Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 118
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Glenardo Does the job
For the price this saw performs well and does what it's supposed to. Just check chain tension regularly, keep oil in the lube tank and it works fine. When putting it together, remember the pole is "egg" shaped....not oval; it will only go together one way...so if it's not going together, flip one of the poles. The biggest problem I found is it will not pick up the limbs and throw them away for you; this takes some of the fun out of cutting everything within your reach.
May 16, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Curt Design positively stinks.
Let me say it was way easier than a manual pole saw. Cuts quite well but...... before you buy, tie a brick on the end of a 9 foot pole then lift it from the other end of the stick. That's what it will be like using this saw. This pole saw is identical with another "green" brand. Mine will not extend/collapse without using a hammer. Took 20 minutes to assemble. Should take 20 seconds Clips would not lock as they should and kept releasing when trying to adjust pole length then fell apart on me while on my shed roof. If you want to leave it at a fixed length, then I'd give it 2 stars for value, 5 for cutting speed (when saw is new and sharp).
May 27, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dresbsrt It's a useful tool. I used it to help cut down 5 trees in my back yard. As the other review said, chain oil is all over the place because of how its designed. I noticed also that if I'm not careful in planning my cuts and the chain binds and comes off quite a lot. Removing the covering to the chain is a pain since you need to keep a socket wrench or pliers with you all the time. I would have been nice if they made access to the chain easier without carrying around extra tools.
The thickest branch I went through was about 4" and it did a fine job.
All in all its not the best pruner out there but for $100, Its good enough for goverment work.
April 20, 2008
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ak67 Unreliable Chain Tension
Cuts well when chain is tight but chain becomes too loose when cutting. I had to stop and adjust tension mid way thru cutting a 6" branch, for example. When I took the time to continually readjust the tension, the saw worked fine...but the constant need to adjust the tension is a major hassle.
If the tension loosened, then the chain would come off the guide...and sometimes would be damaged in the process, requiring replacement if the chain was too bent or otherwise damaged.
Also, the telescoping feature would be better if the minimum length was shorter. Competitor saws have a removable saw head...very nice feature that this saw lacks.
April 8, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Run the other way!!!!
Eight years ago I had a Homelite blower that lasted six months. I put it in the corner of the shed and was going to repair it. The next year my two year old Homelite trimmers went up. That was the day I hired a lawn care service.
For Christmas this year I received a Homelite electric tree trimmer. I pretended to be happy but was not. I cut the first branch to perfection. On the second cut, the head fell off. It was comical. My humble recommendation is to find another product and keep as far away from Homelite as possible. Keep in mind that Homelite, Milwaukee and Ryobi have all been acquirted by TTI, a Chinese company. There's your problem.
February 23, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ShockG Horrible quality. Not for use on REAL trees
I had to create a profile just warn people about Homelite products. This is the worst product I've ever bought. I've gone through ***5*** of these things. If you have a Tiny tree with 1" branches then this thing is for you but if you have a real tree that requires real trimming, expect to be POed.
The connections for the telescoping saw are held together by GLUE. Expect them to break.
The Chain ALWAYS comes off the saw. Expect to have to reset it constantly.
The saw doesn't have enough power to not get caught in branches that are as small as 4in in diameter. 2 of the saws broke b/c they got stuck 20 ft in the air and i tried to pull them down.
September 10, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chucknjusa Homelite Pole Chain Saw
Reviews on this product were very helpful on making the decision to buy electric vs gas powered. Light weight, powerful, easy to use and very little problem with assembly. The 60 deg angled bar gives great advantage during use. One problem so far-after about 1hr. use the chain loosened and left the bar guide and jammed. When doing so 3 of the chian guides developed burrs. This disabled the chain since it could not now fit into the bar guide. I finally filed the burrs with a Dremel grinder and was able to fit it back into bar guide. Maybe a weak design or chain material..more use will determine. Otherwise, it does the job it is designed for and happy with product.
July 1, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by yardmaster cuts great for the money
This saw cuts great but is poorly constructed. The top pole exstuction comes aloose and doesn't stay together always loose haven't had any problem with oil leaking but had a hard time with the chain after it came off. I used it to cut about 2" to 8" round limbs from my trees and it did a great job but had to use a ladder because it is not long enough to cut from the ground which would be nice.
Pros- It does cut great
Cons- It needs to extend longer and be redesigned on the upper pole extenction to hold together better and the oil window to check level is not visiable to see how much oil is left you have to take off cup to do that.
August 5, 2008