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Jun 16, 2021 - 5:20:53 AM
6804 posts since 9/5/2006

looking at getting a cordless (battery) pole saw for some trimming and pruning around here. anyone have any experience with these ?

Jun 16, 2021 - 6:42:37 AM
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rinemb

USA

13463 posts since 5/24/2005

I have used them, borrowed from neighbor. I plan to buy one. The one I used was "Worx" brand. I actually topped out a fairly good size tree with one. Then used a bigger saw on the trunk. I got plenty of run time out of a charge. The more volts the battery, the better. I have plenty of chain saw oil from my stock, since my other chain saw was stolen.
Brad

Jun 16, 2021 - 7:02:48 AM

6804 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by rinemb

I have used them, borrowed from neighbor. I plan to buy one. The one I used was "Worx" brand. I actually topped out a fairly good size tree with one. Then used a bigger saw on the trunk. I got plenty of run time out of a charge. The more volts the battery, the better. I have plenty of chain saw oil from my stock, since my other chain saw was stolen.
Brad


ok thats good news,, i was just wondering how they hold up against oak limbs,, i got 3 big ones i got to trim up in the front yard. 

Jun 16, 2021 - 7:09:44 AM
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rinemb

USA

13463 posts since 5/24/2005

Keep the chain sharp, let the chain do the cutting, and make sure the limb is smaller then the length of the guide bar. Same as any chain saw.
They balance pretty good with the battery behind your hand. I also relied on the shoulder strap. Its a bit clumsy to use when up in the tree on a ladder.
Brad

Jun 16, 2021 - 7:15:28 AM

3512 posts since 9/12/2016

I bought the inexpensive poulan gas one a couple years back. I use it on limbs some,but it's greatest asset to me is setting the bar horizontal and clearing bushes. as a string trimmer with a cutting blade only much better.

Jun 16, 2021 - 7:39:24 AM

DRH

USA

643 posts since 5/29/2018

Wife bought a cheap one off ebay. She didn't realize the weight of the saw end was too much to handle when trying to get the high branches. I ended up trimming the trees and found it well worth the investment. The brand was "Greenworks".

I've also used it for clearing heavy brush as Tom suggested.

Jun 16, 2021 - 7:40:54 AM

2692 posts since 2/10/2013

The less expensive ones seem to resemble a hedge trimmer attached to the end of a long pole.
That makes them feel very heavy and hard to maneuver. The easier to use and better quality trimmers, like an "Echo" brand trimmer are a lot more expensive.

Jun 16, 2021 - 9:13:33 AM
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6804 posts since 9/5/2006

looking at the dewalt 40 v right now ,,, weighs around 10 pounds total. 200 bucks

Jun 16, 2021 - 1:09:27 PM

slammer

USA

3233 posts since 12/30/2008

$89.00 got me a Black & Decker 20 volt Max pole saw/pruner. 8” bar and cuts pretty damn good. I prune and limb only Oaks and Maples. That’s all I have in my yard. Have lent it out numerous times and my buddies had no problems evidently as they keep coming back to borrow it!!! I would buy another one if I had to.
Slammer!!!

Jun 16, 2021 - 2:06:54 PM

banjoy

USA

9675 posts since 7/1/2006

My brother has one of these and has let me use it to take down branches and shrubbery in my yard that was out of control. It used a very short chain which I wore out by hitting some chainlink fencing, but was easy to find the replacement chain at Lowes. I don't remember the brand of saw but it was some name brand we'd all recognize. It also had some chain oil reservoir that kept thing purring.

His was battery operated and was super easy to use and had tons of torque. Large stumps up to about 6" didn't even slow it down.

What Brad said ^^^ let the chain do the work and keep it sharp. It takes very little effort, the trick is the attack angle so you don't wear yourself out and things drop where ya want 'em to.

Super handy tool if you ask me.

Edited by - banjoy on 06/16/2021 14:09:20

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