The Echo CS-590 and Husqvarna 455 Rancher are both mid-range chainsaws that are popular with homeowners and professionals. The Echo CS-590 has a larger engine with more power, but is also heavier. The Husqvarna 455 Rancher has a slightly smaller engine, but is lighter, easier to maneuver. Despite the bigger size and more power, the Echo is generally less expensive than the Husqvarna. Both chainsaws are well-made and have good reviews for reliability, but the choice will largely depend on personal preference and the specific needs of the user.
Which Chainsaw Cuts Faster?
The Echo CS-590 has a larger engine and produces more power than the Husqvarna 455 Rancher, making it capable of cutting faster. However, the lighter weight of the Husqvarna 455 Rancher makes it easier to maneuver and control, which could result in a faster cutting experience for some users. Ultimately, the cutting speed will depend on the operator’s skill, the size and type of wood being cut, and the specific cutting conditions.
To settle the speed question, we compared the two saws on our Youtube Channel, Flat Creek Outdoors.
View the complete video below.
How Does the Echo Compare to the Husqvarna 455 Rancher?
The Echo CS-590 and Husqvarna 455 Rancher differ in the following aspects:
- Engine size: The Echo CS-590 has a larger engine (59.8cc) compared to the Husqvarna 455 Rancher (55.5cc).
- Power: The Echo CS-590 has more power, producing 5.9 horsepower compared to the Husqvarna 455 Rancher’s 3.49 horsepower.
- Weight: The Echo CS-590 is heavier (12.6 lbs) compared to the Husqvarna 455 Rancher (11.24 lbs).
- Price: As of the time of this posting, The Echo CS-590 is $429-$449 depending on bar size (view current price on Amazon), and the Husqvarna 455 Rancher is usually slightly more expensive (view current price on Amazon).
- Bar length: The Echo CS-590 can accommodate a bar length of up to 24 inches while the Husqvarna 455 Rancher can take a bar length of up to 20 inches.
- Features: The Echo CS-590 has a metal air filter cover while the Husqvarna 455 Rancher has a plastic air filter cover. The Husqvarna 455 Rancher also has a smart start system that makes it easier to start the engine.
- Warranty: Both saws have a two-year warranty, but the terms of the warranty may vary between the two brands.
- User reviews: Both saws receive positive reviews for reliability and durability, but user opinions on comfort, ease of use, and performance may differ.