Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 235
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Heartpulse28 Easy to Assemble and Use, Great Reach, Durable
Recently had to prune approx 15 mature trees from a residence neglected for about 20 years in preparation for sale. Various saws were used but the Ryobi Pole Saw took the bulk of the work because of it's length, access with angles and through narrow openings. I was pleasantly surprised at battery length, the lightness of the unit, and especially how durable it was throughout the 100+ hours I put in on this project.
The chain needed frequent tightening and sharpening...so keep good track of the tools they provide in the kit. I found the harnass unnecessary as it limited flexibility of reach.
It took a beating but this tool was a shining star in every way!!
April 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ken Ryobi pole saw
I bought this as I have to trim our palm trees in the front of our house. I put it together per the instuctions, got out my ladder and it would not turn on. I knew my battery was charged fully so I thought perhaps the connection did not engage fully. I pulled it apart and put it back again, still it did not work. I took off the extension and still nothing. I'm sending it back and will find something else. I have ALOT of Ryobi power tools and the is the first one I am dissatisfied with.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WillieCrear Quiet pole saw
I have many Ryobi One+ 18V tools, and I have 3 large batteries, so ordered this, thinking that the 3 batteries would keep me running.
I was worn out before I even drained ONE battery, so my appraisal is, this is a very good combination. No gasoline motors to drain, as a pole saw is a once-a-year tool for me, probably.
I have only used it in the 'short' mode, but adding and subtracting that extension is very easy.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lee195444 Very good tool
For the home owner this is as simple as it gets. I got it out of the box and was really amazed at what it would do. Of coarse you are not going to cut a large tree down with it but for what I need it works very well. I need it to top out trees and to cut low hanging branches so I can ride a mower under trees. Most of my tools are Ryobi so I have extra batteries. Although I did my whole place on a single battery. Plus you don't have to mess with extension cords or gas. The bottom line is that I would recommend this product. In fact you really can't go wrong with Ryobi in general. They have out performed some of the Makita and Dewalt tools I have.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert was skeptical but performed excellent
I read the reviews and wasnt sure it would work well. A rental would have costed 100 for the day for a good pole saw so I decided to buy this and give it a shot. Went through 9 ash trees like butter and several Pines and other trees. I used 3 4Ah batteries in 2 days of trimming.
Only downfall is it goes through ALOT of Bar oil. More than my Stihl chainsaw in a year of use.
May 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GeeBee Perfect Tool for the Job
Was tired of using a manual pole saw. Ryobi cordless saw looked like the perfect tool and performed flawlessly right out of the box. Was able to precisely remove limbs (some 4" in diameter) right up to the main trunk. By using the larger 18 volt lithium battery was able to accomplish a lot of pruning on only a single battery charge. Tool might be a bit cumbersome for individuals lacking arm strength, especially if middle pole extension is included.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeyC Nice product
What I liked most was that the pole was in 3 pieces. I kept the middle extension out for some cutting then added it for the longer reaches. Seems to be a very good value for a tool I only need from time to time for some small cleanups.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bruce Ryobi products work for me....
This was perfect with my other Ryobi products. Works great!
May 24, 2016