Echo PPF-225 Gas Pole Saw Review. Pole chainsaw Echo

Echo PPF-225 Gas Pole Saw Review

The Echo PPF-225 is one of the choices you have when deciding to buy a gas-powered pole saw. Like other tools, there are pros and cons you need to be aware of before you spend money on this.

This review will help you understand all these things so you understand if this is the right tool for your garden.

What is the cutting capacity?

The Echo PPF-225 has a 21.2cc 2-cycle gas engine. This is suitable for trimming regular tree branches in the garden.

The 10-inch bar and chain help you trim branches up to 8-inches thick with ease.

What is the pole reach?

This comes with a 7.8 feet fixed shaft so it’s not a telescopic pole you can retract and extend. It does come with a 3 feet extension you can use if you need more length.

How good is the durability?

The Echo PPF-225 has a good build quality and is durable to last you for a long time. The 21.2cc engine is a professional-grade quality to give you good performance and durability.

How are the bar and chain?

The 10-inch bar and chain will help you prune branches that are up to 8-inches in thickness.

This width should cover most tree branches in your garden. It helps cut efficiently and with ease. That makes it suitable for pruning lots of tree branches in the garden.

The chain pitch is ⅜ inch, has 39 drive links and a gauge of 0.050.

Is the design good?

The Echo PPF-225 has a good design so you can use it comfortably when trimming tree branches in the garden.

The front and rear handle come with rubber grips that make it comfortable to use and reduces vibrations.

This does not have a telescopic pole. Rather it is fixed and you can get a 3 feet extension if you need more length.

There’s no auto-tensioning system but you have a side-access chain tensioning system that makes it convenient.

It has an automatic oiling system that helps keep the bar and chain oiled based on the cutting conditions.

Is the pole saw lightweight?

The Echo PPF-225 gas pole saw weighs about 15.1 lbs which makes it lightweight considering it’s a gas pole saw with the engine attached.

You’ll find it well-balanced and comfortable to use for a long time in the garden. It also comes with a shoulder strap that will help lower the weight when using the pole saw.

Does it have an automatic oiling system?

The Echo PPF-225 comes with an automatic oiling system that helps keep the bar and chain oiled when in use.

This helps improve performance while pruning thick tree branches. And increases the life of the gas pole saw.

Does it come with a detachable head?

No. This pole pruner does not come with a detachable head. This could be useful when you want a tool that acts like a chainsaw without the pole. And when attached to the pole you get the pole saw.

However, such a 2-in-1 system has the drawback that the engine is attached to the chainsaw which makes the tool top-heavy and imbalanced.

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What are the noise levels?

The Echo PPF-225 is a gas pole saw which means it has a gas engine. And that will cause some noise compared to an electric or manual one.

You need to use good ear protection like earmuffs when using such a gas pole chainsaw.

Does it need a lot of maintenance?

The Echo is a gas pole saw which means many moving parts. This includes the engine, air filter, gas tank, choke, and carburetter.

The more moving parts in a tool the higher is the maintenance required. So any gas pole saw needs more maintenance than an electric or manual one.

The automatic oiling system helps send oil to the bar and chain. This helps lower maintenance by improving performance and durability.

The chain is durable and will last for a while but eventually, it will get dull or break. You’ll need to sharpen or get it replaced.

What are the safety features?

The Echo PPF-225 has an I-30 starting system that makes it easy to start and use the pole saw.

The rubber grips on the handle will help you control the tool with ease and avoid the risk of dropping it. This also helps reduce the vibration caused when using it.

The shoulder strap that comes with this pole pruner helps to reduce fatigue when using the tool.

How much is the warranty?

The Echo PPF-225 comes with a limited 5-year consumer warranty and a limited 2-year commercial warranty on the pole chainsaw.

This is one of the highest warranties you’ll get for a gas pole chainsaw.

What is the price?

The Echo PPF-225 is an expensive gas pole saw and not something to consider if you’re looking for a budget option.

You do get a high-quality, professional gas pole saw that will help you prune several branches in the garden without breakdown.

What do users think about this?

The Echo PPF-225 has good popularity with many customers spending money to purchase it.

Customers find it easy to use and work great for the purpose of pruning regular tree branches in their garden.

They find it lightweight and powerful to use for a long pruning session in the garden.

They did find that the 3 feet extension when used is not as good as the original 7 feet pole.

Should you buy the Echo PPF-225 Gas Pole Saw?

The Echo PPF-225 is a very good choice when you want a gas pole saw that is powerful but lightweight at the same time.

The 21.2cc engine helps you prune regular branches in the garden with ease and without breaking a sweat. You will be able to prune 8-inch branches without worrying about stressing the tool.

The pole saw is well-balanced, durable, and has a good ergonomic design to use for long pruning sessions.

The automatic oiling system helps keep the bar and chain well-lubricated to give good performance and durability.

It does not come with an auto chain tension adjustment. However, the side access helps to adjust the tension with ease.

You can read more in our buying guide to look at what features to look for in a gas pole saw and check out some of the best options.

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Echo ppt 265 es pole saw long term review vs STIHL pole saws ht 75

Hi all, I thought I’d kick off a long term review of the Echo ppt 265-es, as sort of a standalone review, but also slightly vs the STIHL ht75. I run a full time tree service and have gone through half a dozen ht75’s over the years as well as using 101’s and 131s. Yesterday I bought my first Echo pole saw / pole pruner or whatever you want to call them. I think you guys stateside seem to get a few other models (280, 300) where as here in aus the 265 seems to be the only one available. Lets start off with the manufacturer specs;

Echo PPT 265 es weight 7.9kg length 372cm engine 25.4cc output 0.9kw

STIHL HT 75 weight 7.3kg length 385cm engine 25.4cc output 0.95kw

Here in aus, the STIHL retails for 1,379(!) and the Echo for 999, but the STIHL can be had for about 1250 and the Echo for about 900. As with most things, you guys stateside get either for about half price or less. Either saw can also take a hedging attachment, which are priced about the same for either model at the 500~600 mark here in aus.

For no reason I can understand, nobody has ever made a decent pole saw. On the surface it wouldnt appear to be all that difficult, but there doesn’t seem to be anywhere near the same level of competition in pole saws as there is in chainsaws.

So lets start off with the power heads.

They’re both roughly the same displacement, and equally durable if you read around. Both manufacturers lose points in my mind, because the ‘feet’ the pole saw sits on are about 1/3 the width of the powerhead in both cases. What were they thinking? It would be like making a chainsaw and instead of leaving it with a flat base, making it round. Neither of these pole saws will lay flat for more than about 2 seconds, and when they do roll over, both leak fuel and oil. Why not make the base wider?

Moving onto the handles, the Echo style is not everyones cup of tea but I don’t mind it.


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Moving on to the crux of the matter we get to the poles. This is where STIHL really falls down. They use the same pole on the HT75, 101 and 131, and it really is awful. It bends very easily, and has a bizzare arrangement of floating supports and springs internally, and an aluminum drive shaft. Even when new they don’t extend nicely, and the springs are noisy. It doesn’t take long for the internal supports to get a bit of dust in them, which stops them from sliding, then the drive shaft gets bent. After that, the saw wobbles, vibrates, or just wont run at full extension. The lack of trueness causes the saw to be very hard to spool up, and makes it bog down easily because it uses so much of the engines power just to keep it spinning. The 101 and 131 go a little better because they have more power, but that’s kind of like upgrading your trucks engine from a 350 to a 454 because your handbrake is stuck on.

The STIHL internal shaft is 25mm (1″) while the Echo is 35mm (1 1/2″). you might think that would make it 50% stiffer, but it’s a whole lot more than that. It’s at least twice as stiff. Put them both on the ground at full extension, and give each a shake, the STIHL wobbles around like wet spaghetti, bouncing 10 or more times. The Echo bounces back immediately and stops. Cutting at full extension, the STIHL flexes noticeably a lot more than the Echo does. The Echo also has a steel drive shaft vs the stihls aluminum one.

Echo is the clear winner in the pole area, which counts for a lot. Every STIHL pole saw I’ve ever owned has died from shaft problems, and the shaft costs more than half the replacement cost of the entire saw. Because of it’s much stiffer pole, the Echo requires less power both in terms of getting going, and keeping on going. That means it spools up fast, and it isn’t giving up half its engine power just to fight its own shaft losses. The smaller engine on the Echo gets more done, more quickly than the stihls do. It’s also quieter and smoother to operate which is a pleasure.


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Which brings us to the saw heads, which are both awful for different reasons.

Echo has continued their ‘go large’ theme by using a long and bit attachment to the pole section, good for them. They also have a double keying system to keep the saw head in line. It consists of a spline on either side of the shaft, and a screw that goes into a hole in the shaft. This is a very good thing!

Unfortunately Echo drops the ball by being ridiculous in their approach to fasteners. To do something simple, like tension the chain, or swap between the pole saw head and the hedging head, you need a T20 torx driver, a flathead screwdriver, a phillips head screw driver, a 5mm allen key, and a 10mm socket. I’m not kidding. Did they just pickup random bolts off the ground and put them any old place?

If you’re from the STIHL school of thought, you’ve suffered. There is no keyway on the STIHL shaft or saw head, so the saw head is free to rotate. It can also just plain slide right off the end of the pole, or slide far enough out that the drive shaft doesnt engage it any more which sucks big time if you’re half way through a cut and the saw head falls off. What are you going to do now? We’ve all been there. Getting the saw stuck/bound up with the head not engaging the pole is how most of the weak STIHL poles get bent in the first place, and it really isn’t that hard of a thing for STIHL to design better. Listen up STIHL! You suck! I hope you are reading this, and feeling the silent rage of every person who has ever bought one of your awful pole saws.

You may think that you could tighten up the retaining bolts on the head to make it not rotate, or fall off. but no. This casting cracked because of tightening the bolts up in a normal way. So now it needs an exhaust clamp to keep working. For shame, STIHL. STIHL does win points over Echo for using a sensible standard approach to their fasteners, so listen up here Echo, husky etc. just one type of fastener will do nicely thank you! STIHL has that combination torx bit/wrench that does the lot, and the fasteners are the same as the ones on all the STIHL saws. Simple and effective.

Echo PPT-2620 Pole Saw Pruner Review

The Echo PPT-2620 pole saw offers more than fourteen feet of reach, allowing you to prune trees without climbing on dangerous ladders.

Ladders and chainsaws mix somewhat like oil and water. Thankfully, I didn’t have to learn the hard way, my best friend did it for me! While pruning some limbs…on a ladder…with a chainsaw, he fell 15-feet, breaking three vertebrae and his elbow. Miraculously, no arms or legs were severed in the accident, and he’s ok now, aside from ongoing back pain. Even with thirty-plus years of landscaping and lawncare under my belt, I use chainsaws and ladders, but not together. If I need to cut limbs overhead, then I reach for the Echo PPT-2620 pole saw, so I can make the cuts, from the ground.

Benefits of Using a Pole Saw

Clearing low hanging branches offer many benefits. For one, increasing the beauty of your customer’s landscape, allowing more light to the lawn and groundcover, hence more color. Next, keeping these branches away from homes or structures inhibits mold growth, moisture damage, and rodent intrusion – including squirrels. Furthermore, trimming and pruning trees help to keep a safer property. After all, even in tree felling (arborists), it’s the widow-makers that cause more then 11% of all fatal chainsaw accidents. A widow maker in the felling world is a rotten, loose, or broken limb in the tree. Regular maintenance and pruning on your trees (or your customers) not only keeps them aesthetically pleasing, but it also provides the opportunity to closely examine these trees regularly.

Echo PPT-2620 Pole Saw Features

The prominent feature of any pole saw is the length and reach. Even collapsed, the Echo PPT-2620 pole saw provides more than eight-feet (107″) of reach. Just using this pole saw in it’s most compact form allows the user to prune branches in many trees. In Central Florida, we have several species of palm trees, which need continuous love, to keep them looking good. With a quick twist of the T-Nut on the shaft collar, the Echo pole saw can be extended to more than twelve-feet (146″). Add to this, the height of the operator, and the Echo PPT-2620 easily reaches limbs that are fourteen or fifteen-feet high.

Pro Tip: Echo even makes a 4-ft extension to the PPT-2620 to provide an even further reach. We wouldn’t recommend this for the novice, but it can be a great asset for the experienced landscaper. Again, less time on a ladder.

A twelve-inch bar and chain make the cuts on the business end of this Echo power pruner. With the automatic oiling of the onboard bar oil tank, the chain stays lubed and sharp. Er, stays sharp when you stay out of the dirt and keep free from metal shrapnel found when cutting (that’s a story in itself). Adjustments to the chain tension is done with a typical T-wrench, with the flat-blade screwdriver on one end and the socket on the other. A quick loosen of the two nuts on the bar, then adjusting the slotted screw to the desired tension of the chain. The auto-oiler can be adjusted for conditions as well.

Echo Power Pruner Build Quality

With a 12-inch bar and chain reaching out more than 12-feet, a chincy and flimsy pole won’t cut it (punn intended). The Echo PPT-2620 pole saw includes an aluminum inner shaft for rigidity and lower weight. The outside shaft is made from lightweight fiberglass, also delivering on more rigidity and control. Large tapered aluminum collars reside on each end of the fiberglass shaft to minimize flex in the joints between the handle and shaft, and shaft and cutting head (bar and chain). A large D-ring handle provides a large arch area for the user to access contols, at various angles.

For those that don’t want the D-ring handle, you can opt for the Echo PPT-2620H power pruner that includes a typical in-line handle.

Staying in the Echo family, make sure to check out our review of the Echo PB770T Backpack Blower.

Pro Xtreme Power from Echo

Powering the Echo PPT-2620 power pruner is the 25.4 cc Pro Xtreme powerplant. Delivering 1.35 horsepower, the Echo provides more than ample power for making the cut in any tree. This Pro Xtreme family of engines is said to be the most powerful 26cc engine family ever developed. I can’t speak for others, but this little beast cranks quickly and puts the power to the chain, where you want it.

In the landscaping world, and others to boot, it’s not just the all-out power, but also the cranking that can save, or consume time. Time is money!! The Echo PPT-2620 pole saw starts quick, every time. Even when cold. A few primes on the bulb, close the choke, two pulls and it fires. Open the choke, and another pull brings the PPT-2620 to life. I have found that if I let the Echo power pruner idle for a few seconds before grabbing a hand-ful or throttle, it has much less bog. Of course, after it’s warm, there is no evidence of any bogging. Also, after the Ehco PPT-2620 is warm, it starts on the first pull, every time.

The powerplant hangs off the backside of the pole saw, both keeping the warm/hot engine away from the user, and providing better ballast. Even with the lightweight aluminum and fiberglass pole, the saw end of this Echo PPT-2620 pole saw can get a little heavy. Extra ballast from the engine being on the back helps to assist in balance. It’s not exactly heavy, at just over seventeen-pounds, but it will get to your back when extending outward for long periods. Again, to assist in this hindrance Echo provides a shoulder strap that attaches just ahead of the D-ring handle.

Florida Trees vs. Echo PPT-2620 Pole Saw

As mentioned above, we have palm trees galore in Florida, especially in the southern and central part of the state. While there are many species of palms, they seem to all share the same needs — Pruning!! Year-round palms like to shed their old limbs and grow new, along with any “fruit” they may disperse. This one tree species can keep a landscaper busy with a pole saw. In addition, our Forida oak trees like to grow with wild abandon as well, so keeping these at bay is another great test for the Echo PPT-2620 pole saw.

Within a few minutes starting the PPT-2620 power pruner, I quickly realize what a time-saver it is to use a long-reach pole saw. It only took seconds to work my way around three palms, cutting the lower limbs, rejuvinating that picturesque Florida palm landscape. Next, a few feet over is a 70 feet tall oak tree with a 6-inch branch, 14-feet up the tree. No problem, slide the shaft all the way out, grab a handful of throttle, and the branch is on the ground. Voila! No ladder needed.

Final Cut

The Echo PPT-2620 power pruner worked extremely well in trimming and pruning trees and shrubs. With minimal work, and without a ladder (yes, I know that I’ve mentioned this a few times), the Echo pole saw makes shorter work of many jobs. I have to admit that I’m a pretty big fan of Echo, and it’s not becuase they’re perfect in evey way. It’s imperitive that my equipment stays running, and it’s inevitable that equipment will break. Knowing that just about any small engine shop can work on Echo equipment provides more confidence that my equipment does stay running. Furthermore, so many of these mower shops sell, stock, and service Echo equipment, so most common parts are easily available.

Coming clean with few of my druthers, I do have a couple to mention. I would love to see Echo go to an auto-return style on/off switch, rather than actually sliding the switch to “On” or to “Off”. Even after many years around this type of equipment, you find youreself pulling and pulling, only to find that the power switch is “Off”. Second, this would be a great opportunity for Echo to have a carbon-fiber shaft, which can not only lighten the load, but also provide less flexing. Of course, adding carbon-fiber will increase costs, but I’d bet that landscapers are willing to pay an extra 40 for a lighter and stronger tool.

Thumbs Up for the Echo Pole Saw

Would we recommend the Echo PPT-2620 pole saw to other professionals? Absolutely! This is not only a more efficient tool for cutting higher branches, but it’s also a safer option than climbing a ladder (there I go again). You can find the Echo PPT-2620 Pro Xtreme power pruner for about 599, and Echo covers the PPT-2620 with their 2-year commercial and 5-year consumer warranty.

Click to find out more about the Echo PPT-2620 Pole Saw.

Echo Power Pruner PPT-2620 Specifications

  • Engine Displacement (cu. cm.): 25.4 two-stroke
  • Engine Displacement (cu. in.): 1.55 two-stroke
  • Carburetor: Rotary
  • Length Extended (in): 146
  • Optional Extension (ft): 4
  • Bar Length (in): 12
  • Bar Oil Capacity (fl. oz.): 7.6
  • Starting System: Standard
  • Dry Weight (lbs): 1 17.4
  • Fuel Capacity (fl. oz.): 20.6 Pre-mix
  • Consumer Warranty: 5 years
  • Commercial Warranty: 2 years
  • Length Collapsed (in): 107
  • Rental Warranty: 90 days

Echo vs. STIHL Pole Saw: Which is Better?

When it comes time to choose the best pole saw for your needs, there are a few factors you’ll need to take into account. Two of the most popular brands are Echo and STIHL – but which one is better? In this article, we’ll compare Echo vs. STIHL pole saws and help you decide which one is right for you. We’ll answer some common questions about both brands and give you a comprehensive review of each one.

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How does the Echo pole saw work?

Echo pole saws work by using a gas-powered engine to drive a chain that cuts through the wood. The operator holds the saw in one hand and uses the other hand to guide it along the desired cutting path.[2]

How does the STIHL pole saw work?

The STIHL pole saw is a great tool for trimming branches and cutting down trees. It features a powerful engine that drives a chain saw blade, making it easy to cut through thick branches. The pole saw also has an extendable pole, so you can reach high branches without having to climb a ladder.

To use the STIHL pole saw, you’ll need to add fuel and oil to the tank. Then, start the engine and let it warm up for a few minutes. Next, extend the pole to your desired length and begin cutting branches. When you’re finished, retract the pole and shut off the engine.[2]

The STIHL pole saw is a great choice for anyone who needs to do some serious trimming or cutting.

It’s easy to use and can reach high branches with ease.

Who Makes STIHL Pole Saw Engines?

STIHL is a German company that has been in business since 1926. STIHL produces a variety of outdoor power equipment, including trimmers, blowers, and chainsaws. STIHL’s pole saws are powered by either a gasoline or electric engine.

While STIHL is best known for their gas-powered equipment, their electric pole saws are becoming increasingly popular. STIHL’s electric pole saws offer many of the same benefits as their gas-powered counterparts, but with some added advantages. Electric pole saws are quieter than gas-powered saws and they emit no fumes.

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Another advantage of electric pole saws is that they require very little maintenance. There are no spark plugs to replace and no oil changes necessary. Electric pole saws are also lighter weight than gas-powered saws, making them easier to handle.

STIHL’s electric pole saws are available in both corded and cordless models. Cordless models offer the convenience of not having to deal with a power cord, but they require regular battery charging.

STIHL’s gas-powered pole saws are also available in both corded and cordless models. Cordless models offer the same convenience as their electric counterparts, but with the added power of a gas engine. STIHL’s cordless gas-powered pole saws are available in both 26. [1]

Who Makes Echo Pole Saw Engines?

Echo is a Japanese company that has been in business since the early 1950s. In North America, Echo Inc. is headquartered in Illinois. All of their outdoor power equipment, including pole saws, is made at their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in China.

Echo is a trusted brand in the outdoor power equipment industry and their products are known for being durable and easy to use.[1]

Build Quality

Echo and STIHL are both known for manufacturing durable, high-quality products that can withstand heavy use. When it comes to pole saws, both brands offer models that are built tough and designed to last. However, there are some differences in the construction of Echo and STIHL pole saws that may impact your decision about which brand to choose.

Echo pole saws are built with an aluminum alloy shaft that is designed to be lightweight and durable. The company’s “Easy Start” technology also makes it easier to get your Echo pole saw started, even if you’ve never used one before.

STIHL pole saws, on the other hand, are built with a fiberglass-reinforced plastic shaft. This makes them slightly heavier than Echo pole saws, but also gives them more strength and durability. STIHL’s “Advanced Cutting System” also makes it easier to cut through tough branches and thick trees.[1]

Pole Saw Chain

The most important part of the pole saw is the chain. The chain is what actually cuts through the wood. There are two types of chains: standard and quick-feed. Standard chains are less expensive but require more maintenance. Quick-feed chains are more expensive but require less maintenance. You will need to decide which type of chain is right for you.

Echo and STIHL both make excellent pole saws. They are both durable and have a variety of features. However, there are some differences that you should be aware of before you purchase either one.

Echo pole saws are known for being lightweight and easy to use. They also have a variety of features that make them ideal for a variety of tasks. However, they are not as durable as STIHL pole saws.

STIHL pole saws are known for being durable and powerful. They can handle a variety of tasks with ease. However, they are heavier than Echo pole saws and can be more difficult to use.[1]

Chainsaw Service Intervals

It’s important to keep your chainsaw in good condition by regularly servicing it. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for service intervals, but as a general guide, you should:

  • Clean the air filter every few uses
  • Sharpen the chain every 20-30 hours of use
  • Replace the spark plug every 100 hours of use
  • Change the oil every 50 hours of use

If you don’t service your chainsaw regularly, it will start to perform poorly and may eventually break down completely.[1]


Echo and STIHL both offer a pretty standard warranty on their pole saws. For Echo, it is a two-year commercial or residential warranty. STIHL offers a one-year limited warranty for home use and a two-year limited warranty for professional use. However, STIHL does have an extended warranty program that you can purchase which will extend the warranty to four years.

So, what does this all mean? Well, if you are planning on using your pole saw for commercial use, then Echo is the better option because it offers a longer warranty. However, if you are only going to be using it for occasional home use, then STIHL is still a good option because of their extended warranty program.[1]

How Long Do STIHL Pole Saws Last?

STIHL pole saws are built to last. With proper maintenance, your STIHL pole saw will give you years of dependable service.

How often you need to replace the chain on your STIHL pole saw will depend on how often you use it and what kind of wood you’re cutting.

STIHL recommends that you have your pole saw serviced by a qualified technician at least once a year. This will ensure that your saw is in good working condition and that the chain is properly tensioned.[1]

How Long do Echo Pole Saws Last?

So, how long do Echo pole saws last? With proper maintenance, your Echo pole saw can easily last for years. In fact, many customers report that their Echo pole saws have lasted for decades.

If you take care of your Echo pole saw and perform the necessary maintenance, it will most likely outlast any other type of pole saw on the market.[1]

Is STIHL Customer Support Good?

STIHL is one of the most popular brands when it comes to pole saws. They offer a wide range of products that are perfect for different needs and budgets. If you’re looking for a quality saw that will get the job done, STIHL is a great option.

However, one thing to keep in mind is that STIHL is a German company. This means that their customer support may not be as readily available as other brands.

Is Echo Customer Support Good?

Echo has a good reputation for customer support. The company offers a two-year warranty on its products, which is double the industry standard. If you have any problems with your saw, Echo will send someone to your house to fix it for free.[1]

Comparison Table: Echo vs. STIHL Pole Saw

This table presents a comparison of various indicators between Echo and STIHL Pole Saws, two popular brands in the market.

Indicator Echo Pole Saw STIHL Pole Saw
Power (cc) 21.2 36.3
Bar Length (in) 10 12
Weight (lbs) 12.1 13.5
Max Cutting Diameter (in) 8 9
Fuel Tank Capacity (fl oz) 14.9 14.5
Price Range 300-400 400-500

The table compares the Echo and STIHL Pole Saws based on six indicators: power, bar length, weight, max cutting diameter, fuel tank capacity, and price range. The Echo Pole Saw has a lower power of 21.2 cc compared to the STIHL Pole Saw’s 36.3 cc, but it has a shorter bar length of 10 inches compared to the STIHL’s 12 inches. The Echo Pole Saw is also slightly lighter at 12.1 lbs compared to the STIHL’s 13.5 lbs. In terms of max cutting diameter, the STIHL Pole Saw has a slight advantage with a capacity of 9 inches compared to the Echo’s 8 inches. Both models have similar fuel tank capacities, with the Echo having a slightly larger capacity of 14.9 fl oz compared to the STIHL’s 14.5 fl oz. The price range for the Echo Pole Saw is between 300-400, while the STIHL Pole Saw is priced between 400-500. Overall, the choice between these two brands may depend on personal preference, budget, and specific needs.

What type of pole saw is best?

There are several types of pole saws on the market, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Gas-powered pole saws tend to be the most powerful, but they’re also the heaviest and require regular maintenance. Electric pole saws are lighter and quieter, but they may not have enough power for some jobs. Cordless pole saws are the most convenient, but they may not have enough runtime for large projects.

When choosing a pole saw, it’s important to consider what type of job you’ll be using it for. If you need a powerful saw for heavy-duty jobs, a gas-powered model is probably your best bet. If you’re looking for a lighter saw for smaller jobs, an electric or cordless model would be a better choice.

What should I look for when buying a pole saw?

When you’re looking to buy a pole saw, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, think about what you’ll be using it for – are you trimming branches around your home? Cutting down small trees? Or do you need something that can handle tougher jobs like clearing brush or cutting through thick tree limbs?

Next, consider the size and weight of the saw. A heavier saw will be more difficult to maneuver, but it will also be more powerful. If you’ll be using the saw for long periods of time, you’ll want something that’s easy to handle.

Finally, think about the price. Pole saws can range in price from around 100 to 500, so it’s important to find something that fits your budget.

Once you’ve considered these factors, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices and find the best pole saw for your needs.

How long should a pole saw chain last?

Most pole saw chains will last for around 20-30 hours of use before they need to be replaced. However, this will vary depending on the type of wood you’re cutting, as well as the condition of the chain itself. If you regularly sharpen and maintain your chain, it will last longer than if you let it get dull and damaged.

How do you sharpen an Echo pole saw chain?

Echo pole saws come with a sharpening stone that is attached to the saw. To sharpen the chain, simply run the chain through the sharpening stone. It is important to keep the stone clean and free of debris so that it can function properly.

If you find that your Echo pole saw is not cutting as well as it used to, it is likely that the chain is dull and in need of sharpening. Echo pole saws are designed to be easy to sharpen so that you can keep them cutting at their best.

With a little bit of care and maintenance, your Echo pole saw will give you years of trouble-free use.

How long does a STIHL chain last?

The average STIHL chain will last between 20 and 50 cuts before it needs to be replaced. This will of course depend on the type of wood you’re cutting, how often you use the saw, and how well you maintain the chain.

If you take good care of your STIHL pole saw and only use it occasionally, you can expect the chain to last for several years. However, if you use it regularly or for heavy-duty projects, you may need to replace the chain more frequently.

To extend the life of your STIHL chain, be sure to keep it clean and lubricated. You should also sharpen your teeth regularly. If you notice the chain is beginning to wear down, don’t continue using it as this will damage the saw and decrease its performance.

If you’re not sure how to sharpen the chain or replace it, consult your owner’s manual or take it to a professional. With proper care, your STIHL pole saw should last for many years.

Is Echo pole saws as good as STIHL?

Echo pole saws are a good option for those looking to tackle light pruning and trimming jobs. They offer a lightweight design that makes them easy to maneuver and use, and they come with a variety of features depending on the model.

STIHL pole saws, on the other hand, are designed for more demanding tasks. They feature powerful engines that can handle tough jobs like cutting through thick branches or logs with ease. STIHL pole saws also come with advanced features such as adjustable handles and anti-vibration systems for added comfort during extended use.

Ultimately, it depends on your needs when deciding which brand is best for you. If you’re looking for something lightweight and easy to use for lighter pruning tasks, then an Echo pole saw is a great choice. But if you need something more powerful and durable for tougher jobs, then STIHL is the way to go.

Does Echo make a good pole saw?

Yes, Echo makes a great pole saw. The Echo PPT-266ES is a popular model that features an ergonomic design and a powerful 25.4cc engine. This pole saw has a 10-foot reach and can cut branches up to 8 inches in diameter with ease. It also comes with an automatic oiler, so you don’t have to worry about manual maintenance or lubrication. Additionally, it is lightweight and easy to maneuver, making it ideal for pruning trees or cutting firewood. All in all, the Echo PPT-266ES is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a reliable and efficient pole saw.

What brand is comparable to STIHL?

Husqvarna is a popular brand that is comparable to STIHL when it comes to outdoor power tools. They both offer high-quality products that are designed for durability and performance. Husqvarna offers a wide range of outdoor power tools, including chainsaws, trimmers, blowers, and more. It also has an extensive selection of parts and accessories to help you maintain your equipment.

Another great option for those looking for a STIHL alternative is Echo. Echo has been producing outdoor power tools since 1972, so they have plenty of experience in the industry. They offer a variety of products including chainsaws, trimmers, edgers, and more. Plus, their products are backed by a two-year warranty so you can be sure you’re getting quality equipment that will last.

Finally, Makita is another brand that offers comparable products to STIHL.

Is Echo better than Husqvarna?

The answer to this question depends on the user’s individual needs and preferences. Echo and Husqvarna both offer quality products, so it’s important to consider what features are most important for your specific needs.

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Echo is known for its lightweight design, making it a great choice if you’re looking for a chainsaw that is easy to maneuver. It also offers excellent power-to-weight ratio, so you can get more work done with less effort. Additionally, Echo’s customer service is highly rated, so you can rest assured that any questions or problems you have will be addressed quickly and efficiently.

Husqvarna has a reputation for being one of the most reliable brands in the industry. Their chainsaws are known for their durability and long-lasting performance, so they are a good choice if you need something that will stand up to heavy use over time.

Where is STIHL made?

STIHL is a German company that manufactures outdoor power tools and equipment. Their main headquarters are located in Waiblingen, Germany. The majority of their products are made at their factories in Germany, Austria, and the United States. STIHL also has production facilities in Brazil, China, and the Czech Republic.

STIHL is committed to maintaining high standards of quality for all its products. All of their chainsaws, trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers and other outdoor power tools are manufactured with precision engineering and rigorous testing procedures to ensure maximum reliability and performance. In addition to producing their own equipment, STIHL also produces parts for other companies such as Husqvarna, Jonsered, Dolmar and Makita.

The company takes pride in its commitment to sustainability throughout the entire manufacturing process. They use only renewable energy sources such as wind turbines or solar panels to power their plants and strive to reduce waste by recycling materials whenever possible.


After reading this article, you should have a better understanding of the key differences between Echo and STIHL pole saws. If you’re looking for a powerful and durable saw that can handle any job, then the STIHL is the clear choice. However, if you’re on a budget or you prefer a lighter saw that’s easier to maneuver, then the Echo is a great option. Whichever saw you choose, be sure to read the instructions carefully and always wear proper safety gear when operating a pole saw.

We hope this article was helpful in making your decision between an Echo or STIHL pole saw.

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