ECHO has developed a rear-handle version of its CS-2511TES top-handle chainsaw. The result, the CS-2511WES, is part of ECHO’s X Series range and is described by the manufacturer as “an exceptional chainsaw which will suit professionals across all sectors”.

ECHO says: “These ‘best in class’ products are industry-leading in terms of performance and features. They are designed for professionals who rely on their tools day in, day out. This is where the chainsaw excels.”

Weighing 2.6 kg (dry weight) and producing 1.10 kW of power, ECHO says the CS-2511WES has the best power-to-weight ratio in its class, making it both highly manoeuvrable and usable for long periods without fatigue. It is said to be ideal for trimming, pruning, small logging and wood carving.

It features a palm rest for precise control, a toolless air filter cover to allow easy access to the air filter, even when wearing gloves, and toolless access to fuel and oil tanks. There is a side-access chain tensioner for easy chain adjustment and an anti-icing system to prevent the carburettor from freezing in colder months.

Easy Start, ECHO’s patented system, is said to ensure effortless starting, while the oiler adjustment on the top of the chainsaw gives the operator control of the oil flow for optimum operation.

Designed and manufactured in Japan, the CS-2511WES is powered by a 25.0 cc Stage 2-low emissions compliant ECHO engine. It comes with a 0.050” gauge, 30 cm cutting bar. For carvers, the CS-2511WESC has a 0.043 ” gauge, 25 cm carving bar and chain. Both chainsaws come with a two-year professional or five-year domestic warranty.