Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw Review

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Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw: QUICK OVERVIEW





What We Like

  • Great balance
  • Comfortable handling
  • Oil efficient

What We Don't Like

  • Poorly built saw head
  • Short lifespan

Cordless pole saws have been a topic of discussion among homeowners as they are said to give you a sufficient amount of power without having to worry about gas or being plugged into an outlet. The Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw is a fantastic example of the features that you can expect to get with any cordless pole saw ranging from superior battery life to a relatively lightweight design.

Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw Review

The Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw gives you a powerful tool that cuts back on the amount of time you have to spend maintaining your property. This makes it ideal for absolutely any type of homeowners. With all of the interesting components that it offers, there isn’t any project that will be too difficult to handle, especially if you’re someone with a small- to medium-sized property.

Similar to most other Greenworks products, this pole saw is integrated with features that are meant to make it easier to operate a tool that you’ve never used before. From its interchangeable battery system to an automatic oiler, once you set the pole saw up and begin using it, it’s unlikely you’ll have to stop for adjustments or improvements.

Who is this pole saw meant for?

As mentioned, nearly anyone who owns a home with trees or shrubbery will be able to benefit from using the Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw. However, there are plenty of other things that it has to offer as well.

First and foremost, using this pole saw gives you the maneuverability that you’ll need when working with branches or trees that are seemingly too high to tackle manually. As it’s a cordless model, you’ll be able to work anywhere on your property without having to use an extension cord, which is perfect for hunters who might be setting up a blind or people who don’t want to invest in extra equipment.

You’re also going to find that the Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw helps to keep you safer and less fatigued at the end of your landscaping task as you will be able to keep your feet on the ground and your ladder stored away in your garage. With its extendable shaft, you can get into high places without needing ever to leave the ground.

What’s included?

There are only three items included with your order, which means that there’s a little assembly needed in comparison to other pole saws that you can get your hands on. The Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw ships with the pole saw itself, a scabbard, and the owner’s manual.

Overview of features

The most important features of the Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw include:

Quieter operation

When compared to gas-powered pole saws, you’re going to find that the Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw has a very low noise operation, which is ideal for early morning and late evening jobs.

Automatic oiling

There’s no need to manually squirt oil on the chain, which can be a hassle for beginners who have never used a pole saw before. With the automatic oiler, the chain will always be lubricated and ready to go.

Electric star

You’ll no longer have to deal with spending several minutes trying to power up your saw, as the electric start will turn the unit on and off with a push of a button.

A relatively high number of cuts

On a single charge of the battery, you’ll be able to make up to 65 cuts of four-by-four wood, which is ideal for smaller properties and thinner branches. It’s not the most amount of cuts that we’ve seen, but it’s more than enough for everyday tasks around the house.

Interchangeable battery system

With the help of the G-MAX 40V Li-Ion Battery System found in all other modern Greenworks power tools, you can use any battery from your Greenworks System in your new pole saw and vice versa.

An easily adjustable tensioning system

Another advantage of this unit is that the chain is simple to tighten with the help of the tensioning system that does the job quickly and accurately.

Extendable pole shaft

One of the areas that you’ll find most useful is the fact that the extendable pole shaft can be extended to 8 feet.

How to use the Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw

Using the Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw is quite easy, even if you’re someone who has never used a pole saw before. First, the assembly is simple as all you have to do is attach the handle pole, intermediate pole, and powerhead pole together. You’ll then want to add the bar and chain lubricant and begin charging your battery with the included charger.

Once everything is good to go, you then install the battery, adjust the pole based on your specifications, and switch on the trigger. You’re going to need to hold the trigger as the saw cuts and releases it once the cut is complete. Make your first cut on the underside of the branch and then make a second cut on the top, then make your final cut to saw off the branch.


A great alternative to the Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw is surely the Sun Joe Electric Convertible Pole Saw, and for one main reason, which is its two-in-one capability. This unit can be used either as a pole saw or as an individual chainsaw once you detach the head, giving you two tools in one. The Sun Joe Electric Convertible Pole Saw also has a longer extension of nearly 9 feet, which provides you with even more height when working with tall trees.


t the end of the day, the Greenworks Cordless Pole Saw gives you more than enough for working on residential properties, though we wish the battery would last through more than 65 cuts on a single charge. That being said, with the convenience of interchangeable batteries, you won’t have to worry about only having one battery at your disposal if you have other Greenworks power tools.

We also appreciate just how simple the device is to assemble right out of the box, especially for people who have never had the chance to use a pole saw in the past. With a fantastic level of overhead reach, an automatic oiler, and the ability to easily disassemble the unit for storage, there isn’t much else that you’ll need for day-to-day tasks.

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