Echo launches lightest gas-powered top-handle chain saw in North America

Echo Incorporated recently introduced the CS-2511T top-handle chain saw — the lightest gas-powered chain saw in North America and the most powerful in its class.

Ideal for the professional arborist looking to increase maneuverability and productivity, the Echo CS-2511T not only weighs more than a pound less than the CS-271T, but it is also compact, making it more than 20 percent smaller than the leading competitor. “With a lighter product, end users have less operator fatigue, which equals greater efficiency,” said Joe Fahey, Echo’s vice president of product planning. “A more compact saw gives users more maneuverability around tightly woven branches.”

One of the CS-2511T’s more innovative features is the top-mounted bar oiler. Since the bar oiler is located on the top instead of the bottom of the chain saw, it allows for easy access by the operator. This also prevents the oiler adjustment screw from getting clogged with wood chips and debris. The bar oiler is clutch driven and adjustable, so that the operator can adjust the flow level of oil depending on working conditions. Thus, the oiler only operates when the chain is moving, which saves oil and prevents oil from collecting under the saw during idle.

The CS-2511T starts at an MSRP of $379.99 with a 1-year commercial warranty. The saw has 12- and 14-inch bar options with the 91PXL chain. According to the EPA 2017 Certification Data, the new CS-2511T is the most powerful in its class.