Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw Review

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Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw: QUICK OVERVIEW

Category: Pole Saw





What We Like

  • Great for residential purposes
  • The telescopic pole is handy
  • Feels high-quality and lightweight

What We Don't Like

  • Not recommended for larger properties
  • Poorly constructed screws

At first glance, you can tell that the Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw is designed with attention to detail, which is something that you can’t say for plenty of power tools on the market. Crafted to make outdoor work go by faster and be far less fatiguing, the Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw has plenty to bring to the table.

That is especially true if you’re looking for a device that is meant to cut back the amount of time it would normally take to landscape and to maintain overgrowth throughout your property.

Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw Review

If you’ve never had the opportunity to use a pole saw before, you certainly don’t know what you’re missing out on, as these tools are incredible for trimming back branches, working with shrubbery, and getting to hard-to-reach areas. They’re also incredible for cutting back on the amount of physical exertion you’d typically give when trimming trees, especially if you’re the type of person that has always used traditional chainsaws in the past.

The Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw is clearly designed for small to medium projects, no matter if you’re working with trees in your backyard or if you need to trim branches to set up a hunting blind or a tree house for the kids. With that being said, it certainly doesn’t lack in power and gives you the strength you need to tackle heavy-duty projects that you’d typically handle manually.

Who is this pole saw meant for?

Not everyone has the strength to spend hours outside sawing away tree branches, and this is where the Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw comes into play mostly because it does all of the work for you. All you just have to do is place the saw against a branch that you want to remove.

It will easily glide through the wood without having to put a lot of effort into the task. There are plenty of people who have found that using a pole saw cuts the time they spend outside in half, which is ideal for anyone.

Another thing that you’ll appreciate is how safe the Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw is, as long as you use it correctly. There’s no need to get onto a ladder, thanks to the extendable shaft, and you can position yourself accordingly so that you are out of harm’s way with every cut.

What’s included?

When you order the Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw, you’ll receive several things along with the main pole chain saw. In your order, you will have a 10-inch chain, a 10-inch guide bar, a cutting bar sheath, and a dual-tipped hex key wrench as well as a blade screwdriver. The only other item that we wish were included would be a bottle of oil, but due to shipping regulations and handling concerns, it’s better if you purchase your oil.

Overview of features

The most interesting features of the Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw include:

8-amp motor

By far, the most interesting part of the Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw is its 8-amp motor which is designed to tackle even the most stubborn limbs that are in hard-to-reach areas. With this amount of power, you can breeze through branches up to seven inches thick.

Automatic oiling

Instead of having to manually pour chain oil on the saw as you work, the automatic oiler will make sure everything is sufficiently lubricated so that you can work on trees without having to stop.

Push-button start and stop

With the ability to instantly start and stop the pole saw with the push of a button, you won’t have to worry about making the perfect gas-to-oil ratio or using a pull string to get your unit started. There’s also a built-in safety feature that prevents the pole saw from accidentally starting.

A multi-angle cutting head

With the help of the fully adjustable multi-angle cutting head, you can reach branches in any location with ease, especially since you can adjust the head from 0 to 30 degrees.

Extendable shaft

To make reaching higher limbs easier, the Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw offers a fully extendable shaft that has an additional 14 feet of overhead reach.

How to use the Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw

The first thing that you will need to do is to assemble the saw with the help of the included user manual. Once everything has been put together, you will want to fill the oil reservoir with chain oil and then make a plan for all of the limbs that you want to reach. Prior to cutting, make sure that you adjust the extendable pole so that you can get the perfect amount of reach without having to exert any effort.

It’s now time to start hacking away at limbs by pressing the instant start button and targeting the branches that you want to remove. When finished, press the button once again to stop the saw immediately. It’s recommended that you wipe the blade clean after every job, as it helps to preserve its integrity.


As pole saws are becoming more popular, there are plenty of competitors to the Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw, including the Remington Ranger Pole Saw. Some of the main differences between the two include:

Two-in-one design

Compared to the Sun Joe, the Remington Ranger is a two-in-one tool that gives you the ability to use the pole saw either with the extension pole or on its own as an independent chainsaw.

Anti-rotation shaft

One of the biggest gripes with most pole saws is that the extendable shaft will rotate with use, especially if you’re trying to get to hard-to-reach limbs. With the anti-rotation shaft on the Remington Ranger, you won’t ever have to adjust your positioning or grip.

Non-slip grip

Another interesting feature is the non-slip grip which gives you improved control over your pole saw.


The Sun Joe Electric Pole Saw has plenty to offer for someone who is looking for a powerful and versatile tool to use for trimming trees, shrubbery, and any other type of overgrowth they may have on their property. Designed to make tackling thicker branches easier than ever before, after your first use, you’ll be excited to maintain all of the trees in your yard.

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