Pros: A wonderful light weight saw.
I needed a chainsaw to clear a piece of property we bought as an investment. We had owned an Echo saw before but we gave it to our son a long time ago. We didn't think we would need it anymore. We learned with the first one that this was a good name brand. The old Echo was several years old. Our son lives to far away it is cheaper to buy another saw. We knew we would by an Echo because they are a quality product. We bought the saw not only for trimming the trees, but for sawing down a few trees.
We decided to go and buy another one. We bought my Echo CS-33OT 14" Bar Chain Saw at our local lawn equipment dealer. The 14 inch bar is standard on this model. The CS-33OT is also available with an optional 12 inch or 16 inch bar.
The air filter is rear mounted and easily serviced. It has a G force air precleaner to help keep the air filter clean. The engine is a 32.6cc vortex engine. It has a diaphram type carburetor and an automatic chain oiling system which is adjustable to apply more or less oil to the chain. The housing is made from lightweight high impact plastic, and is very sturdy.
There is a nice safety feature, the saw has an inertia type chain brake. This is a very important feature. I feel more secure with this feature.
The Echo CS-33OT has a fuel tank capacity of 10.5 fluid ounces and the chain oiler holds 9.8 fluid ounces. The ECHO CS-33OT has a vibration dampener system to make working with this saw easier on the hands and my arms. I love this feature.
There is no more killing myself to start the saw. I cut a lot of 18 inch logs for my neighbor. The old chainsaws were heavier and harder to start. My experience using the Echo has been very positive. The Echo does not put me in pain. This saw comes with electronic ignition for easy starting. I really appreciate this feature on the saw. I like it when things are easy to start. My arm use to hurt from the older saws.
The Echo CS-33OT seems to have ample torque for sawing through tough trees. I like the top mounted handle for tree trimming. It also has a handy lanyard hoop which makes climbing easier and safer. This saw only weights 8.1 pounds which makes this a great trimming saw.
All Echo Saws are backed by a limited 5 year consumer warranty or 1 year commerical warranty. The saw was made by the Echo Corporation, Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047. There is a toll free number if you should have any questions 1-800-432 ECHO (3246).
If the saw is properly maintained, it should not only serve you well, it will last for years. 1. Keep it clean. 2. Keep the chain sharp, and properly adjusted. 3. Grease the nose wheel. 4. Proper fuel and oil mixture is important. The book, that comes with the saw will tell the proper amount that should be used for this saw. 5. Store the saw in a clean dry place, when it is not in use. There is also an optional case that can be purchased with the saw.
Overall, I like the saws weight, top mounted handle and lanyard loop. All of this combined makes for a perfect trimming saw. The vibration dampener makes using the saw a breeze. This is a great saw for a man or woman. It is easy for any woman even if you are not a physically strong person. Thanks for reading.