Not long ago, we traveled to ECHO’s Illinois-based headquarters for a summit about upcoming product releases. The long-time leader in outdoor power equipment has been busy expanding their lineup. This includes everything from blowers and string trimmers to edgers and chainsaws. Indeed, we had a second opportunity to see them again at this year’s Equip Expo in Louisville, KY. Out of the many tools with which we got up close and personal, we chose three from their eFORCE Series as our favorites. One of them was the 56V ECHO eFORCE Chainsaw (DCS-2500TN).
Here’s a look at what this top-handle model can do and why we highlighted it in our ECHO eFORCE Series Reviews list.
ECHO eFORCE Chainsaw Performance Features
Regardless of where you stand on the matter, the OPE landscape is changing. With an increasing number of states and municipalities banning gas-fueled equipment or passing noise ordinances, battery power is quickly becoming more dominant.
We discussed the issue at length with the company’s CEO, Harold Redman, who assured us that they are on top of the shift. And the eFORCE series is ECHO’s answer to the rising demand for products like cordless chainsaws.
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- Model: ECHO DCS-2500TN
- Battery: 56V (2.5Ah)
- Brushless motor
- Bar length: 12 in
- Weight: 7.3 lbs
Driving the DCS-2500TN is a brushless motor and a 56V (2.5Ah) battery. Together, this duo should give you up to 70 cuts on a single charge, which isn’t bad for a Pro-grade unit like this one.
What’s more, ECHO has taken measures to minimize downtime with its rapid charger. In this case, you’re looking at about 38 minutes to get you up and running again.
And, like we said, we’ve seen this saw in action on two occasions–it’s a confident cutter.
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ECHO eFORCE Chainsaw Design
In terms of design, there are several things we like about the DCS-2500TN.
This particular model stood out to us because of how much it has to offer Pro arborists. For one, we liked the compact design and 12-inch bar. Indeed, we think you’ll find both facets quite useful, even if you’re a Prosumer with a lot of property.
Furthermore, this ECHO eFORCE chainsaw’s top-handle design makes it ideal for jobs that take you aloft.
However, what most impressed us while running it was its weight–a manageable 7 pounds. That trait, alone, proves handy when you’re working high up.
ECHO DCS-2500TN Price
The 12-inch ECHO eFORCE chainsaw sells for $569.99 to $659.99 (price varies by options) and comes with 5-year consumer and 2-year commercial warranties.