The maintenance guide for pole saws

Keeping your pole saw in great condition should be high up in your priorities. Not only will it imcrease the durability and longevity, but it will remove the threat of accidents and potential damage that could of been avoided if the correct maintenance procedures were undertaken.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

If you’re someone who uses the saw for pruning on a regular basis, you will want to take note of this list.  It could help you save money and headaches in the long run.

  1. Clean the chain. Ensure all dust, chippings and dirt are wiped off.
  2. Before you begin working with it, make sure the stop button and on triggers are working as they should.
  3. If using a gas powered pole saw, keep an eye out for any fuel leaks.
  4. Take some time to clear and clean the air filter.
  5. Clean the fuel tank out at least once a month.
  6. Keep the carburetor clean.
  7. It may be worth changing spark plugs every so often.
  8. If you operate off a electrical saw, you may want to check the cables regularly to ensure there is no damage.
  9. Keep the fan wheel sparkling clean.
  10. Wipe clean the outside of the tool. This will remove any oily substances from remaining on the handle areas. Which really is an accident waiting to happen.

If you require more information about maintaining a specific brand or model, you may want to check the owners manuals section here.

If you find you have conducted all the maintenance required, but the pole saw you own isn’t quite up to scratch, why not have a read of our pole saw reviews section. We take a look at some of the leading products on the market, and compare and analyse their features.