Remington 41BD110G983 Rustler Review

product image of Remington 41BD110G983 Rustler 17-Inch 25cc 2-Cycle Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer

Our rating: 3.5 stars Fair  

Customer rating: 3.5 stars 170+ reviews

Price: $79.99        Buy from amazon.com

The Remington 41BD110G983 is a popular cheap gas weed eater – not heavy and with enough power. Its disadvantages are higher noise level, vibrations and some users even reported problems with stalling.

Pros:
  • Cheap
  • Not heavy
  • Solid power
Cons:
  • Louder, vibrations
  • Not for taller people
  • Problems with stalling
Key specifications:

Remington "Quick Start" Rustler RM2510

Note: The videos actually show the RM2510 version – but they are really similar.

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Gas powered

trimming grass on your garden using the Remington RM2510The Remington Rustler shares all the advantages of gas weed whackers – high power, complete freedom of movement, no messing with the cord (and winding it up after trimming) or switching outlets. Also you are not limited by battery life.

On the other hand, it requires mixing the gas-oil fuel and a little maintenance. It is also quite loud so wearing an ear protection might be a good idea. Good news is that it’s fairly light and the balance is also quite good – what’s worse is that it vibrates a lot more than higher quality gas trimmers (but they also cost three or four times more…).

The assembly is easy – you just reposition the handle and install the guard, both are attached with wing nuts so no tools are required and it’s done in 5 minutes. And the manual is written clearly.

Power and line feeding

It’s not a heavy-duty gas machine, but the power is good enough, the strings rip through thick grass or vines easily. Users report the starting is okay, mostly within 3 pulls.

However, some users also complained their machine has problems with stalling after let’s say 15 minutes of use (overheating?) – and it won’t start until it cools down which takes quite a lot of time.

The trimmer uses bump feed to advance the line and it works quite well.

Curved shaft

This Remington string trimmer uses a curved shaft design – there isn’t much difference in performance (when compared to the straight shaft), but many users find it to be more comfortable to use and also easier to control. Also it can be easier to operate in closer spaces, for example near fences or walls.

On the other hand, the shaft is shorter so it’s not so suitable for taller people (6ft or more) as they’ll have to bend over to use it. There is also less space between you and the debris flying from the strings – and lastly, it’s more difficult to use the curved shaft for edging.

Conclusion:  If you need a cheap gas trimmer for your small or medium-size yard, the Remington 41BD110G983 will be a good choice – it’s fairly light, comfortable to use and has enough power.

On the other hand, if the low price isn’t your main concern, we would rather recommend you some higher quality tool – for example the Tanaka TCG22EASSLP.

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Specifications:

  • Brand: Remington
  • Type: Gas powered
  • Edger: no
  • Tilting head: no
  • Cycles: 2 stroke
  • Cubature: 25cc
  • Weight: 10.2 lbs
  • Cutting swath: 17"
  • Line: 0.095 dual line
  • Feeding: bump feed
  • Warranty: 2-year limited
  • Includes: 1 spool, small bottle of oil

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Frequently asked questions:

What kind of fuel is required?

The machine is 2-cycle so a mix of gas and oil (40:1 this time) is required. We recommend using a non-ethanol blended, high octane gas and for example this oil (which also enables easy measuring of the ratio).

Or you can always buy a pre-mixed fuel if you don’t want to do it yourself.

Are there any accessories I should buy?

We recommend getting a spare string and also some oil, for example this one which makes measuring the right oil-gas ratio really easy (or you get can a pre-mixed fuel of course)..

How to change the line?
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Is there any maintenance needed?

Gas powered string trimmers require some additional upkeep like cleaning the air filter or adding stabilizer to the fuel for winter storage – please read our guide or refer to the user manual for more info.



 

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