Remington has continually amazed homeowners and pros alike with its wide selection of ultra-reliable power tools.
After being in the game for nearly a century, Remington knows a little something about innovation.
In this review, we’re taking a look at the stunning RM1025SPS Ranger, a combo pole saw and chainsaw tool that does light-duty trimming and limbing like a beast. Read about the 2-in-1 Ranger in our review below.
- In Brief: Remington RM1025SPS Review
- Key Specifications of Remington RM1025SPS
- Unique Features
- Performance, Design, and Safety
- Ease of Maintenance, Repairs & Warranty
- Price of Remington RM1025SPS
- Who Should Buy Remington RM1025SPS?
Key Specifications of Remington RM1025SPS
The Ranger is a corded-electric pole saw-chainsaw that runs on an eight-amp motor. The motor delivers a surprising amount of cutting torque and speed to knock down limbs of up to ten inches in diameter.
But Remington switchings things up by including an extendable 10-foot pole with the Ranger kit. By attaching the pole onto the Ranger, it instantly turns into a pole saw for overhead sawing.
The pole has two twist-lock mechanisms that allow you to adjust the height of the tool to your exact needs.
Allow Todd Allen from YouTube to show you how the RM1025SPS performs:
Down below is a table containing all of the ROM1205SPS’ key specifications:
|Bar Length (inches)||10"|
|User Manual||Check Manual|
|Oil Tank Capacity (pints)||0.25|
|Chain Speed (feet/second)||N/A|
|Pole Height (feet)||9.91|
Let’s spend a few moments looking at what makes the Ranger a unique chainsaw.
Convertible from Chainsaw to Pole Saw
The most prominent feature in the Ranger is its convertibility from chainsaw to pole saw and back. The pole connects to the motor-side of the tool.
By depressing both the safety lock button and throttle trigger, you can lift the Ranger up to ten feet off the ground to remove excessive branches without trouble.
Most chainsaws follow a standard design where the front handle and handguard are parallel with the guide bar. In Ranger, they are offset to the left, keeping your hand away from danger at all times.
Performance, Design, and Safety
Now let’s look at the practicality of the Ranger. In this section, we’ll see how this 2-in-1 chainsaw performs, how it’s designed, and what safety features are in place.
There’s no doubt about it. With the extendable pole attached, the Ranger becomes one of the most reliable pole saws out there.
The ten-inch cutting chain makes slicing through thick limbs a cakewalk.
Plus, the entire weight of the chainsaw unit is only 9.5 pounds, so lifting it to its maximum height (roughly 15 feet off the ground) for extended periods is nearly effortless.
Without the pole, the Ranger is still a reliable chainsaw. Sporting an eight-amp motor, the Ranger saws through thick logs and unruly hedges quite easily.
As for felling thick trees, customers claim this chainsaw is perfect as a backup, not your main saw.
There’s nothing particularly noteworthy about the Ranger’s design expect for its convertibility, which is an excellent feature!
The Ranger’s plastic casing keeps most sawdust and twigs out of the engine and air filter.
However, operators will need to remove the side plate from time to time to remove trapped debris to keep them from wreaking havoc later on.
The Ranger doesn’t come with the same safety features as most standalone chainsaw models. It’s missing a hand-operated chain brake since a majority of its runtime is spent several feet off of the ground.
However, it does come with an Oregon-made guide bar and chain that reduces the risk of kickback. Make sure you read the instructions manual to find out how to safely operate the Ranger.
Finally, there’s the safety lock button to prevent accidental startups, as well as attaching the extendable pole.
Ease of Maintenance, Repairs & Warranty
Here, we’ll quickly go over how easy it is to maintain your Ranger and what kind of warranty Remington provides.
Ease of Maintenance and Repairs
Electric pole saws are as close to zero-maintenance as possible. The electric motor does not face as many problems as combustion engines, thereby eliminating the need for regular checkups and fine-tuning.
What users will need to keep an eye out for is the chain’s tension. To do this, turn the bar knob until the bar cover is loose. Then turn the tensioning dial clockwise until the chain is snug against the bottom of the guide bar.
Tighten the bar cover back up, and you’re all set.
Nothing too fancy here. Remington’s warranty covers the cost of repairs and replacing defective components caused by manufacturing errors.
Do not modify or install nonbrand parts into the Ranger, and the warranty will remain valid for the entire two-year period.
If you have further questions, feel free to give Remington a call at 1-866-206-2707. Don’t forget to register your Ranger on the company website www.remingtoonpowertools.com.
Price of Remington RM1025SPS
Seeing the Ranger’s price tag for the first time will leave you pleasantly surprised. It costs about the same as a corded ten-inch chainsaw but with the added ten-foot pole for overhead sawing.
To put it another way, buying a chain saw and pole saw separately will easily cost you about twice as much as the 2-in-1 Ranger.
Who Should Buy Remington RM1025SPS?
The Ranger is an excellent light-duty chainsaw for trimming hedges and removing branches.
Not only will homeowners appreciate the versatility of this tool, but pro lawn care service providers will find value in its stunning performance on a budget.
The 10-inch bar allows it to saw through small and medium-size trunks with relative ease, though we wouldn’t recommend using the Ranger as your main tree-chopping chainsaw.
Seeing as how the Ranger is a pole saw first and a chainsaw second, it may not be the most reliable tool for pro millers.
Why We Like It
What’s not to love about the Remington Ranger? It delivers high-speed cutting ability to knock down ten-inch limbs, has an auto-oiling system, and a ten-foot pole for overhead sawing.
AND the Ranger is one of the most inexpensive pole saws to boot!