Best Battery Pole Saws of 2020

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If you need to trim branches high up in a tree, you could use a ladder and a regular chainsaw, but that can be quite dangerous. The better option is to use a powered pole saw. That said, there are many battery pole saws out there, so finding the right one can be a bit of a challenge. In this article, we will be reviewing the best battery pole saws of 2020.

Reviews

Greenworks 8.5′ 40V Cordless Pole Saw

Greenworks 8.5' 40V Cordless Pole Saw, 2.0 AH Battery Included 20672
  • Green Works GMAX 40-Volt 2.0 Amp Hour Lithium-Ion Pole Saw with 8-inch Bar and Chain, Includes Battery and Charger, Model No.20672.
  • 8-Inch Bar and Chain
  • Up To 60 Cuts on 4x4 Lumber
  • 3-Piece Aluminum Shaft Can Be Extended To 8 FT (11 FT Max Reach)
  • Automatic Oiler Applies Oil to the Bar and Chain for Continous Lubrication

This is a simple yet durable battery-powered pole saw designed for cutting tree limbs at heights.

Review

The Greenworks Pole saw features a 3-piece aluminum pole which can be extended up to 8 feet, allowing you to reach fairly high up in trees. What is surprising is that this pole saw is quite lightweight, as it comes in at just over 8 pounds, so it shouldn’t be too hard to hold for prolonged periods of time.

This pole saw comes with an 8-inch bar and chain, which is ideal for cutting smaller branches and tree limbs. There is an easy chain tension adjustment system included, as well as an automatic bar and chain oiler. The charger and battery are both included, although the battery life here could definitely be better.

Pros

  • Fairly lightweight
  • Easy start
  • Easy tension adjustments
  • Automatic oiler
  • Long reach
  • Ideal for small and medium size branches

Cons

  • Battery life could be better

BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Pole Saw

BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Pole Saw, 8-Inch (LPP120)
  • Provides up to 100 cuts of 1 1/2 inches pine branches per charge
  • 8" cutting bar & chain allows for a maximum cutting diameter of 6"
  • Includes 1 high capacity 20V LI ion pack, charger, oil bottle & wrench
  • RPM: 375
  • Power source: Battery powered

If you need a pole saw that has a good battery life and a really long reach, the BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Pole Saw is a good option to consider.

Review

What’s quite impressive about this pole saw is that it features a high-capacity lithium-ion battery that can make up to 100 cuts per charge; this is better than most others out there.

The BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Pole Saw weighs just over 10 pounds, which is not too heavy, but also not the lightest around. What is really cool is that this pole saw allows you to cut branches up to 14 feet above you, thanks to the dual extension poles.

This tool comes with an 8-inch cutting bar that can easily cut branches with diameters of up to 6 inches, and the 20 volt motor allows the chain to spin at 375 RPM.

Pros

  • Very long reach
  • Good battery life
  • Ideal for small and medium size tree limbs
  • Blade guard included
  • Fairly lightweight

Cons

CRAFTSMAN V20 Pole Saw

CRAFTSMAN V20 Pole Saw, 14-Foot (CMCCSP20M1)
  • EXTENDED RUN TIME: High capacity 4.0 Ah battery pack allows for extended runtime
  • EXTENDED REACH: Up to 14 foot reach** with extension pole
  • PRECISE CUTS: Angled head and blade for cutting precision
  • MAXIMUM MANEUVERABILITY: Soft grip on pole extension provides maximum maneuverability
  • VERSATRACK COMPATIBLE: Use the integrated hook to hang this tool directly on the VERSATRACK Wall Organization System (sold separately)

If you need a high-quality pole saw with an amazing battery life and lots of power, the CRAFTSMAN V20 Pole Saw is definitely worth checking out.

Review

The CRAFTSMAN V20 Pole Saw comes with a 4.0 Ah battery. It allows this saw to make hundreds of cuts on a single charge.

This pole saw is quite versatile because the main pole extends, and it comes with an additional attachment pole for a total reach of 14 feet.

What stands out is the angled blade design which allows for great accuracy and maneuverability. Something else that helps with both maneuverability and comfort is the soft grip on the handle. Keep in mind that this saw comes with a 3-year warranty.

Pros

  • Great warranty
  • Impressive battery life
  • Lots of power
  • Very long reach
  • Soft grip handle

Cons

  • Quite expensive
  • No bar oil included

Greenworks 8.3′ 24V Cordless Pole Saw

Greenworks 8.3' 24V Cordless Pole Saw, 2.0 AH Battery Included 20352
  • 24V Lithium-Ion Battery compatible with both indoor and outdoor tools--includes 2Ah Battery and Charger
  • 8-Inch bar and chain for easy trimming of branches
  • Easy adjust chain tensioning system for quick tightening of the chain
  • Automatic oiler applies oil to the bar and chain to ensure durability and extend the life of the chain
  • 3-piece aluminum shaft can be extended to 8 ft. for the perfect extended

This pole saw is the shorter and less powerful version of the other Greenworks pole saw which we reviewed. It’s got the same features, just a bit smaller, also with a lower price tag.

Review

The Greenworks 8.3′ 24V Cordless Pole Saw, as you can tell by the name of it, is a total of 8.3 feet long, which provides a decent reach for low-hanging branches. The 24V motor isn’t the strongest around, but it’s more than good enough to make some small and simple cuts.

This model comes with an 8-inch bar and chain which can cut through branches up to 6 inches in diameter. As with the previous Greenworks model, this one also comes with an easy tension adjustment system as well as an automatic bar oiler.

The 2 Ah battery pack is pretty decent, although its runtime on a single charge could be a bit better, and yes, the charger is included.

Pros

  • Easy chain tension adjustments
  • Automatic bar oiler
  • Good for smaller branches that hang fairly low
  • Charger is included
  • Pole can be adjusted for length

Cons

  • Battery life is not great
  • Reach is not overly long

Greenworks PRO 80V 10 Inches Brushless Cordless Polesaw

Greenworks PRO 80V 10 Inches Brushless Cordless Polesaw, Battery Not Included PS80L00,Green/Black
  • 10 Inches Bar and Chain. High Performance 1/4 Inches Chain For Quick Cutting
  • Brushless Motor Provides More Torque, Quiet Operation, and Longer Life
  • Automatic Oiler Applies Oil To The Bar and Chain For Continuous Lubrication
  • (Replacement Chain: 2937002). Use Greenworks GWSH0 Chainsaw Safety Helmet For Added Protection
  • Battery and Charger Not Included. Translucent oil tank for clear view of oil level

This is another tool from Greenworks, and this pole saw is the most powerful of all 3 from this brand name we have looked at so far, and might actually be the most powerful on the list today.

Review

While this isn’t the cheapest pole saw around, it is a very powerful option to consider, and it’s thanks to the 80 volt brushless motor that powers it. Brushless motors are great because they have plenty of torque and power, they are quieter, and they have longer lifespans.

As with the other pole saws from Greenworks, this model also comes with an easy chain tension adjustment system as well as an automatic bar oiler.

A big difference is that whereas the other Greenworks pole saws came with 8 inch bars, this one has a 10 inch bar, which means that it’s ideal for fairly large tree limbs. However, what needs to be said is that it still uses the same 2 Ah battery, which is not great for a strong motor such as this one.

Pros

  • Brushless motor
  • Long bar
  • Lots of power
  • Fairly lightweight (considering the power)
  • Automatic oiler
  • Easy chain tension adjustments

Cons

  • Battery life is very limited
  • Fairly expensive

Conclusion

The most important factors you want to look for are pole length, power, battery life, durability, and bar length. If you keep all of these factors in mind, you should have no problems finding the best pole saw for your needs.

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