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Honda UMK425

Honda UMK425

UMK425 Bike Handle, UMK425 Loop Handle (See All)
4.5 from 63 reviews · View Statistics
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Pros

Long lasting
High power output
Relatively quiet

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    4.3 (14)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (14)
  • Ease of Use
    4.1 (14)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (14)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    3.9 (14)
  • Safety
    4.1 (13)
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TheOneAndDroney
TheOneAndDroney
  • 19 reviews
  • 23 likes

UMK425ULSTUT from Bunnings - RUBBISH.

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Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $404.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Ben
BenSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 11 reviews
  • 14 likes

Quality product

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Rod
RodGreat Southern, WA
  • 3 reviews

So far, I'm impressed

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Purchased in for $537.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Mal in Maleny
Mal in MalenySouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 7 reviews
  • 3 likes

Low build quality falling apart after 6 hrs

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I bought the 25 cc bike handle model. Plus points good harness and balance. Easy start. But low power and the cutter head falls apart constantly about every 30 mins made of floppy cheap plastic. Line cutter fell off after five hours. I am so disappointed Honda used to be a good make. May as well get a Ryobi for 250 now

Purchased in at Maleny Mowers for $719.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Jason W.
Jason W.South East Queensland, QLD

Just buy one, you won't be sorry

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Purchased in .

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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triumph
triumphSouth-Eastern Region, NSW
  • 3 reviews
  • 10 likes

Honda quality

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Purchased in for $650.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Keith B.
Keith B.Sunshine Coast
  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

This 4-stroke Honda has never missed beat in 25 years.

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Never been at the mower shop. Started every time. Has done some very heavy work. I'm just about to replace it after a quarter of a century.Hope they are still as good as 25 years ago.

Purchased in for $850.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Chris H
Chris HMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 5 reviews

I'm Sexy and I mow it.

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Use the shoulder strap as its heavier than a 2 stroke.. I use it up to an hour or more straight every day. Speed feed line head. DONT overload it with line, it crosses over & breaks inside the head case. It must be stored with petrol cap up. The cap leaks fuel badly. I have two and both the same. Reliability and performance 10/10. I service every ft night. Very important to do that. Dont complain if you don't. It takes 10 minutes and cheap. Oil (100ml.) and carby air filter. easy.
Plastic cowling isnt that strong.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Jacko
JackoSouthern and Hills, SA
  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Best thing I've ever bought!

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Purchased in for $499.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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X M.
X M.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Smoothest trimmer ever owned.

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Bought this brand new and used for about an hour and already in love. It’s much quieter and smoother than my 2 stroke Husqvarna 525RS, with only less power, but enough for me. Would recommend for domestic use.

Purchased in for $320.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Ian
IanQueensland

Absolute crap

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Mine is now out of warranty continues to stall after short periods of use . Just tried to the house yard and a bit extra stopped 9 times have to wait every time for it to cool down. I have take it back to the place of purchase with this fault never comes back fixed has cost me heaps for no result. If I could afford to I would dump it and by another machine definitely no a HONDA.

Purchased in for $540.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
1/5
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TheOneAndDroney
TheOneAndDroney
  • 19 reviews
  • 23 likes

UMK425ULSTUT from Bunnings - RUBBISH.

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Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $404.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Tony
TonyFar North Queensland, QLD
  • 10 reviews
  • 4 likes

Hard to fault after 15 years

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After going cheap with a ryobi and the fuel lines perished after 2 years decided a honda might be worth the extra $. With the honda only replaced primer after 10 years and still has original fuel line. Easy to service yourself and have replaced air filter and spark plug as needed. Like the fact it uses the same fuel as the mower. If you need full power all the time a 2stroke might be better and lighter. For me the throttle control of the 4stroke for varied conditions is another plus. Most issues people have would be fuel related (stale).

Purchased for $650.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Darren
DarrenMid North Coast, NSW
  • 2 reviews

10 year review

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I purchased one about 10 years ago. I have never had a problem with it until now and to be honest I couldn't have been happier. It still starts straight away. I haven't been easy on it. If I put it in to be fixed I am sure it would not take long however I am about to upgrade and will be purchasing the same one to replace the old one. I cannot fault the Honda!

Purchased in for $499.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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A G.
A G.North Western Region, NSW
  • 2 reviews

I must have been unlucky

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Purchased in for $700.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
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MDD
MDDMelbourne
  • 11 reviews
  • 7 likes

Excellent for domestic work

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I bought this about 2 years ago because my new property is too steep for a lawnmower. The whipper snipper has a bit of weight to it, but the balance is pretty good so you don't notice too much.

4 stroke is handy if you don't have any other 2 stroke machines. Doesn't often start first pull, but that may be due to stale petrol. That said, it usually only takes 2-3 goes to start.

It's pretty quiet for a whipper snipper, but ear protection is still recommended, especially at full throttle. It says 80dBA on the shaft.

I find I can cut thick long grass without any hassles, and so far it's been reliable. That said I only have it for domestic use.

Overall, it's expensive, but worth it if you value performance and no hassles.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Yval
YvalPalmeston
  • 14 reviews
  • 3 likes

Sturdy tool, great motor

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This is so far the best (and the heaviest) whipper snipper we've ever had.
Quite heavy- and tall- especially if the head is full of fuel. This machine is very quiet, agile and the built is really, really sturdy. Since this one is new it is quite easy to start. We have about 600m2, and a lot of edges to trim. only use it for domestic purpose, maybe fortnightly. we clean it after every use, I hope this expensive machine will last long (it does come with a long warranty).
pro: good built, quite cons: heavy

Edit: sometimes the fuel leaks, maybe because the way we place it. But this should not happen at the first place.

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Questions & Answers

Lindsay
Lindsayasked
UMK425

how do you rethread snipper cord>

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Robert A.
Robert A.asked
UMK425

What length is the shaft from the point of the engine mount to the cutting head on honda umk 425u?

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John D
John Dasked
UMK425 Loop Handle

I tested the 'quick release latch tab' on the included shoulder harness, and now I cannot put it back in! I'm wondering if a crucial part flew off when it quick released, but I don't think so. The tongue, which is angled, just simply does not fit in the slot of the assembly. I ended up using it without the harness because of this, and I feel idiotic, but am I missing something? Could somebody perhaps upload a photograph of a properly assembled shoulder harness quick release assembly, so I can see what I'm doing wrong?

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Honda UMK425

Details

The Honda UMK425 is available in two options, with the difference between the models being in their handle design.

  • UMK425 Loop Handle: Suitable for neatening up garden beds, driveways and brush cutting.
  • UMK425 Bike Handle: Design allows you to get a solid grip while you focus on areas that require more power, such as brush cutting scrub.

This whipper snipper is powered by unleaded petrol. It’s designed with a mini 4-stroke engine that consumes less petrol than 2-stroke snippers, and a one-pull start system designed to start the power tool easily and quickly. Along with their choice of two handles, this line trimmer is designed to be ergonomically friendly.

Honda attributes this user-friendliness to the Honda UMK425’s lightweight design, electronic ignition, anti-vibration extension mount, anti-flood primer system, and 360-degree inclinable operation. The Honda UML425 also comes with a new pair of safety goggles and a single harness (loop handle model), or a full operator harness (bike handle option).

Points of praise for the Honda UMK425:

  • Many reviewers professed to having bought their lion’s share of line trimmers in the past, and when they splashed out on this Honda UMK425, did not regret it. One review was entitled, ‘The last brush cutter you need to buy!’
  • The durability and overall effectiveness of this line trimmer were praised – it was often described as powerful yet quiet. Some reviewers said that they’d had their Honda trimmer for up to 10 years, and were going to replace it with the exact same model when their Honda UMK425 finally bit the dust.

Other comments:

  • A few reviewers commented that using fresh, good quality petrol is paramount, and that issues with the trimmer could be caused by using stale fuel.
  • While an ergonomically sound design is put front and centre, some reviewers pointed out that the Honda became quite heavy to handle, especially when full of petrol.
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CategoryPetrol Whipper SnippersPetrol Whipper Snippers
Price (RRP) $719.00$539.00
Handle TypeBike HandleLoop Handle
Shaft TypeStraightStraight
Power SourcePetrolPetrol
Engine Type4-Stroke4-Stroke
Engine Displacement25 cc25 cc
Power720 W720 W
Cutting Head TypeLineLine
FeaturesCommercial UseCommercial Use
Weight5.9 kg5.9 kg
Noise Level 104 dB104 dB
Fuel Tank Capacity550 mL550 mL
Manufacturer Warranty4 year(s)4 year(s)
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