I recently purchased a new echo chainsaw on line. It was missing the owners manual so i called echo to get one coming and during the conversation with cus omer sevice i come to find out that you have no warranty unless you purchase the saw from an authorized dealer such as (home depot). To say the least i was slightly upset. He explained to me that they(home depot) would check the saw out before i left the store with the saw. After i quit laughfing i told him that is B.S. all they do is hand you a box and send you on your way. I guess since they went to the so called five year warranty that is there way of renegging on there resonsibilty as a quality manf. of outdoor eqiupment. I looked at the warranty for my husqvarna saw and it states that it begains on the date it is deliverd. So any of you that intend on buying a echo procduct on line beware.