Get More Value With The Greenworks 60V Pole Saw And Pole Hedge Trimmer Combo
A pole saw is one of the most-requested tools in our arsenal our neighbors ask to borrow. It’s a great tool to have, but pairing it with a pole hedge trimmer makes your tall landscaping chores far easier. We unwrapped the Greenworks 60V pole saw and pole hedge trimmer kit to see if its performance makes it worth pulling the trigger on.
Using the Greenworks 60V Pole Saw and Pole Hedge Trimmer Kit
What’s in the Box
Greenworks includes everything to need to get started with pole sawing and pole hedge trimming. Well, everything except bar oil, so make sure you grab a quart of that.
Inside the box, there’s the power head, the pole saw attachment, the pole hedge trimmer attachment, an extension, a 2.0Ah battery, a charger, and a shoulder strap. Of course, you get the manual, scabbards, and wrench as well.
Greenworks 60V Pole Saw and Pole Hedge Trimmer Power Head
The power head’s grip and two-finger trigger are comfortable. There’s a trigger safety that helps prevent accidental motor activation during transport. Unlike some of Greenworks’ other shaft-based tools, this safety is built into the trigger and it’s more convenient in our opinion.
Since the brushless motors are located on the attachments, it’s more forward-heavy than other pole saws with a drive shaft running through them. The benefit is that the tool runs very smoothly compared to other models we’ve used.
Greenworks includes a shoulder strap to help you manage the weight and it’s very helpful when you further your reach with the extension.
Connecting an Attachment
Swapping out attachments is fast and easy—loosen the threaded collar, line up the connection, and tighten the collar back down.
Keep in mind that this model does not use a universal attachment connection so it’s only compatible with this powerhead. Note that Greenworks’ 60V attachment-ready string trimmer uses a universal connection, so it’s not compatible with these attachments.
When you add the extension between the power head and attachment, the tool is 9 feet long, giving you about 14 feet of working distance, depending on your height and reach.
Greenworks 60V Pole Saw
Bar and Chain
This pole saw uses a 10-inch bar paired with a 1/4-inch pitch, 0.050 gauge chain which made quick work of the branches we needed to clear. Getting rid of smaller 1-inch limbs to clear out space over the driveway was super-fast. Even removing some of the larger 4 – 6-inch branches, the saw didn’t feel like it broke a sweat.
To adjust the chain tension, loosen the single captive nut on the side to allow the bar to move then turn the tensioner screw located on the front of the motor housing with the slotted screwdriver side of the scrench to tighten or loosen it. Once you’ve made your adjustments, tighten the nut to secure the bar in place and you’re good to go.
While we don’t mind using a scrench for tension adjustments, the location of the tensioner screw on this particular model is just plain ol’ inconvenient. It’s right up against the bar and it’s somewhat difficult to manipulate with the kitted scrench. If you have a long slotted screwdriver, it’s easier.
There’s an automatic chain oiler and reservoir which holds almost 3 ounces of your favorite bar oil. That should give you about 30 minutes of cutting time between refilling, but keep an eye on the translucent oil-level indicator window for safety.
- Plastic bucking spikes
- Branch hook
- Scrench stores onboard the pole
Greenworks 60V Pole Saw Specifications
- Bar Length: 10 in.
- Chain Pitch: 1/4 in.
- Oil Capacity: 2.7 oz.
- Chain Gauge: 0.050 in.
- Weight: 13.66 lbs (with 2.0Ah battery)
Greenworks 60V Pole Hedge Trimmer
This articulating pole hedge trimmer is an updated version that now features a brushless motor and a larger cut capacity. It can now handle branches up to 1.2 inches thick, improving on the prior version’s 3/4-inch capability. That’s a large cut capacity for a hedge trimmer and the fact that it’s on a pole extension is even better.
It’s also running at 3200 SPM and allowed us to cut a quick pace.
Adjusting the trimmer head angle is easy. Just use your thumb to move the slide release on the head and move it to the best angle of attack. The head can swing forward to a complete 90° angle and about 45° in the opposite direction.
That made it really helpful as we got a series of large hedges back into shape. Straight out, it quickly took care of the fronts, sides, and backs of each hedge. The major bonus was not crawling between the hedges and the house since we had enough reach to deal with them.
Tilting forward, getting the tops of the hedges didn’t require dragging out a step stool. Articulating back, we could easily clear branches and stalky grasses at ground level.
Greenworks 60V Pole Hedge Trimmer Specifications
- Knife Length: 20 in.
- Cut Capacity: 1.2 in.
- No-Load Speed: 3,200 SPM
- 7-Position Articulating head
- Weight: 12.56 lbs. (with 2.0Ah battery)
Greenworks 60V Pole Saw and Pole Hedge Trimmer Combo Price
There are several ways to get the tools, but the best value is to grab the full kit with both attachments. Either way, each kit comes with a 2.0Ah battery and charger. Greenworks backs the tools and batteries with a 4-year warranty. Here’s the price breakdown:
- 10-Inch Pole Saw Kit: $269.99 ($229.99 at the time we’re writing)
- Without Battery and Charger: $199.99
- 20-Inch Pole Hedge Trimmer Kit: $299.99 ($259.99 at the time we’re writing)
- Without Battery and Charger: $199.99
- Pole Saw and Pole Hedge Trimmer Kit: $369.99 ($329.99 at the time we’re writing)
While you can get the majority of your Greenworks 60V gear at Tractor Supply, the full combo kit isn’t on their website or in the store at the time we’re writing, so get it directly from greenworkstools.com.
The Bottom Line
The Greenworks 60V cordless pole saw and hedge trimmer combo kit is a great choice for taking care of your seasonal tree and hedge trimming around your home or property. Its impressive performance and low vibration make the work less of a chore and we are very pleased with the results.
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