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Old 07-22-2019, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default Greenworks 40V pole saw review.......

After asking many questions and reading other posts, I broke down and bought one of the 40V Lithium battery powered pole saws from GreenWorks in June thanks to several recommendations on TBH. I knew I had a huge undertaking at my lease cleaning up two 70 yard viewing senderos and deer trails near my favorite feedpen that had started to close in as well as clearing the walk path around the same 35x65 yard feedpen. I also needed to knock down a pile of cedars at my other bow stand in what I call my 50 acre rut field so my view was better. Add in cutting limbs on trees hitting vehicles driving on the roads and it was going to be a three day chore for a fatboy solo.. My theory was I was tired of draggin' around a heavy chainsaw and a manual pole saw to reach the higher stuff...plus leaning into heavy brush and cedar with a chainsaw for a couple of hours is rough on the old back . I also considered being bent over reaching into brush closer to the snakes out there by myself. We have killed 7 rattlesnakes so far this year so in my mind it was a good buy on that reason alone...

Due to several delays due to work or rain, I finally got up in mid July and jumped off in it. I was concerned about the battery not lasting for the morning knowing I had a lot of work to do and considered buying a second battery. At $70/pop I decided to take my chances with a solo. I figured I'd work all morning, go back to the cabin in the heat of the day, put it on charge, work around camp on projects and then go back out in the evening and get back at it. I did that for two days and the battery lasted like a champ charging in between. This thing is 5' long and 9' with the extension so it made for some easy reaching and cutting. I took out the extension and it was all I really needed. Great balance and it's lighter than my Stihl chainsaw. All I needed was a small bottle of bar and chain oil, a file and a screw driver to tighten the chain occasionally. I parked my truck at the pen and headed out. I was thoroughly impressed with how well it performed and the length of time I got out of it. It made easy work out of all the cedar, mesquite, oak limbs and brush. Plus no fuel, no, pulling on a cord, no stubborn starts, just grab and pull the trigger. That thing is a cutting dude and I felt like a tree trimming samurai. I highly recommend it if you have a clearing project or even around your house limbing out trees. They put them on sale all the time so keep an eye out. I bought mine for less...and the case is a nice add for those with rocky/bump deer leases so it doesn't get beat to hell..



https://www.amazon.com/Greenworks-Co...%2C170&sr=8-17




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Old 07-22-2019, 11:21 AM   #2
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I second this. I have one as well and have been very pleased. Planning on buying the hedge trimmer to go with it.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:28 AM   #3
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I second this. I have one as well and have been very pleased. Planning on buying the hedge trimmer to go with it.



I think I'm going to add that as well.. I don't have much to edge but a fella always needs to add a cool tool to the arsenal.....and I have the expensive part of it already..
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:28 AM   #4
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Hey Jason, it's hard to tell from that link but is it the same battery as the one that comes with this blower? https://www.amazon.com/Greenworks-Va...-1-spons&psc=1
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Hey Jason, it's hard to tell from that link but is it the same battery as the one that comes with this blower? https://www.amazon.com/Greenworks-Va...-1-spons&psc=1



Yes.... Gmax is the new battery that is universal to their 40V. They do come in different MAH sizes though. That pole saw without the battery is like $85 delivered IIRC..
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:33 AM   #6
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Yes.... Gmax is the new battery that is universal. That pole saw without the battery is like $85 delivered IIRC..
PM your address, I've had that blower for a few years now and it pooped out on me but best I can tell the battery still holds a charge. I switched to an Echo blower so don't need the battery or charger anymore. I'll send them your way if you want them.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:33 AM   #7
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PM your address, I've had that blower for a few years now and it pooped out on me but best I can tell the battery still holds a charge. I switched to an Echo blower so don't need the battery or charger anymore. I'll send them your way if you want them.



Yes sir....I'll PM you......

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Old 07-22-2019, 11:36 AM   #8
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I have the 80V blower and weedeater so it looks like I need to add one to my garage, thanks for the review.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:40 AM   #9
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I have a Greenworks corded pole saw that is a workhorse but with limitations of the cord and the pole has bent. Still use the saw by itself. Got one of their string trimmers, an 80 volt model and it is a very strong trimmer but am disappointed with battery life. I barely get 30 min. on a charge then it takes about 3 hrs to charge back up. But it will cut some heavy stuff! Glad I got the parts in, finally, for my 17 yr old J.D. string trimmer though.
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:07 PM   #10
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I've been thinking about getting this, but in the 40 volt chain saw, for chunking up cooking wood, around camp. Tired of using the Sawzall all the time. May need to go ahead and pull the trigger on it.
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:32 PM   #11
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I own the same and agree with Jason's recommendation. These are great deer lease and around the house tools. The battery life is crazy good.


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Old 07-22-2019, 12:47 PM   #12
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Not this brand at all, but I will put in a plug for a battery-powered chainsaw on a stick.
I have been very averse to battery powered or electric powered yard tools. I've always felt they were underpowered and not the best for real work.
Then a couple of Christmases ago, my dad gave me a battery powered Ryobi (I don't like Ryobi anything, in general) chainsaw on a stick. And I have loved it.
In the past, I would put off smaller tree trimming jobs because of the issues with a chainsaw (gas mix, starting it up (sometimes longer than others), sharpening the chain, etc. But, with this tool, I just grab it and pull the trigger and trim a branch or two hanging over the house. Boom. Done.
I still wouldn't buy a Ryobi if I were shopping for a tool. But, it was a gift and is doing the job. I did buy a second battery (just $30 or so for this one) so I could always have one ready.
I think the tool I have is around $70 or $80.
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:53 PM   #13
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My wife has the Yellow one...(not sure of make) but I used it this weekend too. Works like a charm. Easy to carry around and just trim random branches. I will use it to set up a few stands next weekend.
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:59 PM   #14
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I have both the pole saw and the 16” chain saw. They use the same battery so that’s pretty handy. I’ve been very pleased with both of them, (and surprised at what they will cut). My son was so impressed that he bought both also.
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:40 PM   #15
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Did you wear your big hat

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Old 07-22-2019, 01:49 PM   #16
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**** right I did.... second best piece of equipment I was using that day..


That thing did its job
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:03 PM   #17
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I have a gas stihl pole saw with all the attachments blower etc. But I will be buying one of these the next time I need to replace. I'm guessing that you can use any chain manufacturer on it. Thanks for the review.

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Old 07-22-2019, 02:23 PM   #18
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I bought the kit with the pole saw and the hedge trimmer attachments. They are cutting machines. I'm very happy with them.
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Old 07-22-2019, 04:32 PM   #19
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i had a ryobi 40v and the tools were great but the batteries were absolute junk didn’t last a year
i got a 40v kobolt pole saw and the handheld chainsaw and so far as of a year and a half i love them I even jerry rigged the royobi attachment to fit on the kobolt
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i had a ryobi 40v and the tools were great but the batteries were absolute junk didnít last a year
i got a 40v kobolt pole saw and the handheld chainsaw and so far as of a year and a half i love them I even jerry rigged the royobi attachment to fit on the kobolt


Pretty sure the Kobalt is made my GreenWorks for Lowes.
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Old 07-22-2019, 04:53 PM   #21
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I was at a moving sale a couple of years ago and ran across a great deal on battery powered lawn tools. The guy was moving back to Utah and was making deals.

He sold me a 40 volt Kobalt set with 6 chargers and nine batteries that included a lawnmower, hedge trimmer, weed eater, blower, chainsaw and pole saw for $250.

Good battery life and easy to use.
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**** right I did.... second best piece of equipment I was using that day..


That thing did its job
Both were probably about the same weight.
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Both were probably about the same weight.



I actually was trying to make myself aware of that through the whole weekend but nope....didn't even notice it .....not one time did I think..."man this hat is heavy".



Must be my non-Nancy Texas neck....You LA boys must be a little pencil necked
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Very nice Smart. Sounds like a great addition to the lease toolbox
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I was at a moving sale a couple of years ago and ran across a great deal on battery powered lawn tools. The guy was moving back to Utah and was making deals.

He sold me a 40 volt Kobalt set with 6 chargers and nine batteries that included a lawnmower, hedge trimmer, weed eater, blower, chainsaw and pole saw for $250.

Good battery life and easy to use.





Daaaaang that's a helluva find!
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Good write up! I will have one before I head back to my West Texas lease
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:49 PM   #27
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Good write up! I will have one before I head back to my West Texas lease
I have one too! Love ir
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I was at a moving sale a couple of years ago and ran across a great deal on battery powered lawn tools. The guy was moving back to Utah and was making deals.

He sold me a 40 volt Kobalt set with 6 chargers and nine batteries that included a lawnmower, hedge trimmer, weed eater, blower, chainsaw and pole saw for $250.

Good battery life and easy to use.
That was a heck of a deal for sure. I have the Kobalt mower, weedeater and hedge trimmer with 2 chargers and 4 batteries that I canít seem to kill. All work flawless. The only thing Iíve done is replace the blades on the mower.
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Pretty sure the Kobalt is made my GreenWorks for Lowes.
This is exactly right however the battery housing is a little different so the batteries are not interchangeable.
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These battery pole saws sure work great. I have the Kobalt and my reviews of it mirror yours. It will outwork me and still have battery left. Also have the chain saw and surprisingly it’s awesome to.

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I need one for sure but I can’t get my hands on one! I’m one of those hold it before you buy it buyers, I may have to trust Smart and get the Greenworks!����
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Good write up Smart, thanks for posting! I’m going to grab one of these for trimming around stands and feeders.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:12 PM   #33
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I need one for sure but I canít get my hands on one! Iím one of those hold it before you buy it buyers, I may have to trust Smart and get the Greenworks!����


Got to Loweís and handle the Kobalt.... itís made by GreenWorks.

Hell even Harbor Freight has a version with great reviews.
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Come to my place and try in on some real trees!


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It would eat anything you could put in front of it. . Including the palm trees you had flown in for decoration.
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Got to Loweís and handle the Kobalt.... itís made by GreenWorks.

Hell even Harbor Freight has a version with great reviews.
I live in Baytown and Loweís had the Kobalt fastened to the display, no way to hold it, Harbor Freight is 20+ miles away. Iíll keep looking on Amazon till I see a good price on the Greenworks.
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I bought a electric powered pole saw, chainsaw, and hedge trimmer from Harbor Freight. I paid around $140 for all 3, used 20% coupons. I just take my generator leave it in back of the truck with long extension chords. Wasn’t that bad and we cleaned up nicely, still got some work to do but it’s hot AF.
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I bought a electric powered pole saw, chainsaw, and hedge trimmer from Harbor Freight. I paid around $140 for all 3, used 20% coupons. I just take my generator leave it in back of the truck with long extension chords. Wasnít that bad and we cleaned up nicely, still got some work to do but itís hot AF.


You are lucky because I know a couple of folks that tried to use theirs coupons and were denied because HF had the brand excluded in the small print at the bottom
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Yea I noticed that before, they usually have different coupons through out the month. I bought the cheaper Pittsburgh brand.
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For y’all needing the coupon, just screen shot it and edit it. They can scan it from your phone.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:46 PM   #42
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Yea I noticed that before, they usually have different coupons through out the month. I bought the cheaper Pittsburgh brand.

Ahhhh....the Lynxx wouldn't allow it.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:35 PM   #43
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I have one. I highly recommend it. Battery will last long enough to cut more than I want to pick up in one sitting. Use it to trim trees in the yard, trim limbs in the pastures to keep off tractor cab, and cut shooting lanes, etc.

MUCH better than fooling with a heavier gas burner.
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I have to get one of these. I have the attachment for my weedeater, but its dang near too heavy to use.
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