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


Weighing just 3.1kg it's one of ECHO's lightest rear handle chain saws.

Professional engine

Professional engine

Featuring a powerful 26.9 cc profesional grade engine, giving exceptional power and performance.

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.

Dry Weight (kg) 3.1
Chain Oil Tank Capacity 0.16
Chain Brake Inertia
Engine displacement (cm³) 26.9
Fuel Consumption At Maximum Engine Power (L/h) 0.5
Guide Bar Gauge (inch) 0.050
Output (ps) 1.48
Priming Pump Yes
Choke w/ Automatic Fast Idle Release Yes
Output (kw) 1.09
Ignition System CDI
Chain Tensioner Side
Fuel tank capacity 0.24
Start Assist System ES-start
Applicable Bar Length (cm/inch) 20, 25, 30 / 8, 10, 12
Saw Chain Pitch (inch) 3/8 (1/4)
Vibration Front handle/Rear handle (m/s²) 4.6 / 4.9
Sound pressure level (dB(A)) 97.8
Sound power level (dB(A)) 107.5
CO2 (g/kW・h) 1 1096

1 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.

Other Features.