Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sawman Great saw, great price
I have 3 80 - 85cc saw a Echo cs8000, Husky 385xp, and a Dolmar 7900 and they all cut real close in bigger wood. They Echo and Husky wieght the same with the Dolmar being a couple pounds less. The Echo has a nice wide powerband, the Husky not too bad while the Dolmar doesn't lug very good but cuts good if the RPM are kept just right. I can't see how anyone can say the Echo is low quality when it has every bit as much quality as the best Husky and Stihl saws.
January 31, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy The worst experience ever !!
I could not get the chainsaw started not a big issue. I went to a local ECHO Dealer and he laughed and said you bought it from HomeDepote let them fix it. I called a second ECHO dealer and recieved the same response.
I than called ECHO and was told that was a common response from dealers. ECHO told me to go to a Homedepot that has a tool rental department.
I returned the chainsaw and went to XXX
December 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by k4i0n8g great saw
i have used dolmar,stihl,and husqvarna chainsaw,i even have 2 stihls im not going to lie they are both great saws i have ms 660 and ms 441.But they are a little pricey. but this echo is great for the price its a true stump puller. It is a little heavy but has plenty of power. i run a 36 inch bar on mine and fell trees 40+ inches in diameter and never bogs down.
i love this saw!!!!!
November 1, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Davie I like it !! Starts Easy
Started on third pull. Cut through a 24" cherry log like it was butter. I didn't find it as heavy as others have said, but i don"t have anything else to compare it to. I have an older echo string trimmer, blower, and small limb saw. They all start easy and that is what i like.
February 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by d7576xp Echo cs-8000 chainsaw with 24" bar and chain
I bought this Echo cs-8000 chainsaw with a 24" bar and chain from home depot.com last spring. I wanted to try out this chainsaw base on the video I saw on Echo's web site. I own Dolmars, Husqvarna xp's, and Stihls. I process about 75-100 cords of firewood a year.
1. The chainsaw is very heavy-heavier than my still ms660
2. There is no decompression valve
3. The chain adjuster is located near the inner Dog-not on the bar cover like most premium chainsaws.
4. There is no anti-vib. sys. If you try on a dolmar ps7900,
or a Husvarna 576xp, you will never wanna pick this (cs-8000) behemoth again.
5. The cs-8000 is pricey-almost as much as a pro. saw.
The Echo cs-8000 chainsaw will cut just about anything, but will not out-cut my stihls, husqvarna's, and dolmars.
Bottom line, if you are looking to purchase a premium saw, buy a Husqvarna, Dolmar, or a Stihl instead. The price difference of a Husqvarna 576xp pro saw and the Echo cs-8000 is apprx. $75-$85.
All-in-All, the echo cs-8000 is a good saw. But not an excellent/professional saw.
September 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mrousnr Massive Power, Solid, Quality built
Just finished up some very large cutting jobs with this new saw. After struggling with my aging Poulan 18’ 40cc saw, I wanted a very powerful saw to make quick work of some very large downed trees while clearing land. This thing did the trick, powering through 24” trees like a hot knife through butter, slightly slower in large maple, but still very impressive! What took about 10 minutes with my smaller saw, this thing ate through in seconds! If you want power this is it! It is not a baby saw, make sure you are ready to move it around, it makes my old saw feel like a toy, this thing is on the heavy side, but it is almost all metal (even the on/off switch!), very well built, and the weight helps it power through vertical cuts, leaving massive piles of saw dust in its wake. I have a 36” bar on order, so far I’m making use of the supplied 24” bar and chain, but it has the power to handle much more. I bought the Echo hard case, it is also well built and works well with this saw. I priced this against a similar Stihl, and Husqvarna, I’d say this is value, and massive power for the money that is hard to beat.
July 27, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by verydisappointed very low quality
bogs down parts come off very hard to get running.
September 5, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ephblum Pro Level Performance for Nice Price
I've had this saw for a few years, used regularly but not professionally (not every day more like a couple times per month). I like the price vs other pro level saws. I wanted quality and power. We have an echo cs360 top handle with 12" bar as well as an echo pole saw with 12" bar and echo cs330 with 14" bar. Also 3 Craftsman 18" saws we never really use anymore. This saw, the pole saw, and the top handle cs360 are basically all you need. No, you should not make this your first chainsaw-for your safety you should be well-versed in saw operation before engaging this much power. Yes, this saw is heavy with its all-metal case and big bar/engine. Yes, it will tear through big cuts (buy a 36" bar if need be and you will be able to power through really big wood). Yes, you will get a workout when using it (so that's a bad thing?). Yes it does have an anti-vibe system where there is rubber-like material between handle and case to absorb engine vibration (another reviewer said it doesn't). The heaviness aspect you actually come out ahead because you will finish whatever cutting you are doing much more quickly because of the speed/power of the saw. Yes it is hard to start because you are cycling a big engine. No it is not that hard to start, and restarts after warm on first pull. Very satisfied with this saw vs others close to 2x the price for same power. Spend your savings on bigger bar for when you need it and more/better chains and you will be happy with the purchase.
May 15, 2013