The CS-281WES is a light-weight, highly maneuverable petrol chain saw, ideal for pruning and hedging.

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Weighing just 3.1kg with an impressive 26.9cm³ engine it's one of ECHO's lightest rear handle chain saws. The slimline body has been specifically engineered to offer ultimate maneuverability and comfort. Featuring ECHO's ES Start technology for easy starting in all conditions, intuitive controls and an anti vibration system the CS-281WES is the perfect choice for a range of professional ground tasks.

Professional engine

Professional engine

Featuring a powerful 26.9cm³ professional grade engine, giving exceptional power and performance. Like all ECHO engines its manufactured in Japan to the highest standards possible.

Compact, ergonomic design.

Compact, ergonomic design.

ECHO chain saws are all designed to the same professional standard, with no exceptions. Hard working, high quality with renowned Japanese build standards.

Tool-less fuel cap opening.

Tool-less fuel cap opening.

Open the fuel cap with ease for fast and effortless refueling during big jobs.

Best Features.


Engineered to weigh less whilst retaining robust durability.

Low vibration

Vibration reduced by ECHO anti-vibe technology.

Easy start engine

ECHO’s patented system for effortless starting.

Product Details.

Engine displacement (cm³) 26.9
Output (kw) 1.09
Output (ps) 1.48
Dry Weight (kg) 3.1
Fuel tank capacity (l) 0.24
Chain Oil Tank Capacity (ml) 160
Fuel Consumption At Maximum Engine Power (L/h) 0.5
Priming Pump Yes
Ignition System CDI
Start Assist System ES-start
Chain Brake Inertia
Choke w/ Automatic Fast Idle Release Yes
Chain Tensioner Side
Saw Chain Pitch (inch) 3/8 (1/4)
Guide Bar Gauge (inch) 0.050
Applicable Bar Length (cm/inch) 1 20, 25, 30 / 8, 10, 12
Sound pressure level (dB(A)) 97.8
Sound power level (dB(A)) 107.5
CO² (g/kW・h) 2 1096
Vibration Front handle/Rear handle (m/s²) 4.6 / 4.9
Not all lengths available in every country. Available bar lengths may incur differing RRPs. Please check with your local dealer.
This CO² measurement results from testing a (parent) engine representative of the engine type (engine family) over a fixed test cycle under laboratory conditions and does not imply or express any guarantee of the performance of a particular engine.