Joe’s Buying Guide for Pole Chain Saws

 

Buying a pole chainsaw and don’t know where to start? Need to find the best pole saw for the job? Looking to buy a pole saw on sale? Then look no further than Sun Joe pole saws and pole chain saws to make the job of trimming dense canopies, out-of-reach branches, and thick greenery achievable and affordable.  Providing top rated corded electric pole saws and cordless electric pole chain saws, Sun Joe provides powerful cutting tools that are better for you, better for the environment and up for any cutting challenge.

Our lightweight pole saws take the danger and difficulty out of trimming your overgrown trees, while allowing you to stand safely on solid ground. The user-friendly features paired with virtually zero maintenance allow anyone to easily get equipped to tackle any cutting task.

Every Sun Joe corded electric pole saw and cordless electric pole chain saw power up reliably with the simple push of a button without the smoke, fumes, unpredictable starters or costly tune-ups that come along with gas powered pole saws.  Plus, all Sun Joe pole saw models come armed with a built-in safety switch to prevent accidental starting, and carry a full 2-year warranty.

Types of Electric Pole Chain Saws

Corded Electric

Corded electric pole saws are ideal for use on smaller properties.

If you’re searching for a casual solution to maintain smaller trees and bushes, we believe an electric pole chain saw will be best suited for your needs simply because they are more inexpensive and handle average tasks with ease.

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Specs:

  • Price range: $99.99 – $179.99

Best For:

  • Smaller properties where all plants can be reached from running an extension cord
  • Cutting overhanging limbs and branches between 7.5-9.5 inches thick
  • Pruning and trimming smaller trees and shrubs

Highlights:

  • Available in two different bar sizes (8 inch and 10 inch)
  • Lighter and easier to maneuver with limited strain on arms
  • Head can be positioned at multiple angles for precise cuts
  • Telescoping pole to extend reach up to 15 feet
  • Quiet operation
  • Virtually no tool maintenance
  • Does not incur expensive fuel costs of its gas rivals
  • Requires a compatible extension cord

Convertible Electric

All Sun Joe pole chain saws can be used to saw at ground level, however a convertible unit makes this task easier because the chainsaw can simply be removed from the pole when you need to cut limbs and logs closer to the ground.

Specs:

  • Price range: $169.99 – $179.99

Best For:

  • Sawing at ground level
  • Greater flexibility for pruning and trimming trees and shrubs
  • Cutting overhanging limbs and branches between 7.5-9.5 inches thick

Highlights:

  • Available in two different bar sizes (8 inch and 10 inch)
  • Chainsaw can be used as a free tool or in conjunction with pole
  • Heavier and less balanced with more strain on arms
  • Head can be positioned at multiple angles for precise cuts
  • Telescoping pole to extend reach up to 15 feet
  • Quiet operation
  • Virtually no tool maintenance
  • Does not incur expensive fuel costs of its gas rivals
  • Requires a compatible extension cord

Cordless Electric

Individuals who regularly garden or have large properties may be more interested in Sun Joe’s electric cordless pole chain saw options.

Very similar in design to electric models, cordless units offer more convenience and improved maneuverability.

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Specs:

Price Range: $299.99 – $309.00

Best Uses:

  • Maintaining larger properties
  • Greater flexibility without being attached to a power supply
  • Cutting overhanging limbs and branches between 7.5-9.5 inches thick

Highlights:

  • Available in two different bar sizes (8 inch and 10 inch)
  • Powered by a 40 V lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • Lighter and easier to maneuver with limited strain on arms
  • Head can be positioned at multiple angles for precise cuts
  • Telescoping pole to extend reach up to 15 feet
  • No cords means no tangles in wiring, reduced injury risks and staying free from operational limitations
  • Quiet operation
  • Virtually no tool maintenance
  • Does not incur expensive fuel costs of its gas rivals

 

Pole Chain Saw Features

Telescoping Pole: All Sun Joe pole saw models have a telescoping pole which extends between 8.6-9.4 feet, providing up to 15 feet of overhead reach.ion8ps2_3

Multi-angle Head: Corded and cordless electric Sun Joe pole saws showcase a multi-angle head that adjusts from 0° to 30°, so you can make more precise cuts.

Automatic Chain Lubrication: All Sun Joe pole saws have an auto-oiler to keep the bar and chain fully lubricated during use.  Be sure to fill your chain saw’s or pole saw’s oil tank with bar and chain oil to the recommended level before operating your saw, and continue to check the level periodically during use.

Electric Start: All Sun Joe models have electric start mechanisms, which replace heavy pull cords found on gas-powered chainsaws, and enable you to get to work with the touch of a button

 

Choosing a Pole Chain Saw

Bar length: Bar length refers to the length of the area covered by the chain on the end. The longer the length of this bar, the better chance it has of cutting those thicker, more difficult branches and limbs.

Sun Joe pole chain saws come in two bar length options: 8 inch and 10 inch. 8 inch pole saws can handle branches up to 7.5 inches thick, while 10 inch units are equipped to tackle up to 9.5 inches in thickness.

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Purchasing Accessories

Lithium Ion Battery and ChargerPower your cordless tools with our complete line of 40 volt lithium ion batteries that may feature no-fade power for maximum job performance of up to 65 minutes on a single full charge.

Universal Protective CoverProvide all-season protection for your new investment. Our covers are made of heavy duty fabric that won’t shrink or stretch and is water resistant, and shield against dirt, ice, snow, rain, sun damage, tree sap and bird droppings.

Extension CordOur extension cords are designed to withstand the toughest elements. Each cord’s outer jacket provides superior resistance to oil, grease, moisture and abrasion is extremely flexible. Made from PVC, our ETL and OSHA rated cords can weather temperatures from a below freezing -40°F to 140°F.  Multiple choices of vibrant colors makes them easy to identify during use.

Replacement chain: Stay sharp with a replacement chain for precision cutting that has been rigorously heat-treated, and hard-chromed.

All-season Oil: Sun Joe bar, chain + sprocket oil is the cutting edge in high-performance bar and chain oil, reducing friction, prolonging the service life of bars, chains, and sprockets as well as resisting oil thrown off at high chain operating speeds. Prevents rust, resists high temperatures and flows freely at low temperatures for reliable, all-season performance. Not suitable for internal engine use.