Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 69
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jimipo Good Buy
A nice surprise for me was how much the pole can flex, as example, I used another limb as leverage so all I had to do was pull back with one hand & the trees did the work for me. I had the pole flexed like 3 feet & it springs right back. The saw is very light & durable. I did buy extra batteries & would recommend that. The saw can handle thicker limbs, but expect to run through batteries much faster on them as its a constant cut under heavy load versus lighter limbs which are just chop cuts... Good buy for home use.
August 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GRHinLYH Black & Decker pole saw.
I bought this to trim low-hanging branches that surround our little piece of the Earth.
It does a great job, BUT, make sure you keep chain sharp! Avoid hitting the ground, dirt, etc.
Look out for getting into vines, small stuff. they will clog up the saw.
Like the instructions say, "let gravity do the work". But keep the chain sharp. I have been getting 20 to 30 minutes per charge, which is enough for me to get the tasks done I want. An additional battery would not hurt. Thinking of getting a B&D cordless hedge trimmer now that uses the same battery.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer AWESOME SAW!!
I do not write many reveiws so I know by me writing this it has got to be an EXCELLANT product! I have owned one of these (same one) for at least 5 yrs. now and it is still going strong. Just completed cropping a LARGE Jacaranda tree. We took 12ft. plus limbs out and the limbs on some of them were at least 6 to 8 inches in diameter. The only things I would recommend is clean saw after every use and store in its carrier (not sure if it comes with that anymore) and oil it. Have not had to replace chain yet. I would also recommend having at least 3 charged batteries total for a large job. It pays for itself if you think how much it would cost you to hire someone to do it. They wanted $400.- to do what I just completed!!
March 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dael Work and back saver!
very efficient tool, keep it oiled and sharp and it will get you great results, not only for the high places but also for those on the ground, I use it to cut wild rose and invasive honeysuckle. Trimmed a neighbors dead and imposing oak branches that lined their drive in no time flat. no stopping and starting noisy engine oil or fumes... of course I exhausted 3 batteries worth of energy but hey, btw where did I put those solar panels...
August 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Riverguy Exactly what I was looking for.
Easy to add extension to pole. Easy to use. Light enough to hold for extended amount of time. One battery doesn't hold a charge long enough for my needs, I recommend getting a second battery .
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FloorMan Worked great!! No issues
Had to cut an 8" diameter branch about 11' off the ground thanks to a whiny neighbor and the city. Shipping was fast (I had 10 days to comply) and the packaging kept it completely intact, no issues. Assembly was a breeze and I recommend reading most of the reviews on here as well as the manual fully. It starts right up and put it on top of the branch... boom done. It was so quick actually, I started trimming some other branches on several other trees that might be suspect. Used it for about 30 minutes off and on and the battery was just fine, no reduction in power. I haven't used it longer than that so I can't really say how long the battery will last on a charge. It's also nice it uses the same batteryr/charge as my other B&D electric tools!
July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Okay
Very easy to assemble and use. Very easy to assemble
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hugoweaving35 Complete Fail!!!
very disappointed with the product. i have other b&d lawn tools, so i thought the pole saw would be a solid choice. i used the saw for 1/2 hour on less than 6" tree limbs. within that short time, the chain popped off 5 times. each time, i had to stop and take the tool apart and reattached the chain. after 5 tries, i gave up and returned the item. other users love and recommend the tool, but i would be concerned.
July 21, 2016