The Remington RM1425 Electric Chainsaw is an ideal solution for cutting firewood or cleaning off the limbs of fallen trees. We’re not sure how it’ll do on more heavy-duty jobs but it’s a very lightweight saw that’s great for cutting at an angle. It is an electrical saw but the outlet is placed in a convenient position so that the cord won’t get in your way. It’s a saw that’s a bit on the smaller side but it does pack quite a bit of power for its size. It’s mostly used for trimming and users report that it does an excellent job with that. Get to know more about this chainsaw in our Remington RM1425 Review.
While there’s a little to be desired in the color scheme and the art of this saw overall, it’s well designed from a quality standpoint. The blade is tilted slightly upwards at default to make angle cutting a bit easier and one thing we loved was the encompassing and closed in handle grip on top of the saw. The electrical outlet sticks directly out of the back of the saw, so you shouldn’t have a cable or a cord getting in your way. The outer casing looks like it’s made of plastic and some of the handles are made of plastic as well but it’s very sturdy.
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- Has a compact and lightweight design which makes it easy to handle, easy to use and it makes it safer than chainsaws with a lot of weight to them, all without sacrificing the power of the actual saw
- Comes with a lot of power in the 8-amp electric motor which will cut through any kind of tree you can throw at it, all without taking hours to make some firewood
- Comes equipped with an oiler attached to the side of the chainsaw, so that you can decide how much oil will be needed for the job and from our experience, not much is needed for most jobs unless you have a thick tree you’re cutting through
- Has a low-kickback bar for your safety and so that the saw doesn’t make any kind of sudden jumps or moves while it’s in use
- Different branches and tree thicknesses require a different amount of tension which is easy to adjust on this saw thanks to the tension adjuster on the side of the saw, so you can easily adjust the tension with the quick touch of a button
Pros & Cons
- The Remington RM1425 Electric Chainsaw comes fully assembled right out of the box, so you don’t have to mess with assembly, finding missing pieces, putting the saw on the blade or any of the inconveniences that some chainsaws are shipped with
- Lets you adjust how much oil will be used for the job with the easy to use push button oiler included with the chainsaw
- Allows you to cut at an angle easier with the tilted blade saw and it’s great for cutting downwards when you have downed trees or need to trim up some branches laying around
- You can quickly go from high tension to low tension for when you just need to trim up some thin branches or switch back to high tension for when you need to cut through something a bit more intense
- Doesn’t require any gasoline which is great but does require an extension cord, which most common households have today
- Has a safety hand guard that wraps around the entirety of the hand and has no holes in it, so no debris will make it to where your hand is while holding the saw
- Starts seamlessly and easily with the touch of a button right out of the box, no messing with the chain or the handle to get it working
- This chainsaw doesn’t hold a lot of oil so you will need to replace it quite frequently if you’re going to be cutting for a while
Q: With this saw, is it better to cut in thin or thick slices?
A: It ideally depends on how thick the tree is and the position you’re cutting from. If the tree isn’t too thick, you should want to do thin slices but if you’re dealing with a thick tree, then you may want to do larger slices and then cut those into thinner slices. If the thickness is larger than 17 inches, however, you may have to come from opposite sides.
Q: Is lube oil included?
A: The bar oil was very inexpensive if you go down to your local hardware store or even Walmart. They should have some available for you. However, make sure that you’re draining the oil back into the container when you’re done because unlike oil in a vehicle, oil in a chainsaw can go bad and even leak out of the chainsaw when it’s not in use.
Q: If I want to file the chain, what size do I need?
A: This particular chain requires a 5/32” rounded file for proper sharpening. It comes pretty sharp right out of the box, so you won’t have to worry about doing that for quite a while.
The Remington RM1425 is very lightweight and used for mostly lightweight practical situations. We’re not saying that it can’t cut through incredibly thick trees or branches for general cleanup but most of the people we’ve seen purchase this saw generally use it for smaller branches and non-thick trees. It can cut through thick branches at any kind of diameter.
With 8 amps and a 14-inch blade, this is a great tool to have in your arsenal and it’s very cost-effective. Make sure to consult the operator’s manual if you have any technical questions about the saw. It won’t cost you hundreds of dollars and it’s easy to keep up maintenance with this saw. It lasts for a very long time, it’s highly praised among the online community as being a reliable saw and you’ll probably get a lot of good use out of it.
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