On the bar to sit the bar and the chain properly. But in fairness, there is no other choice. Even when fully extended the pole isn't flimsy. I simply unlocked it and it continued cutting. Good torque, I can't really slow it down.
Greenworks 2000219 Features & Specs
Chain length: 12"
No cord, no gas, no oil, no maintenance
Powers 40+ tools
Up to 10x less noise and less vibration versus gas chainsaw
Editor's Impressions Of The Greenworks 2000219
Tool Motor Power
Value For Money
Greenworks 2000219 Final Thoughts
"It starts without a hitch."
That is basically why top handle saws exist. This is probably because the motor gets too hot. I am blown away on the performance of this saw. It is nice to have for stumps however. I do have a couple suggestions though.