Do you need to use a saw on tall things like tree branches? Are you afraid to use a chainsaw while standing on a ladder? Pole saws come in handy when you need to reach those taller branches but still keep your feet firmly planted on the ground. But what exactly is a tree pole saw?
A tree pole saw is essentially a chainsaw on a stick and is a great addition to everyone’s landscaping tool arsenal. There are a few different types of tree pole saws, including:
- Cordless and battery powered pole saws. Cordless pole saws draw on the power of a rechargeable battery, and you can typically go half an hour to an hour between charges, depending on the type of battery included. Since these pole saws are battery powered, cordless pole saws offer the lowest amount of power, but they offer a number of different benefits. They are super portable, since they are not tethered by a cord. They are also pretty low maintenance. You simply need to keep the chain sharp and replace the battery. Cordless pole saws are also super simple to use. You just need to press the power button and engage the trigger in order to use the cordless power saws. The bars on cordless pole saws are usually between 8 and 10 inches, which enable users to trim small or medium trees. If you just have the occasional quick pruning or a few landscaping tasks around the yard, the cordless power saw is an excellent option.
- Corded electric pole saws. Much like their cordless counterparts, corded electric pole saws usually use bars that are 8 to 10 inches in length. But unlike the cordless rechargeable version, the corded electric power saw draws its power from an electrical outlet and needs to be plugged in through a cord in order to use it. This means that in order to use a corded electric pole saw, you need to stay within 100 feet of an electrical source. That being said, the corded saw has a few benefits. It is pretty low maintenance and does not require you to change the oil or refill the fuel tank. It is very lightweight, since it doesn’t have gas tanks or battery packs. It’s also very affordable and doesn’t require you to spend money on replacement batteries or fuel.
- Gas powered pole saws. Gas powered saws are great for forestry pros and homeowners with larger properties. They are louder and more expensive than the electric pole saw, but they give pros and homeowners the freedom to work across large patches of land and take down thicker tree branches without running out of power.