Fantastic Quality Honda Power Tool Once you purchase Honda Gardening equipment you never go back to any other brand
I am very happy with this Honda UMC425 Power Head it is extremely reliable it starts first time and just goes and goes I am going to get 2 attachments for this Honda Power Head a whipper snipper attachment and a long shaft hedge trimmer attachment the people who I purchased this Honda Powerhead from are Mark and Harry from Camden Mowers and they are fantastic people Mark and Harry from Camden Mowers provide exceptional customer service and the only place I would go to purchase machines or put them on layby is Harry and Mark I would not go to an...y other mower shop than Harry or Mark and the thing that I like about this Honda Powerhead is that it is a multi tool and a split shaft machine and I can put different attachments I think it is a versatile and useful machine In my perspective it is a very good system and I like it alot
Purchased in February 2020 for $450.00.
Quality piece of Honda equipment
I currently use this unit exclusively as an extended hedger to maintain my 2.5m high hedges. I have just ordered the line trimmer attachment to complement my UMK model with a blade kit. Although reasonably heavy, I’ve found that it balances well on the shoulder strap.
Purchased in May 2019.
Simply love it.
After years of great service from a Honda UMS425 (which is still going) we bought the Versatool power head along with the brushcutter and edger attachments. It's powered by the same 4-stroke GX25 motor that the UMS425 uses which is quiet in operation and exceptionally reliable. The Versatool brushcutter came with a dual line bump-head and we added the 9" blade kit which includes a guard and attaching hardware.
The line feed mechanism is much easier to reload than the UMS425 due to a redesign and the attachments are easy to change (in about 30 seconds) while the blade is a 5 minute swap from the bump head.
We're looking after a reasonable area with light to moderate grass and the edger is a great addition.
Purchased in January 2018 for $957.00.
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First time user - superb!
The super fast head and it's thread cuts through high grass and thick shrubs easily. No force required. Even after 2 hours of constant use, we are able (my partner, she loves it also) can manage to continue to work on our 5 acres of requrirements.
There is no much to attend to in the way of maintaince, A brush and cleaning of the oil and washing of the filter when suggested is easy. The only thing we have had to replace is the original nylon threads but that is expected.
I have always bought Honda. 18 months ago bought the 425. 0ver the period used only for approx 3 hours then it began leaking oil. took it to the local Honda dealer who told me the crankcase was broken!! said it must have been dropped which it hadn't. They referred to Honda who stated the damage was not covered by warranty and the repair is more than the original cost so it is a write off. Now having to find a non Honda replacement.
Good quality equipment
I have recently changed from the UMK 425 to the UMC 425 Versatool as I wanted to have the cultivator attachment. The UMK 425 served very well for many years with the plastic fuel lines and the priming bulb replaced at the last service due to age.
In comparing the two I find the harness for the UMK was far better. The harness for the UMC is just a strap with a shoulder pad and plastic buckle for connecting to the power head part, where as the UMK had a cushioning hip pad where the quick release was positioned.
Operation of the UMC with the str...
Bought the UMC25 today, with whipper snipper, pole pruner, long hedger and extension. Havent used the hedger yet so cant comment. Whipper snipper is great, well balanced and shedloads of power. It seems to use a lot of line but maybe they use cheap line (I got an easy load bump head as well). Will wait and see with decent line. The pruner without extension is great, well balanced and easy to use. Rips through three inch branches without effort. The extension makes it a bit heavy for overhead work, and it is a bit harder to control as well. I di...d compare to the equivalent Stihl, and I thought that was the same. Also, the on/off switch is positioned so that I bump it off, maybe that is me though. Overall, a great product so far, would give 4.5 stars
Questions & Answers
What is the criteria/reason to upgrade to the UMC 435 over the UMC 425. I'm not so worried about cost and will ONLY use a line trimmer and possibly a blower?
435 much more powerful 35cc against 25cc
Does anyone know if the drive shaft is solid steel or a nylon type as used in bent shaft types? I wonder if they are a full commercial spec?
Unsure on the exact answer but I seem to recall the sales guy saying a solid shaft. I did the comparison between these and the equivalent Stihl model, and I had to go to the "Middle" spec/size motor to get a contractor tool, whereas he said the honda umc 425 is a contractor level tool. Apologies but thats as good as I remember and hope this helps. Cheers, Paul
Hi Racky, The drive shaft is solid steel. If you need more information, would like to discuss this further or have any questions or queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks, Sarah
Where can I buy a air filter for a Honda 4stroke whipper snipper?
Hi Kelly, there are lots of places but pretty much where you previously purchased your machine from.
Not sure kelly, I havent replace mine yet. I would suggest a reputable specialist mower repair place, including where you bought it (I assume you bought it new?). Bunnings or Masters dont sell Honda Whipper snippers
|Category||Petrol Whipper Snippers|
|Handle Type||Loop Handle|
|Shaft Type||Split and Straight|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke and OHC (Overhead Cam)|
|Engine Displacement||25 cc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||550 mL|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)|
|Release date||July 2013|
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