Remington Pole Saws Review

Remington Pole Saw Review 2018

A lot of us have gardens or yards that we like to tend to on the weekends, so we want a tool that works best for us that has great cutting efficiency, easy usability, and most importantly, doesn't leave our wallets dry. So, if you're searching for the best pole saw that can cater to your garden cultivating needs, we provided a Remington review for all three saws below.

Remington RM1025SPS Ranger

Reviewed Saw: Remington RM1025SPS

Overall rating:

Performance

Forgiveness

Build Quality

Look & Feel

Price

PROS

  • Has a comfortable nonslip grip for more control
  • Easily detachable pole for more manageable chainsaw use
  • Doesn't makes too much noise
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Efficient cutting strength for small to medium branches

CONS

  • Can be top heavy when extended which puts strain on upper body
  • Powered through a cord for limited mobility
  • Not self-oiling 
  • Can leak oil when not in use

Many may prefer gas-powered pole saws for their cutting speed, but the RM1025SPS Ranger, also known as the Remington Branch Wizard Pro 10 electric pole saw, can do the job just as well.

Key Features

Below are the main features that the Remington RM1025SPS Ranger pole saw provides:

  • Detachable 10-foot aluminum pole saw;
  • Powerful 8-amp electric motor for smooth cuts;
  • Low kickback 10-inch bar and chain for more safety during operation;
  • Easy flip and lock clamps for securing pole length;
  • Comfortable nonslip grip and anti-rotation pole design


Remington Electric Pole Saw Review

You can check out this video out to see how the saw operates and how efficient it is at cutting tree branches:

  • Performance: The RM1025SPS Ranger can cut through small to medium-sized tree branches, and many users found it very powerful for its size. This is mostly due to the 8-amp instant start electric motor which lets you saw through tree limbs like butter, not to mention the 10-inch low-kickback bar and chain makes pruning and lopping breezy.

    You can trim tree limbs up to 15-feet high with this saw and when you're done taking those branches down, you can easily switch to the chainsaw by disconnecting the pole and slicing the already cut branches into even smaller sizes.
  • Ease of Use: You can use the Remington Ranger pole saw comfortably with its non-slip grip and anti-rotation pole for more security and fewer accidents. Unfortunately, the Remington Ranger isn't self-lubricating, so you'll have to manually oil before each major cut.

    At times you might find it a bit tiring to operate the saw while it's fully extended, but if you have the pole at a certain angle that's more vertical than horizontal, this should help in preventing any fatigue.
  • Power: The Remington Ranger pole saw is equipped with an optimized 8-amp motor that's lightweight but powerful enough to cut through most branches. The horsepower has approximately 1.5 horsepower at 120VAC consuming about 960 watts.

    The downside is that the saw is powered by plugging in the cord into an electrical outlet, so this can limit the amount of freedom you have while maneuvering around trees.
  • Design and Construction: The detachable 2-in-1 aluminum pole for the RM1025SPS Ranger is noticeably sturdy, and the anti-rotation mechanic on the pole makes the saw capable of multiple cutting and trimming jobs, but aside from this, there are a few quirks regarding its design.

    There were a few complaints about how oil tends to leak out of the saw when it's not being used, how the plastic lock clips on the pole feel flimsy, and that the replacement Remington pole saw chain for this model is not very durable.
  • Noise Level: Any chainsaw you buy is going to be relatively loud, but the Remington Ranger pole saw was found by many to be quieter than most of its kind. It can get a bit loud if the chain isn't sharp or has gone through too much use, but as long as you keep on top of chain replacements, the saw shouldn't give your neighbors a headache.

Remington RM1025P Ranger

Reviewed Saw: Remington RM1025P

Overall rating:

Performance

Forgiveness

Build Quality

Look & Feel

Price

PROS

  • 10-inch low-kickback bar big enough for thick branches
  • Pole can reach up to 15 feet high without the need for a ladder
  • Approximately 96 inches in length when pole is fully extended
  • Aluminum inner pole gives reinforced strength for more control during extended operation
  • Locking trigger prevents accidental starts

CONS

  • Power cord is very short, need to use extended cord
  • Oiler isn't the greatest
  • No angle adjustment

If you're looking to get access to overhead branches, this Remington 10-in 8-amp corded electric pole saw could be what you're looking for and can be an optimal choice for many professionals. Favored for its functionality, versatility, and efficiency, this chainsaw is lightweight and can be operated by pretty much anyone.

Key Features

The Remington RM1025P Ranger 10-inch 8 amp 2-in-1 electric chainsaw features:

  • Detachable pole for high branches or managing smaller logs;
  • 8-amp electric motor with a low-kickback 10-inch bar and chain;
  • Ability to reach 10-15 feet overhead with fully extended pole;
  • Flip and lock clamps provide secure pole length;
  • Non-slip grip handle for controlled and comfortable use;
  • Anti-rotation pole design for stable use; 
  • Push-button oiler provides right amount of oil


Remington RM1025P Ranger Pole Saw Review

This video shows the Remington RM1025P performs while cutting a particularly thick branch:

  • Performance: The Remington Ranger RM1025P is an earlier model of the Remington Ranger RM1025SPS, but like its newer counterpart, it uses the pinnacle of cutting technology; its 8-amp electric motor is designed to handle small to medium-thickness branches or logs up to around 9 inches in diameter. You can cut branches up to 15 feet high without standing on a ladder, which can often be a dangerous task.

    Because of the low-kickback chain, it's almost effortless to cut thick branches. This is mostly due to the chain's aggressive tooth layout, but keep in mind that the saw doesn't lubricate itself, so you will have to manually pump the bulb on the oil reservoir cap in between cuts to keep the bar and chain properly oiled.
  • Ease of Use: During operation, the wrap handle of this saw gives us a tight grip for better control and fewer slips. For safety, the chain has a low-kickback which lessens the fear and danger of using it and having accidents, with the additional help of the anti-rotation feature that keeps the saw from twirling away from where you're cutting.

    While the pole is fully extended, the saw can get a bit tiring to use for long periods of time. Additionally, instead of typical chainsaw bar oil, the Remington Ranger RM1025P uses regular motor oil since chainsaw bar oil is a bit too thick for it, and you can find what else to use by reading the owner's manual.
  • Power: When it comes to how powerful the Remington Ranger RM1025P is, the manufacturer built the saw with an 8-amp electric motor that runs at around 1.5 horsepower, and while the saw itself is lightweight, it has no problem slicing through thick tree limbs, branches, and logs. However, you will need an extension cord in order to operate the saw since the 10-inch lead cord it has won't get you anywhere.
  • Design and Construction: The saw's design makes it easy to switch from the chainsaw to the pole saw with the detachable and adjustable aluminum pole. The locking trigger helps to keep the pole secure while using the saw when extended, but having the weight of the saw at the end of the pole can be tiring after a while.

    You'll have to oil the chain manually since the saw isn't self-lubricating. You should also be mindful that the saw is prone to leaking oil when it's not in use, so you can either place something to catch oil when you store it away or make sure the oil reservoir is empty.
  • Noise Level: A lot of users found it a bit loud when the saw was tilted at a certain angle since the cooling fan would occasionally hit the plastic end plate of the motor, cutting into it. Although, this is an easy fix if you want to put in the effort to lessen the noise.

Remington RM2599 Maverick

Reviewed Saw: Remington RM2599

Overall rating:

Performance

Forgiveness

Build Quality

Look & Feel

Price

PROS

  • Reaches heights up to 12 feet
  • Versatility allows multiple attachments like blowers, hedge, trimmers, and more
  • Low kickback 8-inch bar and chain
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Balanced weight to prevent back and shoulder strain
  • Automatic oiler for constant lubrication

CONS

  • Bar could be longer
  • Minor quality issues
  • Requires a bit of maintenance
  • Needs mixing of gas-oil fuel
  • Pricier than electric powered saws

For those that prefer a Remington gas pole saw, the Remington RM2599 Maverick has a user-friendly design that's built to slice hard-to-reach tree branches and limbs without the use of a ladder. With a price that's lower than $200, this saw weighs around 20 pounds with a full oil tank and fuel reserve.

Key Features

The Remington RM2599 Maverick 25cc 2-cycle 8-inch Gas pole saw has the following features:

  • Powerful 25cc 2-cycle engine to conquer tough cutting tasks;
  • 7-foot extension pole allowing user to reach up to 12 feet;
  • 8-inch bar and chain;
  • Automatically lubricates itself;
  • Accepts most attachments like a hedge trimmer, edger, etc., to act as a more versatile tool


Remington Gas Trimmer Review

Below, you can see one of many videos on how the Remington Maverick operates:

  • Performance: The Remington RM2599 Maverick has enough power to get the job done and you're not limited in mobility with power cords or battery time. It does require you to mix the gas and oil fuel, but other than that, the saw is able to cut through most branch sizes with ease.

    You can reach and cut overhead branches and limbs as thick as 7 inches in diameter for up to 12 feet, but some prefer the pole to be a bit longer to avoid the use of a ladder. There's less danger while operating the saw due to the low-kickback 8-inch bar and chain.

    Its model can transform into a multipurpose tool so that you can attach a blower for leaves, a hedge trimmer, or even an edger for more work to be done around your yard.
  • Ease of Use: When all three parts are attached, the saw becomes 7 feet long and can be up to 12 feet long when fully extended. Although it can be a bit heavy to handle, it's nicely balanced since the motor is placed at the back of the pole rather than near the saw, unlike electric saws.

    You can get started with cutting right away with the saw's 25cc 2-cycle engine with QuickStart technology. Although, some might find the pole's length a bit inconvenient since it's shorter than some would like.
  • Power: The Remington RM2599 Maverick is a good tool for the price thanks to its 25cc 2-cycle engine, and while it can handle tree limbs as thick as 7 inches, many suggest that the blade could have been made a little longer so that it could cut even larger branches.

    There were some users that had some minor problems related to chain tightening, the carburetor, and the oiling or connectors on the shaft loosening. These may have been defects on individual units though, so it may not be a common issue to worry about.
  • Design and Construction: The build of this saw is simplified to make cutting tasks easier and is designed to be convenient and durable while keeping emissions low. If you use both pole segments, the pole length is 7 feet long, but if you take a segment away, you can work with the saw in a shorter configuration.

    Unlike electric saws most of the time, you don't have to worry about manually oiling the chain since it lubricates itself. Also, the weight of the saw is balanced since gas-powered saws usually have motors in the back and the saw on the other end of the pole.
  • Noise Level: Gas powered chainsaws are typically louder than electric chainsaws, so this is something to keep in mind when buying a gas powered saw. They also require you to mix oil and gas, which can give off a scent while operating it. So if you have a lot of cutting to do, you could benefit from having some earplugs and a face mask, but your neighbors might get a little annoyed.


Differences between the models

The most obvious difference between the three chainsaws is the fact that one of them is gas powered while the other two are electric. The Remington RM2599 Maverick is powered by gas where you have to mix oil and gas in order to operate it. Because it's gas-powered, it's louder than the Remington saws.

It's also more balanced since gas powered saws typically have the motor towards the back while electric saws have the motor close to the saw. But, compared to the Remington electric pole saw reviews, the Remington RM2599 Maverick is heavier and requires more maintenance.

Based on our Remington pole saw review, the Ranger models are not self-lubricating. The Remington RM2599 Maverick automatically lubricates itself so you have one less thing to do while cutting. With the RM1015SPS vs RM1025SPS, the maintenance and cleanup is easier with the RM1015SPS and extends 9 feet, which is average for an electric model.

The Remington RM2599 Maverick has two interchangeable pole segments that allow for longer or shorter pole lengths. Although, the pole is a few feet shorter than the ones on the Remington RM1025SPS and RM1025P Ranger. The Maverick can also be used as a multipurpose tool which means you can attach a leaf blower, a hedge trimmer, or garden cultivator, which isn't the case for the electric saws.

Between the Remington pole saw parts of the RM1025P vs RM1025SPS Ranger, there's not too much of a difference. The RM1025SPS model is a simply newer version of the RM1025P saw, with slight fixes and changes. The improved design was meant to have fixed the leaky oil problem from the older model, but of course, any chainsaw might leak a bit of oil when stored so it's to be expected.


How do they compare?

This section will look at several pole chainsaw models that compare to the Remington pole saws reviewed above. Some of these models have similar features, and only minor differences can be noted between them.

For a cheaper alternative to the Remington RM1025SPS and RM1025P Ranger, the Sun Joe Electric pole saw has a pole that can extend up to about 9 feet for a full reach of 15 feet. It's designed to cut high tree limbs and thin logs and is equipped with a less powerful 6.5-amp motor compared to the 8-amp motors both Remington Ranger models carry.

It claims to be able to cut branches up to 7.5 inches thick and has an 8-inch Oregon cutting bar and chain that automatically lubricates itself, a feature that lacks in the Ranger saws. Overall, if you want a saw that won't emit any fumes, is light, and designed for pruning and trimming thin branches and logs, the Sun Joe Electric pole saw could be an optimal choice.

The GreenWorks pole saw includes a G-MAX 40V 2amp battery and charger and an 8-inch bar and chain for easy branch trimming. It also automatically oils itself when necessary to ensure durability and optimal performance equipped with a translucent oil tank so you have a clear view of the oil level.

But keep in mind that battery powered chainsaws are usually less powerful than electric and gas-powered saws, so the GreenWorks saw isn't meant to cut through thick branches and logs, but is more designed for thin tree limbs and pruning. It also only runs for about 60 minutes on a full charged 2ah battery, which is about 50 cuts or so on a single charge.

This is another cordless pole saw that's runs on a 20-volt battery. It extends from a length of 6 ½ feet to 10 feet with an extended length of 14 feet and has up to 100 cuts per charge. It's a bit pricier than the Ranger saws, but it's a good choice if you want to worry less about cords.

It has an 8-inch chain that's able to cut branches at least 6 inches thick so it can do a pretty decent job when it comes to trimming tree branches or small logs. It's even lighter than the GreenWorks cordless pole saw for it weighs just 6.3 pounds.


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