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Offline Philbert

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Re: Echo cordless 58v chainsaw
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2015, 07:52:25 pm »
From your memory how did the Echo compare to the Oregon you and I both ran?

t was really fun to run these 3 saws (Kobalt, Ryobi, ECHO) side-by-side with similar chains.  That's the way to do it, and the results were significant. Hard to compare to the Oregon saw from memory, because I never cut pressure treated deck lumber with it!  Also, the PowerSharp chain cuts differently - I did some side-by-side comparisons with PS and standard chain a few years ago, and the PS chain was faster and more aggressive, in that case.

The other issue is the brushless motor.  ECHO has one, and the Oregon one due out in a few months (CS300) will too, so that would be a more apples-to-apples comparison, despite the voltage ratings.  Oregon says to expect 40% more power, which is huge (to quote that real estate guy in New York).

BTW, I told the Store Manager and the Corporate guys that they should do these events for customers too!

I have not been able to convince the park people to try the Echo yet.  They have some Makita cordless stuff and want to go with a Makita saw that will use their existing batts.  Hopefully I can convince them that this Echo would be good to have for the heavier cutting that sometimes has to be done during the bird nesting noise restriction months.

I am 'invested' in the Oregon batteries, so I understand, and have great hopes for their new saw.  If I was starting from scratch, I would take a good look at the ECHO.

As I mentioned, and the sales guy promoted, HD has a 90 day money back guarantee, and a 2 year commercial/5 year residential warranty on the ECHOs, if that helps your situation Aaron.  Also, compare the run time of the 4.0 AH batteries used on these new saws, with the capacity of their drill batteries - might make a difference?



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