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    Veteran Member canoetrpr's Avatar
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    Default Any one try a cordless electric pole saw?

    I'm not sure I can justify the nice Stihl I saw on their website (about 700 bucks).

    I need to clear the occasional 2"-3" limb in spots so as not to damage my cab. The lights on the sunshade on my current tractor have taking a bit of a beating.

    I can either rent a pole saw once a year (about $70 per day) or buy one of the Black and Decker cordless ones that people rave about ($150 or so). In online reviews people are saying they are cutting 5 to 6" stuff with it.

    What do you guys think?
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    Default Re: Any one try a cordless electric pole saw?

    Why don't you buy a manual saw.Mine goes to 14ft.real Sharpe ,works well.I tried the $200.00 Poulan..waste of money,junk from the word go.Going to be limited with an electric.

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    Default Re: Any one try a cordless electric pole saw?

    I have no experience and therefore no idea whether the Homelite electric pole saw is really any good or not, but back in May when a little storm tore down a tree in my yard, I bought a cheap Homelite electric chain saw at Home Depot and was very pleasantly surprised at how well it worked. Later a friend had a storm blow down a tree in his yard and we used my little Homelite to cut it up. Black & Decker may be better, but in your situation, I'd have to go to Home Depot and give that Homelite a try. In fact, I'm considering buying one myself for tree pruning.
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    Default Re: Any one try a cordless electric pole saw?

    I have a Remington battery pole saw. It lasts for about 3 cuts of 3-4 inch diameter, sometimes a little shy of that.
    If you do not need quick results it works fine. If you have alot to do, you will be frustrated with it.

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    Default Re: Any one try a cordless electric pole saw?

    Battery powered sawzalls.

    I use these, with a pruning blade, and it will cut as large/long as the blade.

    I even took a pole pruning saw blade and converted it to sawzall match up.

    Milwaukee 2620-22 M18 18V Sawzall Recip Saw Kit

    http://www.buyhardwaresupplies.com/?...Number=2073476
    Last edited by J_J; 09-04-2011 at 07:09 PM.
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    Default Re: Any one try a cordless electric pole saw?

    J J, I don't have a battery powered sawzall, but do have a corded Makita reciprocating saw and I was doing all my tree pruning with that and pruning blades; even cut up one tree that blew down. It was interesting cutting the stump because the blade was only about half as long as the diameter of the stump, so I went around and around until I cut it off. But the electric chain saw sure is faster and easier.
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    Default Re: Any one try a cordless electric pole saw?

    I have a HD 25 foot telescoping pole.....and I have a 18volt battery powered sawzall. I needed to limb a tree, so I duct taped the saw to the pole and put a 12inch wood-cutting blade in the saw.

    It can get a little dicey handleing a saw which has the switch on the biz end of the pole.....but I got my limbs cut off. (tree limbs that is)

    I felt a bit like a red-neck....but worked pretty good.
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    Default Re: Any one try a cordless electric pole saw?

    I sold the B&D polesaw, in a previous job. Link below lists my comments on the 18v B&D grass trimmer, included here to pass along 411 about the batteries and how to work with them the best.

    The B&D polesaw is a good design, they use the same setup for their 18v chainsaw. As I explained to customers, "If you're looking at a 4' oak tree, this chainsaw ain't the right tool" - most people got that, and saw where it would be useful - even pro arbourists.

    The pole extensions are well made, strong, and the connector system never seemed to be a problem. About the only issue that came up sometimes was that the chain was installed backwards (I just showed people how to keep the arrows aligned, bar/chain), hardly the fault of the saw.

    For most people, I think these 18v polesaws are a good solution.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/g...t-women-3.html

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    Default Re: Any one try a cordless electric pole saw?

    I purchased the B&D pole saw after this exchange - http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/l...-pole-saw.html

    I've been very pleased with the saw. I've not put a lot of hours on it, but it sure is handy to have when needed.
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    Default Re: Any one try a cordless electric pole saw?

    In my experience, 18V pole saws don't stand up to consistent use with their weak batteries. I personally have used a Greenworks 40V model, and have had no issues with it. It has handled every task I have needed it to. It is a bit more expensive compared to other cordless pole saws, but it has been worth every penny.

    This is the one I use - GreenWorks 20672 Greenworks G-Max 8-Inch 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Pole-Saw w/ Battery & Charger

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