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Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Shindaiwa => Topic started by: Spike60 on November 06, 2015, 07:01:07 am

Title: New Shindaiwas
Post by: Spike60 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.
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: Cut4fun . 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.
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: Cut4fun . 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/

September 2008, the Shindaiwa company merged with Kioritz to form the Yamabiko Corporation

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

591 600

(http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com/getattachment/7d2f695e-f8ba-4aed-8ee2-a5ee2bfeb6fc)
(http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com/getattachment/3c60fd2b-d422-4eda-b8e4-385385ef544a)
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: Spike60 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.
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: 3000 FPS 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.
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: old 040 on February 06, 2016, 06:50:32 am
Here's the relabeled cs400.......me likes!!......... ;D
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: fuzz1500 on February 08, 2016, 06:01:40 pm
Good to see the name back on the saws !
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: Eccentric on December 13, 2016, 10:28:20 pm
So is the 358TS an Echo CS355T in red dress?  Looks to be.


http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com/Products/Chain-Saws/358Ts.aspx

http://www.echo-usa.com/Pro/Products/Chain-Saws/CS-355T



(http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com/getattachment/3e97bc12-83f9-4543-a61c-402b4919edb5/358Ts.png)
(http://www.echo-usa.com/getattachment/af00238e-45d0-4fd1-a2f9-9ea4aa2fef54/CS-355T_callouts.jpg)
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: RoyM 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.
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: Eccentric 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.
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: HolmenTree on December 17, 2016, 09:42:18 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.
Yep main reason I'm still running my 338XPT  NE.  The day I found out my 338 was out cutting my MS200 by a good margin I got rid of the 200 also.
I loved running the Shinny 680 back in the early 1980s. But come winter she wouldn't run .Iced up worse then the Stihl's.
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: Eccentric on December 17, 2016, 03:37:32 pm
I have a disassembled 335XPT California (43cc Ca-only version) in a box that I'll get to someday.  Needs a piston.

Do you still have the Shinny 680?  I have a friend who needs a piston for one.
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: HolmenTree on December 17, 2016, 04:51:43 pm
No my skidder operator had the 680. I haven't seen him around for about 25 years. 680 came out  about the same year as the 034.
Title: Re: New Shindaiwas
Post by: CR888 on January 01, 2017, 09:11:55 pm
If you like the Jap top handles.... there is a recent offering from Shin&Echo in the 25cc class known as the CS-2511TES or older but same CS-2510TES, lighter than the MS150T with about the same rated power. I have two 'Yamabiko' Makita 231t's which up until this new Echo was 'the lightest gas saw' sold on the planet today. Sadly the Makita 231t is not sold in the US market. While they don't have 35-40cc top handle power, they are about half the weight and run a 10"-12" b/c well. I pick up a 231t more often than a 201t or 200t both of which I own too.