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Need a Pole Saw (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 9:11 AM
I need to buy a Pole Saw (chainsaw type) that extends to about 12-14 feet to cut some low hanging branches. The pro version pole saws made by Stilh or Echo cost well over $600.00 and I am not going to buy one of those. Can anyone recommend a battery operated pole saw (brand name) that I could buy at Lowes or HD for less than $200.00 ? --71.207.xxx.x
Need a Pole Saw (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 9:20 AM
I like my SunJoe from HD but other places have this electric about 85bux. --76.190.xxx.xxx
Need a Pole Saw (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 9:24 AM
I have never heard of the SunJoe brand. Is yours corded or battery operated? I need a strong re-chargeable battery type. --71.207.xxx.x
Need a Pole Saw (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 9:49 AM
For battery operated, My daughter just bought a Ryobi. Haven't seen it in use yet, but she was happy with it. I've heard good reviews about the EGO chainsaw/ pole saw, but haven't tried one yet. My neighbor has the Ego weedeater and it works well. I tried it out for just a minute-less vibration than my corded weedeater. Eventually I'll buy the Ego chainsaw and power pole tools.
I just bought s chipper from SunJoe. Very happy with quality. That thing is tough! But, its corded. Yesterday, I was thinking over how to cut a row of fenceline weed trees, and decided maybe stick our generator in the back of the pickup truck, as we have corded chainsaw and pole saw...but, we haven't gotten the old gas generator out for years...don't know if it will run...
I'd look into Ego brand, myself. --70.92.xxx.xxx
Need a Pole Saw (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 9:56 AM
Roy, I have and use the Ryobi battery operated pole saws, they have two different batteries you can choose from, 18 v and 40v. Both are very capable saws. I have really abused them and they keep going. The 40 volt version will get a 5 year warranty, the 18 volt 3 year warranty. They only extend about 9 feet, but I am 6 feet tall, so I can easily cut at 15 feet. I have dozens of the Ryobi tools and batteries. If you want one on the cheap, catch them on sale at direct tools outlet, online or in store. Otherwise Home Depot has them for less than $200. --47.32.xxx.xxx
Need a Pole Saw (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 10:04 AM
I am tired of dealing with 100 ft. cords for corded tools. Plus, with multiple long cords attached together, there is a voltage drop. I need this for rental properties where an outside electrical outlet may not even exist.
I just hired 2 landscaping idiots to cut the overgrown foliage off of a chain-link fence and I now need a pole saw to finish cutting the limbs they could not reach. --71.207.xxx.x
Need a Pole Saw (by Greg [MO]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 10:10 AM
I have some experience with this subject.
Just bought a Stihl HT 131, this is my second one and it is a great saw, but a bit pricey at about $750
Also bought 2 imports off eBay for $190-$230, bought at different times reason price difference
2020 Upgrade MAXTRA 43CC Gas Pole Saw Pruner Chainsaw Reach 14FT with Carry Bag
eBay item #141084279677 This has turned out to be pretty good saw. Not a telescoping saw like Stihl, but has extensions and have had good luck with saws. Not sure how to get parts for them but haven't need any yet.
Hope this helps. --107.77.xxx.xxx
Need a Pole Saw (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 10:54 AM
I would also check out Craiglists ads and the like. I've picked up quite a few nice tools over the years; especially if you will need it going forward. Or you can use and resell. --72.231.xxx.xx
Need a Pole Saw (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 10:54 AM
Ryobi is cheap, homeowner stuff designed for light duty and may last 4-5 years.
Stihl is commercial grade stuff designed for heavy duty and should last 10+ years.
Keep in mind with electric tools most of the $ is made on selling you new batteries. Last time I bought a Ryobi angle grinder, the tool was $80, and the single battery was $70. If you want two batteries so you can swap them out when one dies, you pay $120.
The batteries get 20-30 charges before starting to lose significant capacity and must be replaced.
Personally, I'd go gas powered.
Need a Pole Saw (by Dodge [PA]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 11:14 AM
I have the 18v Ryobi pole saw and like it. Probably have 40 hours on it and am happy with it. --174.59.xxx.xxx
Need a Pole Saw (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 11:34 AM
A gas machine is fine if you use it weekly. However as they sit the carbs gets gummed up, battery power is the way to go here. Use it and sit on a shelf for a year, the tool is still good. As far as 20-30 charges on the battery is hogwash! I have been Ryobi for 5 years now using and charging batteries 2-3 time a week. Never a single failed battery. Yes, the batteries will eventually fail, but after hundreds of cycles not 20-30. --47.32.xxx.xxx
Need a Pole Saw (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 11:42 AM
I have thought about this application before.
Anyone who has used an electric chain saw then used a gas chain saw will know that it is like going from driving a Ford Pinto to a Corvette. Both will get you to where you need to go, but the difference is how and how long.
So I wondering about battery vs gas or electric. This is a pole saw. It isn't like you are using a 20 inch saw going through the base of tree. These are smaller limbs.
I am just not sure what the best format to go
Need a Pole Saw (by MMIT [VA]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 1:46 PM
I have a pole saw attachment that fits on my gas weed eater.
I disconnect the weed eater part and attach the pole saw attachment.
I have a couple 30” extensions for the long reach.
Need a Pole Saw (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 2:57 PM
I've got a corded one that is about 20 years old now, made by Remington. I don't know if they still make them but it's definitely worth it's moderate cost. If I had to replace one I would go with corded again and I'm not fond of cords. The problem is that you don't really use a pole saw that frequently so gas ones will get gummed up and not run when you need them and battery ones will need new batteries when you drag it out after a year of sitting. While dragging a cord around is a bit of a pain at least it works reliably after setting on the shelf for months. --209.205.xxx.xx
Need a Pole Saw (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 3:32 PM
Thanks for all of the pole saw advice. This will be an item that will get used once or twice and then put on the shelf for 6 months to a year. I don't need any more gummed up carbs with the gas powered pole saws. I just hope the battery operated saws have enough power to cut through a 6-8 inch limb without bogging down. --71.207.xxx.x
Need a Pole Saw (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 4:14 PM
If you do get a gas powered one make sure you put none ethanol gas in. Regular guess will gum up the carburetor for sure. I prefer gas powered implements and use stabil every fall and each one of them. Nothing but none ethanol gas all the way and never had a problem. --72.231.xxx.xx
Need a Pole Saw (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 4:39 PM
I have the 40v ryobi weedwacker,blower and hedge trimmer. if i needed a pole saw i would get the 40v ryobi and i am sure that it would do the job for a pole saw,i am reluctant to buy a battery operated chainsaw but i have a couple friends with battery pole saws and they do just fine --74.77.xx.xx
Need a Pole Saw (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 4:56 PM
Here it is possible to buy non ethanol gasoline where Shell has the high octane gasoline with no ethanol. After using a gasoline powered device drain out gasoline then run engine until stops. In the nineties they started using fuel injection on all vehicles where a pump forces gasoline through the fuel injectors. A carb depends on engine vaccum to pull out fuel from the carb where any obstructions then the engine will not run. I bought a used lawnmower top of line last month for hundred dollars where engine would not run where cleaned the main jet of carb then was working fine. As long change oil then avoid ethanol gasoline a gasoline lawnmower works well. What happens with ethanol is water is formed. --68.69.xxx.xxx
Need a Pole Saw (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 5:00 PM
Does a 40 volt have more power than a 20 volt? Or does a 40 volt just runs longer (more stored battery charge) than a 20 volt but with the same cutting power? I am confused by all of these different voltages for the same tool. --71.207.xxx.x
Need a Pole Saw (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 5:15 PM
Roy,i am not sure but i think it runs stronger,my 40v weedwacker runs in heavy grass for 25 minutes,that is plenty for me but i have 2 batteries so when i have a young guy working they can get quite a bit done.The blower is only good for about 10 minutes --74.77.xx.xx
Need a Pole Saw (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 6:30 PM
We have a Steel brand chain saw. They make three different models. Gas. --172.56.xx.xx
Need a Pole Saw (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 6:32 PM
Buy the _$20 gas at Lowe's. Not has at gas station. Ask me know I know .. cost $124 to fix. Never again. Now I buy the expensive gas --172.56.xx.xx
Need a Pole Saw (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2022 6:49 PM
This is not a battery but works like a battery - you can carry it near your work and pull the starting cord - it is useful for many other projects where power tools are used --> w.harborfreight.com/1800-watt-gas-powered-portable-generator-with-co-secure-technology-57064.html.
Next is the pole saw, I could not find the Sunjoe model I have - this is close with 15ft reach --> w.lowes.com/pd/SENIX-AC-Pole-Saw-6-5A-15-ft-Reach-Angled-Head/5000312851 and another one that extends to 9ft --> w.harborfreight.com/65-amp-95-in-electric-pole-saw-56808.html
Hope this helps, with a 40-50 ft cord you should be fine, I use old crankcase oil for my chain bar, I pour it on when cutting firewood - the wood starts easier and won't rust out - LOL! --76.190.xxx.xxx
Need a Pole Saw (by Rick [IN]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2022 5:24 AM
Little late to the party, but go manual. Never run out of power and they are cheaper than batteries and battery operated especially if you can find them used.
Safety tip, wear safety glasses to keep the sawdust from your eyes. --75.107.xxx.xx
Need a Pole Saw (by Dodge [PA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2022 5:49 AM
Another vote for electric for items that have sporadic use. Much happier not to have my gas mower. Electric battery mower works great for my little city yard. Shares batteries with my hedge trimmer, weed eater, pole saw, and blower. 18V has been great for my city sized property. Probably not up to the task of a suburban or rural sized lot. --174.59.xxx.xxx
Need a Pole Saw (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2022 6:27 AM
I like the Ryobi in that I have six or more tools that take the same batteries. So they are always getting used.
But...they are cheap homeowner grade and just don't cut it (ha, I kill myself) sometimes.
The Ryobi pole saw and chain saw were cheap to the point of worthless.
I now have an E-Go chainsaw, blower, and polesaw. They all use the same batteries, and are remarkably robust. --158.115.xxx.xxx
Need a Pole Saw (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2022 6:46 AM
Thank you for confirming what I had already assumed 'cheap homeowner grade' which is all of what the big box stores sell. There you pay homeowner cheapskate prices and you get what you pay for - cheap tools that last about a year. When they break or quit running, you don't fix them, you just throw them away and go buy another cheap tool. --71.207.xxx.x
Need a Pole Saw (by Don [MO]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2022 11:10 AM
Love my Ryobi pole saw. With extension. Do not use a lot but it is lite and I have lots of Ryobi tools so batteries are no issue. Price was right after checking HD and Amazon. HD was better price than Amazon when I bought it 2 years ago. Will use later this week. I need to reach high so will work off the back of my truck. I know, don"t let limbs fall on my Nice GMC. Safety always the important factor!! --108.66.xx.xx
Need a Pole Saw (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2022 1:04 PM
Was looking at Ego products, as I too need a new pole saw. ( daughter broke my old one two weeks ago, and I gotta get at those five box elder maples along one fenceline! )
Noticed that Ego has a Commercial line and the pole saw has a thirteen foot reach! Wowza! Now, I won't be able to use that- being only 5' 4" and with small, girly hands with arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. BUT, Roy, and Gevans, y'all, being much taller, and with bigger hands, could easily heft that around. Of course, its more expensive, and you'll have to order it and ship to Lowes or Ace Hardware. Just wanted you to be aware of it.
Gevans, thanks for your review, and Roy, thanks for starting this thread. I had picked up a CORDED Ryobi saw on clearance to replace the one that broke, hadn't opened box yet. This discussion reminded me why the cordless tools are the way to go for many situations. Those five maples I have to deal with are along the far side from the outside outlet, and that tenant is a pensioner who watches her utility use carefully. ( Not that using a pole saw takes much juice. Its the conversation I don't want to have. Nor to have tenant feel I am using her money. Again, too tedious to explain to a tenant...) Going battery-operated solves that. AND, when I got rid of my little corded lawn mower and snow thrower, I also donated the 100 foot cord to ReStore. Got tired of finding a place to store it. But, with my Ego mower and snow blower already, I have battery storage and transport sorted. Just got to put some hooks/ nails in studs to hold the tools. ( keeping these away from dh. He breaks stuff. Daughter doesn't usually...)
Off to go buy the power pole, and ten inch chain saw, with the extension.
Thanks again! --70.92.xxx.xxx
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