ECHO

Model # CS-590-20

Internet # 204088613

20 in. 59.8 cc Gas Chainsaw

$399.00 /each
  • Built for tough environments and to cut firewood
  • Tool-free access to the air filter makes for easy maintenance
  • Over 95% of reviewers highly recommend this saw (see reviews)

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Model # CS-590-20

Internet # 204088613

The ECHO Timber Wolf CS-590 is built for the toughest environments and features easy starting, easy operation, and quick maintenance. It comes with a five- year consumer, one-year commercial warranty.

  • 59.8 professional-grade, 2 stroke engine
  • Has a decompression valve for easier started rope pulling
  • Tool free access, 2-Piece air filter for easy cleaning
  • 5 year consumer, 1 year commercial warranty

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Bar Length (in.) 
20 
Chain size 
20 in. 
Maximum cut diameter (in.) 
40 
Product Depth (in.) 
11 
Product Height (in.) 
12 
Product Length (in.) 
11 
Product Width (in.) 
37 
Details
Antivibration handle 
Yes 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Case Included 
No 
Chain brake 
Yes 
Chain tension adjustment 
Yes 
Chainsaw Type 
Hand Chainsaw 
Commercial 
Yes 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
59.8 
Engine Type 
2-cycle 
Fuel tank capacity (oz.) 
21.7 
Power Type 
Gas 
Product Weight (lb.) 
20.1 lb 
Recommended oil 
ECHO PowerBlend Xtended Life or ECHO Red Armor 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
30-Day 
Translucent fuel tank 
Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
4-UL Certified 
Manufacturer Warranty 
5 year consumer 1 year commercial 

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Brand: ECHO
Power Type: Gas
Bar Length (in.): 20
Price: $300 - $400
Review Rating: 4 & Up
Commercial: Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant: CARB Compliant
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Why are people having trouble starting saw for the 1st time?

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June 27, 2015
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Most likely they do not know how to properly use the choke and flooding the engine. Read the instructions. I never had any problems starting my saw.
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June 3, 2015
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I have this chainsaw and it's easy to start. If it's cold close the choke and pull 2 times, then open the choke and pull and it starts. Pulling with the choke close or on just ends up flooring the engine. Either let is set or take the spark plug out and dry it and then try starting it without the choke.
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February 23, 2015
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I have used chainsaw for many years. Many different brands and sizes. This mid+ size chainsaw needs to be started correctly. Follow the instructions to a T. Give it some time to break in. With familiarity and use, and break in time, this problem will correct it self.
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February 17, 2015
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Not too sure. I put mix fuel in mine (50:1), filled the bar oil and it started right up. I could be that the saw is set for an altitude of 1000 feet at the factory. I had to fiddle with the adjustments to get mine running smooth as I am at the 2300 ft altitude. Just follow the adjustment guidelines and it should be fine!
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December 11, 2014
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There are certain steps to follow when starting an Echo saw as explained to me by Home Depot tool shop - following the instructions carefully and allow the saw to warm up from a cold start.
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1st - Most of the time all it is, is lack of gas to the carburetor, you need to prime a new saw a little bit more the first time you start it. Make sure the switch is set to ON. Pull the choke all the way out. pull it one or two times it should burp, then push the choke all the way in and pull start again. And it should start.
2nd - If that doesn't work. PUT ON THE CHAIN BREAK. Hold the saw at a 90 Read More
1st - Most of the time all it is, is lack of gas to the carburetor, you need to prime a new saw a little bit more the first time you start it. Make sure the switch is set to ON. Pull the choke all the way out. pull it one or two times it should burp, then push the choke all the way in and pull start again. And it should start.
2nd - If that doesn't work. PUT ON THE CHAIN BREAK. Hold the saw at a 90 degree angle to the ground, holding the trigger down. And pull start it. In a few pulls it should start.
These are the methods I have used for many saws and had a 99% success rate. Even after the customer has tried all day to start their saw.
If neither way works. Take it back to the Home Depot and see if they can start it or just return it and get another saw. Read Less
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I just bought mine today at a dealer off the shelf. He puts gas in it, I take it home, read the manual, try starting it and nothing. I had the switch on, choked it, and then out, pulled it on and off probabaly 50 times.Let it set, tied again. Nothing. I take the spark plug out and it is flooded but the cylindar seems very oily. I think the dealer put oil in the cylinder, sat it on the shelf, anfdI fouled Read More
I just bought mine today at a dealer off the shelf. He puts gas in it, I take it home, read the manual, try starting it and nothing. I had the switch on, choked it, and then out, pulled it on and off probabaly 50 times.Let it set, tied again. Nothing. I take the spark plug out and it is flooded but the cylindar seems very oily. I think the dealer put oil in the cylinder, sat it on the shelf, anfdI fouled the plug. I put in fresh gas thinking maybe the dealer use old gas. I used the Echo premixed out of the can. After I dry the plug and reinstall it, pulled it 10 or so times, it fired and spit for a few seconds and then took off. It just needed the storage oil removed and burt off. It runs great and starts great now. Read Less
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April 15, 2014
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because most people tend to not read manual and follow instructions. I had same problem as soon as I opened manual and spent couple of minutes reading was able to get the saw going in two pulls.
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January 23, 2014
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Most likely because they don't know how to start a chainsaw. Echo give specific instructions - you don't just turn it on and pull the cord, but I see a lot of people do that and then complain when it doesn't start. Also you need to run good gas. I use 'botique' gas - the kind that comes in the 32oz cans. You can get it Home Depot. It's expensive, but it makes a HUGE difference. It doesn't gum up, Read More
Most likely because they don't know how to start a chainsaw. Echo give specific instructions - you don't just turn it on and pull the cord, but I see a lot of people do that and then complain when it doesn't start. Also you need to run good gas. I use 'botique' gas - the kind that comes in the 32oz cans. You can get it Home Depot. It's expensive, but it makes a HUGE difference. It doesn't gum up, especially after being stored for a long time like over the summer. Lastly with a 2-cycle, you have to watch the plug. Keep it clean, change it when needed. It's an inexpensive part. Some states also put restrictions on manufacturers of 2-cycle engines, and the carbs are tuned very lean. Take your new saw to a good shop and have them tune it, that will help too. Read Less
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January 21, 2014
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If you have repeatedly pulled the starter rope, while the choke was in the closed 'COLD' start position, and the engine will not start, it may be flooded.
Try these steps to clear the engine:
1. Move chain brake lever fully forward to lock the chain brake before starting.
2. Set the ignition switch is in the run position.
3. Set the choke lever in the “RUN” position (choke pushed in).
4. (NOTE: For Read More
If you have repeatedly pulled the starter rope, while the choke was in the closed 'COLD' start position, and the engine will not start, it may be flooded.
Try these steps to clear the engine:
1. Move chain brake lever fully forward to lock the chain brake before starting.
2. Set the ignition switch is in the run position.
3. Set the choke lever in the “RUN” position (choke pushed in).
4. (NOTE: For rear handle design chain saws, place your right foot into the rear handle to secure unit). With the unit resting on the ground and clear of any obstacles, squeeze the throttle trigger to wide-open throttle or fast position, and pull the starter rope until the engine starts. It may take 10 – 15 pulls to start a flooded engine.
*NOTE: As soon as the engine starts, disengage the chain brake by pulling it back (towards the operator).
5. Hold the throttle trigger in the wide-open position until the engine reaches full RPM. If the flooded condition has been eliminated, the engine will now idle smoothly once trigger is released. Read Less
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January 19, 2014
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Hey plenty of wood. I have done the same thing as these people having trouble. There is a small metal on-off switch that has to be moved back to on when you turn off the saw. People will pull it 20 times while its on off and then flood the carburator. The switch is pretty subtle and easy to forget about, as I do it to my echo saw. This is a great saw. I have had mine 6 years and love it.
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what octane gas is used on the cs-590-20

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Personally, I would say at least 89 octane (mid-grade) for ANY saw.
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January 13, 2015
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I use mid grade gasoline without ethanol.
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Can anyone tell me where you can get NON-ethanol gas ??
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89 recommended
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I used 91 octane premium with no ethanol
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89 - 93 octane, non-ethanol is recommended for your Echo cs-590.
And that is what I use in all my small equipment.
Also dont forget the Echo 2 cycle 50 to 1 mix with the gas.
And Echo Bar Oil.
Good rule of thumb - When you fill up with your gas Mix, always top off your Bar oil as well.
For those of you new to chainsaws.
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ECHO recommends to use only fresh gasoline with a minimum octane rating of 89 through 93 (mid-grade to premium) at all times.
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CAN I ORDER WITH A 24" BAR???

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No. You have to order the bar seperate.
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I called HD Online and you can not order the cs-590 or cs-600 with a 24" bar they both come with a 20" bar. But you can get a 24", 27" and 30" bars for them. The only difference between the Echo cs-590 and the cs-600 is that the 600 has a aluminum handle and a rim sprocket. The cs-590 has a plastic handle and a spur sprocket. You can get the aluminum handle for about $30 and the rim sprocket for about Read More
I called HD Online and you can not order the cs-590 or cs-600 with a 24" bar they both come with a 20" bar. But you can get a 24", 27" and 30" bars for them. The only difference between the Echo cs-590 and the cs-600 is that the 600 has a aluminum handle and a rim sprocket. The cs-590 has a plastic handle and a spur sprocket. You can get the aluminum handle for about $30 and the rim sprocket for about $35 so the price online is $170 more for the cs-600 and is not worth it. Since all the cs-600 parts fit the cs-590 from what I have found. Same engine ccs, same porting etc. Easier for the manufacture to just change the name and a few external parts and up the price. Kind of like our home lite line up - the 14", 16" and 18" home lite chain saws have the exact same 42cc engine just a different bar and different name. Look at the epa stickers if you don't believe me. Read Less
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don't think so.
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A 24 inch bar is available.
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Not officially, but I suspect the real answer is YES. Please see my review on this saw, which contains my notes on the bar length upgrades. I just submitted the review so you have to wait for it to show up.
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The CS-590 is not offered with a 24" bar if you would like a 24" bar then the CS-600P or the CS-680 may be a better option.
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Can the saw be ordered with an 18" bar?

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I don't know that it can be purchased with an 18 in bar, however you could switch it out easily. The saw is very compatible with Oregon products and the instruction manual makes reference to an 18 in bar at times.
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I have seen them sold with an 18 inch bar but remember this is a 60 cc engine and a 20 in bar is ideal for this saw
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Yes . According to the Echo website
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No. You have to order the bar seperate.
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The CS-590 comes standard with the 20" bar and chain. However, an 18" bar and chain may be ordered as a separate purchase. I have listed the part numbers below;
18D0AS3864 - 18" Power Match Bar
72LPX64CQ - 18" Chain
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 389 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Echo 590 Excellent product but I had to return my first one becausemit didn't work. the second one worked great. May 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by First Chainsaw I just purchased the CS-590 as my first chainsaw. I have used chainsaws in the past but nothing substantial. I was amazed by how easily it started and the amount of power the saw had. I just recently took down a 16" dia. pine and the saw cut through it without a problem. The amount of saw you get for the price as well as the warranty is why I chose this saw. Not to mention when I went in to my local dealer to look at saws I spoke with a gentlemen who was in the tree cutting business who personally used this saw as well as other echo saws because of the value and quality compared to other saws. A similar size husqvarna or Stihl would have cost more and had a shorter warranty. March 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Handles well I purchased the Timber wolf saw approximately 30 days ago. Initially the saw would not start. I followed the directions to the T. The dealer was very polite and offered to exchange the saw. Before returning the saw I called Echo and finally got hold of a tech. The tech walked me through adjusting the carbirator. Once theses adjustments were made the saw starts fine. I have cut over a cord of wood since the purchase date, and the saw handles great. Both the downward and upward cuts produce a stable even cut. April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fast cutting /with lots of Power I have had this saw for about a month now and it seems to work great. I have cut about 40 tress so far without any troubles. I the tree size is from 6 inches up to about 30 inches. NO trouble cutting through oak and hickory. May 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 Big power! It is a cutting beast.....easy to start....cuts huge Oaks like butter. May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent purchase! I should have bought this saw years ago when I first started reading about it. It does a great job! May 10, 2016
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