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Honda UMK425

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UMK425 Bike Handle, UMK425 Loop Handle
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Alex

Alex

  • 9 reviews
  • 8 likes

Awesome brushcutter.

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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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James H.Honda

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

SHANEO79

SHANEO79Brisbane

  • 4 reviews
  • 6 likes

I wish I bought this sooner!

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James H.Honda

Thanks for the review SHANEO79

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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.

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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!!!

gardener george

gardener georgeSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 67 reviews
  • 30 likes

Economical and reliable strimmer

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I have owned the strimmer for 4 years, and change the oil regular, only holds a cupful so its not expensive, for the first 2 1/2 years strimming prior to lawn mowing, two gardens daily, some times a little under powered, so i changed to shindaiwi 260, and that saved me a little time. and now i just use it I'm my own garden, fortnightly !! must say i'm still quite impressed, it starts easily, is relatively quiet and is not too bad for power !!
Economical, easy to start relatively quiet
A little under powered for a gardening contractor

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James H.Honda
Alex93

Alex93AU

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Awesome machine

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Best money I spent, after upgrading from a big engined 2 stroke which has been great, the Honda is a delight to use has more than ample power, well balanced and goes from long to edges easy. I had hesitated on buying one but definately think it was worth the money. Nice and quiet and easy to start. Certainly can't wait to get it out on the job and give it a real workout, I will be very keen to also use it with the hedger attachment.
Balanced, well built, extra weight certainly out weighed by its performance.
Slightly more maintenance than a 2stroke

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James H.Honda

Hi Alex93, thanks for your review.

matt100172

matt100172blue mnts

Not as good as i expected- like a swiss army knife - does a bit of everything but does it all poorly

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James H.Honda

Hi Matt100172, Thank you for your honest feedback.

matt100172
matt100172
D.Mason

D.MasonHunter Region, NSW

  • 4 reviews

Excellent Machine. Base on this.

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James H.Honda
D.Mason
D.Mason

Thanks Dylan.

Danny
Danny
ADG

ADGSYDNEY

  • 10 reviews
  • 9 likes

An excellent machine.

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James H.Honda
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campingchap

campingchap

  • 5 reviews
  • 8 likes

So....much...power!

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I've had this brushcutter for about 2 years now, and it is brilliant. I used it regularly to do my entire 600sq metre block, as it was really steep and my mower died and was too heavy to drag up and down.

It is a real pleasure to use, you feel so powerful and manly, nothing gets in your way. With the supplied strap adjusted properly is is able to be used for ages without fatiguing

Fantastic piece of machinery, go get one if you can afford it, if not then save up, it will be worth it!
Quietness, ease of use, no 2 stroke mixing. Oodles of torque so you don't need to run it full on for the most part. Unbelievably fuel efficient, much better than a 2 stroke.
Expensive to buy initially. Annoying to transport.

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Honda
James H.Honda
notis82

notis82

  • 30 reviews
  • 13 likes

Excellent

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Has plenty of grunt behind it, takes unleaded petrol so dont worry about mixing. Instruction book is very straight forwarded and takes you step by step on how to change the oil and how to properly maintain it and keep it clean. The shoulder strap has a quick release tag as well which comes in handy.
One pull start even in cold start. Bump and go line, and easy to refill when your out of line. Comes with harness which goes over your shoulder to take the weight.
Even though its only 5kg or just under, you dont realise until you actually pick one up that it has some weight.

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James H.Honda

Thanks for the review notis82

derwoodii

derwoodiiAU

  • 2 reviews

This is perfect should'a got one sooner

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What a joy to use the new honda 4 strokes are light quiet and easy heaps of power only con is the steep price but you'll be happy with that after the 1st use and the long product life & guarantee.
reliable, energy efficient quiet
purchase price but that reflects its quality

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madmechanie
madmechanie

A great unit comes with four years warranty four stroke motor GX25 and GX35

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James H.Honda
humphrisclan

humphrisclanAU

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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Had a UMK422 for over 12 years with virtually no problems prior to purchasing this unit. Have recommended them to friends and family over the years without hesitation. Use a high quality synthetic engine oil and change it frequently.
Easy to start, light and powerful
If you need major engine parts they can be very expensive making them an almost throw away item when things go badly wrong.

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James H.Honda

Hi humphrisclan, my name's Dylan and I work at Honda head office. Glad to hear that you have been loving your UMK425. Are you still using it? How's it going for you?

Buyornottobuy

Buyornottobuy

  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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James H.Honda

Thank you for your review Buyornottobuy

Excellent

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Got mine from the mowershop in springwood for $490. I like how quiet the engine is and very easy to start.
Starts easy. Powerful motor, quiet engine.
A bit heavy, but I'll get used to it.

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James H.Honda

Thanks for the review greenguy8

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battunga

battungaFar North Queensland, QLD

  • 12 reviews
  • 7 likes

Excellent

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A great improvement on the old hard-to-start 2 stroke. A pleasure to use. Comes with both line and blade heads.
Easy to start, much quieter than a 2 stroke, and far less pollution, don't have to breathe nauseating 2 stroke fumes.
One - you have to change the blade guard when you change from line to blade.

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James H.Honda

Hi battunga, thank you for your review.

moonsushi

moonsushi

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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James H.Honda

Hi moonsushi, it's been a while since you posted your review here - how's the UMK425 going? I'm Dylan, from Honda head office, so feel free to let me know how it's travelling. How often are you getting it serviced?

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Questions & Answers

JMC

JMCasked

UMK425 Loop Handle

UMK425E. Engine will not stop after running for about 30 minutes. It is very difficult to stop. Have had this from new for quite a number of years and this is the first time I've had this issue. Is the engine stop switch at fault?
Thanks
JMC

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X M.
X M.

Sounds like your stop switch has faulty connection. Remove the red button and look underneath to check for debris. Mine stops the second it is pushed.
You could try turn the choke on and pump primer to flood the engine to stop it if desperate, but this is not recommended.

JMC
JMC

Thank for that. I took the switch out but could not take it apart so I sprayed it liberally with electrical contact cleaner, reassembled and it now works perfectly. It is a very good product in general if you keep up the maintenance routines.
Cheers
JMC

joe

joeasked

UMK425

Is it save to tilt this unit on its side whilst running to do Edging like footpaths etc ?
Logic tells me if I do this to a 4 stroke and I will seize the motor. If this is true I'm regretting buying this and iI should have got a 2 stroke trimmer which does not matter if you tip it sideways or upside down whilst running because its lubricated by the petrol .

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PaulMaroo
PaulMaroo

It’s designed to be used upside down, as is the fuel tank shape and its weighted strainer. The Honda website says “The UMK425 Loop Brushcutter features full 360 "any-side-up" operation, so you can use and store it in any position”

joe
joe

Thanks for the reply , I'm still confused as i thought if you run a 4 stroke motor upside down or sideways the motor it will starve the motor of oil and damage the motor . Whilst you say it can be used upside down , how will this not damage the motor from oil starvation ?

joe
joe

If the Honda website is saying it can be used in any position , What magic are they using to prevent damage to the motor from oil starvation ? - If HONDA state this on their website it must be false and misleading information which defies the laws of physics for gravity .

Frank Mercieca

Frank Merciecaasked

UMK425

How to place cutting chord

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PaulMaroo
PaulMaroo

https://www.hondappsv.com/contents/menu/NZL/en/411/4/

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