Echo CS-370 16 in. 36 cc gas chainsaw review

Echo CS-370 16 in
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The Echo CS-370 is an effective mid-sized chainsaw that can be used for most tasks. Its light design offers good maneuverability and reduces fatigue, making it an excellent chainsaw for entry-level woodcutters and amateurs.
Its engine, though, offers good power in return, making this chainsaw seem quite professional.


Easy to use

Any entry-level woodcutter should find the Echo CS-370 to be very easy to use, mostly due to its light weight as compared to the power it has. You will also be pleased to find out that this chainsaw is not at all as noisy as you would expect a professional chainsaw to be.

You should be able to start it easily as soon as you get it out of the box, and it will continue to do so after using it for longer periods of time.

Versatile chainsaw

You will find that the Echo CS-370 can be adjusted to suit any tasks necessary, due to its smart design. The chain can be easily tensioned and requires little sharpening even after long use, which is quite impressive. Anything from the carburetor to oiler flow can be adjusted to insure that this chainsaw can be used for both idle speed, as well as low and high speed, while still keeping everything nice and clean.


Getting it started requires a little bit of luck

You may have the unpleasant surprise that the Echo CS-370 will not start at all as soon as you get it out of the box, no matter how many times you try it. If that is the case, simply ask the manufacturer for a replacement chainsaw. If however you don’t encounter this issue, be careful with the starter helper spring, if you abuse it may easily brake.

Components need adjustments

The Echo CS-370 is a versatile chainsaw indeed, but this also means that if you don’t adjust it to meet the needs that you have for it, it may be very difficult to use it. Everything from the chain tension to the bar oil has to be readjusted if you don’t want the chainsaw to bog down while using it.

Not too many improvements!

The Echo CS-370 doesn’t offer many improvements as compared to the previous chainsaws under the Echo brand, so if you’re looking for an entry-level chainsaw, you can probably find a better Echo to suit your needs.


Antivibration handle Yes Assembled Depth (in.) 8 in
Assembled Height (in.) 17 in Assembled Width (in.) 24 in
Chain brake Yes Chain size 16 in.
Chain tension adjustment Yes Chainsaw Type Hand Chainsaw
Commercial Yes Engine Displacement (cc) 36.3
Engine Type 2-cycle Fuel tank capacity (oz.) 13.9
Manufacturer Warranty 5 year consumer / 1 year commercial Maximum cut diameter (in.) 32
Product Height (in.) 10.9 Product Length (in.) 15.5
Product Weight (lb.) 10 Product Width (in.) 9.6
Recommended oil ECHO Power Blend Two Stroke Engine Oil Returnable 30-Day
Translucent fuel tank No

Echo CS-370 16 in. 36 cc gas Gas Chainsaw review

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