Tired of reading reviews after reviews? Now that you came here, hopefully, you won’t need to search for more. Take a deep breath and tighten your seat belts because you’re about to have a jaw-dropping experience! And by that, I welcome you to Echo CS 490 review.
Before we get started there is something that I need to applaud you for and that is because you choose this chainsaw in particular to continue your journey with trees.
We will make sure that you not only have a proper look but also get to know tip to toe about this MASTERPIECE.
This chainsaw is feature-rich and doesn’t fail to catch the attention of buyers. We all know how famous Echo is because of the amazing chainsaws they come up with. But this Echo CS 490 doesn’t use the advantage of being an Echo product. It is famous because of the special features and qualities it possesses.
At a Glance
- The heavy-duty air filter of this chainsaw provides superior air filtration and this also increases the life span of the engine.
- Dual-post chain brake makes the chainsaw more durable which is great news for the users.
- The life of the engine is increased thanks to the Chrome-plated cylinder.
- An adjustable and automatic clutch-driven oiler decreases the consumption of oil.
- G-force engine air Pre-Cleaner reduces the intervals between the maintenances of the chainsaw.
- Magnesium crankcase makes it lighter in weight and also provides durability.
- Dimensions: 37 x 10.4 x 13.2
- Weight: 18.7 pounds
- Engine power: 50.2
- Bar length: 20 inches
- Warranty: 1 year commercial and 5 years consumer warranty
- Starting system: Spring-assist
- Ignition system: Digital
- Power source: Fuel
- Oiling system: Automatic
- Fuel capacity: 16.6 fl oz
- Oil capacity: 9.5 fl oz
- Dry weight: 10.6 pounds
- Bar type: Pro-Am Laminated
- Sprocket Cover: Plastic
- Customer rating: 4.0 out of 5
- Very powerful, can cut through tough woods
- 5-year consumer and 1-year commercial warranty
- Makes very less vibration
- It is easy to replace the filter
- Starting up the chainsaw is easy and quick
- Comfortable to use and light in weight
- Echo CS 490 problems? Nothing major, you might face very little issues with quality control
Echo CS 490 review
It is high time to take you through everything in detail. Glue your eyes to the screen so that you don’t even miss out on a teeny-tiny detail.
There are not one but several factors that make this chainsaw a user’s DREAM come true! In this Echo CS 490 review, we will be talking about these specific factors:
- Chain and blade
- Bar guide
So without further ado, let’s get the journey started!
We will get underway with the structure. This chainsaw comes with a dazzling orange color which will never fail to make your day!
Once you take a look at the chainsaw, you won’t figure out many changes and it will seem like a usual chainsaw. But once you take a closer look, you will slowly notice the incredible features this chainsaw offers. You will also get to know why this chainsaw has so much hype and is also praised abundantly.
The Magnesium Crankcase acts like a DOUBLE BARREL GUN. One barrel helps in increasing the durability and the other makes the chainsaw light in weight.
Furthermore, we all get fed up with maintenance and we start questioning our decisions. But you have to go through none of that if you buy Echo CS 490! Because the G-Force engine Air Pre-Cleaner reduces intervals between maintenance and this means the world to us!
YOU WANT MORE??? Well, in that case, YOU’VE GOT MORE!
The consumption of oil is decreased thanks to the automatic and adjustable clutch-driven oiler. And they are able to do it because they only provide oil when the chain is moving.
Also, starting Echo CS 490 chainsaw is just the way we all want, fast and easy!
Finally, the Heavy-duty easy-access air filter offers a larger surface area which leads to maximum air filtration. This also makes cleaning very easy!
Now we move our spotlight on to the engine, which is called the body of any power tool. The engine will be responsible for handling your cutting experience. If the engine isn’t very powerful then you will have a disastrous cutting experience that none of us as users prefer to face. Am I right?
However, you will be over the moon once you get to know that the engine of this chainsaw comes with 50.2 cc. Why over the moon? You may ask. Well, I don’t have anything to say here because that value speaks for itself.
Plus, you get to enjoy this fascinating engine for a very long time because of the Chrome-plated cylinder which is in charge of increasing the life span of the engine.
The heavy-duty air filter of this chainsaw enables superior air filtration which plays a key role in increasing the lifetime of the engine as well as the chainsaw.
There was never a doubt about how useful chainsaws were since their invention. They took the world by storm and they still are!
Time has changed, competition between the manufacturers has increased but one thing still remains certain. And that is danger. Chainsaws always were and will be very, very dangerous if not used properly.
Moreover, a chainsaw should have the basic safety features to keep the users safe from danger. You can’t count in the big names like Husqvarna 455 rancher or Husqvarna 460 rancher with this product. It hasn’t got anything special to offer when it comes to safety.
But HEY, it has got the inertia activated chain brake which is enough to keep you safe from MASSIVE kickbacks. So this has got what it takes to keep the users safe!
However, always REMEMBER that safety starts with you. All of us as users have to wear protective earplugs, goggles, and helmets. Also, trousers, boots, and gloves with saw protection. And lastly, try your level best to prevent any material touching the KICKBACK ZONE!
This was a tiny piece of advice which will mean the world to you because we all know how FATAL chainsaw is.
Chain and brake
No chainsaw is complete without a good chain and likewise, no chain is complete without a good blade. They both depend on one another to make a difference in the quality of a chainsaw.
You will be very happy to hear that the chain of this chainsaw is very strong. It can handle the toughest of wood and will not loosen up easily without a fight. Just like the superheroes!
Furthermore, the chain is smooth too. This will let you enjoy an effortless cutting experience and this is what all of us as users love to have in our ARSENAL! In simple words, you can cut woods just like you cut your butter.
Now, moving on to the blades, the blades of this chainsaw is as impressive as it could get. The size of the blades is like most of the chainsaws out there. The size isn’t impressive but the cutting ability they provide is very impressive.
But, but… in order to enjoy the cutting experience every time you use this chainsaw, you need to make sure that you sharpen up your blades once a while.
No matter how strong your chain is, no matter how much you boast about it to your friends. When it comes to ripping those enemies (woods), it all comes down to the bar guide.
Wanna know why a bar guide is so important? Read the next few lines to get yourself clear. A bar guide is in charge of holding the chain and that chain is responsible for cutting the woods. A strong bar guide will be able to hold on to the chain so that they don’t loosen up when cutting the toughest of enemies.
Annddd…. guess what? Yeap that’s right, the bar of this chainsaw does just that! It is durable too which means it will last but the durability will have an effect if the bar guide is not cleaned properly.
Our suggestion is, save up a few minutes and try your best to clean the bar guide after every use. This will let you enjoy this amazing bar guide for years!
Finally, we will end our HEART-STIRRING Echo CS 490 review with weight. Heart-stirring… haha I guess I exaggerated here. Did I? ツ
Anyways, weight is, to be honest, a very important factor when it comes to power tools, chainsaws in particular. It is because we have to move around a lot while cutting the trees or woods and a light chainsaw would mean the WORLD to us.
This chainsaw weighs only 18.7, which is very heavy when compared to other chainsaws. It is not safe to call it neither the lightest nor the heaviest in the chainsaw market.
As the chainsaw is light, it will help us in many ways. We can work for those long hours with fewer chances of feeling the hardness and it will also be easy to handle it in an emergency situation. This reduces the chance of injuries too!
Moreover, the magnesium crankcase also assists in keeping the chainsaw light in weight.
Ahhh… I am so excited for you. You get to use such a GEM that is light in weight too. I mean what else can you ask for?
Final discussion of Echo CS 490
Ahh… finally, we have come to an end to our BREATHTAKING Echo CS 490 review. This product, to be honest, is MINDBOGGLING and it has all the qualities to impress any buyer or user.
It has got everything, you name it, starting from the price to the design. It is safe to call it one of the best chainsaws out there! And we have given you all the information you need in order to judge this saw.
I hope you found this review very helpful. If you became a fan of this GEM then you got no time to waste!
Best wishes on using this chainsaw that is if you decide to buy it. And I can ensure you that you won’t be let down. Anyways, ADIOS!!
Wait… you didn’t leave yet? Then why not take a look at our other Echo chainsaw reviews like the Echo CS 590 or perhaps chainsaws of other companies. IT’S ALL THERE!