If you’re in the landscaping business, whether it’s a day to day job of yours, or a hobby you pick up on weekends – you’ll already be familiar with the tricky overhanging branches of trees. What’s the best way to get rid of them? With an electric pole saw, of course!
Yet, picking the best electric pole saw can be a difficult task; as there are so many available to choose from. That’s why we’ve put together this article, to make the decision easy for you.
If time isn’t on your side at the moment, we’ve put together a list of the five best electric pole saws we’ve reviewed in this article, below for your convenience:
To make sure we’ve covered the large scope of the electric pole saw market, we’ve chosen the best models; from their cutting ability, price, extensive features – and ergonomic performance.
Whatever specific feature or need you’re looking for; there’s a very high chance we’ve covered your perfect electric pole saw in our review. Let us know your thoughts, (perhaps we’ve forgotten something?), by leaving a note in our comment section.
Let’s get started!
To start off our review, we’ll be looking into one of the best electric pole saws in the landscaping business, the SWJ800E from Sun Joe. What makes the SWJ800E such a good electric pole saw?
Well, for starters – the SWJ800E can cut tree limbs up to 7.5” thick. It achieves this impressive cut, thanks to a 6.5 amp motor – one of the most powerful of the models in our review.
As well as the powerful 6.5 amp motor, is the 8” bar and chain. This component is lubricated consistently thanks to the auto-oiler feature found on the SWJ800E – meaning your electric pole saw will remain in top condition at all times, without having issues in cutting.
Adjusting the tension of the SWJ800E is easy, thanks to a simple screw design; all it will require is a quick turn, making tension adjustments as easy and effortless as possible. Working ergonomically is an aspect not lost in the SWJ800E model, thanks to a foam grip, aimed to make holding the 7.7 lb weighted model as comfortable as possible.
What else is there to love about the SWJ800E? Don’t worry, we’ve listed some of these favorite features and specs below:
- 6.5 amp, instant start motor
- 8.7 ft to 15 ft telescoping feature
- Cuts up to 7.5” branches
- Safety Switch to prevent accidental start-up
- Automatic chain lubrication
- 8” bar/chain
- Weights 7.7 lbs
- 1 x Sun Joe SWJ800E Electric Pole Saw
- 1 x Plastic Blade cover
My Favorite Feature: Telescoping Pole Extension
- Extended reach thanks to a 15 ft telescoping pole extension
Electric pole saws excel where normal saws cannot – cutting the overhead branches that can be extremely troublesome to remove. The SWJ800E makes it even easier, thanks to a 15ft telescoping pole extension option, from a normal length of 8.7 feet.
This means you won’t have to struggle or put yourself in danger by climbing onto objects for a better reach, as the SWJ800E will already have this covered for you.
The foam grip is also extremely comfortable to hold for longer periods of time, and a fair balance is distributed throughout the SWJ800E, so you won’t have any issues in cutting those tricky branches anymore.
What are your thoughts on the SWJ800E? Let us know in the comments below
Next up in our review, is the PP610 Black+Decker Electric Pole Saw. Like the SWJ800E from Sun Joe, the PP610 is a powerful electric pole saw, powered by a 6.5 amp motor – which is best suited for those challenging cuts.
An automatic oiling system provides constant lubrication for the10” Oregon bar and chain, resulting in an enhanced cutting performance than other electric pole saws on the market. It’s these features which make it one of the best electric pole saws on the market.
The PP610 can extend up to 9.5 feet, and is incredibly lightweight – allowing you to reach hanging branches that would otherwise be difficult to cut, and won’t provide stress upon your body.
We’ve outlined the specs on the PP610 in the list below, as well as some additional features you’d like:
- 6.5 amp motor
- 7.9 lbs of total weight
- Clear oil window for easy oil gauge checks
- 9.5 foot telescoping extension pole
- 10” bar and chain with low kickback
- Inline motor
- Automatic oiling system for constant lubrication
- 1 x BLACK+DECKER PP610 Electric Pole Saw
- 1 x Guide Bar Scabbard
My Favorite Feature: Inline Motor
- Improved line of sight when cutting thanks to a motor which is built inline
When you’re using an electric pole saw to cut, one of the most important aspects to have is a clear view of vision. Sometimes, some models can prove difficult to cut with, as the bulkiness of certain electric pole saws will obstruct your vision, resulting in lower-quality cuts.
Thankfully, this isn’t the case with the PP610. Built with an inline motor, this allows for a clearer sight of cut when pruning, so every cut you make can be of the highest quality.
Do you think this inline motor would improve your cutting ability? Let us know in the comments below.
Our second Sun Joe electric pole saw in our list today, the SWJ083E is another powerful model – thanks to an 8 amp motor.
The motor can handle the thickest of branches, up to 9.5” in total, giving more power in your work. A telescoping pole is another welcome addition, extending from 5.8 to 8.8 feet; an extra 14 feet of overhead reach for those tricky, overhanging branches.
An auto-oiler feature keeps the bar and chain constantly lubricated when in use, so you won’t have to worry about stopping when making those thicker cuts.
What else is there to love about the SWJ083E? There are many factors which make this one of our favorites, to which you can see for yourself in the list below:
- 8 amp motor
- Multi-angle head for 0° to 30° adjustments
- Telescoping pole – 5.8 ft to 8.8 ft
- Automatic chain lubrication
- Safety switch to prevent accidental starting
- 10” cutting bar + chain
- 1 x Sun Joe SWJ803E Electric Pole Saw
- 1 x Plastic Blade Cover
My Favorite Feature: Powerful Motor
- 8 amp motor can cut through thick branches that most electric pole saws are unable to
Let’s face it – when working with thick branches, or thick pieces of material in any profession that requires power tools or force behind it – the backbone of these models, regardless of the tool, is the motor.
Electric pole saws are no different, and the motor found on the SWJ803E is 8 amps, and will allow you to cut branches up to 9.5”. This puts the SWJ803E into a separate class when it comes to electric pole saws, as many other models are unable to match this power.
What do you think of the motor on the SWJ803E? Do you think it’ll help you get the job done?
There’s a lot to like about the WG309 from Worx, and we’ll go through a few of those features which you’ll certainly find will be a healthy addition to your tool inventory. Firstly, let’s look into the exclusive chain adjustment.
The Worx WG309 holds a patented chain adjustment feature, unique to this model – found in no other electric pole saw.This ability enhances your control when you’re making cuts, with some of the thickest pieces able to be tackled.
As well as this is the self-lubrication feature – which is held within a 120ml capacity oil tank. This means you won’t have to worry about the bar jamming when you’re cutting.
These aren’t the only features the WG309 holds. We’ve listed them all in full below; let us know what you think of these by leaving a comment:
- 8 amp motor
- Oil tank capacity of 120ml
- 2-in-1 chainsaw and pole saw
- Pivoting working handle
- 8ft in extension
- Auto-tension chain system exclusive to Worx
- Ergonomic comfort grip
- Auto-lubrication when in use
- 1 x WORX WG309 2-in-1 Electric Pole Saw
My Favorite Feature: Compact Design
- Total weight of 10 lbs promotes working ergonomically, without losing any extra features or power
Overhead branches can be tricky to cut at the best of times – even when you have a telescoping extension ability on your electric pole saw. This is due to the unbalanced weight throughout the model.
You’ll find that the WG309 deals with the unbalance effectively, by centralizing your grip so the balance can be distributed throughout the electric pole saw. The total weight of the WG309 is 10 lbs – and it’s also quite comfortable to hold and grip; perfect for longer sessions working overhead.
A 10” extension component will provide you with the length to get to those awkward tree limbs and branches.
Rounding up our five best electric pole saw reviews today, is the CVPS41008 from Earthwise.
The CVPS41008 is a quiet 2-in-1 electric pole saw, powered by a 7 amp motor. It has an extension attachment which will increase the length by up to 8 feet.
The CVPS41008 is a two in one model, so you’ll be able to switch from an electric pole saw to a chainsaw, within a matter of seconds. This gives you greater control over cutting hanging tree branches, down to their limbs once you’ve successfully cut them down. Not bad to have two tools for the one price, is it?
An automatic oiling system will provide lubrication, and you can see how much oil is left by checking the oil level window.
These aren’t the end of the features found in the CVPS41008; and we’ve listed these in full, as well as the model specifications in the list below:
- 7 amp motor
- 8 feet pole extension
- 2 in one model; electric pole saw and a corded handheld chainsaw
- 10” Oregon bar and chain
- Adjustable pivoting head
- Automatic oiling system
- Comfortable, rubberized foam grip
- Tool-Less chain tensioning
- 1 x Earthwise CVPS41008 2 in 1 Corded Electric Pole Saw
- 1 x Blade Cover
- 1 x Shoulder Strap
My Favorite Feature: Adjustable Pivoting Head
- Adjustable pivoting head enhances your cutting ability, allowing for trickier branches from alternative angles to be cut
When you’re making those overhead cuts, it can be difficult to cut from the right angle, and can often be exhausting for your upper body and arms. Earthwise has a solution for this in their CVPS41008 model – an adjustable pivoting head with five settings.
This will provide you with the option to cut from -20° to 60° using these five settings; giving more angles to work with, and reducing the stress on your body – meaning a faster job, but one done with efficiency.
What do you think of this innovative feature? Let us know by leaving a comment.
We’ve put our fine-toothed comb through the five best electric pole saws, and what’s the final verdict?
It’s another close call, yet it’s hard to look past the Sun Joe SWJ800E Electric Pole Saw. We said it ourselves; it’s one of the best electric pole saws to choose from and is perfect for any experience level – whether you’re a DIYer starting out, or an expert in the landscaping game.
But, we know that everyone has different needs and uses for their electric pole saw – so we’ll ask you the question; what’s your favorite model of the five we’ve reviewed today?
Let us know by leaving your thoughts below.