Remington RM1425 Limb N Trim Electric Chainsaw

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In Brief: Remington RM1425 Chainsaw Review

The corded-electric RM1425 is an ultra-versatile chainsaw. Equipped with a 14-inch bar and 1.5-HP motor, the RM1425 would make any homeowner and aspiring lumberjack happy by effortlessly sawing through trunks and branches more than a foot thick. This entry-level chainsaw is the perfect tool for small-scale sawing, felling, and trimming.

For about 100 years now, Remington’s team of master engineers have designed and released some of the best gas and electric tools you’ll ever find.

One such model is the RM1425 Limb N Trim chainsaw, a corded-electric machine that saws through thick trunks and seasoned logs while hardly leaving a carbon footprint in its wake.

Join us as we take an in-depth look at the Limb N Trim to see if it’s worth it.

Key Specifications of Remington RM1425

The RM1425 is a corded-electric chainsaw that sports an ample 1.5-HP motor. The motor drives the chain and allows it to saw through shrubs, tree limbs, and moderately sized logs.

Sporting a 14-inch bar, the RM1425 has a maximum cutting depth of around 13 inches.

As a corded-electric model, your range of movement is limited by the length of your outdoor-safe extension cord. Try and find an extension cord that reaches from a wall outlet to the edge of your property.

The RM1425 is a super-lightweight chainsaw. Weighing only 6.5 pounds (without the bar and chain), cutting tall hedges and high-up limbs won’t cause strain on your back and shoulders.

Check out Remington Power Tool’s YouTube video on the RM1425 here:

 

Below is a brief table describing the RM1425’s key specifications:

ParametersDetails
Powered Source
Corded-Electric
Power (amps)
8 A
Runtime (minutes)
N/A
Bar Length (inches)
14"
RPM
N/A
Weight (lbs.)
6.5
Noise (dB)
N/A
Warranty (months)
24
User ManualCheck Manual
Horsepower
1.5
Oil Pump Capacity (pints)
0.09
Chain Speed (feet/second)
N/A

Unique Features

The RM1425 has a couple of exclusive features. Here’s a brief explanation of what they are.

Manual Push-Button Oiling System

The RM1425 doesn’t have an auto-oiling system to keep the chain adequately lubricated. Instead, you’ll need to apply the lubricant by pushing the oil feed button. The button is the soft cap that covers the lubricant reservoir.

Push the lubricant on-demand button a couple of time before pulling the throttle.

Wrap-Around Front Handguard

Many chainsaws come with open handguards where the operator’s secondary hand rests. The RM1425’s handguard completely wraps around your hand to protect it from flying debris and sawdust.

This ensures a better grip throughout the entire cutting process.

Performance, Design, and Safety

Now, onto the more important stuff. Here’s how the RM1425 performs, how it’s designed, and what safety features are in place.

Performance

In terms of performance, there’s not much we can say about the RM1425. It certainly cuts through relatively thick logs rather quickly.

The conveniently placed oiling button makes it easier to apply lubricant while you work to increase productivity.

The RM1425 is best suited for minor cutting tasks. Customers have found that cutting thick, seasoned trees for kindling or milling can be strenuous on the motor and require lots of oil to complete the cut.

Design

The RM1425’s design is as simple as they come. It’s an ultra-lightweight chainsaw, weighing in at a mere 6.5 pounds, so lifting, carrying, and swinging the tool around when trimming hedges is effortless.

The RM1425 only uses 14-inch bars, so you can’t swap it out for a longer one to increase cutting depth.

Safety

The safety features of the RM1425 are pretty standard. Apart from the wrap-around handguard, the RM1425 comes with a low-kickback chain and bar to reduce the risk of nasty accidents.

Also, starting up the RM1425’s motor is a two-step process involving pressing and holding the throttle lockout while squeezing the throttle control. This process stops accidental startups while carrying the tool around.

Ease of Maintenance, Repairs & Warranty

Next, we’ll briefly go over common maintenance issues and Remington’s two-year warranty.

Ease of Maintenance and Repairs

The steps to maintain the RM1425 are pretty much how you’d take care of any electric chainsaw.

Before usage, check the tool’s exterior for damage and worn parts. Also, make sure the chain link is sharp, taut against the bar, and lubricated.

Also, you should check the felling guide line regularly and wipe away sawdust and oil. If the chain snaps, make sure to replace it with a compatible chain, preferably the model explicitly made for the RM1425.

Warranty

As stated above, the RM1425 come with a two-year warranty that covers any defects as a result of manufacturing errors. Mishandling, modifying or using the tool in any unintended way voids the warranty.

You can direct any questions or concerns about your RM1245 to Remington’s customer support by calling 1-800-206-2707 or by visiting its website at www.remingtonpowertools.com.

Price of Remington RM1425

The price of the RM1425 is jaw-droppingly affordable. Corded-electric chainsaws are the least expensive type available, but Remington took it several steps further by keeping its price lower than most comparable models.

If this is your first chainsaw, the best thing you can do is find the best-performing chainsaw on a budget. In other words, the RM1425 is undoubtedly the chainsaw for you.

Who Should Buy Remington RM1425?

As a corded-electric chainsaw, the RM1425’s power output is nowhere near a gas-guzzling chainsaw, but this is what makes it the perfect fit for homeowners and DIY-ers.

Since you’re tied down by power cords, you won’t make it very far, so those with smaller lawns would benefit most from the RM1425.

Though the RM1425 has been used for commercial purposes by its customers, you’ll need a portable generator to keep it running.

If you venture more than 100 yards to collect firewood, we suggest taking a look at the Black & Decker battery-operated LCS1240. A gas model like the Husqvarna 240 would also be a suitable option in this case.

Why We Like It

For its price, you’ll have a difficult time finding a better corded-electric chainsaw. The RM1425 is super-reliable for small and medium-scale cutting jobs.

The manually operated lubricant-feeding mechanism is easy to handle, but it does slow things down a bit.

About Donald Parker

Donald has more than 15 years of experience working with power tools. But his main area of expertise is working saws, especially chainsaws. He's always had an affinity for the cutting edges and all that they can do.