Having worn out two gasoline saws in my life ( I'm in my 80's), This saw is very easy to use and convenient, no gasoline to fool with and I already use electric weedeater, blower, clippers. and of course, I don't tackle very large trees anymore.
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Compact size for easy storing and manuevering, Equipped with a full wrap handle that cuts at all angles, The oil level viewer lets you see how much oil you have while in use, Best use for fast and easy trimming, pruning and light cutting, 16-Inch low-kickback bar and chain featuring a 12-amp motor with automatic oiling
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|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
34.25 x 1.97 x 8.86 Inches
I have been using Remington electric chain saws (usually 16"), for 20+ years, and have tried 3 other brands, most of which now sit in a junk pile. It helps lots that I know how to prevent major kinks while using them (don't twist the blade, be thoughtful/clever in freeing the blade if it gets pinched in the wood, don't use a dull chain). Why I love my REMs (currently using an RM1635W): * Low cost but amazingly strong-- I have never had a motor burn out. * Last many years, for firewood, felling trees upto 12" diameter plus. * The REMs are simple enough to make improvised repairs--- I used an improvised repaired REM for many years afterwards. Their flaws (and which chain saws don't have flaws?): * Most oil feed systems are iffy. Instead, I just apply oil onto the blade with a squeeze bottle after most heavy cuts (done that for years). * The RM1632A & RM1635W (16") have a simple, but maybe weak, tensioning part, which is where you may need to be careful, or skilled. Mine's doing fine, and I figure I can easily replace that part if it breaks.
I only use a chain saw once in a while to half or quarter short pieces of full diameter tree trunks/limbs to be able to get them through my band saw for bowl/spindel/pen blanks. I opted for this rather than purchasing a gas powered model as this essentialy needs no maintenance. Cutting chain was easy to sharpen with only a round diamond file. Saw performs much better than I had anticipated.
Like using a gasoline Chainsaw without the bother of mixing gasoline and oil and cranking to start every time you use it or come back from taking a break. This saw has an automatic chain oiling just like a gasoline saw and the greatest easiest chain tension adjustment. Just turn the thumb screw with your fingers and you tension is set. I would recommend this saw to all my friends.
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