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Review – Is The Remington RM2520 Gas Trimmer Worth Investing In?

Remington RM250 gas trimmer ReviewThe Remington RM250 gas trimmer is among the common gas-powered trimmers in the market. It is taunted as a good solution for those looking trim their hedges, cut grass, manicure their lawns, trim trees and bushes and many other functions. It can accommodate a range of attachments that turn it into a hedge trimmer, cultivator, branch pruner, blower and mower. However, is this trimmer as good as the manufacturer claims? (Check our guide on weed eaters)

Weighing about 10lbs and measuring 38.25 x 12.37 x 11.25 inches, the trimmer feels light on the hands. It can be used continuously without the user feeling bogged down by its weight. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feature a harness which could have made it even more manageable and user-friendly. The weight of the gas trimmer seems fairly distributed though it feels that more of its weight is towards the back. But thanks to the D-loop, it is easy to control the weight even in the absence of a harness.

The RM250 trimmer features a non-adjustable plastic handle that provides good grip during use and is soft on the fingers. This minimizes the possibility of cramps or aches on the finger joints. Though it lacks any anti-vibration technology, the vibration from the cutter is mild and so is the noise generated. You don’t have to put-on ear mufflers to block off the noise. It is CARB compliant meaning the noise and emission levels are within the acceptable standards.

Being gas-driven, the Remington RM250 features an exhaust that allows the fumes to escape when in operation. The exhaust is located in a safe area that reduces the possibility of the user accidentally touching it or getting burnt during use. The 10 oz gas tank allows the RM250 to operate continuously for 30 minutes or even more. However, it may get quite hot when cutting through course grass, thick bushes, or tough tree branches.

Powered by a strong 25cc, 2-stroke motor, the Remington RM250 gas trimmer is regarded as a multi-tasker. Using the right attachments will turn it into a cultivator, grass cutter, hedge trimmer, weed remover, bush cutter and more. It can be used on the lawn, walkways, hedges, garden, field and other situations.

The gas trimmer is powered up manually and will start easily courtesy of Remington’s QuickStart Technology. This is boosted by the advanced bump line system that allows fuel to flow fast. Re-threading the machine incase the line runs out is not very complicated and can be done by anyone.However, you need to be extra careful to avoid doing it the wrong way.

The gas trimmer head is not replaceable and care should be given when handling and operating the device. Remington offers a fairly-good support network for parts and service and the policy on return is 30 days. The trimmer also comes with a 2-year warranty from the manufacturer.

The trimmer scores well in regard to weight, versatility, built-quality and service backup. However, it shouldn’t be used for very long periods as it gets pretty hot. Also, the 10oz fuel tank can only last for so long and controlling it without harnesses may put a strain on the user’s body. All-in-all, any person looking for a simple, no fuss and reliable domestic trimmer will find the Remington RM250 gas trimmer a good choice.

Weed Eater Model w25SFK For Occasional Trimming – A Review

Ryobi RY253SS Gas Weedeater Review

The Weed Eater Model W25SFK is an interesting entry into the mid range gas trimmer. (Check out our full tutorial on picking a weed eater) Trimming the lawn is necessary and as much as possible it should be done on a regular basis. For an efficient trimming, having a good weed eater is the main requirement. One of the reliable weed trimmers that are available today is the Weed Eater model w25SFK.

Design

The Weed Eater w25SFK is a gas trimmer that features a lightweight design. Weighing only 10 pounds, this weed eater is very light and portable enough to use around the yard. Coming with a straight shaft, fixed line trimmer head and 15-inch cutting width, one can feel an equal weight distribution from the handle to the cutting head. This weed trimmer has a plastic, D-loop handle that gives comfort and easy grip.

The noise of this weed trimmer is in moderate level and earmuffs are not really necessary unless you have very sensitive ears. This weed trimmer does not come with an exhaust and anti-vibration technology. Thus, you can really feel the vibration with performing the task. The vibration is in moderate level but, it is still not advisable to use this trimmer for large-sized yard because it may result to muscle fatigue. Also, this trimmer does not have a harness.

 

Performance

The Weed Eater w25SFK features the Simple 2 Startâ„¢ system. With a simple prime and pull, you can easily start the trimmer. This trimmer does not consume much fuel as well. It features a 15-inch cutting width that is strong enough to cut thick weeds and vegetation. It has a 25 feet line feed capacity which is considered to be impressive as compared to other trimmers available in the market today.

This weed trimmer also comes with an easy bump-and-feed mechanism to feed additional string to the trimmer. The fixed line cutting head is designed to allow easy loading of pre-cut trimmer line. Once the line runs out, rethreading is very easy. It is also designed to prevent line from getting tangled.

Warranty and Long-Term Care

Manufacture offers this weed eater with a two-year warranty for the labor and parts and two-year warranty on the drive shaft. The manufacture is also selling parts and accessories should you wish to have spare parts for future use. There are also several service centers throughout the U.S. where you can purchase parts and have the weed trimmer repaired.

There is also a user manual available online. You can refer to the manual online if you experience difficulties in handling the trimmer. The manufacturer can also be reached through telephone call and email.

Conclusion

This weed eater comes with several features. It is easy to start, lightweight enough to carry around the yard, and easy to assemble for convenient transport and storage. Though it lacks the anti-vibration technology and other features, this weed trimmer is still reliable to cut thick weeds. Yet, this trimmer might not be ideal for large-sized yards.

This weed eater is enough to eliminate ugly weeds and groom your lawns efficiently. Compared to other gas trimmer, this weed eater will not disappoint. It is easy to start and restart and absolutely easy to maneuver.

With that in mind, this is not in our top picks for the mid range gas weed eaters.