As they say, tools are for the big boys. And so are electric chainsaws and pole saws. Handymen and gardeners nowadays have a lot of projects each day and want everything done by a deadline. Manual tools are very time-consuming and tiring to use as well. Aside from that, clients do not want certain projects to take so long. That is why electrical machines have been invented and innovated for everybody’s sake.
Saws are now replaced by the electric models, which may be more expensive but can get any job done in a few hours, depending on the size and thickness of the wood.
There are cordless chainsaws which only need to be charged as these are battery-powered. Though batteries also wear out through time and may not provide optimum results in repetitive use.
Poor quality battery chargers may also be a reason for malfunctioning and low performance. But the corded-electrical models are considered more powerful as they are connected directly to the source. Also, electrical models do not have harmful or toxic fumes that come out while cutting wood.
One famous corded-electrical chainsaw is the Remington RM 1025SPS Ranger 10-inch 8-Amp Electric Chainsaw/Pole Saw Combo. It is a two in one chainsaw which has an aluminum pole that can extend up to 10 feet. This is perfect for cutting small limbs, which are difficult to reach. For higher trees, this product can reach up to 10-15 feet.
So there is no need to use a ladder when cutting wood way up high. Anybody can use this product because it has a non-slip grip making it very convenient to use. If the user plans to disassemble the chainsaw, this can be done easily without using some handyman tools.
Another great feature of the Remington RM 1025SPS Ranger 10-inch 8-Amp Electric Chainsaw/Pole Saw Combo is that it has flip and lock clamps which makes it easy to disconnect and connect the parts. So the user can conveniently switch from using it as a chainsaw or pole saw.
The clamps also ensure that the limb to be cut is held in place. Thus, making it stable and convenient to cut. This product also has a lesser kickback because of its 10-inch bar and chain.
- Easy and convenient to use
- Slim design for easy storage
- The grip is non-slip.
- Pole can reach up to 10 – 15 feet high (depending on the height of the user)
- Flip and lock clamps for the secured pole length
- 8-amp electrical power
- Easily detachable
- Easy switching from a chainsaw to a pole saw.
- Low kickback
- Need to connect the cord to an electrical outlet
- Limited movement because of the cord
- Quite heavy at 15 pounds
- Oil spillage when not in use (normal for this unit)
- The need to loosen the chain during use
- Not self-oiling or lubricating
- The drive gear is made of plastic material.
Aside from this product, the Sun Joe SWJ800E 8-inch 6.5-Amp Telescoping Electric Pole Chain Saw with Automatic Chain Lubrication System also works wonders for any handyman. It is a little less expensive than that of the Remington RM 1025SPS Ranger 10-inch 8-Amp Electric Chainsaw/Pole Saw Combo.
It weighs 7 pounds and much lighter than the latter. The Sun Joe model is convenient to carry and reach high branches. It is also powered by a 6.5 amp motor, which helps the user cut trees up to a thickness of 7.5-inches.
Another feature that makes it better than the Remington model is that it self-lubricates during the process. It is very convenient to use. Plus, the Sun Joe SWJ800E 8-inch 6.5-Amp Telescoping Electric Pole Chain Saw with Automatic Chain Lubrication System has a safety switch to avoid accidental startups.
Both models are electric powered, so definitely no harmful fumes and smoke come out. It is also assured of a higher power as compared to petrol or cordless models because it is directly plugged into the source during usage. Aside from that, both also extend up to 15 feet, so high branches and limbs are not hard to reach.
The Remington RM 1025SPS Ranger 10-inch 8-Amp Electric Chainsaw/Pole Saw Combo is a top-buy in the market because of its function and design. It can be used as a chainsaw, or a pole saw.
But looking at its downside, the Sun Joe SWJ800E 8-inch 6.5-Amp Telescoping Electric Pole Chain Saw with Automatic Chain Lubrication System is more promising and worth the money.
This product has a safety switch to avoid accidental startups when the user is about to use it. The Sun Joe model is also very convenient to use because it can self-oil during the process. The Remington model needs to be manually lubricated to be able to function at its best.
The Remington RM 1025SPS Ranger 10-inch 8-Amp Electric Chainsaw/Pole Saw Combo is very much bound to have oil spillage, especially when it is in idle mode. So this makes it messy, and the user has to maintain it more.
It is heavy at 15 pounds and not convenient for vertical wood cutting as it may strain the arms. Manually transporting this model is not at all handy due to its weight. The drive gear is made of plastic and might crack or store debris inside the machine.
Overall, the Remington RM 1025SPS Ranger 10-inch 8-Amp Electric Chainsaw/Pole Saw Combo is not advisable to purchase if the user intends to use it for a longer period. This model might break when it is used to cut very thick wood.
It can also be used once in a while during those months wherein trees in the lawn have too much-unwanted branches or limbs already. For convenience, this model is high maintenance and tedious to use. A suggestion would be to look into other models, such as the Sun Joe SWJ800E 8-inch 6.5-Amp Telescoping Electric Pole Chain Saw with Automatic Chain Lubrication System or its other series.