You had me thinking for a minute, "limb creep" I thought a perv might be hanging around. But I agree, a pole saw is the perfect tool to fight those creepy limbers, and if you have several miles of trails it better have a motor. I do have several manual pole saws, mostly for cutting shooting lanes. Anyway, guys are often asking about late winter projects, this is an important one. Walk every trail/ road with a polesaw and cut extra wide but try to keep some overhead cover higher than 12-15' for shade so that the road doesn't grow shut with briers. Doing trail trimming in midwinter is easier for multiple reasons, and frees up the summer and fall for food plots and hunting.Love me some Silky saws. But with several miles of interior roads / firebreaks where I'm always battling limb creep, one with a motor, either fuel or battery, is a lifesaver on cutting overhanging/encroaching limbs.
I not only bought an electric pole saw, I bought an electric chain saw. My old Stihl gasser was getting pretty old, and as I have a bigger Husky for actual tree felling and firewood cutting, I decided to go electric for a light saw with 16” bar. I was astounded with what the 40v GreenWorks saw could do. So I did the natural thing and bought a GreenWorks 40v pole saw. Now I have two 40v batteries in case I need them, twelve foot reach with the pole saw, but I’ve never had to change batteries yet if I started out with a full charge. The best thing about the pole saw, other than the weight, is that the bar is angled, so no more pinched saw when you’re reaching for those high limbs. My Stihl gas saw would pinch half the time and you’re left twisting and pulling trying to get it loose. I wouldn’t trade my electric pole saw for the best gas saw made, not if I have to run it
The trick to keep from pinching the bar is doing an undercut on the limb about a 1/4" to 1/2" before you start cutting from the top and you will never pinch the bar again.
I have a gas powered saw and cut a couple miles of trails last month to be able to get the lime truck to all my plots and didn't even use a tank full of gas so I like the dependability of gas.
I get that, but why when you don’t have to ? I have a gas powered Stihl too, but I won’t use it anymore. More work, and at my age I’m into less work. I’ve even thought about a hydraulic saw for my tractor.
Toolsbros is just clickbait selling tools for Amazon and about the last place to go for real information. Real information comes from people you know and trust who have no hidden agenda.Still, If you are confused in pole saw, battery and gas, then I recommend a guide. Toolsbros is a tools buying guide that I found on google and I think it's best to choose tools.