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A Handy Chain Saw
May 2, 2009 (Updated May 2, 2009)
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:I like the fact this chain saw doesn't run constantly.
The Bottom Line: A great small chain saw for small trees and such.
There’s a willow tree in front of the house that needed to be cut down. The tree is also by our driveway and after time the roots from the tree can make a mess of the driveway. Also, roots from the willow are growing under the driveway which will cause major problems later. We’ve enjoyed the tree for years, but the willow is getting too big and messy.
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I didn’t want to go out and purchase a big gas powered chain saw, so I studied awhile and bought a Remington Electric Chain Saw. My Remington Electric Chain Saw is not assembled, so I had to learn how to assemble it my self.
I thought at first it would be hard to assemble, but the only hard part was getting the chain on the guide bar.I’m doing this job by myself so I used the 6” high box the chain saw came in to place the end of the 12” guide bar on the box to even the guide bar with the base or body of the chain saw.
There are two long bolts that go through holes on the plastic guard, and then through the 12” bar that two nuts screw into the end of the guide bar, but before I tighten the nuts the chain has to be inserted. A picture of what way the chain goes is in the instruction booklet. The chain has to go on the guide bar the right way or the chain will bounce off of the wood while using it.
Now I have the chain in right. At almost the bottom of the base at the middle of the chain is one screw for tighten the chain up. You want to be careful and not tighten the chain too tight.
There is one small screw to place at the top of the plastic guard to stabilize the guard.
There is an oil cap on the top of the chain saw. I use chain saw oil, but the book said you can use SAE# 30 motor oil.
Before using the chain saw the oil bulb should be squeezed at least once, and once before a new use of the Remington Electric Chain Saw.
I like the fact that when I take my finger off the trigger the chain stops moving. I’ve found this saw is not recommend for large logs. 10” logs is about the size too cut with this small Remington Electric Chain Saw. I tried cutting some smaller limbs like ½ “ in size which doesn’t work well at all. I like the fact that the Remington Electric Chain Saw doesn’t run constantly like a gas powered chain saw.As far as the extension cord. I use a heavy duty cord. I always keep the cord from laying in water for prevention of electric shock.When I’m up on a ladder I pull up about a foot of slack and tie the cord to the ladder for preventing the chains getting caught up into the electric cord.I did get the willow tree cut down with my mighty Remington Electric Chain Saw.
I always use goggles when using a tool like my Remington Electric Chain Saw.
Price: On Sale for $41.68
Thanks for reading and rating..Ron Axelson
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