilling often. I am extremely pleased with the saw and would definitely buy another one recommend to others.
January 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hilljack GOOD SAW FOR THE MONEY.
This aint no 200t, but it aint bad for the money.Much better saw than the 192T 0r T435.Not in the same league as the 201T or the T540.
January 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FarmBell WOW what a saw
I bought my first professional ECHO chain saw in 1974. I'd still be using it if someone hadn't wanted it more than I (had to go through a locked door and a locked bin). I replaced it with this top handle saw but was hesitant because it was different from the rear handle saw I had been using in the tree for almost 40 years. It is even better than the original in the tree. I'm teaching my grandson to climb and he loves the saw, too!
September 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JMorgan A wood cutting machine!
I bought this a month ago and put it to the test the first week. I got in over my head on a job and this saw saved me. Due to a bad chain on my big saw i ended up taking down a 60' tall pine with this saw. 32" at the stump, it can be done just not ideal and alot to type out, have pictures and 3 eye witnesses if you doubt it can be done. Saw performed amazing, ive had previous Husky top handles and this blows them away. So good for the money, so good period.
Cutting a 32" stump: Cut notch from both sides, bore in from one side and work saw around whole tree placing wedge in back as you get past it, bore in from front of notch to clear out wood in middle the 14" bar couldn't reach. Smack wedge and down it went. I would not have believed it if i hadnt done it myself, took 15 minutes.
June 8, 2014