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Model #CS-490-16

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16 in. 50.2 cc Gas 2-Stroke Cycle Chainsaw

  • ECHO chainsaw CS-490 with 16" bar cuts up to 28" diameter logs
  • Pro-grade power and weight sets the standard for mid range saws
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Product Overview

The ECHO chainsaw CS-490-16 features a 50.2 cc professional grade 2-stroke engine and 16 in. bar. This chainsaw is lightweight for its class and is great for large landowners, farmers/ranchers, firewood cutters and homeowners.
  • California residents
  • Use a 50:1 ratio of fuel to oil mix for 2-stroke cycle engines, recommend using only fresh gas with a minimum octane rating of 89 or higher (mid-grade to premium) at all times
  • 50:1 ratio equal 1 US Gal. 89 octane plus 2.6 fl. oz. ECHO PowerBlend gold oil or ECHO red armor oil
  • Gas powered chainsaw features a 50.2 cc professional-grade 2-stroke gas engine
  • Chainsaw comes with a 1-year commercial/5-year consumer warranty
  • Comes with 16 in. bar and chain provides reliable cutting performance
  • Magnesium crankcase-provides lightweight durability
  • Spring-assist starter for reduced pulling effort
  • Vibration reduction system reduces operator fatigue
  • Reduced- effort starter for easy start-ups, hot or cold
  • Side access chain tensioner for easy chain adjustment
  • Easy-access, heavy-duty air filter increases engine life
  • G-Force Engine Air Pre-Cleaner maintains clean air supply to engine
  • Automatic, clutch-driven oiler for reduced oil consumption
  • Dual-post chain brake handle increases durability
  • Chrome plated cylinder extends engine life
  • Safety tip (kick guard) sold separately as an accessory.



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Price
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Ratings
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Bar Length (in.)16 in.16 in.16 in.16 in.
RefurbishedNoNoNoNo
IncludedChainChain,Scabbard,Scrench/Combination WrenchChain,Scabbard,Scrench/Combination WrenchChain,Scabbard,Scrench/Combination Wrench
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Chainsaw Bar SizeMediumMediumMediumMedium
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)32352828
Engine Displacement (cc)40.250.235.835.8
ConditionNewNewNewNew
FeaturesAntivibration Handle,Chain BrakeAntivibration Handle,Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain TensioningAntivibration Handle,Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain TensioningAntivibration Handle,Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain Tensioning
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Specifications

Dimensions

Bar Length (in.)
16 in.
Chain Size
16 in.
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)
35

Details

CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Chain Pitch
.325 in.
Chain Speed (mps)
0
Chainsaw Bar Size
Medium
Chainsaw Type
Hand Chainsaw
Condition
New
Drive Links
78
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
50.2
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Features
Antivibration Handle,Chain Brake,Tool-Less Chain Tensioning
Filter Type
Felt Filter
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
16.6
Gauge
.050
Handle Type
Rear Handle Chainsaw
Included
Chain,Scabbard,Scrench/Combination Wrench
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
12.6
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Torque Maximum (Nm)
0

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant,EPA Approved,UL Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
5-year consumer / 1-year commercial

Questions & Answers

58Questions70Answers

Why do I have such a hard time starting this saw? I use store bought premix fuel and follow the ...

Asked by Mikg August 3, 2017
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When a saw is new or sat after storage and no fuel in the carburetor, one must usually prime the carb when first starting. Since this saw has no primer bulb you may need to pull on it numerous times WITH the choke ON before fuel will get into the carb. If that doesn't work ( and it's new) it's like one previously stated, your carb LOW mixture needle needs adjusting to allow more fuel into the carb. One trick is to remove the spark plug put a little fuel in the spark plus hole then pull on the rope 3 or 4 times then reinstall the spark plug. It MAY still be flooded at this point so apply FULL throttle while you pull the rope. It may take up to 10 pulls but it will start if the is no electrical problem. If it dies again, now apply the choke and follow normal starting instructions .I have the Shindaiwa version of this saw ( made in Japan not China ) and it runs perfectly since day one. Don't believe some sales people who tell you it's cheap junk from China. They haven't done their research.

Is this the easy start?

Asked by Chris June 7, 2018
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Yes Pending care of Echo products.... Fuel and plug condition..... Not recommended To tell your 10 year old ... Hay go start the Chain saw....

I bought this model a few days ago.. I noticed that there is SLACK at the bottom of the chain whe...

Asked by mark June 12, 2018
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LolWood Chuck

How often should I grease the bar sprocket and what is the best way

Asked by GLW February 23, 2018
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Use a bar tip grease gun. Grease EVERY time you gas up. A dealer can sell you a tip that fits into a grease gun. I use a mini grease gun

dies it come with a case

Asked by herefish August 16, 2018
7
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No

im trying to find an inexpensive saw for milling lumber, would this be able to cut well?

Asked by jokerjokes19 July 14, 2018
6
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In my opinion not a good Idea. Get the biggest saw you can afford. I've milled and that's hard on man and saw. Use a ripping chain or file your chain to 10 or 15 degrees

why doesnt it have a purge pump

Asked by janet January 30, 2019
6
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Professional saws DO NOT have a purge. Those things rot. Be glad. This is a great saw. The cs590, CS 620p and all professional saws don't.

Hi just bougth this chainsaw for first time and i just put the oil in the tank with out mixing it with the gas.

Asked by Ronmel April 22, 2020
5
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If you put two-stroke oil in the fuel reservoir, empty the fuel tank, flush with straight gasoline and empty again. Then fill with 50:1 fuel mix. Do this before attempting to start the saw. You should be fine. If you put bar and chain oil in the fuel reservoir you may want to do this several times to flush out this high-viscosity material,

does it come with a warranty or guaranty and if so what is it and how long

Asked by lee March 3, 2018
5
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yes, a 5 year consumer warranty

Does this saw auto adjust carberator

Asked by Ben April 5, 2019
5
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No auto adjust. There is an easy to get to adjustment screw on the side to adjust the carb and the instructions in the manual were very easy to follow.

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This saw is great..! Some had trouble getting it to start. Tweak the carburetor governor screw a ...
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This saw is great..! Some had trouble getting it to start. Tweak the carburetor governor screw a bit clockwise, prime the pump bulb and that should do it. Starts right up every time now. Magnesium case makes it very light yet larger size still has that safer feel of a large saw. Price as well worth it at $349. Cuts like a champ..!
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So after doing a little research I decided to give Echo saws a try. The 490 is a beast. I cut almost 2 tri-axle loads of firewood and only sharpened the chain once. Read the start up instructions prior running it the first time. Echo has come a long way and I wouldn’t think twice about buying another Echo saw.
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This saw is amazing. Cuts through the trees with ease. This has made work around the new house a ...
This saw is amazing. Cuts through the trees with ease. This has made work around the new house a breeze. I definitely recommend this to any home owner wanting a saw to do your own work.
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Great saw. I've been buying junky $150 chainsaws every few years so I decided to go a bit better ...
Great saw. I've been buying junky $150 chainsaws every few years so I decided to go a bit better quality this time around. I'm glad I did. I've cut a bunch of big walnut, mulberry and cherry trees, limbed them all, bucked them up and the saw did fantastic. It came with the recommended Oregon chain, as well - and still very sharp after 3 days of constant cutting. It takes a bunch of pulls to get gas into the carb when first starting it up, but I've had no problem with it firing right up after that initial first crank. Buy it, you won't be sorry.
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Great saw easy to start runs well little rich from factory but overall perfect
Great saw easy to start runs well little rich from factory but overall perfect
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Great product. Cut through very large trees very easily. Couldn't be happier with it's performance.
Great product. Cut through very large trees very easily. Couldn't be happier with it's performance.
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Overall, the Echo CS-490 is an excellent chainsaw for the price, and a significant step up from t...
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Overall, the Echo CS-490 is an excellent chainsaw for the price, and a significant step up from the CS-400. The build quality is immediately apparent, with actual magnesium at the working end of the power-head, metal bucking spikes, and a clutch-driven chain-oiler. It qualifies as at least a "pro-sumer" grade chainsaw. I bought mine with a 20" bar, since that's what's carried in-store. However, I went ahead and swapped on an 18" Oregon 180VXLGK216 bar and more aggressive 20LPX072G chain. At just 50cc, it is possible to bog the saw intentionally, but it cuts surprisingly fast, well, and easily. It's also impressively light-weight which makes it easy to move around and to use in tighter spaces. My one significant caveat regarding the saw has nothing to due with Echo. Rather, it's that EPA emission requirements force manufacturers to render carburetors virtually non-adjustable. I live at high-altitude, about 6,300 feet, and initially starting the saw cold required treating it as though I was clearing a flood. NO choke, throttle wide open, and it started easily on the second pull! I suspect that anyone not realizing that the choke would simply flood the engine at altitude would have returned the saw as un-startable. Echo's manual states that operation above 1,100-feet requires carburetor readjustment by a technician... and my saw definitely needed some adjustment in order to start and idle properly, respond quickly, and to run well at high-RPM. There is a fairly simple way around this, but be forewarned that it will void your warranty. But properly adjusted, the saw is a definite "keeper". As a last note for anyone unfamiliar with 2-stroke engines, I strongly advise against using automotive fuel as the added ethanol absorbs water and does all kinds of nasty things to the engine and carburetor. Home Depot carries several good 50:1, non-ethanol, high-octane premixes, including Echo's own "Red Armor". After your saw has spent a season stored, you'll greatly appreciate the investment in proper fuel.
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Excellent value. Echo saws are the best bang for the buck out there. Comparable Stihl or Husqvar...
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Excellent value. Echo saws are the best bang for the buck out there. Comparable Stihl or Husqvarna saws are $50 to $100 more. You get a near professional level saw at a consumer saw price. My only issue is the packaging. The saw arrived with the lid to the oil bottle crushed. The contents inside the box were soaked in oil.
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as a landscaper i have gone through my share of chainsaws, after getting this one i'll never go b...
as a landscaper i have gone through my share of chainsaws, after getting this one i'll never go back! its so easy to use and clean, plus, it cuts through massive logs in seconds!! i was able to turn an old tree trunk into firewood, in two minutes flat. when it comes to chainsaws, never save money, either go big or go back to the store to return your trash!!
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I had previously owned a Poulan Pro 18 inch chain saw that was so difficult to keep running that ...
I had previously owned a Poulan Pro 18 inch chain saw that was so difficult to keep running that I found it dangerous. I decided it was time to upgrade and read the reviews about this echo and since I had some HD gift cards, I decided this would be the one. I get it home and attempt to start the chain saw and it would start. I figured after a little time, I'd flooded it so I let it sit a bit. Later on that day, I tried again. Same result. So I taped the throttle trigger down to let in additional air and get rid of the excess fuel and tried starting it. Bam came right on. I adjusted the screw that controls the idle a little and it starts up perfectly now. I noticed a couple other reviews with this issue and that they took them to a repair store. Hoping this review saves some people some money and frustration. The idle comes completely screwed out, so just give it a couple turns with a screw driver and you are good to go.
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