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New Shindaiwas
« on: November 06, 2015, 07:01:07 am »
Was at a distributor meeting yesterday for Exmark. These folks are also a Echo/Shindaiwa distributor. Over on the Shindaiwa display was a bunch of shiny new saws. Rep told me they were introduced just recently.

Not surprisingly they are all re-labled Echos, but still it was nice to see them back in the saw biz. Like Husky/Jonsered they seem to look a little better in red.  :)   And they are really red, even the fuel caps. The air filter cover that is black on the Echos is also red.

Think there were about 8 saws there; one being a Shindaiwa version of the 620.
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Re: New Shindaiwas
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2015, 08:42:57 am »
My Husky dealer in Lexington was a Shin dealer before taking on Husky. I never delt much with him when he had shin. I just dont know the brand and parts availability .

Like now a 757 for sale but I wont touch it do to parts availability.
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Re: New Shindaiwas
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 10:47:42 am »
Just seen online Shindaiwa 591 491 402 600  etc.    http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com/Products/Chain-Saws.aspx

http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com/

I was always told those newer echos were just shins in dress.

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Re: New Shindaiwas
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 12:06:33 pm »
Nice link Kevin.

I don't know which side of the family the designs actually came from. Guys who follow those product lines more closely could probably figure it out.

Cool to see them back in the saw biz, but the question of how they'll sell is yet to be answered. I'd bet many Shindaiwa dealers have moved on to something else in the time since they were discontinued.
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Re: New Shindaiwas
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 10:56:49 pm »
I have only seen one top handle Shindiawa saw.   The place I work for sells echo saws but they also sell a boat load of the Shindiawa string trimmers.   Good stuff in my opinion.   If the saws are that good they should do alright.
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Re: New Shindaiwas
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2016, 06:50:32 am »
Here's the relabeled cs400.......me likes!!......... ;D

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Re: New Shindaiwas
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2016, 06:01:40 pm »
Good to see the name back on the saws !

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Re: New Shindaiwas
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 10:28:20 pm »
-Aaron

For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.
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Re: New Shindaiwas
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2016, 11:35:24 am »
I have always been impressed with Shindaiwa saws, am glad to see the name back but not sure it will work as a rebadged Echo. Don't get me wrong, I am a big Echo fan but found their saws to be a hard sell against Stihl and Husky.
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Re: New Shindaiwas
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2016, 06:04:40 am »
I'd rather have that Echo 355T tophandle (or a red Shinny version) than an MS201T or 540XPT.  Glad to see Echo dropped the price.
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.