Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 420
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PeteD WORTH EVERY PENNY - Better than my Husqvarna by a long shot
This chainsaw is no joke, and is an awesome purchase!
I did plenty of research when my old Husqvarna Rancher 455 chainsaw died last weekend. My old saw was struggling to get thru the main part of the tree, perhaps because of an older chain, or just the wear and tear on it. It had always been a good saw. I stopped to sharpen the chain, and refuel, and it never started again... The repair guy told me it wouldnt be with it to try to fix, so i started looking for a new one.
I compared the standard brands and models in the cc engine I was looking for. I read plenty of reviews comparing the Stihl, Husqvarna, Echo and a few others. I was a leaning towards the first two brands, until I went and checked them out in person, and wasn't overly thrilled with the new way the Stihl saws start. I liked the Husqie but it was the most expensive in the comparison, so I ended up getting the Echo for a few reasons. Im not going to lie, reading all of these excellent reviews was part of my decision. These reviews aren't wrong. This chainsaw is awesome!
This is the best bang for the buck, since its got the most power per dollar, in my caparison. The operational features are simple. yet effective. I was able to finish cutting the down tree, that I was struggling with using my old Husqvarna, in about 2 minutes. Im not kidding, using this saw was like a knife thru hot butter. It ripped thru the trunk in so little time and effort, that I felled the second oak tree and cut it into pieces before my girlfriend even got home from grocery shopping. Even she was amazed out how fast the progress was when she got home, and I was already stacking the pieces. Since it was so efficient, I used much less oil and gas in the 1 cutting session than I did in the hours I was cutting the day before.
I am completely satisfied with this saw, and would easily recommend it to anyone. It comes with a 5 year warranty, and its always comforting that you can get Echo parts at any Home Depot. 5 stars and happy about this purchase!
March 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by captainp99 Very Happy
I had originally bought the smaller 40cc Echo chainsaw at HD and was very unhappy--I brought it back to the store and they accepted it as a return with no problem, and based on the reviews I spent the extra money and got this one instead. What a difference between the first one and this one! I live in the Northeast and this chainsaw rips through hardwoods like maple, oak and ash with no problem. It's very powerful, maybe a little heavy, but that's to be expected with a bigger engine. I have about 15 trees I plan on taking down across my property, some of them 12" or 14" inches in diameter at the base and I have no doubt that this beast will be able to handle it.
It can be a little tricky to start but not if you follow the starting directions, which are really simple.
August 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HanktheTank Great chainsaw and easy to start "if" you do it correctly
The Echo CS590 is a great chainsaw that is a real workhorse, probably too much for a typical suburban setting.
Now for the important part, how to start it. Pull the choke out, make sure the button behind the brake is in the down position. Pull the cord no more than (2) times. You should hear the motor rumble a little. Push the choke in completely and pull the cord a few times and it will start.
This thing is easy to flood, if you are not careful and it will drive you nuts.
April 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug Top Notch Chainsaw
Amazing saw for the price. Runs just like a pro-model at a local retail store and costs $150.00 less. Only complaint is that it's a little heavy, but nothing to deter the purchase. Can't beat the 5 year warranty. Starts easy. I only use the can fuel rather than from a gas station and I believe that really helps with any starting issues on all your small engine machines.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bjdc Its a good saw
What I have used it I like it very good saw. Very good saw for the money.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Imdored Awesome saw
Only used it a few times so far but man o man what a great saw. Replaced my old poulan pro 20" and it is no comparison. Fired right up out of the box with no issues. Took down a good size oak tree with no problem. Hold on, she's a beast!
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TxGreek Awesome Chainsaw!
Moved to North Texas from Houston. Got tired of the extremely high crime rate, absolutely horrible politicians and hearing neighbors so close and smelling what their cooking. I'm in acreage community now and I LOVE IT!!! House is built on the hill and man do we have tress, trees and more trees. Used chainsaws before, electric and gas. I hesitated a bit because I thought it may be over kill, and the weight difference between it and it's smaller siblings. I'm glad I bought it, It's an absolute must have! You'll get used to it in minutes just wear eye and ear protection cause this saw eats up everything and spits it out with ease. I LOVE ECHO Products!
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pablo Worked well for a while...
Saw worked perfectly at first, was a DEMON cutting down 2 trees... I used it about a half-hour to fell and section the trunks. About an hour later, I started it again to cut up limbs. It took at least twenty pulls, then refused to idle and bogged down when I applied throttle. Took it straight back to the store and returned it. I suppose it has something in the carb, in spite of using a fresh can of premix fuel. I don't need a saw like that, I already have a 20 year old Homelite that starts when I need it, though it was too small for the job I was doing.
December 28, 2015