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I need to replace my Stihl 150T after it didn't get out the way of a tracked chipper 😲 

 

Immediate choice is the new Stihl 151T. Ive been more than happy with the 150, unmodded, I ONLY use it as a pruning saw, no felling. Compact size and light weight is most important. 

 

But Echo? Whats the equivalent model?

 

Is there mini battery pruning saws of similar size/weight (Stihl/Echo again) Ive absolutely no knowledge of battery stuff as it hasn't previously interested me.

 

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I’ve had two 2511 for several years and they are brilliant. The carb setting is fiddly to get just right but definitely worth doing or it runs badly.
I know a few guys who’ve used 150 and 2511 and always favour the 2511.

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If it's for the chipper, the 2511WES is a rear handle, and that might be a bit easier to use on the ground.

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1 hour ago, Mark Bolam said:

@Joe Newton who has used both extensively.

 

Love my original 2511, and the newer model is supposedly even better.

2511 by a country mile. Anyone who's used mine is always disappointed that they bought the 150.

 

The recent 2511s have ironed out any running issues that the earlier models were notorious for.

 

The stihl 150 bar fits direct onto the echo with a 57 link chain. I've tried most combos and this one seems to be the best. 

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5 hours ago, josharb87 said:

I need to replace my Stihl 150T after it didn't get out the way of a tracked chipper 😲 

 

Immediate choice is the new Stihl 151T. Ive been more than happy with the 150, unmodded, I ONLY use it as a pruning saw, no felling. Compact size and light weight is most important. 

 

But Echo? Whats the equivalent model?

 

Is there mini battery pruning saws of similar size/weight (Stihl/Echo again) Ive absolutely no knowledge of battery stuff as it hasn't previously interested me.

 

The new echo battery saw has good feedback, but it's early days and personally I'd wait a bit to see how they do. 

 

The stihl battery pruner was very disappointing power wise

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6 hours ago, josharb87 said:

I need to replace my Stihl 150T after it didn't get out the way of a tracked chipper 😲 

 

Immediate choice is the new Stihl 151T. Ive been more than happy with the 150, unmodded, I ONLY use it as a pruning saw, no felling. Compact size and light weight is most important. 

 

But Echo? Whats the equivalent model?

 

Is there mini battery pruning saws of similar size/weight (Stihl/Echo again) Ive absolutely no knowledge of battery stuff as it hasn't previously interested me.

 

Josh I have both the 150 and echo 211 and to be honest I always seem to pick up the Echo...power to weight is fab,it’s so light and has real grunt for a little saw,I took the steel Gause out of the exshaust and it’s even better,it’s as close to haveing a hand pruning saw with an engine on it that you can get(at the mo)9/10 from me.

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Thanks for the replies, How'd you know if its the new Echo or old one? (thinking there might be stock over here that doesnt shift very quickly)

 

I remember using one a few years ago but it had a fat chain on it which diddnt help. 

 

Whats the difference between the 2511TES C and 2511TES?   C for Carving bar/narrow chain?

 

The battery one actually looks ok. "on par" with the 2511 according to Echo. Maybe a bit too bulky on the back with the battery

 

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8 minutes ago, josharb87 said:

Thanks for the replies, How'd you know if its the new Echo or old one? (thinking there might be stock over here that doesnt shift very quickly)

 

I remember using one a few years ago but it had a fat chain on it which diddnt help. 

 

Whats the difference between the 2511TES C and 2511TES?   C for Carving bar/narrow chain?

 

The battery one actually looks ok. "on par" with the 2511 according to Echo. Maybe a bit too bulky on the back with the battery

 

It’s the CS-2511 you looking for josh just go on the echo website..it’s around £495...👍

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