Very much unlike the poetry of Edward Lear, ECHO’s ultra-tough CS-450 15” petrol chainsaw is a no-nonsense type affair. A professional grade machine designed for use by landscapers, farmers and homeowners, the CS-450 is ideal for felling and logging medium-sized trees of all kinds. In fact, had Lear’s owl and pussycat taken ECHO’s CS-450 with them on their beautiful pea green boat, and had they not been such frivolous beasts, they could probably have deforested the land where the Bong-tree grows in a matter of days.
Reassuringly powerful, the CS-450 features an impressive 45.0cc two-stroke petrol engine, with ECHO’s innovative Power Boost Tornado™ technology included to optimise the combustion process. By doing this the CS-450 is capable of offering increased power, superb fuel efficiency and lower emissions than otherwise similar saws which feature a conventional two-stroke engine. With a high capacity 0.45 litre fuel tank also included to save on time spent refuelling, the CS-450 is therefore ideally suited to taking on heavier commercial workloads.
Equally impressive is the CS-450’s cutting gear, with a sturdy 38cm (15”) guide bar and 0.325” chain providing more than enough clout to tackle even the toughest tree trunks and branches. This magnificent machine has much more to offer though, with an adjustable automatic oil pump included to regulate chain lubrication and an easy-access side mounted chain tensioner available to enable hassle-free tightening of the chain prior to operation. Each of these features helps to further boost performance, thereby ensuring great results regardless of the job and cutting conditions at hand. An optional bumper spike, meanwhile, is included to provide a helpful pivot point when felling and bucking trees for firewood.
Weighing an impressively negligible 5kg (without bar and chain), the CS-450 is also pleasingly portable and easy to handle for such a powerful machine, making it perfect for use on large farms and estates. A variety of additional features further ensure comfort and convenience during extended periods of operation, including a G-Force Engine Air Pre-Cleaner dust control system and anti-vibration cushions on the rear handle. For added safety, moreover, the CS-450 also features an effective inertia chain brake which activates automatically in the event of dangerous kickback. What’s more, with high quality components such as the commercial grade air filter and either a five year domestic warranty or a two year commercial warranty supplied as standard, ECHO’s CS-450 is happily capable of providing many years of reliable “no-nonsense” service.
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