Remington RM1025SPS Review

product image of Remington RM1025SPS Ranger 8-Amp 10-inch Electric Chainsaw/Pole Saw Combo

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 4.5 stars 1,600+ reviews

Price: $89.98        Buy from amazon.com

The Remington RM1025SPS Ranger is our most recommended electric pole chain saw – powerful, easy to use and with detachable saw so you can use it without the pole as well. Only the motor is located on the top so it’s quite heavy on the upper side.

Pros:
  • Removable chainsaw
  • Powerful
Cons:
  • Head-heavy
Key specifications:

Remington Electric Pole Saw – 10in. Bar, 8 Amp Motor, Model# RM1015SPS

Note: This video actually shows the RM1015 version – but they are very similar.

Handling and reach

man pruning a tree using the RM1025SPSThe RM1025SPS is an upgraded version of the RM1015P – it features an improved handle and trigger design and the pole length can be adjusted from both ends. It comes with all the advantages and disadvantages of electric tools – it isn’t overly expensive or noisy, it’s very easy to use (push button start and only a little maintenance), you are not limited by battery running time and also don’t have to mix fuel.

On the other hand, you have to drag a power cord to all places where you’d like to use it. And also, most of its weight lies on the top – that means it’s more difficult to handle when fully extended and it requires some upper body strength – so not perfect for women or older people (for those we would rather recommend the SunJoe SWJ800E).

It’s easy to assemble, the pole uses a combination of aluminium and fiber glass and feels stiff and sturdy enough. Only there are also some cheap plastic parts which do not look as durable (one user reported breaking one of those after one year). The reach is just what you’d expect, about 14 feet from the ground when you hold it at chest height.

Very nice feature is the ability to disconnect the saw from the pole and use it as a small chainsaw to cut all the branches on the ground into pieces – the conversion is tool-less and fairly quick.

Cutting on the ground as well

Power

The 8 Amp motor gives this saw quite a lot of power – it cuts easily, even branches that are 8-9" thick and doesn’t bog down at all. It’s not as efficient with small limbs (when extended) because the head just bounces around – but this turns to an advantage when dealing with limbs about 4" and thicker, you just rest the saw on the top of the branch a let its own weight do the job.

The trigger is comfortable and the saw also features a push button oiler which works quite well – you just fill the reservoir and push the button a few times before each use. Just bear in mind it’s recommended to drain the reservoir after each use (it’s really small so no big deal), otherwise it will drip the oil slowly when being stored.

Conclusion:  If you want quality and inexpensive pole saw and don’t mind using a power cord, Remington RM1025SPS is the right choice for you. Powerful and easy to use – we can definitely recommend it.

However, it is still intended mainly for occasional homeowner use – for heavy pruning, take a look at these ones.

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the 10inch bar enables cutting thick branches      with disconnected saw

Specifications:

  • Weight: about 10-11 lbs
  • Length: 7-10 ft
  • Bar length: 10"
  • Oiling: Push-button
  • Cord lock: yes
  • Warranty: 2-year limited

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Frequently asked questions:

Are there any accessories I should buy?

If you don’t have a long extension cord yet, go with the Coleman 100 feet cable.

Also, you would need some oil for the chain (it’s not included) – you can use the 30 weight motor oil for example.

Is there any maintenance needed?

You’ll need adjust the chain tension if needed (very easy to do) and also oil the chain by filling the reservoir and pushing the button a few times before each use. The motor is an enclosed unit so no maintenance is required.



 

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