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Re: Echo 340 T
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2014, 03:51:07 pm »
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Re: Echo 340 T
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2014, 03:53:31 pm »
Thanks, now I dont have to run through the rain to check.
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Re: Echo 340 T
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2014, 04:29:45 pm »
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Re: Echo 340 T
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2014, 02:56:00 pm »
echo 303 seems to be the newer version of the 340. Just from looking at echo site.  http://www.echo-usa.com/Products/Chain-Saws/CS-303T

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Re: Echo 340 T
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2014, 12:12:51 pm »

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Re: Echo 340 T
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2014, 12:39:49 pm »
Knowing you, you will never wear it out or even hurt it. Eventually, after a few years, it will be traded for another model?
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Re: Echo 340 T
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2014, 01:13:02 pm »
Knowing you, you will never wear it out or even hurt it. Eventually, after a few years, it will be traded for another model?

Still want even smaller and lighter like a echo 271 or stihl 150. But this will do for now. 

Just glad I didnt jump on the 540 bandwagon after I sold my last 338 to buy one. I was in the wait and see what others thought that I trust their word and not just hype talk of new owner types. Not impressed with the weight or rear end weight of 540.  Didnt see where it was much more if any over this little echo in the cut in 12" either. 
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Re: Echo 340 T
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2014, 02:23:43 pm »
I use the Stihl MS 250/025 for pruning. They are actually too big and heavy for reaching. I keep a 025 and a 7900 handy in the garage in case of storm damage.

I had a big pine top blow onto the driveway last January and I cut it up with the 346XP.

I got along OK with a Mac 3214 for what it was especially after the muffler mod but didn't like the Mini Mac 10 ever.

Though it was more of a firewood saw, I used the Homelite XL150 many years for pruning from the ground until my hands couldn't stand the vibration anymore.

Working off a ladder is difficult at best and should never be done with a two hand saw.

I suppose that's where a top handle comes into play? 10"/12" bar category. A 14" seems huge on a top handle?
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Re: Echo 340 T
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2014, 01:37:04 pm »
Does your new 340 use the small reed valve engine like the 341?  The reed engines dont rev as high as the piston ported design but they have a nice smooth even power band and run forever. 

If your interested in an Owners Manual or IPL (parts diagram) use this link: http://www.echo-usa.com/Support-Help/FAQs.  If you search out the specs, sometimes they will offer additional info like whether that model has the slope advance ignition system and/or which engine series it is of. (power boost)

Looks like it is in nice shape.   
   

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Re: Echo 340 T
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2014, 02:46:47 pm »
Does your new 340 use the small reed valve engine like the 341?  The reed engines dont rev as high as the piston ported design but they have a nice smooth even power band and run forever. 

If your interested in an Owners Manual or IPL (parts diagram) use this link: http://www.echo-usa.com/Support-Help/FAQs.  If you search out the specs, sometimes they will offer additional info like whether that model has the slope advance ignition system and/or which engine series it is of. (power boost)

Looks like it is in nice shape.   
   

Yep it has a reed. Shhhh dont tell any of these guys, they know I dont by reed saws.   ;) :P 

Yep lower rpm wot set at 11K but feels like it holds most of it in the cut even for such a small cc saw.
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