Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless Pole Saw Review



Disclosure: I received free product from Ryobi in exchange for writing this post. All opinions are my own.

Here in Florida, we have palm trees everywhere. It is a norm, to see them hundreds of times throughout the day. In fact, I have 3 right in my front yard.

If you aren't familiar with palm trees, one thing you might not know is that palm trees actually require a LOT of maintenance. They are constantly growing, and when they grow, the dead branches stack up underneath the new branches just pile on top.


As you can see - We haven't had the tools to maintain our palm trees, in some time. So when I was given an opportunity to review the 18V One+ Cordeless Pole Saw, I was very excited!



Pretty much, this is a chain saw on a pole - So you can get high to reach places with ease. Honestly, I had never used a chain saw before.. So I was actually looking forward to a new adventure with a power tool.

First we got everything out and ready.



There isn't really must set up to do. You just put a couple pieces together, and the battery already comes with a charge - So after a few screws, you're ready to go. We didn't waste any time. Aaron being the guy he is, was of course, also excited. We actually had to argue over who got you use it first, lol!

When it comes time to charging, it's really easy. You have a detachable lithium battery, and you simply plug it in.


When it's ready, it lights up green, and then you're set to start cutting some more!

We didn't really waste anytime (This is probably the first time I have ever been excited to do yard work, lol!) and got right to it. 
The first thing we did, was add on the extended pole, to make it longer. The only negative thing I would say about the whole thing, is that when you are using the pole with the etension added on, it is pretty hard to control, which would worry me a little bit if you did not have to hold down the button to keep the chain spinning. However, as soon as you let the handle go, it instantly turns off, so you don't have to worry about an accident.

Once you find a sturdy stance, it's a breeze, and it really cuts through branches so smoothly. When it does cut through there is a little pull, but it's not bad, at all.

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As you can see from our video, it is very quick, and only takes a few seconds to cut a branch.We had lots of fun cutting our palm trees, and even cut some branches from our other grown trees.
 

I've loaned my pole saw out to 4 different people already, and it has done wonders for us all. The fact that it takes a rechargeable battery, and not gas is just a life saver on cost.

Overall, I would highly recommend Ryobi. They have practical, and affordable equipment, that really gets the job done.  Plus, you can't deny the awesome color!


Disclosure: Review product was provided to me free of charge in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed within this post are my own, and were not influenced in any way. 



75 comments:

  1. I love Ryobi products but hadn't seen this one. That would come in very handy this Spring!

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  2. Oh this would be super handy. I like how compact it is, would make using it a lot easier. I have seen ones like this that just looked really awkward.

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  3. I could really use this lol. I have so many palms surrounding my house and I just wait for the frawns to fall on the ground. It's a never-ending chore to drag them to the dumpster!

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  4. That's a really convenient thing to have in your house.

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  5. Ooo I could use this. We have a tree with massive branches growing in the backyard and we need the branches to come down!

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  6. I had no idea that palm trees required a lot of maintenance, I guess that's what I get for living here in the Midwest! This looks like a perfect solution and Ryobi products are always such high quality!

    (Thanks for stopping by Thanks, Mail Carrier, I appreciate it and am glad to hear you're back in the blogging world again! :) )

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  7. I love and stand by Ryobi products. They are super reliable and last a long time

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  8. I love Ryobi. Their products are reliable and I own quite a few pieces.

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  9. I love the color on all the Ryobi stuff!

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  10. Looks and sounds easy to use.. We have a ton of high trees that need some trimming.

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  11. that would be useful and easier to work on

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  12. I had no idea palm trees require so much maintenance. Love being a city dweller! ;)

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  13. My husband would love this tool. I love that it is battery power.

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  14. I love that it's battery powered! I've never understood corded outdoor tools. And I LOVE the green that all Ryobi tools are!

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  15. Sounds good! My dad could really use it!

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  16. Never thought a palm tree had so much work! Great tool!

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  17. We spend what I think is a considerable amount of money paying gardeners to trim our palm trees. I love this idea.

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  18. that is awesome, we so need one of these to cut our backyard tree, my husband loves this brand.

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  19. I would kill for one of these! We have an old fashioned saw til your arm falls off pole saw! I hate it! This may be a great father's day gift!!

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  20. This is so great to know about! It looks super easy to use. Thanks for the info!

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  21. That definitely looks like a great tool to take care some of the wild palm trees here in Tampa.

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  22. The cordless pole saw would really be handy in trimming the palm trees in your yard.

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  23. This looks pretty useful. I mean, California has a bunch of palm trees too, and YES it is a hassle to cut down if you're not a professional. I really appreciate this post.

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  24. Oh we need one of these! I will have to check them out!

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  25. Love this we moved to South Carolina a couple of years ago and need this for our palm trees! Perfect thanks!

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  26. My husband has a lot of heavy duty contractor tools. This looks like something I could easily use.

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  27. I so need this! It seems so easy I could even use it!

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  28. My husband has lots of power tools and I am pretty sure they are all Ryobi. It is a great brand.

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  29. Ryobi has some really great products. Handy and so useful.

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  30. That Ryobi chainsaw on a pole looks fantastic. We have a tree that could use it!

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  31. We have several tools by Ryobi- awesome brand. I could use this with yard clean up!

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  32. Oh my husband would LOVE this! We usually hire someone else to our tree work.

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  33. That looks like a great saw. We don't have any trees but I could see the neighbors needing a saw like the Ryobi Pole Saw.

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  34. We have lots of these palm trees in south Texas, too, and it can be expensive to pay someone to keep up with them, so there are lots of shaggy looking palms around. This is a great solution to that. I love the safety feature you mentioned, too, in that it will shut itself off when you let go of the handle, as that would be my first concern.

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  35. Thanks for the review! My husband has been wanting a pole saw. I have a feeling he would have a lot of fun with this.

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  36. This would be perfect for my husband for his upcoming birthday. It cost a fortune to have trees trimmed here and this would save so much money and hassle. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. My husband has a couple of Ryobi tools and LOVES them... I think he would really enjoy this Pole Saw also!

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  38. I could really use one of these in my yard! This looks awesome for reaching branches up high!

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  39. I Never Heard Of The Brand But By The Videos Looks Like A Great Product & Looks Fairly Easy To Use!!

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  40. This looks amazing! I never knew I needed a pole saw in my life, but apparently I do!

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  41. Oh we could use something like this for our Spring cleaning.

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  42. I didn't know palm trees took so much maintenance. This looks like it would make it MUCH easier to keep them nice!

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  43. Oh how I love power tools. We don't have any trees anymore though.:)

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  44. I had many branches on my pine trees damaged during a recent ice storm. I could use this for sure.

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  45. This is just great. We have a tree in the backyard that has some overhanging branches that need to come down. This would really help. Thanks so much

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  46. Oh my husband loves Ryobi power tools, we have some but now he wants the trimmer as well

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  47. Wow, we could so use this for our palm trees. I think I see a Father's Day gift for my husband coming up!

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  48. Another plus to the recharging is that it weighs a ton less. The motors with oil/gas are sooooo heavy!

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  49. My husband would so love this! Our tree in our back yard it huge and it cuts the branches by hand!

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  50. Wow, I'm impressed! My husband would never do this himself so I would have to---and you made it look easy!

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  51. Wow, super impressive! My dad would be totally jealous of that pole saw :)

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  52. Oh wow! I bet my husband would love this! Surely he won't be cutting any trees anytime soon though.

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  53. Excellent review. thank's for sharing & tips. My favorite feature of this Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless Pole Saw is the automatic oiler system and a tool-less chain tensioning system for quick and fast chain adjustments.

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  54. I love the idea that it is cordless. My husband almost fell out of a tree last year using one with a cord.

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  55. The brand is absolutly amazing.I have few products by ryobi and they work really well.

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  56. My husband would love this when we have to trim our trees back a few times a year! Definitely nice with palm trees! I love it! Guess my husband might get a new toy to play with!

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  57. I have to admit I haven't heard of Ryobi before but what an awesome looking saw - it seems like it would take so much of the work out of chopping. x

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  58. this looks so great! We just moved into a new home and it has a bunch of trees (whereas our last place didn't). We now need lawn equipment but didn't know where to start. I'm going to show this to my husband!

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  59. Your post make miss Florida! :D My ex-in laws had lots of palm trees around their house and my ex father in law would love this product.

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  60. Hey I like your little video showing how to use this Ryobi power tool! It must be lovely living in Florida :)

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  61. Thanks for sharing your experience with this saw. I've actually been interested in picking up a saw like this for some woodworking projects!

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  62. That is awesome. We have had a couple of big branches fall here and taking a hand saw and small axe to them is a huge workout. We keep saying we need a chainsaw. I'll have to show this to my husband.

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  63. This sounds like a great product, I might actually get it for my husband to help with some yard work and keeping our property looking great.

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  64. How awesome! RYOBI is such a good brand. These would make awesome gifts too for the holidays.

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  65. Looks like a great product! That color green is pretty hah : ) this time of year is when it's totally necessary to have your property in order!

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  66. This is very useful information to me as I live in Florida as well. We've spent a lot of money to have professionals work on our trees. Perhaps this Ryobi saw could save us some cash.

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  67. I need this Ryobi in my life. My husband has too hand saw our trees so this would be so much easier for him.

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  68. Ryobi looks like they make really good tools. I bet my husband would love them. It's pretty cool that they are battery powered too.

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  69. what cool equipment my brother would love this.

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  70. This saw looks great and so much less scary than a chainsaw. I might have to put this on my husband's Christmas list.

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  71. this is a very innovative product and because it is cordless it adds mobility and easy of use! a perfect gift for the handy manny's in our lives!

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  72. This sounds like a great item for any home owner and thank you for your review.

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  73. This is great tool for homeowners working with home yard tasks

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  74. That's great information. Thanks for sharing this blog. I did a search and found your blog and glowing review. It's been a big help! Thanx!

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