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nice set; love it. Highly recommend for homeowner / casual use

First one arrived with small piece of plastic broken off of chainsaw guard so that guard swung up and down. BADNESS! Amazon replaced. But this makes me a bit concerned about durability of this set. Power-wise, it has exceeded my expectations. In what it can cut and how quickly , this hedge trimmer has blown away my black and decker cordless (it was okay but I hated getting 1/2 through and battery dying). And corded tools are lighter - this is no exception, so it's an improvement on my B&D in that way too.

The extension poles works well. It's a bit unwieldy extended in some positions, but I think any tool would be, unless it's a pro tool that has been engineered with a lot more thought and input from professionals ... in which case you'd be paying 2-3x as much. For home use, where you'll be using the pole occasionally (i.e. every week for an hour or two) it seems adequate. Parts fit together pretty well, but the feel isn't nearly as solid compared to pro tools I've used. That said, however, they have held up fine and I am not too worried about them breaking given what I've seen so far. They don't feel cheap ... just don't inspire confidence in the plastic they are made of either.

The chainsaw is a little monster for the size! Boy, was I impressed. It chewed through some logs I did not expect it to. We had some storm damage and I cleared the stuff on my property and helped the neighbor. My Stihl worked as always - great, cuts like a hot knife through butter. But this little beastie definitely held it's own and I surprisingly found myself reaching for it for anything under about 6-7" as it cut about as well and it was lighter and quicker to grab it over the Stihl. That's saying something as I usually always put in any extra effort required to use a serious tool over cheap lightweight things. It worked far better than I thought as a pole saw. I was able to cut a 6-8" section of tree that was broken but hung up (trunk level with ground but 8+ft up in air) with no trouble. I did a couple cuts, but it ripped right thought it in no time and was certainly easy enough to handle up in the air.

Summary - great little set of chainsaw - polesaw - hedge trimmer for the money. Would not use professionally or for heavy / long tasks repeatedly, but for homeowner, even someone with a moderate to large place to maintain, this seems like a good set and great value. I was a little concerned about durability (why I waited to put them through some serious work and repeated use before reviewing) but so far, they are fine and seem like they are of adequate build for home use.

the pole is 6 feet long.

i needed to trim off some branches that were high enough to need a pole saw and thick enough to make the mere thought of using the manual pole saw make my arms tired; enter the electric pole saw, which in this particular case comes with a hedge trimmer, too; cool. it is corded, not battery-operated, which would be annoying if I had many cuts to make, but I didn't, and I wasn't ready to spend the time researching which manufacturer's battery ecosystem is best. so, corded it is.

the good: the chain-saw is fairly easy to use, even for a novice; not too heavy at all, even at the end of the pole (thanks to the handy over-the-shoulder strap), looks fairly easy to maintain, and because of its 10" bar will cut through thicker branches and trees than the 8" (though the 8" saws are lighter). switching from pole-saw mode to saw mode is so easy that anyone with opposable thumbs should be able to do it and was really the main selling point for me -- once i cut the branches down, i didn't want to have to cut them into manageable chunks from 8 feet away, I wanted to be able to take the saw off the pole.

the things i wish someone had told me before i bought it:

1. the pole is 6 feet long; they advertise the pole-saw's maximum extension as 8 feet, but this must be a measurement from tip of the saw to the back end of the trigger end, which makes it technically true (and explains how the hedge trimmer can be longer at 8.8 feet), but not really. if you are expecting to cut things 8 feet away from your extended arms, you won't be able to, not without standing on something (which, if you think about it, is not the safest thing in the world to do). not a deal-breaker, but something i wish i had known ahead of time as I ended up needing a ladder for a couple of branches, which was not ideal, and for this i take off a star.

2. you can use regular 30-weight motor oil instead of bar and chain oil (this is straight from the manual). It's not that bar and chain oil is expensive (it's not; it costs less than most motor oils when you buy it at your favorite store where they wear orange aprons), it's just that i don't need a quart of it, since the saw only takes a couple ounces of it and now that i'll use it so infrequently, the remainder of that quart will easily outlast not just the saw's usable life, but mine, as well.

if i find any shrubs to trim, i'll update this review with thoughts on the shrub trimmer.

Pretty awesome

So far I'm quite impressed with this little chain saw. It is NOT terribly hard to manage at full length on the pole. It is actually very fun to use. In just a few minutes I had felled a large amount of big branches that have been overhanging our roof menacingly. Make 1/3 cuts from below, then 2" offset from above / read the user manual! Also, it is *incredibly* convenient to have an instant switch from pole saw to chain saw. This little guy slices through medium branches like a knife through butter so conversely don't treat this like a toy! I caught myself twice about to reach for a branch beyond the handle. (insert The Scream emoji here)

By the way, it did not come with oil in it, but unused SAE 30 motor oil works fine (it says so in the manual).
Also by the way, this chainsaw is NOT adjustable position on the end of the pole. I'm pretty sure there is a convertible pole/chain saw VERY similar to this one, that DOES allow you to change the angle of the chain saw at the end of the pole. While I was a bit disappointed to discover mine does not have that feature, I soon learned it is really not a big deal/I can work with it anyway.

There was one issue in my first usage with it: the pole is actually two hollow ? fiberglas poles with the power cord running in the insides. When extended the pole has a tightener cuff at the junction of the two poles that doesn't tighten enough to prevent the pole from shortening suddenly as you are cutting through a branch. This happened several times. The cuff rotates and tightens a bit, but then when the pole slips during usage, an attempt to tighten the cuff more simply rotates the cuff to a looser state (in other words, it just rotates between tight-ish and loose, back to tight-ish then loose).

That's kinda bad, like if you are slightly pushing as you cut through a big branch and the pole gives way and shortens suddenly. But I am actually enjoying it so much I don't want to lose out on time with it spent returning it for a replacement.

Nice assortment of tools for general tree and brush management
  • DFWG1 - October 20, 2017

Nice assortment of tools for general tree and brush management. Plastic guards provided to protect cutting teeth for both chain saw and trimmer during storage was a plus. Equipment feels a little heavy on extended pole, but that is to be expected. For a new user's awareness when testing the chain saw for the first time; if the hand guard has been initially pushed forward in the emergency stop position, the chain saw won't turn on. This useful safety feature was not clearly described in the operating instructions nor mentioned in the trouble shooting section.

Light Saber

Finally had a chance to use this and I had a blast! I used both hedge trimmer and chain saw. The first thing that happened was the saw wouldn't work. Then I noticed the safety brake was tripped. Then the chain kept popping off. I'm used to using a chain saw and didn't tighten the chain enough. You have to go tighter than I thought in order for it not to loosen up on its own. Once past those issue it really cuts well. I don't know if my old hedge trimmer is really dull but this hedge trimmer cuts like a light saber. I actually was having fun. Luckily my wife was cleaning up behind me because I made a huge mess.

Love this combo.


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2. Earthwise CS31014 Chainsaw

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The truth is that the Earthwise CVPS43010 was the Earthwise Saws that we ranked most highly. With that said, there are a few other fantastic selections when it comes down to Earthwise Saws. We have the best of them in this article.

Earthwise is an additional major maker of Saws. They make the tool next on our lineup. Earthwise's Chainsaws are one of their premier products. I was ready to try the model CS31014 and I was not disappointed!

The model CS31014 Chainsaw by Earthwise, at $39.78 is a particularly exceptional Saw for the price. If you uncertain about our number one selection, I'd consider the Earthwise CS31014 next. It's a high quality tool at a terrific price.

Full Earthwise CS31014 Review

Earthwise CS31014 Features

Lightweight and powerful, easy to operate, push button start

Rubber molded handle grip/cord retention hook

Automatic oiling system with oil level window

14-Inch bar and chain for clean, quick cuts

9-Amp motor for gas-like power without the fumes and mess

Apart from the option we reviewed above, I would have a look at the CS33016 by Earthwise and the Earthwise LCS32010. Both these tool manufactures are considered a couple of the best producers of high quality Saws. Both these tools are highly rated as well. The CS33016 received a user rating of 4.2/5 when compared to 3.7/5 star rating given to the Earthwise LCS32010.

The CS33016 by Earthwise has a couple of features you might not get on other similar Chainsaws. For example Powerful 12-Amp motor delivers power and performance similar to gas-powered chainsaws. The Earthwise LCS32010 by comparison, is hard to beat with 10″ Oregon bar & chain with cover and even Automatic oiling system with oil level window.

Each of these two selections are a great choice for someone whose in the market for Earthwise Saws

Honorable Mentions

We found a handful more great Earthwise Saws on Amazon. Below are several to choose from if the tools rated above don't meet your needs. We identified several fantastic Saws during our investigation. Through detailed analysis and assessments, the tools we reviewed earlier are our preferred Saws. That doesn't mean there aren't several more great Earthwise Saws.