Reviews: Remington RM4620 “The Outlaw” (Our Favorite Chainsaw)

If there was one thing we would like to say to someone on the lookout for a good chainsaw, it would be: “Check out the Outlaw!”. This 16-pound chainsaw is one of the very best. So, if you are thinking about buying it, you should definitely check out some Remington chainsaw reviews. After all, it is always a good idea to see what others, who already have one, think about the product.

Whether you are looking for a rugged design or a powerful engine, you might just have found the right one. In fact, it is so popular that a lot of people we spoke to claim it is in their top 5 chainsaws, and we agree. And, we would also like to mention that the Outlaw will not cost you an arm and a leg. Anyway, this product definitely has us excited, so, take a look at the review to see why. After all, you might see something other Remington chainsaw reviews left out.

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 Basics

Dimensions

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The chainsaw is 36 inches long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches tall. And, with the 20-inch bar, you can cut down even the largest tree you can find.

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 Engine

The designers of this chainsaw had heavy-duty cutting in their minds while working on it. That is why Remington RM4620 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

QuickStart

The Remington RM4620 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.

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 system, you would have to spend at least 400 dollars more on other brands of best rated chainsaw. So, we would say that it is definitely more than good enough.

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.

Durability

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 RM4620 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.

Quality

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. We have taken apart multiple saws so far, and this one was one of the easiest to disassemble.

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.

Warranty

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 RM4620 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.

Maintenance

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.

Pros and Cons

PROS

  • The QuickStart system makes it easy to start under any circumstances.
  • A very durable chainsaw that you can use for heavy-duty cutting 
  • Incredibly useful manual that covers everything you need to know 
  • Easily accessible side tensioner 
  • Incredibly affordable price for the quality that it offers.

CONS

  • Being a gas chainsaw makes it incredibly loud, so make sure that your neighbors are awake before you start it.
  • The choke doesn’t feel stable when it is in the “out” position.
  • The chain is not perfect, you should probably have a Remington chainsaw replacement chain at the ready after using this saw for a while.

Final Verdict

Remington RM4620 Outlaw

This is a very powerful chainsaw any amateur can appreciate. Not to mention that it offers an incredible number of features for a very affordable price. The Outlaw is easy to maintain and comfortable to use. It will easily go through any storm debris you have to move out of your backyard. It is also very useful for bucking or taking down trees. However, bear in mind that this is not a professional saw and you shouldn’t treat it as such. In the end, of course, the choice is on you.

Hopefully, reading our review as well as other Remington chainsaw reviews will help you decide. We definitely give this chainsaw a clean 5-star rating. 

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