My local Lawn machine shop that repairs and sells Sthil and all major
commercial brands says Echos motors are the best. Echos warranty and
motor hours rating is the best I believe. Sthil used to be better but
Echo redesigned their motor.
May be so but one of our church member owns a small engine shop
who used to sell Echo. I asked why when he quit selling them. His
answer, they keep changing things and stocking ever chagning parts is a
I had a 25 year old Poulan, 14". It finally wore out. One thing I
liked about it was that it was very well balanced and could be held
with one hand. The only similar saw I was able to find was an Echo,
everything else was heavier and unwieldy by comparison. One thing I
discovered is that the newer saws now have a much narrower chain (and
bar). This Echo cuts well be if the chain gets the slightest bit
loose there is a good chance of it coming off the bar if it gets
squished at all while I'm cutting with it.
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