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Honda UMK425

Honda UMK425 (page 2 of 3)

UMK425U4U, UMK425LNU
4.6 from 53 reviews

Reviews

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  • Build Quality
    4.5 (4)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (4)
  • Product is used
    • Occasionally (3)
    • Weekly (1)
  • Grass Type
    • Short grass (2)
    • Tall grass (2)
    • Thick, heavy grass or weeds (1)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (4)
  • Safety
    4.3 (3)
Mark

MarkOrmeau Hills

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

So good so far.

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Date PurchasedFeb 2017
Jim in Adelaide

Jim in Adelaide

  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Like all Hondas, it does exactly what it should

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Date PurchasedJan 2017
GreyGuru

GreyGuru

  • 31 reviews

Pay more.. it's worth it.

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Date PurchasedNov 2016
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SM

SMPerth

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Awesome tool!

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I am a 50 year old woman and I have had various petrol whipper snipper tools in the past and the main problem has always been starting the thing. This awesome tool does exactly what it is claimed it will do. Choke on tug, second tug and the thing is purring... music to my ears! It looks and feels well built. When you change the line it is straightforward and everything goes back easily. It cuts great and has a comfortable, adjustable balance. I've only had it a few weeks, but I felt compelled to write a review. I would recommend this as a great tool for women, mainly because of the ease of starting it and that despite being a four stroke, it is light to handle.

Date PurchasedOct 2016

Unbelievable. Great machine.

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I am 12 years old and that Honda umk425u made me cutting my neighbours lawns a breeze and it's so easy and so quiet. I would recommend this machine. I am owing up to Honda and am thinking to get a new mower from Honda
It's powerful and impresses my neighbours since it cuts so well. I really appreciate that Honda made such a wonderful trimmer.

1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda
Stew

StewCairns

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Buy the best first time

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Six months ago I purchased my second Honda only because I accidentally ran over my first one and totalled it. Some days I work these machines for a solid 6-7 hours an they never miss a beat. I bought a blade kit as well for slashing Guinea grass and it works really well. I can change over from blade to the cord head in a matter of minutes in the field. Have never had any issues with the bump feed head, easy to load and works well. I really abuse these machines some times but they just keep on performing. Best features- starts first time every time, quiet, fuel efficiency, and not too heavy.

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Honda
James H.Honda

Thanks for taking the time to review the UMK425! Its is Fantastic to see you getting the use out of it! -Sarah

Baxtersin

BaxtersinNorthern Region, NSW

  • 23 reviews

Whip it good!

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1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Thanks Baxtersin for your review. It is great to see that you have well and truly experienced the product, and know all of its idiosyncrasies. -Sarah

AndysFarm

AndysFarmHobart, TAS

  • 25 reviews

Great highly recommended brushcutter

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Honda
James H.Honda

Thanks AndysFarm for taking the time to review this product. It is fantastic to hear that this is exceeding your prior experiences with other brands. Many thanks, Sarah

paulc1051

paulc1051South Australia, 5039

  • 16 reviews

Easy Start, Powerful Clean Running - Highly Recommend

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Best line trimmer I've bought

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Brilliant buy. Starts 2nd pull when cold, 1st when warm. Powerful engine works hard and very efficient on fuel. Love the 4 stroke, no blue fumes getting up my nose! I change the oil and check it over in the winter and it's good for the spring/summer season. I'm moving everything over to Honda 4 stroke engines after this experience. So far: leaf blower, fire pump, chipper. Next lawn mower.

Aaron

Aarontownsville

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Great Machine All Year Round

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Hi guys, I have been using the Honda brush cutters since they first entered the market and in fact I still have one of the originals in use now going on 17 years give or take, it still starts first pull every time and only replaced the spark plug twice.
The current machine I am using is the umk425 and in my opinion it has plenty of power for the job, great on fuel and though it seems heavy at first you will get used to it, by all means I recommend spending that bit more on this machine as you will get 20+ years out of it. Cheers!

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Honda
James H.Honda

Hi Aaron,
Thanks for taking the time to review the UMK425. 17 years is brilliant. Glad to hear that these brushcutters are a perfect fit for you.
- Sarah

Aaron
Aaron

Funnily enough these are actually cheaper then the Stihl 2 stroke machines

TODDY

TODDYYASS

  • 13 reviews
  • 31 likes

Great Machine

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1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Great to hear TODDY!

Brad

Brad

  • 2 reviews

Brilliant

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Bought this machine nearly 5yrs ago and have been using it 5-7 times a week. Has never missed a beat. Not one. Easy to restring. Easy to clean spark plug air cleaner etc. Plenty of grunt for almost anything. Starts 2nd pull when cold and 1st when hot. Comfortable to use (I use it without the harness). Straight drive shaft is easy to get under trees etc and still light and manouverable enough for cramped areas. $500 well spent

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Honda
James H.Honda

Glad to hear that the UMK425LNU is perfect for your needs.

Angelo Lando

Angelo LandoNICHOLSON

Direct Comment from a Honda dealer. "wouldn't own one myself"

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1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda
Andy

Andy

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Nothing but honda, best of the best

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4 stoke easy to use, not noisy, clean air
Best for commercial work both metal blade and normal strap blade

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Honda
James H.Honda

Thanks for the review Andy.

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Ali

Ali

  • 2 reviews

4-Stroke Honda Brush Cutter Only Way to go!

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After using Husqy's or Stihl's for almost 10 years I made the change to a 4-stroke Honda with bull bar handles all I can say is WOW! It is quieter, doesn't smell, is more economical, runs for longer without needing a break, my hands don't vibrate and it is easy to start!!! Anyone who says this is not suitable for commercial or large applications is incorrect I have used this at nearly all of my family members homes and use at least twice weekly on my 10acre property. Highly Recommended!!!! I purchased from The Honda Shop in Midland and received quality service and advice..... VERY HAPPY
Everything
Nothing Really... is slightly heavier than smaller 2 strokes well worth it!

1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Thanks Ali, great to hear your product comparison.

Alex

Alex

  • 9 reviews
  • 8 likes

Awesome brushcutter.

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1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Hi Alex, thanks for your honest review.

frank_online

frank_onlineMelbourne, Victoria

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Awesome brush cutter

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Love this baby, super small 4 stroke engine, light and powerful, heaps of power and runs like a dream. Starts first pull and never gives me any problems. Recently I tried a cheapy brushcutter as my first 425 was stolen from the back my ute, so I purchased a Dingo off eBay, what a mistake that was, damm thing seized on me mid job. Tossed it away and bought another 425. I dont understand how they can make a 4 stroke this small and powerful, its quite amazing
Reliable and smooth running, heaps of power
Not a thing

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Honda
James H.Honda

Thanks for the review frank_online, great to hear your product comparison.

SHANEO79

SHANEO79Brisbane

  • 4 reviews

I wish I bought this sooner!

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1 comment
Honda
James H.Honda

Thanks for the review SHANEO79

Not Suitable for Commercial or Large Residential

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Having tested these Honda snippers repeatedly for Landscape Maintenance companies over the last 6-7 years, they are not suitable for anything but small residential use. Compared to the performance of 2 stroke models from companies such as Shindaiwa and Tanaka, Honda are not on the same page with their 4 stroke snippers. The weight of the Honda is greater and poorly balanced. Low head rotation speeds and general lack of power. The engine nearly cuts stops if it is put on certain angles. I would not recommend these to anyone, I'd rather teach them how to mix 2 stroke fuel.
I was able to get a refund.
Heavy, no power, poorly balanced.

6 comments
percyF
percyF

It must have been your particular unit. Mine is brilliant.

SHANEO79
SHANEO79

I'm with percyF too I'm afraid, this machine is fantastic!

D.Mason
D.Mason

Make that 3 of Us. Mine is Fantastic. No Dramas!!!

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Questions & Answers

Grahame F.

Grahame F.asked

I have a Honda bent shaft HLT422 trimmer I need a gear head is there any compatable parts. It has a square head on the end of the cable inside the shaft.

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Pieter C.
Pieter C.

Grahame I have the unit if you are still looking for one. my e-mail is p.cronje@bigpond.com I am in Brisbane.

Colin C.

Colin C.asked

how to replace a new head

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Mike

Mikeasked

how to restring umk425u

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