Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 73
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mikefromsocal Great Product! Only chain saw most people will ever need!
I rarely ever use my other chain saw that I bought before this saw. The saw is very versatile. It is lightweight and easy to handle. It extends up to 8 feet with the extension pole provided. I have used it on braches and tree trunks up to 10 inches in diameter. The batteries are quick charging usually charging in about an hour. For most home owners its the only chain saw they will ever need. Unfortunately it is not carried in your local Home Depot store. However you can order it online and it only takes a few days to receive it. There generally is no charge for shipping.
August 30, 2016
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 Mongo I like it !!
This pole saw came in three pieces. With just two pieces, the power head and the saw it is extremely easy to use and does an excellent job. My initial use included trimming a Birch tree, several Cottonwoods, an English Walnut and several Black Locus trees. All on the original battery charge and there was power left over. With the third or center section installed the length is such that use at a large angle is difficult, however the closer to overhead you get the easier it is to use. I would and have highly recommended this tool to others.
August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by polecutter Does what I wanted
Easy to assemble and use. One drawback id the pole is rather flimsy. For the price it is a good buy.
September 6, 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by ms Good for trimming
Chain tends to come off when the poles are fully extended overhead. Saw is good for small trimming but not recommended for anything larger than 3 inch thick branch.
September 6, 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