Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 213
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brad Frustrating to get started, but good afterward
Took me three hours to get this thing started. The problem was due to the instruction booklet not having a "first time starting" guide. I followed those instructions and ended up flooding the engine. After a while of letting it sit, trying it again, I noticed a tag I removed that had instructions that said what to do a bit differently on the first run. Ended up watching a youtube video on how to de-flood a chainsaw (unscre the spark plug, hold upside down, pull the cord 20 times, put spark plug and everything else back together, keep choke IN, then start). After that I *finally* got it started. After that I used it for an hour, so far so good.
June 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brando Great Stihl eplacement
My Stihl unfortunately burned up in a grass fire and I didnt want to fork out the $600.00 to replace it. My goal was to get a good quality saw at around $300.00. This saw exceeded expectations... it came in under budget at $260.00 and definitely delivered on the quality. This saw performs out of the box almost as good as saws double in price. If you're looking for a great mid-level saw that is cost effective and has great performance, but this one with confidence.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeInCleveland First Gas Chainsaw
I appreciated the information in the manual regarding using the chain saw safely, purpose of some of the features, and preparing for first use.
We trees blown over during a storm and had to be removed. Additionally, one tree had to be removed because it was weakened. I was able to prepare the chainsaw according to the instructions (checking the chain tension, filling it with gas and oil, operation of the brake and power switch), and start it without issue.
Even though it was new from the store, I check the chain tension and adjusted it according to the instructions.
I appreciated the instruction on safely using the chainsaw to cut the trees that had fallen. I had the fallen tree cut up into logs quickly and safely. When it came time to remove the weakened tree, we reviewed options for where it might fall. With some rope around the trunk, we were able to guide it as it fell.
Once on the ground, we were able to quickly cut the tree into logs.
I considered the 18 inch saws but was disappointed in the reviews. I concluded that if I needed to use a chainsaw that big, I should probably have someone with more experience do it for me. This 16 inch chainsaw will do the job I need done around the yard.
July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ray Well worth the money...
This is the first chainsaw I've owned by Echo. I have owned other brand named saw and this saw is of equal value if not better than the others. It came ready to use right out of the box which is a bonus. I have used this saw on five different occasions and it had started on either the first or second pull. Lightweight and easy to operate. Couldn't have gotten a better value for the money.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Easy start
The warranty sold me on the product, but I am very pleased with its results.
June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CCleveland1226 Tried 2 of them and still no luck
After loaning out my old chainsaw and never getting it back, I needed a new saw when local storms dropped some big limbs in my mother's yard. Checked prices and reviews online between a couple different makes and models and decided on the Echo Cs-352. Bought it as well as Echo Powerfuel and echo Bar/Chain Oil in early May 2016 from local Home Depot. 1st day I used it to cut up 2 large limbs that fell from oak tree, started easy and used it for 15 minutes. Week later a friend asked for help with a large limb that fell at her house and I went to help her out, again saw started easy and ran like supposed to, took about an hour to cut everything up. Last week (6-11-16) went to cut up another limb that fell at my mother's and tried for about 2 hours to start it, checked spark plug, air filter, fresh pump gas and oil mix. 6-14-16 I returned the saw and exchanged for same make and model and purchased another can of Echo Powerfuel (just in case 1st can was tainted somehow) brought it home and Tried to start. Key word TRIED... went to gas station and got a little fresh gas, came home and mixed 50 to 1 and still wouldn't start. Not going to try another Echo again, hopefully local Home Depot will let me return Echo case and extra bar and chain I ordered from their website as well as the saw.
June 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by deweys1427 CHAMPION CHAINSAW
OK, I'll admit it up until about a year ago, I was sold on and strictly a Stihl guy. Then through my HD account I picked up an Echo Blower/Vac and it worked great and had more than enough power. Then my Stihl weedeater starting acting up and I can't stand having to work of something to get it to do it's intended job. So I picked up an Echo Weed Eater, just shy of a professional model and couldn't be happier with the way it's starts and runs every time I use it. The chainsaw purchase was once again prompted by the inadvertant destruction of my Stihl Chainsaw by my son while dropping a large Oak tree from the front yard. Since it happened later in the evening on a weekend, waiting for an open Stihl dealer was not an option and this was the largest model that HD had in stock without having to order. Took it home, read the instructions, added gas (Echo Pre-mixed) and Bar/chain oil, fired it up and one oak tree taken care of and still running like a champ.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Larry D Great saw, great price, and great warranty.
Now retired I needed to catch up with the trees that are on our 6 acres. My old Husky 61, was getting to heavy for me to use for cutting small trees and limbs. The old Poulan was hard to start and keep running. I needed something light, had power, and would start easy and keep running. I found it in the Echo CS-352-16. It does everything that I need it to do. I use the Echo to help with the cutting for the woodstove for this winters heating season. Very happy with the Echo.
July 18, 2016