Echo CS-2510TES top-handle chainsaw

For use by climbing arborists working in the canopy, Echo's lightest and most compact chainsaw is now available from dealers.

Echo CS-2510TES top-handle chainsaw - image: Echo Tools
Echo CS-2510TES top-handle chainsaw - image: Echo Tools

With a dry weight of just 2.3kg and ergonomic, compact design, the top-handled CS-2510TES has manoeuvrability built in and can be used for long periods with little operator fatigue.

The engine produces 1.11kW to give an excellent power-to-weight ratio and to set a benchmark for chainsaws in this class. TKF Training managing director Tim Kirk got his hands on the saw before its launch. "It was the only one in the country and my first impression was it must be one of the smallest chainsaws on the market," he says.

"The saw was fitted with a 10in bar and I have to say it was very light. The big test for such a small saw was the removal of limbs between 150mm and 200mm. I was amazed the saw cut through oak and beech without a dip in power."

A key feature is the starter cord toggle, which can be used as a tool to open the fuel and oil filler caps. This can be done even when wearing gloves. Wider tank openings make refilling easier and the oiler adjustment is conveniently located on top of the unit. The dropout prevention nut is held on with a wire spring to prevent loss when working at height.

Another feature that should make the operator's life easier and more productive is the swing-out lanyard ring for attaching the chainsaw to harness ropes, leaving the operator's hands free for easier and safer climbing. The rotating plastic chain catcher is a key safety feature, while narrow louvres in the body are designed to prevent pine needles and debris penetrating the engine compartment.

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