Not taking brand loyalty into account at all, but I’d go with the 150 for $100 more even if the echo has more umpf based on the local dealer.Thanks. I've been doing this 25 years. I've done way more one handing than I should. Especially out of a bucket where it's all day long. My wrists are staying a little sore the past few months. I've narrowed it down between the 2511 and the 150. By the time I have the 2511 shipped from Baileys it's only going to be about $100 cheaper than the 150. There is a Stihl distributor 5 miles from me. That's about the only plus. There's not an Echo dealer for a long ways. Everything Echo would have to be ordered. I'm still weighing the good and the bad of both.
You just pull the spark arresting screen out. I`m not sure what you have to do about the timing as that part is digitally controlled. I would just adjust the carb if you aren`t worried about EPA.I've read about the muffler mod. Any advise on what to do there? And timing is something I haven't messed with.
They suck with the smaller battery. We found the motor stops to allow for cooling when in larger cuts, 6” or so. The bigger battery in the saw weighs more than the 150 (but doesn’t stop for cooling until the battery is dead). Also a huge plus for us on the 150 side is that 1/4” chain and carving bar. It makes better cuts in tighter crotches hands down. When doing reduction pruning this is pretty important to us. The bar and chain should be an easy option for the husky electric... but it’s not availableNot trying to derail the gassers, but much of the fatigue comes from vibration, the new Husky electrics, with the smaller battery to keep the weight down, work extremely well with a properly sharpened chain. I run 2 on my truck with 2 x 200ts for slightly bigger trees.