Remington Corded Electric Chainsaw - 12 Amp RM1640W 16" is rated
Rated 4 out of
Great chain saw, but cleaning it is a pain
I wanted an electric chain saw because I didn't want the hassle of using a gas-powered one. After doing some online research, I decided that Remington was a good brand, and an online customer-service rep for Lowe's helped me select a model that would ship quickly.
The chain saw took no time at all to learn how to use (though I had to take a quick run to NAPA to get some motor oil that was needed to lubricate the chain). And the saw made quick work of a bunch of shrubs that I wanted to remove from my yard.
My only frustration with the chain saw came when I was finished. The owner's manual told me to clean out the debris that accumulated behind the guard over the chain. What a mess that was, because the dirt and other debris was covered in oil, making it sticky. There were also lots of nooks and crannies to clean out. And reassembling the guard took some experimentation because the owner's manual wasn't easy to understand. But I finally succeeded, and overall I'm happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2012-05-21
Rated 5 out of
I purchased this electric chainsaw to cut up branches that were 1" to 5" in thickness. The branches had fallen off my cottonwood trees after a small tornado touched down in our neighborhood. I priced gas chainsaws and weighed out the maintenance required to maintain it verses a electric chainsaw. This saw is very easy to use and maintain. The saw worked great. If you have a similar situation, then this item will get the job done.
Date published: 2014-07-10