Believe the hype with the new battery top handle saw from ECHO
Hello! My name is Mark and I’m a self employed tree surgeon at ArbCore. I just want to start of by saying thank you to ECHO Tools UK for giving me the opportunity to test and review their professional grade battery top handle saw, the new ECHO DCS-2500T.
OK so lets start off. I’ve been using the new battery powered top handle for a few weeks. I currently own a CS-2511TES and the CS-362TES which are my go to top handle saws, so this thing had a lot to live up to. Let me just say after extensive use, I was left speechless by how well this saw has performed. I’ve always been a petrol powered saw man and when ECHO asked me to try this battery top handle saw I was a little bit apprehensive.
Well let me tell you it has lived up to the hype. The power from the electric motor is definitely on par with its petrol power brother. The torque from it is absolutely brilliant. I was able to cut limbs equivalent to the bar size that was on the saw with out any issues. With the 1/4 chain, she rips through the timber – no problem.
A lot will ask about run time and battery life. Well let me tell you that the battery time is more than adequate to do an extensive tree prune. I was only running one battery but with two fully charged batteries, I could easily manage an extensive tree reduction up to the bar length, then a bigger saw would complete my setup. The battery charges rapidly from nothing to fully charged in around 20mins.
There are a few welcome additions that I was more than happy to see on this chainsaw. The new oil flip cap is brilliant. I hope ECHO brings this to future products and the new redesigned chainsaw clip for hanging the saw from your harness tool hook is an amazing piece of engineering. Would be good if all were destined this way.
I’ve been so impressed with how well this battery top handle saw has performed – its quiet, unbelievably light even with the battery mounted. Its definitely a joy to use in the tree. ECHO have yet again bought an amazing top handle saw to the field. Well done! I have big expectations for what’s to come with future products.
Visit your local ECHO dealer to order your DCS-2500T battery top handle saw today.