Echo CS-281WES Petrol Chainsaw 26.9cc 25cm/30cm
Echo CS-281WES Petrol Chainsaw 26.9cc 25cm/30cm Echo CS-281WES Petrol Chainsaw 26.9cc 25cm/30cm
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Lightweight and highly manoeuvrable, the CS-281WES petrol chainsaw is ideal for use by homeowners and farmers.  It is equipped with a 26.9cc low emission engine and Easy Start for easy starting.  The CS-281WES is the lightest rear handle chainsaw in the Echo range, weighing just 3.1kg.

The Echo Easy Start system is a culmination of years of unique and innovative developments.  It works to minimise the effort required to start the engine with greatly reduced pulling power and vastly reduced kick back effect.  In most cases the effort required to pull the starter is reduced by up to 50% compared to standard models.

Other features include group controls for excellent control including a throttle lockout for optimum safety. In the unlikely event of 'kick back', all Echo chainsaws are fitted with an inertia type automatic chain brake, which ensures the chain stops instantly every time.

The Echo CS-281WES chainsaw is also fitted with anti vibration mounts; the top operator handle and engine are both mounted on shock absorbers to greatly reduce both vibration and operator fatigue.  All this, combined with an ergonomic, comfortable design, makes the CS-281WES chainsaw a pleasure to use.

All Echo chainsaws have a side access chain tensioner, which enables the operator to adjust the chain quickly and accurately, from the side body of the saw. The automatic chain oiling feature on all Echo chainsaws, has an adjustment option so that more or less oil can be fed to the chain depending on the density and hardness of the timber. This versatility allows for much smoother cutting in all applications.

Product specification

Brand: Echo
Engine Type: 2-stroke
Displacement: 26.9cc
Power: 1.09kW
Start Method: Recoil
Ignition System: CDI
Start Assist System: ES-Start
Priming Pump: Yes
Choke: With automatic fast idle release
Fuel Tank Capacity: 0.24L
Guide Bar Length: 25cm / 10" or 30cm / 12"
Chain Pitch: 3/8"
Chain Gauge: .050"
Chain Brake: Yes, intertia-type
Chain Tensioning: Side tensioner
Automatic Chain Lubrication: Yes
Oil Tank Capacity: 0.16L
Weight excluding Bar & Chain: 3.1kg
Warranty: 5 year domestic, 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 Chain Brake Handle

For safety

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 five year domestic warranty or two year warranty in professional use


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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