Welcome to the Buzz, @AlantinHi Guys, New member and have been in the Tree Care/Service industry since 2000..Hope you'll don't mind if I bring this thread back to life. I just recently purchased the Echo cs2511T..I'm just now while coming up on 50 going to try and finally get on climbing spurs and wanted all my gear to be light weight. I am curious about the bar pictured above. Is it a Sugihara? I went to their site and it seems the 10" bar they made for the 2511 is discontinued. Does anyone have a suggestion who else makes a 10" lightweight narrow kerf bar for that saw and where they found it? Right now the saw has the stock 12" bar and chain and would appreciate any info on what mods anyone has done to this saw, how it's been working out for them, etc..I also run an older rebuilt 020t, 200t, ms361, and a 441 magnum..Thanks guys and great to be here.
I don't use this saw but I know about the handle being a wrench for the caps. Could you get an extra pull handle and tie it on to the gas can. It will always be available for fill ups and won't have the compression and recoil pulling back on it.Has anyone good good tips for opening the stupid gas / oil caps? I know you can pull the handle out against the compression and use that but ... its still pretty awkward and annoying compared to the flip up caps that are standard with Husqy / Stihl saws.
Worth a thought ... I'm tempted to connect a retractable lanyard onto the handle ... could then keep it connected to the gas can or to a harness..I don't use this saw but I know about the handle being a wrench for the caps. Could you get an extra pull handle and tie it on to the gas can. It will always be available for fill ups and won't have the compression and recoil pulling back on it.
Their whole handle / tool thing is gimmicky ... I’m sure it sounded cool in some boardroom but it’s actually pretty damn annoying. I’ll try your trickI use a t-wrench. Lay the post of the wrench diagonally between the 2 raised “grips” on each cap and loosen/snug up.
You’re right. The caps are a weak point in Echo’s design. Could learn from Stihl in this department. (Also translucent fuel tanks are nice. I hate not knowing how much gas I have left)
I’d rather have a tight cap than a wet lap !If the caps don't loosen easily, they were put on too tight. All chainsaws had basic caps like these for 60 years until the Stihl flippy caps. I'm a fan of the Husky flippy myself. The starter handle only comes out after my groundy over tightens the caps.
^Been in the same boat. Scrench it tight for every fill up now. Stihl caps have gave me the same exp tho, always double check them.Before I started using the wrench to snug up the caps my 2511 dumped 3/4 of a tank of gas while I was up a tree. Smelled it before I saw it.