ECHO has launched the CS-352AC, which it describes as the world’s first chainsaw with Auto Choke.

The CS-352AC is an all-round rear-handle chainsaw, with the patented Auto Choke feature, said to offer quicker, easier and safer starting. All that’s needed is one pull, regardless of the engine temperature, and the chainsaw starts first time, without the risk of flooding the engine.

The chainsaw has a 34.0 cc professional-grade ECHO two-stroke engine which provides powerful cutting with low emissions and low noise levels. The Auto Choke comprises a solenoid valve on the engine’s carburettor to control the amount of fuel depending on the engine temperature.

The usual steps of pulling and pushing the choke, starting with partial throttle and pulling the throttle trigger are all dispensed with. The chainsaw is started on idle speed, making it altogether simpler for infrequent users who want to operate their chainsaw without the need to adjust the choke before starting. This combined with ECHO’s ES-Start system means users get fast and effortless starting.

The CS-352AC is described as being ideal for pruning and cutting firewood.

Another key feature of this saw is the professional-grade anti-vibration system, which improves user comfort without sacrificing power. The inboard clutch enables both easy bar and chain replacement and easy maintenance. Additionally, a large cassette-type air filter, with an aerodynamic air passage, reduces dust discharge entering the airflow into the engine.