Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 190
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PJ1956 very satisfied
purchased this to take off a fairly large limb that was closing in on the house. It was close to 6 inch in diameter at the base. the saw was easy to handle , not too top heavy when extended to the full 9 feet even at the horizontal. I f I hadn't bought it I sure would now.
May 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FixerUpperHomeOwner Ryobi does it again
I was going to just rent a pole saw from home depot because I figured how often would I be cutting tree limbs. However, after 2 rentals I would already be equal to the cost of the Ryobi pole saw so I decided to buy one instead.
This is the first time I've tried a pole chain saw, and I was pleasantly surprised because I did not know what to expect. My thickest limb was maybe 5" and it cut through like a hot knife through butter. It also worked well on skinny branches that I had to lob off.
Couple of points though -- buy the chain oil, and fully understand how to tension the chain. At first I was a bit confused on where the tensioning screw was, but found it in the front of the head- phillips head.
I checked mine every so often, it does need re-tensioning during your use, and also top ups of the chain oil.
Second point, be aware that the head is a bit on the heavy side. I had no problem with it. I actually used the weight to my advantage - I would position the saw where I wanted to cut, let it rest, and turn on the motor. I then let it cut through on the pressure of its own weight -- just hold it firm though cause when it cuts through a limb you dont want it swinging down because you eased up too much.
Third point, clean out the head when you store it and pour out the extra oil. You'd be surprised how much gunk ends up under the cover of the head. Just follow the instructions on how to remove it - basically just one nut.
Overall, very happy with the product. Made short work of some nasty limbs that were threatening the side of my house.
September 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by WestCoastNewYorker It's broken
This is a great little saw for small jobs only. The set up is super easy, and it's a no-brainer to use. The problem started when we tried to use it for more than 15 minutes at a time. The chain would loosen and fall off every 4-5 cuts. I can only assume that the screw to adjust the tension was affected by the vibration of the cutting saw. During the final cut, in our third time using, the sprocket that turns the chain came off, nowhere to be found.
I'm currently trying to decide whether to return, replace, or try to get service parts.
July 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by none0 this pole chain saw do the job well.
I have three 10 years old oak trees that need to be trimmed every two three years, so I purchased this Ryobi electric pole chain saw to do the job and save some money. After the first use, the saw already paid for itself. There are few things that u need to do in order to have a problem free job. number one is don't forget to adjust the chain tension every now and then during use, number two is u need to add bar and chain oil to the reservoir once a while during use, also you need to remove the chain guard plastic cover to remove debris buildup every now and then during use. You need to read the instruction carefully about safety folks, very important.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Br549 This electric pole saw rules
First time I have ever owned a pole saw, let alone an electric one. I bought this saw based on the positive reviews and I am not disappointed. I have used it on three occasions so far, trimming high overhanging branches that border our driveway on both sides. I have not had issues like other reviewers have complained about. I have had to adjust the chain once. The saw cuts through 6" limbs with ease. It uses a little bit of chain oil but I expected that. It is light weight and I just keep it extended all the time and store it that way. Even if it dies tomorrow, it has already paid for itself versus hiring a company and paying them $75 an hour.
May 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mom Works well for little jobs
Assembly and instructions easy to understand. The pole saw is great for little jobs, but the chain itself, needs to be sharpened and the oil refilled/check frequently. Weighs about 15 lbs, so you need to make sure you have control when operating, but there is not much kick back. Only thing I would change is the triggers, they are designed for a larger hand, most women do not have large hands.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by apollo Tree Triming Time Saver
Great item for the money!! Shure beats a bow saw!!
September 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JAB Nice pole saw, but not so easy to store
this pole saw is quite nice, powerful, easy to setup. I like the angled blade that improves reach and visibility and the stop tab that prevents large pull if the saw catches.
The chain is easy to adjust, setup and maintain.
One gripe with this tool is that the pole has cables running through and when disasembled, the cables prevent the pieces from coming apart. So this saw can never be totally taken apart in three separate pieces as the three pieces ara dangling form each other.
October 7, 2015