Remington RM4618 Outlaw Chainsaw Review
The Remington RM4618 Chainsaw
The RM4618 Outlaw comes with a heavy-duty case for easy transportation and storage. It is gasoline-powered but requires 2-cycle oil as well. The 2-cycle oil is included with the product package which is a nice addition. The chainsaw also comes pre-assembled so you can actually start using it straight away!
Reduced vibration, thanks to the 5-point anti-vibration system, ensures ease of use and increased control while Remington’s QuickStart technology makes pull starts straightforward and easy.
Its 46cc output coupled with the 18” bar allows it to punch above its weight and take on even big felling jobs. There’s also an automatic adjustable oiler for the chain. Its sturdy side-access tensioning system ensures consistent chain tension. This is great as it allows for consistent performance for long periods of use which comes in very handy during storm cleanups.
Maintenance of the RM4618 Outlaw is also simple. The air filter and spark plugs are the parts you would regularly want to clean for better performance. Since this saw offers tool-free access to both, you can clean them quickly even if you are a first-time user.
Speaking of first-time users, Remington’s done really well by equipping the RM4618 with a low-kickback chain. Can’t say no to a safer product, right? Minimal plastic usage also enhances the saw’s durability. I like it when companies don’t downgrade materials in order to cut costs. In spite of this, the RM4618 is one of the lightest saws in its range at 16.6 lbs.
Price-wise, the Remington RM4618 Outlaw is one of the best buys in this class without compromising on safety, performance or durability. The review below will highlight more features that will give you a clearer picture of what to expect from this versatile and value-for-money chainsaw.
What Makes This Chainsaw Stands Out?
Dimensions: 34 x 12 x 12 in
Weight: 16.4 lbs
Power Source: Gas
Size: 46cc - 18"
As you know, there is always a company behind the product, and it isn’t an irrelevant factor when you’re choosing a chainsaw.
After all, you don’t want to buy something from a company that is known for poor quality and bad customer service.
Well, behind this one, is a company named Remington Power Tools that opened back in 1921, when Arthur Mall started his small company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He took his time and grew his business and the reputation of making dependable tools.
So, after over three decades of doing business, they finally began making chainsaws in 1954.
Now, they are famous for making some of the best chainsaws you can find.
This company stands behind its products 100%, so you don’t have to worry that your Remington Chainsaw will fall apart as soon as you put it in front of a demanding task.
The chainsaw is 34 inches long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches tall. And, with the 18-inch bar, you can cut down even the largest tree you can find. It is important to measure the bar so you will be able to gauge its limitations.
Handling was also a breeze thanks to the very comfortable cushion wrap around the handle. That, and the very comfortable and ergonomic handle, of course.
The designers of this chainsaw had heavy-duty cutting in their minds while working on it.
That is why Remington RM4618 Outlaw packs a powerful 46cc engine that runs on gas.
It also starts quickly, and it handles beautifully. For those who just need a chainsaw to remove storm damage, we can’t recommend it enough. It is very light, powerful and starts instantly.
When it comes to inexpensive chainsaws, this is probably the best chainsaw under 200 dollars. The engine has incredibly high output, and it sports professional tier chrome bore cylinders.
That increases both the impact durability and the engine lifespan. The low-kickback of the chain allows you to trim and prune branches with little to no effort.
Of course, it is not advisable to keep your chainsaw running on idle. However, thanks to the automatic oiler, you can actually do it with this chainsaw with no issues.
Features of the RM4618
The Remington RM4618 features a QuickStart technology that makes it almost too easy to start. We took a look at the manual and started it on the first pull.
In fact, we played around for a while starting this saw, and it never took more than a moment to start it.
We even went “rogue” and did some restarts without following the procedure. It still worked perfectly every single time.
Of course, we do not recommend ignoring the manual. We were just curious to see if there would be issues if someone forgot to. And fortunately there were none.
2) Anti-Vibration System
The chainsaw also features a five-point anti-vibration system that makes it very comfortable to use.
However, it is less than perfect if we compare it with the spring systems expensive saws have.
Of course, for a better and more powerful system, you would have to spend at least 300 dollars more as listed in this list of best rated chainsaw article. Therefore, we would say that this is definitely value for money.
The fact that you can freely adjust the chain tension without disassembling the saw is also very neat.
Bear in mind that, if you do not adjust it properly, the saw might fail to go through thicker branches. And that goes for all saws.
So, having an option to simply adjust it from the side is great. Bear in mind that the blade will probably come a little too tight, so you might have to adjust it.
Even the carburetor is adjustable, which is a feature most other chainsaws don’t have.
And, lastly, we would like to mention the clear primer bulb that lets you see the amount of gas. This way, you are far less likely to go out with an empty saw.
If you require a heavy-duty chainsaw, going with a gas chainsaw, such as this one, is generally a good idea.
However, since it is rather inexpensive, some might worry about its durability.
We have to say, this chainsaw definitely feels indestructible. So, even if you have to buck 10 tons of wood each year, the Remington RM4618 Outlaw can take it.
It is ideal for intense cutting sessions that can take a while. We definitely wouldn’t recommend attempting heavy-duty cutting with a chainsaw that uses batteries. And this chainsaw owes a big part of its durability to the die-cast chassis.
On the contrary, if you are not using the saw for heavy-duty works, then you should probably consider getting an electric chainsaw. It is easy to clean and low maintenance.
Of course, we had to check out the quality of those parts as well. So, for that reason, we took the Outlaw apart, and it did not disappoint us.
All it took were two screwdrivers, one torx (t25) and one Phillips. Everything came off neatly and gave us the feeling of sturdiness and quality.
Definitely more than what we would expect of a 200 dollar chainsaw.
The bar studs were anchored in the metal which we expected, but we were surprised that even the chain brake pivots are anchored in metal too.
In fact, we are happy to report that we found very few plastic parts. Actually, every bit of construction seems to be superbly done.
We also have to mention the manual that comes with the tool here. It is definitely impressive. But, we have to warn you, it is quite large.
However, it will take you through the entire process of setting it up properly. We did use it for our disassembling needs actually, and it was very helpful.
The manual covers every bit with easy to follow instructions and illustrations.
It also provides you with part numbers for every single part. So, if you end up having to change certain parts, just reach for the manual.
Editor's note: We have taken apart multiple saws so far, and the Outlaw was one of the easiest to disassemble.
When you decide that you have to buy a power tool, a proper warranty is one of the most important things to think about. And chainsaws are no exceptions.
Thankfully, Remington offers a 2-year warranty for the RM4618 Outlaw chainsaw.
If you are purchasing it via Amazon, just make sure to contact the manufacturer and request it.
Not to mention that contacting Remington is a good opportunity to ask any questions you have.
Bearing in mind how simple it was to disassemble it, it makes sense it is easy to maintain as well. And, of course, it was. Not only is every part easily accessible, but the process is rather simple.
And, if you don’t consider yourself to be handy, you can always visit the Remington Power Tools website.
They actually have a tutorial for pretty much everything that you will have to do to maintain your saw.
These tutorials don’t only go into detail of how to do something, but they also explain why. So, by the end of it, you might become somewhat of an expert yourself.
The Pros and Cons
Remington RM4618 Outlaw
This is a very powerful chainsaw. It offers an incredible number of features at a very affordable price. The Outlaw is easy to maintain and comfortable to use as well. There is nothing negative we can find regarding this model. We give this chainsaw a clean 5-star rating.
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