Echo CS-280TES Professional Top Handle Chainsaw 26.9cc/25cm
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The Echo CS-280TES top handle chainsaw is uperbly balanced and lightweight making it ideal for arboricultural off-ground work. Heavy-duty construction, coupled with legendary Japanese build quality and reliability means this is the perfect choice for the professional.

This professional petrol chainsaw develops an impressive 1.07kW from its 26.9cc engine driving a 25cm bar. ES, easy-start ensures effortless starting every time. The wrap-around handle is designed to encourage industry best practice, requiring the operator to use both hands. This also helps to make it comfortable to use for extended periods of time. The side access tensioning is easily accessible for chain adjustments.

Balance, control and reliability are critical requirements for the highly trained professionals who are licenced to operate these chainsaws one handed.  Echo remains a world leader in the development of the top handle saw and a trusted brand for thousands of tree surgeons the world over.

Echo builds into each chainsaw the high quality it needs for maximum reliability, optimum performance and ease of use - over a very long working life. At the heart of each saw is an Echo engine with a low friction monolithic cylinder, a precision finished aluminium alloy piston and a durable connecting rod - Echo engines are made to last! Echo chainsaws start easily and run smoothly, with minimum noise and vibration.

NB: To be used by trained professional tree surgeons only.

Product specification

Brand: Echo
Engine Type: 2-stroke
Displacement: 26.9cc
Power: 1.07kW
Start Method: Recoil
Start Assist System: ES-Start
Ignition System: CDI
Priming Pump: Yes
Choke: Automatic fast idle release
Fuel Tank Capacity: 0.24L
Fuel Consumption: 0.68L/h at max engine power
Guide Bar Length: 25cm / 10"
Chain Pitch: 0.38"
Chain Gauge: 0.050"
Chain Brake: Yes
Chain Tensioning: Side tensioner
Automatic Chain Lubrication: Yes
Oil Tank Capacity: 0.16L
Dimensions: L: 250mm x W: 215mm x H: 210mm
Weight: 3kg
Warranty: 2 year professional manufacturer's warranty

26.9cc Premium Grade Echo Engine

Increased performance, extended product life and less downtime

Low Emissions

Stage 2 compliant low emission engine means reduced exhaust emissions

Tool-less Air Filter Cover

For easy air filter access, even when wearing gloves

Side Access Chain Tensioner

Allows easy chain adjustment



Easy Start

Spring assisted starting system for quick, almost effortless starting. Just one or two gentle pulls of the recoil will start the engine. A warm engine will usually start with one half pull of the recoil rope

Inertia-type-Chain Brake

A safety feature

Digital CDI

Gives smooth, quick acceleration and stable idle

G-Force Engine Air Pre-cleaner

Reduces engine exposure to dirt and debris for less maintenance


Echo power tools come with a two year warranty in professional use (registration of Echo products and servicing are necessary to validate the warranty


Echo works as hard as you do

In the UK, ECHO products are distributed by Countax Limited, manufacturers of Britain's best selling range of garden tractors. The ECHO range of outdoor power tools and ECHO Bear Cat products, are sold through Countax Limited by a nationwide network of specialist dealers.

ECHO power tools have an outstanding reputation for its superb quality, reliability and durability, selling in over 80 countries through more than 16,000 ECHO dealers.

ECHO Bear Cat was sold to ECHO Inc in 2006 and is one of the leaders in the USA for commercial chippers. Renowned for product durability and versatility, ECHO Bear Cat has one of the broadest line of chippers/shredders in the market place. ECHO Bear Cat products include EZ TrimMowers, Stump Grinders, Bear Vac Lawn Vacuums, Chipper Shredders (upright, towable and PTO models) and larger Chippers.


ECHO products come equipped with a range of unique product features designed to deliver ease and comfort for users.

ECHO is successful in producing low vibration and low noise for power tools and are leaders in two-stroke power tool emission technology. ECHO Bear Cat products come with a host of features and are renowned for their unmatched performance and quality construction.

Leading in two-stroke power tool emission technology
ECHO has the widest variety of emission compliant engines ever certified for EPA, CARB regulations and EU directives. ECHO has condensed the years of development in the USA into the trademarked Power Boost Tornado technology, with a highly refined two-stroke engine design. This technology is now applied across the ECHO Power Tool range, with engines delivering more power, higher fuel efficiency and better engine lubrication, while improving combustion and reducing exhaust emissions.

Low Vibration
ECHO has taken up the challenge and is successfully producing measures for maximum control of vibration. ECHO products are designed and manufactured for constant and lengthy use by professional users, with homeowners/domestic users also able to enjoy the benefits of commercial quality and features. Under independent tests, ECHO brush cutters and ECHO hedge cutters have produced the lowest vibration figures. ECHO is one of very few manufacturers who make its own engines, therefore every ECHO product is designed and tested as a completed package. This ensures high quality, ergonomically designed equipment, with maximum vibration controls.

Low Noise
With power tool equipment in use in public and residential areas, noise is of primary concern, ECHO has developed the technology to control and minimise noise pollution. ECHO designs and manufactures engines from scratch, matching low noise engines to low vibration products, by retaining complete manufacturing control.

ECHO Innovation - i-start
The i-start device makes first time starting of two-stroke engines a certainty, while removing 90% of the effort required. i-start stores the energy of one long and gentle pull, or two short pulls of the recoil starter and delivers it in a dynamic burst that starts the engine every time.

ECHO Innovation - Easy Start
Denoted by the ES symbol on the power tool, Easy Start works in a different way to i-start to minimise the effort required to start the engine. With Easy Start the pulling power needed on the starter rope is greatly reduced compared to other makes, with no kick-back effect when cranking.

Echo power tools come with a five year domestic warranty and two year warranty for professional use.  For the domestic user there is the total reassurance of using equipment designed and built for professionals, and a five year warranty offers even greater peace of mind.  Registration of Echo products and servicing are necessary to validate the warranty...


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