Best Electric Pole Saws of 2020 (Reviews)

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In a Rush? Here’s 3 electric pole saws that our team thought you may be interested in depending on your budget and the quality you require.

Best Overall Pick

Scotts Outdoor Power Tools PS45010S 10-Inch 8-Amp Corded Electric Pole Saw

“Our team’s top pick is the Scotts Outdoor Power Tools PS45010S, it’s built-in oiling system, vibration control, and affordable price make it an excellent choice.”

Best Budget

Sun Joe SWJ800E 8-Inch 6.5-Amp Telescoping Electric Pole Chain Saw

“On a budget but don’t want to give up on quality? The SunJoe SWJ800E is a well built, durable pole saw that can often be found for a bargain.”

Best Value

BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Pole Saw, 8-Inch (LPP120)

“A fast charging model, that can easily cut through whatever you can throw at it while packing in a ton of features found on more expensive options.”


If you are looking to get yard work done around the house and that involves cutting branches or pruning tree limbs then you will probably want to consider a pole saw. But with all the choices available to you online and at the local store it can be hard to determine which model is right for you – from electric vs gas, to corded vs cordless there are a lot of decisions you have to make.

Well it’s clear you’ve gotten somewhere, as you are currently digging into electric pole chain saws and we want to help make your life even easier. That is why our team compiled a series of reviews on what we think are some of the top electric tree trimmers out there.

Check them out below and if you have any comments after your done make sure to leave a note in the box at the bottom of the article. With that being said let’s dive in.


The 5 Best Electric Pole Chainsaw (Reviews)

1. Scotts Outdoor Power Tools PS45010S 10-Inch 8-Amp Corded Electric Pole Saw

Pros

  • Excellent vibration control
  • 5 cutting angles to choose from
  • Ergonomic handle with rubber and foam grip
  • Built-in oiling system helps improve the tools longevity


Cons

  • Corded, meaning it requires an electrical outlet to operate
  • If not used properly the gears can wear quicker than intended
  • The chain can be difficult to repair if you damage it

Product Review

The Scotts PS45010S electric powered pole saw is an affordable, well built saw for those looking to trim tree branches, limbs and more. The saw features a powerful 8-amp motor, an ergonomic handle with foam, and vibration control – features which help reduce fatigue without sacrificing power. 

What’s more, the tool includes an 9.5” extendable handle, with 5 cutting options to choose from making it easier to cut or reach difficult branches. This helps reduce the amount of time you spend on cutting and reduces overall frustration. (seems like a win to me). These features are not found on many other electrical pole saws in this list and really made the tool stand out for us.

Our team felt like this was more like using a chainsaw than your standard pole saw due to its power and appreciated it’s ability to adjust to based on your needs. With that being said, some professionals may find the electrical motor not powerful enough for their needs or the cord to be restrictive so consider your use case before making a decision. Though ultimately, we don’t think you could go wrong with adding this tool to your tool box!


2. Greenworks 8.5′ 40V Cordless Pole Saw, (20672)

Pros

  • Simple to maintain, with self oiling chain and easy-adjust tensioning system
  • Fully cordless with fast charging 40V lithium ion battery
  • Extendable 8ft pole 
  • Includes a 4 year limited warranty from the manufacturer


Cons

  • Includes a safety which some professionals dislike
  • 8 foot extendable handle is shorter than others in its category
  • Lacks the same degree of power a gas tool may have

Product Review

If you are looking to get yard work done around the house this summer and want an easier to use model than this battery powered pole saw is worth checking out. It’s 8 foot extendable handle, simple chain tensioning system, and powerful G-Max 40V lithium ion battery, help make this pole saw stand out from the crowd.

The model features excellent cutting ability for its class and features no power loss as you use the tool and the battery loses charge. This helps ensure you maintain consistent control of the saw and a smooth cutting experience. With that being said, when you do loose charge the tool comes with a fast charge station for the batteries, allowing you to get back up and running in no time.

In terms of cutting abilities this model can handle pretty much any branches or tree limb you can throw at it, with it’s 8 inch bar and chain. And it’s 4 year limited warranty gives us the confidence the manufacturer put pride into building this model. Ultimately, this is a great all-around tool for the homeowner who needs a cordless, lightweight unit, that still maintains sufficient power and cutting ability.


3. SENIX A01400145 CSPX5-M 10 Inch 58V Cordless Pole Saw 

Pros

  • Adjustable cutting head gives you greater control
  • Built-in safety button helps ensure no accidents occur
  • 10 inch oregon bar and chain
  • Battery is situated at the back of the saw to provide better weighting
  • Tool-less chain adjustiability


Cons

  • Does not include chain oil
  • Can be difficult to assemble for first time users
  • Slightly heavier than some other units

Product Review

A powerful 58V model with rechargeable battery, this cordless electric pole saw features a simple to assemble tool with a screw together construction and easy to use chain tensioning system. Furthermore this tool includes a 10 inch bar and chain, as well as a extendable pole, giving you the ability to cut branches as high as 14 feet off the ground.

These are great features for a tool in this price range and definitely do not go unnoticed when using the saw. This tool also includes an automatic oiling system and oil tank window so you can easily maintain the saw and keep it prepared for action at all times.

When operating the tool it runs surprisingly quiet, for a model it’s size, and yet still packs all the power you could need from a model it’s size. And when you need to put it in storage, it comes with a sleeve for the bar. Overall, if you are on a budget this tool is definitely worth reviewing.


4. BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Electric Pruning Saw  (LPP120)

Pros

  • 8-inch cutting bar, with the ability to cut tree limbs up to 6-inch in diameter
  • Features a built-in blade guard
  • Battery provides up to 100 cuts per charge of 1, ½” pine branch according to BLACK+DECKER.


Cons

  • Does not come with extra chain oil
  • Can feel top heavy
  • Difficult to find replacement chains

Product Review

Having trouble cutting those hard to reach tree branches,? That limb just out of touch? Then the BLACK+DECKER LPP120 is a cordless pruning saw worth checking out. It can handle cutting and trimming as high as 14 feet, while still providing you with tons of control. When you pair this with the fact that the model can cut through branches up to 6 inches in diameter and were left with a pretty powerful tool for the homeowner and handyman.

Furthermore this electric tree trimmer can also can easily be transported, having the ability to be disassembled for easy storage. This is a great feature for homeowners with limited garage space or handymen who need to fit it in their truck. What makes this model even better is it’s battery lifespan, which allows you to cut longer between charges.

If your local hardware store has this tool, or your checking it out online you won’t be disappointed. It’s a great lightweight unit that doesn’t sacrifice on the control or power.


5. Sun Joe SWJ800E 8-Inch 6.5-Amp Telescoping Electric Pole Chainsaw

Pros

  • 8.7 foot extendable pole can handle tree branches 15 feet high
  • Affordable price 
  • Auto-lubricating 8-inch bar
  • Powerful 6.5 amp electric motor


Cons

  • Requires an extension cord in most use cases
  • Does not come with extra chain oil
  • Some find the trigger lock difficult to use

Product Review

Sun Joe has continuously come out with products that are not only well built but also reasonably priced, and their electric pole chainsaw does not disappoint. This saw comes out of the box with a great chain tensioning system, and is simple to assemble, requiring only a few screws to put everything together. 

But that’s not all, this model also features a self lubricating 8-inch cutting bar and a large oil tank capacity, ensuring smooth cutting action and minimal maintenance required on your end. This is a great feature to include for the homeowner who may only use this tool a couple times a year. 

With that being said, don’t let its low price and minimal maintenance fool you, this tool is powerful, and can easily handle cutting logs up to 7.5 inches thick, which is pretty impressive for a tool of this size. If you’re on a budget our team recommends checking this model out.


Conclusion

The Scotts Outdoor Power Tools PS45010S stands out as our top pick, not only can it be found for a great price online, but it’s also highly dependable, and comes with a ton of great features like an adjustable cutting bar and vibration control.

With that being said, if you are on a budget the Greenworks 20672 40V is an excellent choice to consider. It’s lightweight, easy-to-use, and is cordless, which makes it a nice contrast to the Scotts model.

Ultimately, every tool we reviewed today would make a great new addition to your toolbox, we hope we gave you some ideas to help make your decision easier. If you still have questions, our team has put together a guide below covering some of the top things to consider and questions you may be asking yourself.


Buyer’s Guide

To help you better understand what to consider when purchasing a new pole saw we’ve put together a short guide on the main features to think about as well as some of the benefits of choosing an electrical pole saw.

Features to Think About

Pole Length & Working Height

If you are unfamiliar with the term, most manufacturers who produce pole saws will include a “working height” in their product materials – this is used to document the reach of the pole saw. That is, if the pole saw states 10-feet, then the manufacturer assumes you will be able to cut tree branches as high as that. This is an important feature to consider as your project may require your extendable pole to be a certain length.

Weight

When your cutting branches, especially ones that are high up, holding a long pole with a heavy saw on one end and a battery on the other can get tiring. Consider what weight you think you’ll be able to handle when doing the job and don’t feel like you need to go overboard to get an adequately powered tool.

Cutting Bar Length

The bulk of the models we reviewed today featured 8 inch cutting bars but some can reach up to 12 inches. The longer the cutting bar, the larger the logs you can cut. Most pole saw will be able to handle up to 6 inch branches with relative ease.

Benefits of Electric Pole Saws

Affordable

One of the best aspects of electrical pole saws is their affordable price range. Most models available on the market today range from $65 to $199, making them reasonable for most homeowners or handymen to purchase.

Lightweight

Another benefit of electric models vs their gas counterparts is they are typically significantly more light. This is important as pole saws can already be difficult to use for extended periods of time due to their length and balance issues.Most electric models on the market will range from 15 lbs to 30lbs.

Better for the environment

If you haven’t thought about this – we figured we’d let you know. Unlike a gas powered tool, electric powered models have a reduced impact on the environment. Help keep your backyard just a bit greener by opting to use electricity.

Corded Vs. Cordless Electric Pole Chain Saws

When purchasing an electric pole chain saw you will be presented with the option between cordless and corded models. There’s no right choice here when it comes to which one you go with, it really comes down to your needs. If you plan on using the saw to prune trees in your backyard and have an electrical outlet close by you may want to opt for a corded unit as you wont run out of power while cutting.

But if you require more freedom and mobility, or you are constantly moving around, you may want to check out some of the cordless options. The only downside with these units is that they can run out charge mid use – a rough estimate of cuts per charge is 100 cuts per charge.


Ryan

Ryan

Ryan is a writer for ToolboxAdvice.com. He's been a hobbyist and painter for a long time, and now enjoys teaching others. His content primarly focuses on reviews and guides for painters and construction professionals.

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