Yardworks 7.5A 2-in-1 Electric Chainsaw and Polesaw
I purchased this product only yesterday. Assemly was straightforward - follow the instructions carefully! A bit top heavy when attached to the extension pole but achievable with due care.
2 anomalies in the owner's manual:
1. Spong in the oil resevoir - manual says "Do Not Remove" however you cannot pour oil into the resevoit with the sponge in place so I just removed it to fill, then inserted it again.
2. Manual says you can adjust the pole length however you can't! Spring pins lock the sections into place, consequently you cannot move them once they are locked in. Just means you have to store the pole in it's extended length - no real issues with that.
Chainsaw worked fine, cut through branches 6-7" thick easily; don't force it when cutting but let it cut it's way through branches with gravity feed and it will perform beautifully!
I am very pleased with this unit and would reccomend it to anyone wanting a unit for simple home trimming. It is not a heavy-duty unit so use it appropriately.
October 20, 2012
this is a great pole saw. fully extended it is a bit heavy but a solid pole and saw. small oil reservoir so keep an eye on it.
January 12, 2012
Good bang for the buck
It cuts great, even through trees 10 - 12 inches. the only down side, it's top heavy when your using the polesaw extension, but still performs like a champ.
June 9, 2011
Just what I needed
Bought this saw today but missed the sale of the other week.
I had branches quite high that were droupping down.
The poles only go in one way and DON'T try to take apart, it's not design to come apart.
Yes, I am quite please with this unit. I always had gas powered saws but now with limited cutting, the gas ones only dry up the diaphram if not in use regularly. If your tree is too far, a nice small portable generator fills the bill.
September 13, 2010
Good for trimming/ instructions not clear
Bot this saw last week at 25% off. Have used it for trimming trees back around the house and in the alley. Lots of `pep', not too heavy to lift over your head, and cuts quickly and cleanly.
But watch the directions included to connect the 3-piece pole... the instructions state that bcs of the `egg-shape' of the connections, that the pieces will only fit into each other `one-way'. Simply not the case. I slid two pieces together incorrectly and then split the fibreglass pole trying to pull them apart.
Had to buy a 2nd unit to replace the broken pole (can't buy the pole separately), so now I have two chainsaws.
Also, don't forget to buy some chainsaw bar oil. My first saw purchase did not have any included (although the 2nd one did).
September 6, 2010