Cutting branches off tall trees or brushes is tough without a ladder, but with the help of a pole saw you can easily cut tall branches from the ground! Our landscape specialist love tall trees, but cutting and trimming the branches and be inconvenient and even dangerous!
Tall branches, shrubs and hedges need to be trimmed and a ladder is not always practical. Pole saws are a great way to extend the reach of a chainsaw without having to leave the safety of the ground.
Top Pole Saws
Need some help getting started? We are here to help! Our team picked the best pole saws of 2018, for more information and a full buyers guide keep reading our reviews below!
Best All Around - Remington RM1025SPS Ranger
The RM1025SPS is a well balanced electric pole saw that with a 10 in cutting bar perfect for trimming trees around the house. The pole extends from 10 to 15 feet giving your the flexibility and extended reach you need to trim trees in your neighborhood!
Best Pole Saw for the Money - Sun Joe SWJ800E
The Sun Joe SWJ800E is our favorite telescoping pole saw because if its light weight and easy to maintain automatic oiling system.
Best Electric Pole Saw - BLACK+DECKER LPP120
BLACK+DECKER is known for their top of the line products and the LPP120 Pole Saw is no exception. We love this cordless pole saw for its power and usability, all while being powered by state of the art 20V MAX Lithium Ion batteries!
Best Pole Saw for Tall Trees - TrimmerPlus PS720
The TrimmerPlusPS720 is an excellent choice if you are looking for gas powered pole saw that can trim tall trees. With 2 extensions this pole saw can extend us to 12 feet!
Best Corded Electric Pole Saw - GreenWorks 20192
OVERALL RATING: 9 out of 10
The GreenWorks 20192 Corded Pole Saw is a great choice for Earth friendly homeowners that need a mid sized corded electric saw for use around the front and back yard.
Best Gas Powered Pole Saw - Remington RM2599
The Remington RM2599 Maverick is the best gas powered pole saw for big projects. If you have big trees that are not easy to reach from the ground then make sure you have right tool for the job!
Best Cordless Pole Saw - GreenWorks 22272
Want to get the perfect trim on the tall branches? The Greenworks 22272 Pole Saw is our choice for the best electric pole saw due to it’s G-MAX battery and 6.5 extension!
Best with Inline Motor - BLACK+DECKER PP610
Got a small yard with a tall trees? Check out the BLACK+DECKER PP610 with its 9.5′ extension! Best of all it only costs $70.21.
Unsure of where to start when it comes to shopping for a new pole saw? There are lots of great brands like Remington, BLACK+DECKER and GreenWorks that make top of the line models. Our team of landscaping experts picked out a few of our favorite picks (check out our all around favorite) and answered some commonly asked questions.
What is a Pole Saw used for?
A pole saw is a mini chainsaw on a chain. It is designed for trimming, pruning and cutting branches from tall trees and hedges instead of a chainsaw and ladder.
Pole Saw vs Chainsaw
Pole saws and chain saws are similar art first look, but serve different purposes. Pole saws are better are cutting high branches and trimming tall hedges.
Chainsaws on the other hand are better at cutting branches from the ground, clearing land and cutting cords of firewood. Can you use a chainsaw for some of the same task? Sure but it will be more difficult – and more dangerous!
Gas or Electric?
Gas or electric is a common question and both power sources have benefits.
Gas is easier to use in remote areas but is more expensive, difficult to use and the motor can wake the neighbors!
Electric motors on the other hand are much easier to start, have less maintenance problems and make less noise. The only down side is you need to have a power outlet for your extension cord or battery charger!
What about safety gear?
Safety is always our highest priority. We recommend always wearing safety goggles, gloves and steel toe boots. If you are cutting large overhead branches you might also want a helmet – just in case something unexpectedly falls!