ECHO eFORCE 56V Tools – Pro Tools Reviews

At a live event, ECHO launched a whole new line of cordless outdoor power tools they call the ECHO eFORCE 56V system. This completely replaces their current 58V system with brand new tools, so that’s a big deal.

We can’t wait to get our hands on these tools for the first time at the GIE + EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky.

The ECHO eFORCE 56V tools will be available in the first quarter of 2022, and they plan to release 10 tools, two batteries and two chargers. ECHO has covered just about all the basic tools you would expect, even a fairly robust Pro attachment series with two different power heads and up to 16 different attachments.

The new products meet the needs of upscale home owners to professional landscapers and arborists.

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

ECHO eFORCE chainsaws

DCS-2500T 12 ” Top Handle Chainsaw

ECHO eForce DCS-2500T 12 '' Top Handle Chainsaw
  • Ultra light weight
  • Only works with 2.5Ah battery
  • Price: $ 499.99 (kit with 2.5 Ah battery)

18 ” DCS-5000 Rear Chainsaw

ECHO DCS-5000 18-inch Rear Handle Chainsaw
  • Rocker lever oil plug
  • Metal bumper tips and it uses a 5.0 Ah battery
  • Price: $ 299.99 (kit with 5Ah battery)

ECHO eFORCE 56V String Trimmer

16 ″ DSRM-2100 String Trimmer

ECHO eFORCE 56V DSRM-2100 16-inch String Trimmer
  • Brushless motor mounted on the front head
  • 2 speed settings
  • 56 minutes of autonomy (2.5Ah pack)
  • Price: $ 199.99 (kit with 2.5 Ah battery)

17 ″ DSRM-2600 String Trimmer

17-inch DSRM-2600 String Trimmer
  • 3 speed settings
  • Increased torque with a rear mounted brushless motor
  • Designed for use with the 5.0 Ah battery that provides up to 110 minutes of cutting time
  • Price: $ 399.99 (kit with 5 Ah battery)

Brushcutter DSRM-2600U 17 ″

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

ECHO eFORCE DPB-2500 Hand Blower 550 CFM

ECHO eFORCE DPB-2500 Hand Blower 550 CFM
  • 158 MPH and up to 16 Newtons of blowing force
  • Variable speed trigger
  • Designed to be used with the 2.5 Ah Li-ion battery, but it looks like it accepts the 5.0 Ah pack for extra run time as well
  • Price: $ 199.99 (kit with 2.5 Ah battery)

ECHO DHC-2300 22 “hedge trimmer

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

EFORCE 56V Pro Attachment Series (PAS) String Trimmer

ECHO 56V Pro Attachment PAS Series
  • DPAS-2100SB 16 “Pro Attachment Series mower, compatible with PAS (Pro Attachment Series) accessories – $ 249 (kit with 2.5Ah battery)
  • DPAS-2600SB 17 “Pro Attachment Series mower, compatible with PAS accessories – $ 419 (kit with 5Ah battery)
  • Improved torque for more power

The 16 PAS attachments include a cultivator, broom, paddle, hedge trimmers, brush cutter, blower, edgers, bed redefiner, electric pole saw and several hedge trimmers including a model Speak clearly.

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

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

ECHO DLM-2100SP 21-inch 3-in-1 self-propelled lawn mower

Features include:

  • 7-position single lever height adjustment
  • Choice of 3-in-1 discharge between bagging, mulching or side discharge
  • A steel tray and one-touch foldable handle complete the features
  • Price: $ 499.99 (kit with 5 Ah battery)

This mower runs on a single 5.0 Ah battery which ECHO says provides around 70 minutes of run time. We can’t wait to see what that translates into when we test it on some St. Augustines next year.

ECHO eFORCE 56V batteries and chargers

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

EFORCE 56V Battery Chargers

  • Standard charger
  • Fast charger

Final thoughts

We’ll know more about performance and run times after getting our hands on the following GIE tools. These tools look very well designed. ECHO is no stranger to outdoor electrical equipment. Their focus on these tools should do a good job of reaching both the high-end consumer market as well as professional users who are increasingly turning to outdoor battery-powered power tools.

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