Echo CS-271T in the mail.

redlined_b16a

redlined_b16a

ArboristSite Lurker
Joined
Sep 23, 2021
Messages
16
Location
South Louisiana
I'm excited but not alot of info on it since everyone is focused on the new 2511T.
I bought the saw cause Hurricanes down trees all the time In my area.
I have an echo cs-400 I have been trying to murder for 13 or 14 years.Its a true soldier.
Bigger trees fell on the house,up to 40" diameter.Performed a muffler mod and retune while waiting for the CS-590 to arrive.My brother is disabled(damaged shoulder and neck) and I have to do tree work on a ladder.
I can handle both my saws with no issues.
Figured I'd order a lite weight saw for him and I to use.
The vids I do find are pretty impressive but I did not find much info on forums.
Anyone here own one or has had experience with the CS-271T?
What's the key problematic issues?
Best chain/bar combos.
I only plan to cut up to 6" limbs but mostly 1"-2'
Held a Sthil MS-194 at a local dealer and I know it's larger but I really liked it except it was $389 plus taxes and I'm kinda fond of Echos even though my CS-590 seems like too much of a China plastic feel compared to my older CS-400.....which is plastic but seems to be tougher/Thicker.
 
4CornersPuddle

4CornersPuddle

ArboristSite Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2020
Messages
54
Location
southwest Colorado
How's the little Echo working for you now that you've had it for a month?
I bought one new about 3 years ago. Over this time period I've fiddled and fiddled with it to get it cutting satisfactorily. Muffler mod and carb limiters removed, spark screen tossed.
Power has improved but remains lackluster. I also can use Stihl 200Ts and 020s for my climbing job, and modded several 2511Ts for an arborist friend. I also have a backup Husqvarna 335 XPT on the truck.
The mods on the 271 certainly "get it out of bed"" but don't necessarily "wake it up." Ha.
Carb adjustment is finicky. At times I've packed a small screwdriver up into the tree so I can be able to adjust the carb mixture while in the canopy. The saw is very easy to start when cold, but unpredictable when warmer. If it hangs from my saddle for 5 minutes, it may fire right up. I may have to hold the throttle wide open. If its been hanging for 10 minutes, it might want to be choked. Or maybe not.
I'm not a fan of the rev limiter when it's carb adjustment time.
Small diameter cuts are fine. Cuts approaching the 12" bar length are rather slow.
I practically demand that a saw start quickly and easily. When I was felling timber, I'd kill my H288s at the end of the day by choking. The next morning they invariably would start on the first pull. That brings a smile to your face for sure.
 
redlined_b16a

redlined_b16a

ArboristSite Lurker
Joined
Sep 23, 2021
Messages
16
Location
South Louisiana
For what I do its working OK.
I use it just for limbs.

Needs felling spikes for sure to stop the blade bounce.
I'm on the 3rd tank of gas,been working alot so I hadn't used it much.I expected more power.My brother bought the Amazon Zenoah 2500 clone and it has just a IL more power but also has a less restricted muffler.
I'll chime in more as I use it.So far I like it's low fuel consumption and compactness
 
echomeister

echomeister

ArboristSite Operative
Joined
Oct 11, 2013
Messages
147
Location
frankfort, ky
It took mine around 6 tanks before it woke up, At first it was fairly weak. But now it will cut 10" rounds like a champ.
I put the narrow kerf bar and chain on it. That helps a lot.
 
echomeister

echomeister

ArboristSite Operative
Joined
Oct 11, 2013
Messages
147
Location
frankfort, ky
 
redlined_b16a

redlined_b16a

ArboristSite Lurker
Joined
Sep 23, 2021
Messages
16
Location
South Louisiana
Figured I need to run the saw so today I cut 2 cord of wood.
3" up to 12" diameters
Saw is gaining power so I suspect it's breaking in well.
As long as I let the blade eat at its own pace it's plenty of power.
For my needs do far I'm happy.
Starts hot
Starts cold
No issues there.
 

Latest posts

Top