Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 65
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck excellent power & QUIET!!
I bought this saw over other brands and models. I haven't been DISAPPOINTED YET. In 1 day I cut 16 wheelbarrows of wood. I am a experienced wood cutter, I used this saw to cut stuff a gas saw would. QUIET! I used it to limb and cut most of a 45' pear tree 2 days ago, over my gas saw. Like the quietness of it. Getting 2 more batteries and charger so I can cut longer and use it more than gas saws. In (cold) winter use 0w to10w motor oil. In summer I use mix of 30w and regular bar oil.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fcb1mad Excellent utility with power to spare
I have a 24 " Gas Powered Chain Saw that always worked, but often was too much tool for the job or took too much time for the project I wanted to complete to get ready. The Echo was always ready! The only downside to the Echo is a woefully inadequate chain. Not in length, but in construction (design)!
May 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Curtis Lowe All the power you need, no fussing with gas/oil
A great tool with lots of power, auto oiler doesn't leak like so many saws.
Battery has really good runtime.
May 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bronapp Convenient, but no substitute for a reliable gas powered chainsaw
Battery lasts about 30 to 40 minutes when cutting good sized (15" to 18" diameter) logs. It takes much longer than 1 hour to fully recharge the battery, more like 2-1/2 hours. Will work for me until a wind storm takes down some trees and the power goes out. I have a back-up plan if/when that happens. Unit stops sporadically, but pushing the "battery level" button gets it going again. It's annoying when this happens. I hope further development eliminates these negatives. The main reason I bought it is to eliminate the need to mix oil in the gas. Have your "eyes open" (i.e. know what the limitations are of this unit) before you buy it. Still pleased with it after about 1 month of ownership. Packaging of item for shipment is very poor. Scabbard protruded from box and originally taped to box, but arrived loose. Could be removed (or lost during shipment) exposing bar and chain to damage.
May 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tangotommy Great saw, but...
My review of this saw is mixed for only one reason—it runs for exactly 3 seconds, then stops. After a wait of about 10 to 15 seconds, it runs for another three. I have two batteries, and they both do the same thing, so it's not a battery issue. I found that if I run it for a couple of seconds, then let go of the trigger and do the same thing again, I can keep going for quite awhile until it stops and has to wait for 20 seconds or so. If Echo can fix that problem, it is a terrific saw and I would highly recommend it.
I have 40 acres of trees and due to the recent California drought, plenty of work for this and my other chainsaws to keep me busy for what?—years? Wish me luck.
March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan Heavy, but surprisingly powerful
When my Homelite broke in the middle of cutting down a crabapple tree, I went to Home Depot and picked up this electric chainsaw. It is fantastic not having to worry about fuel mix, noise and carburetor issues! This saw is noticeably heavier than the equivalent gas model, but I think the advantages outweigh the weight issue.
IMPORTANT NOTE- as of now (March 2016), the recommended replacement chain listed on the Home Depot book is WRONG! It is important you find a chain with an .043" gauge. I found the Oregon 90PX056G seems to fit. It is called the "narrow kerf cutting system". I understand the .050" size will damage the saw.
March 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dorelse Love this Chainsaw!!! Great Battery Life, Great Power, Does the job!
I have used this chainsaw on multiple occasions, first doing some small clean up: Trimming up my Lilac's, small branches on a Maple tree and on some Bradford Pear trees. It worked great!
I am now cutting down 30+ year old Walnut & Oak trees on our lake lot, that are about 20" in diameter . I have not had any issues and have no complaints about the Echo 58V line. The tallest tree pictured is 17" in diameter. It went through the tree without complaint. Was I working the chainsaw? Absolutely...but it stood up to the challenge.
I then began investing in the entire Echo 58V line of products. I have 2 batteries that I used to power the string trimmer, mower (LOVE THE MOWER!), chainsaw & blower. That is where the economics of the Echo line comes into play...using the same battery to power multiple tools. I would recommend buying 2 tools with batteries (4 AH) and then buying the rest of the tools without the batteries from HomeDepot.com .
I am able to do 90% of my lawn (trimming & mowing) on 1 battery, then switch to the 2nd battery and finish up mowing & blow the clippings off the driveway with 3/4 of the charge still left on the battery. I absolutely love these tools.
Can't go too wrong with the 5 year warranty on the tools & batteries...Echo is doing a great job backing up their products!
The batteries are expensive, but I believe that over time, by investing in the entire system, it will eventually pay off in gas savings, maintenance costs & frankly just piece of mind knowing that the tools will work as long as they have a charged battery is worth a lot to me as well.
A few caveats: If your chainsaw cuts out constantly after you charge the battery, always hold down the battery level button for 10 secs before placing the battery in the tool as that fixes a 'bug' in the battery software and tells the tool that its 'full', and ready for action. (Only the 1st production run has that issue, later batteries don't have that problem...mine don't appear to have this issue.)
Know that like any tool, the harder it has to work, the quicker the "fuel" is used...this applies to gas or battery powered tools...so if you're really "working" the tool, you will use power more quickly.
Also, if you're working the battery 'hard'...it may not start recharging immediately as it has to cool down internally before it can safely accept a charge...so it may sit in the charger for a while 'evaluating' before the battery starts charging.
No More Winterizing (or Spring Starting Issues) EVER!!!!
December 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by onemanband it'll cut more than you can carry.
It saws everything I've thrown at it. The battery charges quickly. I have 2 because I have the weed whacker also. With 2 batteries you can saw all day only stopping for occasional battery changes, it charges in 1 hr. It discharges in around 2 unless you have 5 guys feeding you wood. I would buy it again. Plus for camping you can saw enuf for a few nights without attracting every ranger in a 40 mile radius. Very stealth, just the chain running over the bar noise. No earplugs.
April 11, 2016