4 Best Electric and Cordless Pole Saws 2020 – Reviews and Buying Guide to Battery Operated and Corded Models

A pole saw is basically a small chainsaws on a pole: it allows you to reach above your head to lop off branches that need trimming.

Most are lightweight, easy to maneuver and make the overhead jobs much safer because you do not need to get up on a ladder as often. As long as you don’t cut directly above your head, that is.

There are a number of reasons to invest in a pole saw, but the main reason is that they are lightweight, safe and really convenient for the trimming and pruning tasks. It’s a lot safer to use a pole saw than it is to try and tackle higher tree branches without one.

Of the two types (electric and gas) this review will cover the best electric pole saws.

Top 4 Cordless Pole Saws

 

[BEST POLE SAW]

1. GreenWorks 20672 G-MAX 40V

  • 8-Inch bar and chain for easy trimming of branches
  • 3-piece aluminum shaft can be extended to 8 ft.
  • G -MAX 40V Li-Ion Battery

[BEST FOR THE MONEY]

2. WORX WG309

  • Powerful 8 Amp motor
  • 8-Inch bar and chain for easy trimming of branches
  • Patented auto-tension chain system for extended bar and chain life

[BEST POLE SAW KIT]

3. Oregon 40V Max PS250-A6

  • Mid-mount motor design for better tool balance and a reduced elevated weight
  • 8″ Bar and cast aluminum branch removal hook
  • Premium cell technology with constant no-fade power

4. BLACK+DECKER LPP120 20V

  • Good cutting power with 20V battery
  • Battery can be used with other B+D tools
  • Lightweight and easy to handle

5. Sun Joe SWJ800E 8″ Cordless Pole Saw 

  • 6.5 amp motor
  • Up to 15 feet of reach
  • Lightweight and easy to handle

Chainsaws and Ladders don’t mix!

Safety first, and no one needs to be mounting a ladder with a chainsaw. It’s just not safe.

One small study of tree care fatalities showed that 12 percent of deaths were due to accidents involving a ladder. Using a pole saw frees you up from some of that extra risk.