Model # CS-500P-20

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ECHO CS-500P 20 in. 50.2cc Gas Chainsaw

Discontinued ECHO

CS-500P 20 in. 50.2cc Gas Chainsaw

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Product Overview

This ECHO chainsaw has power and cuts with the highest level of performance. Its heavy duty, easy-access air filtration system keeps it running smoothly. This unit comes with a 5-year consumer / 1-year commercial warranty.

  • Assembled dimension: 9.84 in. W x 15.6 in. D x 11.4 in. H
  • 30% reduction in starting effort
  • G-force engine air pre-cleaner pulls out dust and chips prior to air filtration
  • 5-year consumer /1-year commercial warranty
  • Heavy duty, easy access air filtration system
  • Automatic clutch-driven oiler
  • Anti-vibration system
  • 50.2cc engine

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I put a smaller bar and chain on this saw

Asked by: Espodio456
ECHO's CS-500P will come standard with a 20" bar/chain. However, this model can accept a 16" and 18" bar/chain.
Answered by: Echo
Date published: 2016-06-22

Warranty Valid

The warranty document states that the warranty is only good if purchased from an authorized dealer. Is home depot an authorized dealer?
Asked by: bigtires001
Yes, if the product is new (not reconditioned or previously owned) and purchased from Home Depot or an independent ECHO dealer, warranty would be valid. The warranty is 5 years for residential use and 2 years for commercial use.
Answered by: Echo
Date published: 2016-06-22

what are the specs for the echo cs-500p, 20 inch chainsaw? thank you

Asked by: Anonymous
The dimensions for the CS-500P model are listed below: Length: 15.6 in. Width: 9.84 in. Height: 11.4 in. Dry Weight: 10.6 Lbs. * Without bar and chain
Answered by: Echo
Date published: 2016-01-04
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Customer Reviews

CS-500P 20 in. 50.2cc Gas Chainsaw is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent chainsaw Bought saw 3 weeks ago and been using it to cut up large hedge tree destroyed in a fall storm. Lots of power and the easiest starting saw I have ever used. The saw is great and because of that I have been recommending it to my family and friends.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy starting The echo cs 500p is a easy saw to start and plenty of power for cutting firewood. I am very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical Easy Starting Echo Product Up until now I bought Husqvarna high end chainsaws as they seem to never fail and cut wood like it is butter. However, their new line has the electronic fuel system rather than the trusted adjustable carb and from reviews has had many problems. I've always had great success with Echo products so I thought I would give them a try for a smaller chainsaw compared to my Husky 272XP. At the store they gassed and oiled up the 500P and wanted to make sure everything worked right. Hmmm.........almost changed my mind as both the upfront sales guy as well as the tech in the back just couldn't get the saw to start. I must admit that they both said that getting the Echo saws to run the very first time can be a bear but after that there is no problems. So after a couple of squirts of special stuff in the carb and the 500P started up. Stopped it and sure enough it started on first pull after that. Since then this chainsaw starts on 2 or 3 pulls just like all my other Echo products, summer or winter. When warm it starts on the very first pull every time so the sales guy was right. I even ran it dry and then filled the tank and it started easily so I'm not worried about starting anymore. I reserve the Husqvarna 272XP for the big jobs as it is a brute. However, I decided to try the 500P on an 18" log and was totally surprised as to how well it cut this tree into 20 pieces with little effort. Of course it works great for what I bought it for and that is to cut the smaller stuff as this chainsaw is about 4 pounds lighter than my 272XP. However, the real test will be to see how well it holds up after a year or two of cutting wood. If it is like my other Echo products they just keep running and running. Adjusting the chain tension is okay (between the bar and engine housing) but it could be better like some of the other models where the adjustment is on the outside surface of the clutch cover. I'm a bit concerned about the ON/OFF switch as it doesn't appear to be a rugged switch for a chainsaw but so far none of my other Echo products have failed in this area so we will see. I did notice a lot of oil dripping out from the clutch area. While more oil is better than less oil for the chain this appeared to be excessive. I adjusted oil flow screw which is very easy and located on the bottom of housing in plain view. The goal is to insure that the oil doesn't empty out prior to the gas tank going empty. Operators usually work until the gas is empty but if the oil goes first this will overheat and ruin the chain and bar. So I will watch this over time. Nice balance, light weight, and surprisingly vibration free chainsaw. So far I like what I see and time will tell if this can match up to my old Husqvarna chainsaws.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over two years, forty cords, starts second pull I purchased this saw to complement my Stihl MS 362 and MS 441. I needed something smaller for the limbing work and this saw seemed to fit the bill. What I found was that unless I am in wood too big for a 50cc saw, this thing is amazing. And by too big I am talking red and white oak over 24" diameter. I really like how easy this saw is to start and have no idea why Echo went to the extra expense to install a compression release on the 501P. This engine is a two piston ring engine and while I have never heard of any issues with the one ring Echo engines, I prefer two rings from a heat transfer and engineering efficiency standpoint. I have read the two negative reviews and like one commenter agree that neither of these individuals should be using a chainsaw. I clean my air filter once a day regardless and I think most people who use a saw will do the same. It is obvious the one who went over 30 hours did not bother to read his owner's manual! I have never seen two bumper spikes on anything less than a 60cc saw and if you have to use them to keep your saw straight your chain is not properly sharpened, your bar is uneven, or your rakers aren't properly lowered. A properly sharpened chain with properly filed rakers should run straight with almost no guiding whatsoever. If it isn't there is something wrong. People who cut wood with me love my 500P because it is so light, starts first pull when warmed up, is extremely fuel efficient for a 50cc saw, has loads of power with the narrow kerf chain and could probably handle a 20" bar. I choose not to overload my saws so I use a smaller bar (18") than the max listed. A complaint is the use of "Echo specific" guide bars and chains. These are standard Oregon bars and chains with an Echo label but they are a non-standard number of drive links. I also have no idea why Echo does not sell these saws with the Oregon narrow kerf bars and chains as this technology and the benefits of it has been around for years. I replaced my Echo bar and chain with the Oregon narrow kerf version after wearing out two chains and the difference in cuttingspeed and capability is noticeable. While you can't get a full chisel chain in narrow kerf (yet) the new Oregon 95TXL chain is as close as you are ever going to need and it stays sharp far longer and is easier to file than their LPX/BPX chisel chains. My one real complaint with this saw, and I see Echo is starting to come around to an easier way to change the rim sprocket. In order to change the rim sprocket you have to remove the spark plug, shove a length of rope into the cylinder to lock the piston and then use a wrench to remove the nut holding the washer and rim in place. This is ridiculous on a saw that is designed to be used heavily and therefore sprockets will have to be replaced annually. I see on their 600P and 620P they have gone to a circlip (ring) like Stihl. I'd also like to see them upgrade their air filter to one like they have on their 680 and 800. if Stihl can put an upgraded filter on their MS261 (a 50cc saw), I am sure the Echo engineers could do the same with their 50cc and 60cc saws.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good saw I did at last get to try my new saw.I am by far no wood chuck. I have only owned a couple cheaper saws in the past.(2 craftmans,McCulloch) This saw far out performed them. I only cut cotton wood trees which is a soft wood but with a twenty inch bar there was no power problems. It is also not over heavy. I did have a little trouble filling the oil without spilling, but the is with most saws. Wish they would change that a little, but I started filling a big soft plastic squirt bottle and filled it that way. Over all it is a great saw for what cutting I do.
Date published: 2014-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chainsaw I chose this saw because of the power to weight ratio. I've had saws that were much heavier that didn't cut near as well. I'm in my 60s and the weight matters more and more evey year. This saw starts easily, cuts like a demon and doesn't wear you out from just trying to hold it up. I'm the proud owner of other Echo products and am well pleased with them. I've owned the other high end brands and believe Echo is just as good or better.
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best power to weight ratio, best warranty best saw Reading the two negative reviews, tells me they have a screw loose. never seen a saw in the 50cc class that has two dogs from the factory.(guide bars, or something like that he called them). the saw is extremely well balanced with ergonomic design built in. The Air cleaner the other mentioned. holy cow, who would run the saw 30 hours without cleaning the filter!!! not anybody that respects their equipment. my self i cut over 30 cord (90 rick) before i opted to change my filter that's easily cleanable. and then i changed it merely for the start of the new season. The stock bar is an Oregon, it is no less flimsy than the oregon he replaced it with. but if i'm correct the stock oregon bar with Echo painted on it, is Oregons premium bar. I think those fellas didn't know how to care for or maintain (let alone use a saw) so are punishing Echo for merely selling a doo doo brain a saw without giving them a 40 hour class on chainsaw operation and maintenance. if they'd of admitted their in-experience any dealer i could imagine would have given them basic instructions. The owners manuals also define routine maintenance. It'd be a rare occasion that they'd of gotten a lemon Echo, and even a more rare occasion if an Echo dealer didn't go out of their way to fix the problem/s. I have run a lot of saws for a lot of years. This was the single best saw i have ever seen or heard of, i use it to cut down and buck as much as 36" Oaks, it is not under powered, rather amazing. I did mention "was my favorite saw" The new Echo 352, at 8.8 pounds, 34 cc's out performs my solo 39cc and my stihl 42 cc, and nearly keeps up with my echo 500 making it the ultimate dual purpose saw (limbing and bucking). I have to remind my self to switch to the 10.5 pound 500 when i'm done limbing and start bucking, especially on 20 inch trees (I rarely switch saws for 12 and 14" trunks). To tell the difference between the two saws on 12" oak needs to be timed. Even though i do cull out a few jack pines and even some whites most of my cutting is Burr oak, Red oak, white oak and maple. the bur oak is usually twisted and is a bugger to cut and split, but all three of my echo's work like a dream. I also have a 600P, but prefer my 500P, both have the 20 inch bar, and even up to 36" diameter, i rarely fire up the 600 unless I've pinched my bar or ran out of fuel on the 500 with only a few cuts left for the day. The 600P is heavier without enough difference in performance, and is a gas hog compared to the 500. (I'm wanting to try the 590 and the 490 just for shats n grins. ) Echo has stepped up to the plate and given us light wieght extremely powerful, reliable equipment that is professional grade, with a darned good warranty that is honored. (i have to be careful how i say that since i've not needed the warranty honored outside of initial new purchase tuning, like most any saw, hence a reason to buy from a dealer rather than a box store like menards, home depot and the likes there of that don't tune new saws for customers, nor do they repair them on site.
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Initial impressions - looking good so far! I had to get a replacement saw for my Homelite that died on me after very limited use over 5-yrs that I owned the saw. At the recommendation of my step-son who just happens to work for Home Depot, I checked out Echo Saws. And I'm glad that I did. After doing a lot of research online comparing various saws from Echo, Stihl and other brands as well as reading hundreds of customer reviews, I settled on the Echo CS-500P. The big turning point was when I discovered that Stihl had reduced their warranty on their chainsaws in May of this year from two years to one while Echo maintains a five-year warranty. I needed a saw that could handle trees from saplings to over 30" in diameter, that was light-weight with good power, and was durable. The CS-500P fit my needs perfectly as it sported a 20" bar, is under 13 lbs wet, and has excellent power to weight ratio. In my first use of it, which was to fell and cut up over 70 dead hardwood trees. With a week of operations under my belt with it, I am very pleasantly pleased with its performance. It is a very solidly built saw with simple ergonomic controls and is fairly well balanced even with the 20" blade. Paired with the Oregon chain that came with it, it slices through cured hardwood like butter. The chain is very sharp out of the package and holds an edge very well. I went through 20 trees before I had to sharpen it. The adjustable automatic oiler is terrific and easily adjustable depending on the intensity of cutting. And it doesn't leak bar oil all over the place when not operating like my old saw did. I love the light-weight of the saw and can't believe the power this little saw has. Even with my bad back, I was able to run this saw all day long and still walk the next day which is a significant testament in and of it's self. As for the durability, only time will tell but if lasts as well as it has performed in its first week of operations then this is going to be one awesome little saw!
Date published: 2013-07-20
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