EARLY FALL can be an excellent time to prune any trees on your property. Not only is the weather mild, but performing this maintenance will help reduce the spread of potential fungal infections and prepare your plants to enter a state of dormancy in the winter. While we recommend pruning shears and hedge trimmers for small projects, a pole saw is one of the best tools for maintaining your yard because it allows you to reach high branches and foliage without needing a ladder. And if you’re keen on buying one, Amazon is offering up to 29 percent off these Sun Joe 10-inch pole saws.
The Sun Joe Electric Multi-Angle Pole Chain Saw ranks among the best pole saws money can buy, thanks to its performance, versatility, and friendly price. The headlining feature is the head, which can adjust from 0 to 30 degrees, giving you better access to cut angles on hard-to-reach branches. Its telescoping pole extends up to 8.8 feet, for a total 15 feet of overhead reach. Meanwhile, the 8-amp motor is rated to cut branches up to 9.5 inches in diameter. Sun Joe’s pole is also relatively lightweight at 7.9 pounds, making it easier to use for extended periods. You can get the Sun Joe Electric Multi-Angle Pole Chain Saw for 27 percent off, which brings the price down to $69 from $94.
Amazon is also offering 29 percent off the Sun Joe Electric Convertible Pole Chain Saw, bringing the price down to sub-$100. What caught our eye about this model is you can use it standalone as a mini chainsaw; the saw head detaches from the pole so you can further dice up tree limbs you’ve cut to the ground. Otherwise, it’s much the same as the multi-angle saw above, boasting an 8-amp motor that can cut branches up to 9.5 inches in diameter. And its telescoping pole extends up to 8.8 feet, giving you the same range as the multi-angle model.
If you’re new to pole saws and tree health, this guide from Popular Mechanics contributor and expert James Fitzgerald will prepare you for the job ahead. And while you’re prepping, remember to invest in some safety equipment like a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, and hearing protection.
Brandon Russell is a freelance writer covering gear and technology. He started his journey as a news writer at a small newspaper and later began reviewing smartphones, movies, and video games. In his free time, he enjoys the slower, more intentional experience of using a 35mm film camera and making short videos about movies he grew up watching.