Which case for 16" chainsaw

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Has anybody purchased a case that works for the 16" chainsaw?  I can't wait for Ego to create one.  A case is a basic accessory for any chainsaw.
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I am in the same boat as you.   I have the chainsaw but really need a case to store it in.  I can't just leave it dripping the blade oil out on my floor.  (and I have yet to figure out how to drain it as the manual says without it just going everywhere.)

Sadly being in Canada we can't even purchase the ECHO case from HomeDepot as they don't sell them north of the border.
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I took a drive out to one of the local chain saw retail stores and asked about the ECHO case.  They do sell them here in Canada but the store wanted $56+tax for the plastic case.  I have thought about it a bit more and am planning to just buy a sheet of 3/8mdf and make my own case.  That way I can make a rectangular box that will fit the chainsaw along with two batteries and my chain oil.  I want something that will easily fit in the back of my SUV that will protect the chainsaw and not leave a mess.

Once I get it made, I will take some photo's and post here along with a cut list so if someone else wants to make one too, they will have the plans.
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You are likely quite right.  I will use an epoxy pain in the bottom to protect the wood regardless.  

I was playing around with the idea of making a form fitting bottom insert.  The idea was to take some light thin plastic and loosely connect it to 3 of the sides with the 4th side open and then use some of the expanding foam insulation and spray it under the plastic so it expands up around the countour of the chainsaw.  But afte thinking about it i don't think there would really be any advantage to doing that.  just a lot of mess and costs for no real gain.
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If the sides are a good fit to the bottom (no gaps), perhaps some spray-in truck bed liner would do a good job of making a "tray" out of the bottom of the box, sprayed up the sides an inch or so.

Anything to avoid a "pain in the bottom"! Your words, not mine. :-D
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Oh, and some kind of construction adhesive like PL Premium in the joints will keep it together. That stuff is tough!
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got to love typos.  

If I am using plywood then I would use epoxy to secure the sides.  I am a woodworker so I have no fear that it will fall apart on me.    I was going to use the epoxy paint to seal it as I know that will be oil resistant.
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Nice!  I'm a pretend woodworker at best, it sounds like you've got this under control! :-)
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I ordered this from HD:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/PowerKing-Universal-Chainsaw-Case-CSCAU/207186619?keyword=207186619

Will let you know soon if it works.  Price is nice.

Brian
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The PowerKing case works.  Here are some pictures.
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Does the case help to contain the dripping bar oil while it's in storage? I've been keeping mine in a large plastic bag just to catch all the bar oil that leaks out between uses.
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Yes, it will contain it.
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Hardshell case for the chainsaw?.

I'd like to get a nice hardshell case for my new EGO chainsaw.  Does anyone know of a good fitting case for this thing?  I'm picturing a plastic case, but I'm not sure if a gas-chainsaw case would work, since their shapes are different (I think).  

Has anyone else been using a case for theirs?  I'd love to hear some ideas on choices and how well they fit and contain any oil drippings. 

Oh, and is this thing supposed to leak a bit of oil when it's sitting there?  Might mine be defective?  
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So far I like the power king case. Especially the price on it. Striking out at local big box stores for other cases with a competitive price. Wanna avoid ordering online. Would like to test fit in stores.

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