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Echo CS-490 or CS-4910 or ?

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I’m looking to get a little brother for my CS-620 and I’m thinking about the CS-490. I was at the dealer looking at it and noticed the nearly identical CS-4910. Guy there didn’t know anything about them, so I thought I’d ask the pros for opinions on those two saws, or recommendations on a different Echo saw in that class.


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I would guess the 4910 is their "Pro Series" or heavy duty model compared to the 490. Go here and compare.

 
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I would guess the 4910 is their "Pro Series" or heavy duty model compared to the 490. Go here and compare.


I compared them on their website, but that didn’t tell me a lot. I see the 4910 has a decompression valve, which the 490 doesn’t. I think the 4910 is just the newer version of the 490, but they’re both current models, at least right now. Sometimes the newer versions aren’t always as good as the previous models.
I did see an article online saying the 4910 has 22% more power than the 490, which is considerable, if it’s true.


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I would guess the 4910 is their "Pro Series" or heavy duty model compared to the 490. Go here and compare.

That's incorrect. The 4910 is the homeowner version of the 501p.
 
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Yep, the 4910 is basically a 501 with a plastic handle and no captive bar nuts. I think the coil is different, so maybe it won't free rev quite as high, but engine is identical otherwise. You can get the 501 for only about $20 more than the 4910 during the 15% off one day sale. The sale is only good on "X" series stuff this year, so the 4910 won't be discounted.
 
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Yep, the 4910 is basically a 501 with a plastic handle and no captive bar nuts. I think the coil is different, so maybe it won't free rev quite as high, but engine is identical otherwise. You can get the 501 for only about $20 more than the 4910 during the 15% off one day sale. The sale is only good on "X" series stuff this year, so the 4910 won't be discounted.
What's this sale you talk of?
 
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The Echo site no longer lists the specific dates each dealer is having the sale. You need to call around to the dealers.
 
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The Echo site no longer lists the specific dates each dealer is having the sale. You need to call around to the dealers.
With a little work it does.
Echo site. Click on promotions, then One Day Sale. Find dealer (your local area). Then filter by One Day Sales Event.
 
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Yep, the 4910 is basically a 501 with a plastic handle and no captive bar nuts. I think the coil is different, so maybe it won't free rev quite as high, but engine is identical otherwise. You can get the 501 for only about $20 more than the 4910 during the 15% off one day sale. The sale is only good on "X" series stuff this year, so the 4910 won't be discounted.

My dealer says the 15% Sale is on all Echo chainsaws, so I plan to get a 4910 for $306 on the 24th.


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