Best Pole Saws

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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

Features

  • Engine: 8-amp electric motor
  • Weight: 13.2 lbs
  • Chain length: 10 inches
  • Length: 10 to 15 feet
  • Warranty: 2 year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 9.2 out of 10

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!

Pros:

  • Two in one pole saw and chainsaw combo tool
  • 10" cutting bar
  • Enough power for residential work
  • Best Pole Saw for the Money

Cons:

  • Batteries need to work

Best Pole Saw for the Money - Sun Joe SWJ800E

Features

  • Engine: 6.5-amp electric motor
  • Weight: 7 lbs
  • Chain length: 8 inches
  • Length: 8.7 to 15 feet
  • Warranty: 2 year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 9 out of 10

The Sun Joe SWJ800E is our favorite telescoping pole saw because if its light weight and easy to maintain automatic oiling system.

Pros:

  • 8 inch Oregon Bar
  • Cuts through branches 7.5 inches thick
  • Perfect for high branches and tall shrubs
  • Best Pole Saw Chain Saw

Cons:

  • Not enough power for thick branches

Best Electric Pole Saw - BLACK+DECKER LPP120

Features

  • Engine: 20-volt battery
  • Weight: 10.4 lbs
  • Chain length: 8 inches
  • Length: 6.5 to 10 feet plus extension
  • Warranty: 2 year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 9 out of 10

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!

Pros:

  • Attachments allows for cutting up to 14 feet
  • Cuts through branches 6 inches thick
  • Perfect for tight spaces

Cons:

  • Chain can fall off if tension is incorrect

Best Pole Saw for Tall Trees - TrimmerPlus PS720

Features

  • Engine: Gas powered
  • Weight: 3.4 lbs
  • Chain length: 8 inches
  • Length: 7 to 12 feet plus extension
  • Warranty: 2 year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 9 out of 10

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!

Pros:

  • Automatic oiling system
  • 8-inch steel cutting bar and chain
  • Designed for difficult overhead cuts

Cons:

  • Does not work with Echo trimmers

Best Corded Electric Pole Saw - GreenWorks 20192

Features

  • Engine: 6.5-Amp motor
  • Weight: 10.5 lbs
  • Chain length: 8 inches
  • Length: 8 foot extension
  • Warranty: 4 year warranty

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.

Pros:

  • Automatic oiling system for bar and chain
  • Adjustable Oregon bar so you get the perfect cut

Cons:

  • Does not work with Echo trimmers

Best Gas Powered Pole Saw - Remington RM2599

Features

  • Engine: 25cc engine
  • Weight: 17.5 lbs
  • Chain length: 8 inches
  • Length: 7 foot extension
  • Warranty: 2 year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 9 out of 10

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!

Pros:

  • Powerful 25cc 2-cycle engine
  • 7 foot extension to reach the high branches and limbs
  • Automatic oil system for easy maintenance
  • Converts into edger, blower and hedge timmer

Cons:

  • Some reports of oil leaks

Best Cordless Pole Saw - GreenWorks 22272

Features

  • Engine: 40V lithium ion batteries
  • Weight: 9.6 lbs
  • Chain length: 20 inches
  • Length: 6 foot extension
  • Warranty: 4 year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 9 out of 10

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!

Pros:

  • Easy to operate, even for the elderly
  • Instant start - no difficult to use pull cord
  • 50 minute run time per charge

Cons:

  • Sensative blades

Best with Inline Motor - BLACK+DECKER PP610

Features

  • Engine: 6.5 amp
  • Weight: 9.9 lbs
  • Chain length: 10 inches
  • Length: 9.5 foot extension
  • Warranty: 2 year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 9 out of 10

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.

Pros:

  • 10" kickback bar
  • Automatic oil and lube system
  • 9.5' extensions for tall residential trees like Willows
  • Inline motor for easy control while cutting

Cons:

  • Reports of chain breaking when overused

Buying Guide

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!

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