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October 28, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


ECHO eFORCE 56V Tools

ECHO eFORCE 56V outdoor power tools system

During a live event, ECHO launched an entirely new line of cordless outdoor power tools they’re calling the ECHO eFORCE 56V System. This completely replaces their current 58V system with all new tools, so it’s kind of a big deal.


We look forward to getting our hands on these tools for the first time at the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky.


ECHO eFORCE 56V tools will be available in Q1 2022, and they plan to release 10 tools, two batteries, and two chargers. ECHO covered just about all the core tools you could expect—even a pretty robust Pro Attachment Series with two different powerheads and up to 16 different attachments.

The new products address the needs of both high-end homeowners up to professional landscapers and arborists.

So what tools are included in the ECHO eFORCE 56V cordless lineup? Let’s go through each tool one by one.

ECHO eFORCE Chainsaws

DCS-2500T 12″ Top-Handle Chainsaw

ECHO eForce DCS-2500T 12 in Top-Handle Chainsaw
  • Ultra light weight
  • Only works with the 2.5Ah battery pack
  • Price: $499.99 (kit w/2.5Ah battery)

DCS-5000 18″ Rear-Handle Chainsaw

ECHO DCS-5000 18 in Rear-Handle Chainsaw
  • Flip lever oil cap
  • Metal bumper spikes and it uses a 5.0Ah battery
  • Price: $299.99 (kit w/5Ah battery)

ECHO eFORCE 56V String Trimmers

DSRM-2100 16″ String Trimmer

ECHO eFORCE 56V DSRM-2100 16 in String Trimmer
  • Front-head-mounted brushless motor
  • 2 speed settings
  • 56 minutes of runtime (2.5Ah pack)
  • Price: $199.99 (kit w/2.5Ah battery)

DSRM-2600 17″ String Trimmer

DSRM-2600 17-in String Trimmer
  • 3 speed settings
  • Increased torque with a rear-mounted brushless motor
  • Designed for use with the 5.0Ah battery which nets up to 110 minutes of trim time
  • Price: $399.99 (kit w/5Ah battery)

DSRM-2600U 17″ Brushcutter

DSRM-2600U 17-in Brushcutter
  • Very similar to the ECHO eFORCE DSRM-2600 string trimmer except it adds some handles for more control
  • You get the 3 speed settings
  • Increased torque with a rear-mounted brushless motor
  • Designed for use with the 5.0Ah battery
  • Supports cutting blades for rougher underbrush
  • Price: $449.99 (kit w/5Ah battery)

ECHO eFORCE DPB-2500 550 CFM Handheld Blower

ECHO eFORCE DPB-2500 550 CFM Handheld Blower
  • 158 MPH and up to 16 Newtons of blowing force
  • Variable speed trigger
  • Designed for use with the 2.5Ah Li-ion battery but looks like it will accept the 5.0Ah pack as well for more runtime
  • Price: $199.99 (kit w/2.5Ah battery)

ECHO DHC-2300 22” Hedge Trimmer

DHC-2300 22” Hedge Trimmer
  • Double-sided blades with 1-inch cutting capacity
  • A nice top-insert battery design that accepts either the 2.5Ah pack (likely included with any kit you get) or the 5Ah pack.
  • Price: $249.99 (kit w/2.5Ah battery)

eFORCE 56V Pro Attachment Series (PAS) Trimmers

ECHO 56V Pro Attachment Series PAS
  • DPAS-2100SB 16” Pro Attachment Series Trimmer, compatible with PAS (Pro Attachment Series) attachments – $249.99 (kit w/2.5Ah battery)
  • DPAS-2600SB 17” Pro Attachment Series Trimmer, compatible with PAS attachments – $419.99 (kit w/5Ah battery)
  • Enhanced torque for more power

16 PAS attachments include a cultivator, sweep, paddle, trimmers, brush cutter, blower, edgers, bed redefiner, power pruner pole saw, and multiple hedge trimmers including an articulating model.

DLM-2100SP 21″ Self-Propelled 3-in-1 Lawn Mower

Of course, no outdoor power equipment line would be complete without a lawnmower. ECHO puts a solid foot forward with a self-propelled model that seems to cover all the bases.

ECHO DLM-2100SP 21-inch Self-Propelled 3-in-1 Lawn Mower

Features include:

  • 7-position single-lever height adjustment
  • 3-in-1 discharge to choose between bagging, mulching, or side discharge
  • A steel deck and one-touch folding handle design round out the features
  • Price: $499.99 (kit w/5Ah battery)

This mower runs on a single 5.0Ah battery pack which ECHO says delivers around 70 minutes of run-time. We look forward to seeing what that translates into when we test it out on some St. Augustine next year.

ECHO eFORCE 56V Batteries and Chargers

  • 2.5Ah Battery nominal 50.4V with a total of 126Wh
  • 5.0Ah Battery which gives you 252 Wh

eFORCE 56V Battery Chargers

  • Standard Charger
  • Rapid Charger

Final Thoughts

We’ll know more about performance and runtimes after we get our hands on the tools following GIE. These tools look very well-designed. ECHO is no stranger to outdoor power equipment. Their direction on these tools should do a good job of hitting both the high-end consumer market as well as professional users increasingly drifting towards battery-powered outdoor power tools.

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Big Richard

Well now we need to see how the new chainsaw stacks up against the Stihl MSA-220 and Husqvarna 540i. Kinda surprised at the price, isn’t that less than the old model and half of what the Stihl and Husky cost.

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