On the garden tool expert testing property, we always have a lot of trees that require trimming. Until now, we mainly used a long pole saw or a ladder. So when Vevor asked us to review their VEVOR 2-in-1 Cordless Pole Saw & Mini Chainsaw, we gladly said yes. Would this model be a good solution for trimming branches?
The VEVOR 2-in-1 Cordless Pole Saw & Mini Chainsaw combines a mini chainsaw and an extended pole saw in one device, targeting trimming and shaping jobs.
What do you get?
It came in a sturdy box. with all the things you need to get started immediately:
The box contained the following items:
- The mini chainsaw
- Extension pole
- Battery Charger
- Chainsaw oil
- Safety glasses
- User guide
The mini chainsaw is perfect for cutting wood and trimming low bushes, while the extended pole allows me to reach high branches without needing a ladder.
You can start with the low-hanging branches that you can easily reach with the mini chainsaw. And when those are done, add the extension pole and continue with the higher-to-reach ones.
Preparation of the VEVOR 2-in-1 Cordless Pole Saw & Mini Chainsaw
After unpacking the mini chainsaw, the first thing to do is check the user guide. Luckily, using the saw is pretty straightforward. The first thing to do is charge the battery. The 20V 2.5A/h battery is small and does not take long to charge.
During charging, we took the time to fill the reservoir with the supplied chainsaw oil. This oil is used to lubricate the chain when it is running.
It uses an automatic oiling system to ensure the chain is lubricated during operation. Always check before starting and regularly during usage that the oil reservoir contains enough oil.
When the oil reservoir was topped up, the next step for us was to check the chain tension. What we liked was the easy-to-use tension lock. This makes tensioning loose or detached chains convenient and quick.
Checking the chain tension, as with every chainsaw, is essential. This not only enhances safety but also reduces chain wear and fatigue.
Design of the chainsaw
When the battery is full, it is time to connect it to the chainsaw. As said before, there are two ways you can use it. The first is to connect the battery directly to the mini chainsaw. You end up with a light chainsaw.
The second way to use the saw is to connect the battery to the extension pole on one end and the chainsaw on the other. This way, you end up with the pole saw.
The battery at the pole’s bottom adds more weight and makes the pole saw easier to handle. The pole saw extends up to 8 feet, eliminating the need for ladders if your tree is not that high. We had no problem with changing the length of the pole.
The pole saw has a 7-angle adjustment design that makes it helpful for harder-to-reach branches. You can rotate the saw on top of the extension pole if cutting a specific branch requires this. I do not use this often, but it can be handy when the branches are behind another one.
A safety cover on the top of the saw protects you from the top of the chain. This helps when you are using it, but also when stationary. A chain is really sharp.
The pole saw is powered by a small motor and a 20V 2Ah battery that is fine for smaller branches. It is not a machine meant for cutting down trees or really thick branches.
The battery is easy to install and remove but is small. I prefer a bigger battery and a spare one for more extended jobs. Vevor sells the same pole saw also with a 4Ah battery. I recommend going for that version. But for smaller jobs, you will be ok with the 2Ah battery.
Using the VEVOR 2-in-1 Cordless Pole Saw & Mini Chainsaw
After all the preparations, it was time to start using the chainsaw. We first tried to use it as a min chainsaw. Due to the small battery, the mini-chainsaw weighs much less than some of our other full-size gas or electric chainsaws.
This makes trimming smaller trees or bushes convenient. For these jobs, we would definitely use the Vevor mini-chainsaw.
But now it was time for the pole-saw. We had several trees that needed trimming. In general, we were satisfied with the performance. The pole saw is not that heavy, so using it was fine.
Our manual pole saw can reach a lot higher, but using it requires much more energy. We maneuvered the top of the pole saw in the correct branches, pulled the trigger, and the chain ate itself through the branch. There was no need to put additional tension on the saw.
We have used it with several trees and are happy with its performance. The saw seems sturdy, but remember that we have not used it for an extended time yet. As the battery was new, we did not do any battery performance testing yet.
Cleaning the Vevor chainsaw after usage was also fine. It is easy to remove the cover and all the sawdust and dirt. This way, it is ready for the next job.
In conclusion, the VEVOR 2-in-1 Cordless Pole Saw & Mini Chainsaw is a good mini-chainsaw and pole saw for its price. You will not be disappointed at just over $100 for the 4Ah battery variant. The saw is flexible and sturdy. And all products come with free shipping and can be delivered within 3-5 business days
Remember that it is not suited for thick branches, but with a manual pole-saw, this can also be challenging. With its pole height of 8 feet, you need an additional ladder to reach branches in higher trees.
– The pros
- Two chainsaws in one product. It is both a mini-chainsaw and a pole chainsaw.
- Light and reasonably powerful.
- A lot of adjustments are possible.
- You get everything you need, including chain oil.
- Good price performance. At the time of writing, you can find it at Amazon or Vevor around $100.
– The cons
- It is not suited for high trees. The pole extends up to 8 feet.
- The included 2Ah battery is relatively small. For larger jobs, you will need to recharge the battery. We would go for the 4Ah battery.
- We could not find a spare battery.
Vevor provided the pole-saw, but this review is our opinion and is not influenced in any way by Vevor.