Possible CS-590

bdiaz Posted By bdiaz, Aug 4, 2019 at 2:28 PM

  1. bdiaz

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    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?
     
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  2. CentralVAWoodHeat

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    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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  3. bdiaz

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    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.

     
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  4. JimBear

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    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
     
  5. Medic21

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    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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    Home Depot description of 78 DL on its webpage incorrect.
     
  7. bdiaz

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    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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