Echo CS-271T Specifications

Echo CS-271T Specifications

The Echo CS-271T chainsaw, first manufactured in 2011, is a top handle saw that packs a powerful punch despite its compact size. Designed specifically for arborists and climbing applications, this saw is built to withstand the rigors of tree work. Its anti-vibration handlebar system and lightweight construction make it easy to maneuver in tight spaces, while its centrifugal clutch and direct drive system ensure maximum power and efficiency.

Whether you’re pruning branches or taking down a massive tree, the Echo CS-271T is a mini but mighty tool that won’t let you down.


Year Introduced2011
Year DiscontinuedStill being manufactured as of 2023
Engine Displacement26.9 ccm (1.64 cu. in.)
Number of CylindersYamabiko Air cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder gasoline engine
Cylinder Bore35 mm (1.378 in.)
Piston Stroke28 mm (1.102 in.)
Cylinder TypeAluminum with Chrome plated bore
Intake MethodPiston Ported
Weight3.0 kg (6.61 lbs.) powerhead only
Handlebar SystemAnti-Vibration, top handle type
Chain BrakeInertia activated
ClutchCentrifugal, 3 metal shoes, engages at 4,100 to 4,600 rpm
Drive TypeDirect
ConstructionDie cast Magnesium, injection molded polymer
Magneto TypeCDI Electronic
CarburetorWalbro WT-1072
Air Filter SystemCellulose fiber
Starter TypeAutomatic rewind, EZ Start, replacement cord 3.5 X 700 mm
Oil PumpAutomatic, adjustable, gear driven. Oil tank holds 160 ml
Maximum Engine RPM12,200 to 13,400
Idle RPM2,800 to 3,600
Ignition TimingFixed
Breaker Point Settingnone
Flywheel/Coil Air Gap0.3 to 0.4 mm (0.012 to 0.016 in,)
Spark Plug TypeNGK BPMR8Y
Spark Plug Gap0.6 mm
Crankshaft Main BearingsBall, 6201
Fuel Tank Capacity240 ml
Fuel Oil Ratio50:1
Recommended Fuel OctaneRegular automotive
Mix Oil SpecificationECHO two cycle. ISO-L-EDG. Jaso M345/FC, FD ASPEN Synthetic mix oil is best
Chain Pitch.365 in. (3/8 in. Low Profile)
Chain TypeOregon 91VG, also 90VG
Bar Mount Pattern03 link
Shortest Guide Bar Supplied10 cm (10 in.)
Longest Guide Bar Supplied12 cm (12 in.)
Echo CS-271T Chainsaw Original Specs

Echo CS-271T Specifications and Features
Echo CS-271T Specifications and Features
Specification (2023)Value
Engine displacement (cc)26.9
Engine displacement (cu in)1.64
Oil capacity (oz / L)5.4 / 0.15
Dry weight (lb / kg)6.6 / 2.99 (without bar and chain)
Starting systemi-30™ technology
Ignition systemDigital
CarburetorButterfly-Valve Diaphragm
Oiling systemAutomatic/Adjustable
Bar typeDouble-Guard 91
Sprocket typeSpur
Vibration reduction systemStandard
Available bar lengths (in / cm)12 / 30.48
Fuel capacity (oz / L)8.1 / 0.24
Consumer warranty5 years
Commercial warranty1 year
Rental warranty90 days
Echo CS-271T Chainsaw Specs as of 2023


  • Lightweight and compact design
  • Powerful 26.9cc two-stroke engine for maximum cutting performance
  • Top handle configuration for easy maneuverability in tight spaces and climbing applications
  • Anti-vibration handlebar system for reduced operator fatigue and improved comfort
  • Inertia-activated chain brake for added safety during operation
  • Centrifugal clutch with three metal shoes for smooth engagement at 4,100 to 4,600 RPM
  • Direct drive system for improved power transfer and cutting efficiency
  • Automatic oil pump with adjustable flow rate and a 160ml oil tank capacity for hassle-free lubrication
  • Easy-to-use automatic rewind starter with EZ Start feature for quick and effortless starting
  • Compatible with a range of guide bar lengths (10 to 12 inches)
  • Cellulose fiber air filter system for improved engine protection and longer service life.

Echo i-30TM Starting System What is it?

The Echo CS-271T chainsaw now has a i-30TM starting system for reduced effort starting. The i-30TM starting system is a technology developed by Echo that is designed to make starting their chainsaws easier and more reliable. This system features an automatic choke, which adjusts to the proper running position after the engine is started, as well as a digital ignition system that provides a precise timing of the spark plug.

The i-30TM system also incorporates a spring-assisted starter with a redesigned pulley that reduces the force needed to start the engine. All of these features work together to make the Echo chainsaw easier to start, even in colder weather or after prolonged storage.


In conclusion, the Echo CS-271T chainsaw is a top-of-the-line tool designed specifically for arborists and climbing applications. Its lightweight and compact design, combined with its powerful 26.9cc engine, make it an ideal choice for tackling even the most challenging cutting tasks. The saw’s anti-vibration handlebar system, inertia-activated chain brake, and centrifugal clutch ensure safe and comfortable operation, while its automatic oil pump and easy-to-use starter make maintenance a breeze. Whether you’re pruning branches or felling trees, the Echo CS-271T is a reliable and powerful tool.

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