Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 320
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shamus Surprising power
After getting an estimate from a tree trimming service I decided trimming my 10+ trees was a job I could handle. Especially if the cost of an electric trimmer was basically 1/10th of what the service cost.
I didn't have great expectations for a $100 trimmer, but after taking it out of the box, putting it together adding the oil I slapped a battery in and realized the toughest part of the job would be picking up the limbs. The power this thing has just running on a 18v battery was very surprising. It cut through even the thickest limbs with ease. It can get heavy but the head weight at the end of the pole makes makes cutting limbs while fully stretched out (one hand above head) very easy and the battery on the other end balances the whole set up nicely when carrying. All in all this was awesome and saved me a ton of money.
September 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DK Mixed Opinion
I cut quite a few branches with this pole saw and it did a great job. My primary issue with this saw and why I give it 2 stars is because of the manufacture stamping process of the serial number. As I used the saw quite a bit the serial number actually wore off. This should never happen. As such when the motor burned out, since no serial number was visible anymore Home Depot stated it was a refurbished unit and now out of warranty. I bought this unit new. It would cost $93 to repair the saw.
So, saw works great when it works, but it obviously isn't durable enough to last and the serial number can wear off.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wellpleased1 you will not be disappointed
easy to assemble, live in woods and thought about buying a stihl pole saw which costs $600 but read reviews for the rhobi pole saw and thought i would try since I already have many rhobi tools and have had good results with. I am glad i purchased, have used several times and works great. My wife can even use when we shorten the pole because of the light weight.
September 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CC Ryobi One STAR
I have owned several Ryobi One tools, that I bought in store with no problems. I ordered two of these pole trimmers, expecting the same, but no luck. One would not power up, and the other one arrived with a broken housing. Both arrived in non Ryobi packaging and both were dirty, as if they spent a long time sitting in a warehouse. I will never buy anything from Home Depot online again. If I can get one in store that works, I will change my recommendation.
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ronbo handy tool fo around the house
I already have several Ryobi tools and batteries, so I have plenty of their large batteries.
This saw assembled very quickly, and has a robust 9' pole, with the extra 3' extension.
I was pruning branches up to 4" in diameter. With the very sharp cutting chain, I just rested the saw on the top of the branch and let it cut through. The advantage over a gas saw is that as you are climbing ladders and getting into position, the engine isn't running. When you get ready, just pull the trigger.
The 4 Ah battery lasted quite a long time.
I only have a single issue with it ... the bar oil slowly leaks out of the reservoir when storing the saw. I've tried hanging it vertically, horizontally, ... now I'm trying horizontally and upside down; assuming that it's coming out the chain-oiler hole at the bottom of the reservoir.
August 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Part Missing
So I bought this online and waited four days for it to come in. I got a notice when it was delivered in the morning, scheduled with my brother to go over his house early evening to cut some limbs. I took out all of the parts, and put them together- assembly was easy. Last part was to fill the tank with chain oil. To my surprise the oil cap was missing. Three choices, order the cap and wait two weeks; take back to Home Depot store for credit; take back to store to see if they could give me a cap. They could not- so I had to get credit. I
August 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by smcstl Junk.
This saw worked for me for about 5 minutes. While it worked, it was ok at best. Otherwise, this is a flimsey peice of junk that is poorly made. Save your time, money and effort and buy something else. I am not sure why this gets good ratings. Its really just an overpriced toy that does a bad job and then breaks. Horrible, avoid.
August 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aux Great purchase
The pole saw was an outstanding value. It worked for me a job in about 30 minutes that would led have taken 3 times that long to do on a step ladder at a much dangerous height for an old man my age. When that first job was done my wife was smiling. That job it paid for the saw because I would have had to hire it done. Great thing I already had 6 batteries and a charger with other Ryobl equipment.
August 30, 2016