- The owners say that the SWJ803E with the 8-amp motor can handle the most stubborn tree limbs up to 9.5-inches thick.
- Moreover, this machine is lightweight (7.9 lbs.), so you will less tired until work is done.
- With a telescoping pole (5.8ft – 8.8 ft) and multi-angle adjustable head, which cuts at 0º to 30º angles this electric corded saw is perfect for high tree branches and places where is very difficult to make the cut by chainsaw
- Some homeowners don’t expect that you can’t storage oil inside the saw. The instruction says to drain the oil after use as oil may seep out. So you add oil only when you are using this tool
Why you shouldn’t buy it:
- Customers say that the first tries are very difficult and you need to make sure tensioning screw is always tight
- You can’t make angle cuts, only straight
- Length: 10 inches
- Telescoping Pole: 5.8ft – 8.8 ft
- Power Source: Corded Electric
- Voltage: 120 Volts
- Power Type: Electric
- Dimensions: 96.45 x 5.5 x 96 inches
- Weight: 7.9 Pounds Warranty: 2-year limited
Best Alternatives to Sun Joe SWJ803e
- Sun Joe SWJ806E – if you don’t multi-angle features and want to save money. Also, this model can transform into a handle chainsaw.
My mom requested me to help them with their backyard because they know how tiresome that would be on their part. They have a huge yard that needs pruning and trimming of stems and branches. So they wanted to remove the huge and overgrown branches so that the other trees and plants can receive more natural sunlight.
They purchased this Sun Joe Pole Chain Saw, which I thought wasn’t that great. Also, I’m not so much of a fan of electric tools because I always found the gas-powered equipment performed the job more efficiently. But after using the Sun Joe Pole Chain Saw, I started to become a believer in electric-powered tools.
Easy to assemble and use
My parents did not assemble the tool yet. I was the one who even unboxed it. It was well-packed, and the saw was zip-locked for protection, fairly easy to assemble. Moreover, it comes with a manual for the demonstration on how to put it together. It took me about 15 minutes to assemble it.
I was surprised that this product works efficiently. It was easy to maneuver, especially when using it to the lower branches and limbs. I didn’t exert so much effort because it seemed like the saw’s weight was enough to make the cutting. I find it useful and powerful. It was electric-powered, and I used a 100ft extension cord.
Telescopic Pole and Multi-angle Feature
The maximum extension length was 8 ft or over 14 ft of overhead reach. It was convenient to use. I was able to trim and cut those branches that are fairly high. I didn’t use a ladder to cut the hard-to-reach branches. Further, extending and retracting the pole is also easy with the quick release lock.
One of the best features for me is its multi-angle head. I can easily change the angle of the blade by adjusting the dial. The multi-angle head can prune the most stubborn tree limbs.
Safe to use
It comes with several safety features, like the saw can be properly covered to protect itself and my fingers when not in use. Also, since it can be extended up to 14 ft overhead, the branches did not fall off directly. With the extra distance of the pole chainsaw, there was less risk for this to happen.
This is safer compared to the regular chainsaw. Since I no longer have to climb a ladder to get the job done, I cut the branches of the oak and maple trees extremely well and fast. Overall, it was safe and easy to use.
Hassle during First Tries
I found it hard to use during the first tries. The chain always came loose and fell off the bar. I needed to determine what causes such a hassle. I found that I needed to make sure that the tensioning screw is always tight to work perfectly. Also, the cuts must be straight, not angled; otherwise, the chain will come off. However, after fixing and tightening it, the saw works perfectly. Also, during the first tries, the cutting was too slow, but it turned out that the chain was mounted backward.
This does not allow the cutting surface of the saw to make contact with the wood. Heavier when the pole is in full-length Although the product is lightweight, it was not the case when the branches to be trimmed are so high. After the day’s work, my arms were swollen because the saw became heavier the longer I used it, especially to the high branches.
As the length of the pole increases, it became harder to operate and maneuver. If you aren’t used to lifting, cutting the higher branches would be hard for you.
No complementary Oil
The product does not also come with its oil. I think it would be nicer if the package comes with it for practicality and convenience. Moreover, I was accustomed that saws like this should have a complimentary bottle of chain oil to test the tool before use. I just bought the oil from the hardware store nearby.
My mom told me that their neighbor used canola oil, and it worked fine as well. There was also dripping and leakage of the chain oil even if the saw wasn’t running. I recommend draining the oil before storage to keep the tool clean and avoid clogging of the oil. I told my mom to store the saw horizontally to avoid mess.
Would I recommend the chain saw?
Yes. I learned that the price was reasonable as compared to the job it did. I’d say it’s not as good as the gas-powered saw, but this can be an alternative to homeowners who need trimming on their yards. I need to purchase my pole chainsaw for my personal use, and this brand is definitely on my list. It is worth the price. I would recommend this saw to anyone who wanted to avoid ladders when cutting the branches.
The saw cuts well and with ease as compared to the gas-powered saws. However, I cannot speak for its durability because I have only used it once, but I think using it several times would have already paid for itself.
I found the product awesome and fantastic. It is ideal for homeowners who needed pruning. It’s not for commercial use because it is just a little saw. I was impressed with its material and construction. From using it, I can say that it cuts the dead and overgrown stems and branches beautifully.
It comes with its fair share of drawbacks, but I think it can be remedied with the user’s creativity, resourcefulness, and proper technique. The price is also reasonable. I’d purchase this product. This is a great addition to my yard tools collection.