Possible CS-590

bdiaz

Member
Jan 26, 2009
13
Colorado
Im about to give up on my Stihl 290 after several years of use. It just seems like i have been fixing it piece by piece.

I am eyeballing the Echo CS590. On the Home Depot site it says that it is 78 drive links. Does this sound right? I am wanting something I can get chains for without hassle. We have two local Stihl shops. Do I need to get a different bar to use Stihl chains?
 

CentralVAWoodHeat

Minister of Fire
Nov 7, 2015
650
Virginia
I think mine came with a 20” bar at 70 drive links. That could be incorrect but it is what I remember. Either way, any power equipment store should have a chain that will fit it. I have both a 20” and 24” bar for it and my power equipment store has chain options for both.

Great saw at a great price. It is high on my list over many of my other saws.
 
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bdiaz

Member
Jan 26, 2009
13
Colorado
Thanks. I’m hoping that’s the case. Home Depot site says 78. Weird. Also, I think I might add the three year warranty on top of the 5 year manufacture.

I think mine came with a 20” bar at 70 drive links. That could be incorrect but it is what I remember. Either way, any power equipment store should have a chain that will fit it. I have both a 20” and 24” bar for it and my power equipment store has chain options for both.

Great saw at a great price. It is high on my list over many of my other saws.
 

JimBear

Feeling the Heat
Dec 15, 2017
350
Iowa
Your drive links are going to be dependent on your chain size. .325” or 3/8” are different number of drive links, also different saw manufacturers use different numbers of links based on bar size. Large mount & small mount have different number of drive links also. I’m a brand whore when it comes to saws so I don’t know much about the other brands, my Dolmar 5105 was the first non Stihl I have ever bought. I am branching out on the chains though trying Carlton, Archer & Oregon but I digress back to drive links & bars:
My 3/8” Stihls are :
16” - 60dl
18” - 66dl ; Huskies are 68dl I believe
25” - 84dl
28” - 91dl ; Huskies are 92dl I believe
36” - 114dl. ; Huskies are 115dl I believe

My .325” Stihls were:
16” - 67dl
18” - 74dl

My Dolmar is :

20” - 3/8” - 72dl

I know that I can’t swap my Stihl & Dolmar bars.
Sometimes you can open up the tensioner hole or get an adapter to make different manufacturers bars fit a different brand of saw. You also always want to ensure that the Oiler holes line up. You want to make sure & check tail clearance to the drive sprocket. There are others on here far more knowledgeable than I am. Maybe they will chime in.

You can also check out these 2 sites for chains
Oregon chain: https://loggerchain.net/

Carlton 3/8” chain //www.harvesterbars.com/collections/carlton-chainsaw-chain
 
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Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
646
Northern Indiana
Echo and Stihl bars will not swap. Echo and Husky will. The CS 590 has the mid-size husky mount and comes 3/8th pitch. The bar will be stamped with DL number.

I ran Stihl chains on everything, even before I ran all Stihl saws. Just have to get the correct DL number. May have to order on line.


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bdiaz

Member
Jan 26, 2009
13
Colorado
Home Depot description of 78 DL on its webpage incorrect.

Thank you for the replies. I bought one last week and cut two cords this week. I really like it. I feel very confident in the $360 I paid and overall it seems like a good purchase.
 
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