In the promotional literature ECHO’s CS-352ES is described as a “utility saw”, which risks making it sound a little mundane (or perhaps simply the opposite of a “decorative saw”). Certainly, the CS-352ES is a very useful piece of kit and perfect for a wide range of cutting work around homes, gardens and farms, but the CS-352ES is far more than just “useful”. Combining all the power of a professional machine, the convenience of a chainsaw aimed at home users and ECHO’s legendary build quality, the CS-352ES is a prime example of modern chainsaw design, offering both superb performance and unbeatable user convenience.
A good place to begin is the CS-352ES’s hi-tech 34cc two-stroke petrol engine, which features ECHO’s brilliant Power Boost Tornado™ technology. The Power Boost Tornado™ system boosts combustion and ensures that fuel is burnt more completely, resulting in reduced exhaust emissions, greater power and increased efficiency. Coupled with the inclusion of ECHO’s Easy Start system and digitally controlled capacitor discharge ignition, this makes using the CS-352ES pleasingly stress-free and allows this impressive machine to compete with many higher-spec saws. Equally important in terms of ensuring consistently excellent results are the CS-352ES’s potent 35cm guide bar and 3/8” pitch chain. Supplied as standard, this tough guide bar and chain combination provides enough cutting power to chop firewood, prune hedgerows and even fell small trees with supreme efficiency. This is complemented by the CS-352ES’s compact and lightweight build, which improves handling so that even tricky cutting work is a breeze. Furthermore, for even greater dependability the CS-352ES also comes with an aero-mechanically engineered G-Force Engine Air Pre-Cleaner dust control system, along with an adjustable oil pump which regulates chain lubrication to suit the conditions at hand (e.g., the bar and chain combination being used, or the kind of wood being cut).
Also fitted with an effective inertia chain brake for added protection against kickback, the CS-352ES is therefore a machine designed for tackling challenging cutting work with the minimum of fuss. Other convenient features include an easy-access side mounted chain tensioner screw which permits quick and simple tightening of the chain prior to operation, and an air filter which can be quickly removed for servicing without the need of additional tools. As with all of ECHO’s high quality tools the CS-352ES is also pleasingly durable, and with either a five year domestic warranty or a two year commercial warranty supplied as standard you can therefore depend upon many years of reliable performance.
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