Black and Decker Pole Saws Review

Black and Decker Pole Saw Review

Black and Decker Pole Saw Review

Welcome to our Black and Decker Pole Saw Review. Today, we'll be looking at two of the best pole saws on the market: the cordless Black and Decker LPP120, and the corded Black and Decker PP610.

Both of these pole saws feature outstanding performance and durability at a reasonable price. We'll be reviewing these two products in detail, and we'll also compare them against other similar pole saws on the market. Here we go!


Black and Decker LPP120 20-volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Pole Saw

Overall rating:

Performance

Forgiveness

Build Quality

Look & Feel

Price

PROS

  • Extends from 6 ½ feet to 10 feet in length
  • As durable as they come
  • Possesses a long running battery
  • Tough and durable construction
  • Can cut diameters up to 6 inches
  • Comes with 2-year warranty

CONS

  • On the expensive side
  • Has trouble with some types of wood

Arguably the best battery pole saw on the market today, this Black and Decker 20v pole saw combines exceptional power with consistent cutting capabilities. Possessing a tough and durable construction, it’s designed to thrive through years and years of use. Making use of a powerful battery, it can be used just about anywhere where there are branches to be trimmed.

Key Features

  • Adjustable pole can range from 6 ½ feet to 10 feet in length, allowing you to reach different heights when needed;
  • Long-lasting battery allows you to make up to one hundred 1 ½-inch cuts on a single charge;
  • Possessing an 8-inch chain, this pole saw can cut branch diameters up to 6 inches;
  • Disassembles into its components so that it can be easily stored away and transported;
  • Coming with a 2-year warranty, it is a durable product that’s backed by its manufacturer

BLACK AND DECKER LPP120 REVIEW

Construction/Design

Let’s start our Black and Decker 20v lithium battery review by talking about its overall construction and design quality. Made out of a combination of plastic and steel, this saw is designed to hold up over years and years of use.

Possessing an adjustment mechanism, this pole saw is capable of extending to any length between 6 ½ feet and 10 feet. This function allows you to reach branches at just about any height, from the ground to around 14 feet in the air. Of course, if you use a ladder, you might even be able to reach the tops of trees.

The pole on this saw is skinny enough so that it can be handled by people of all hand sizes. Equipped with an ergonomic handle, it can be gripped and operated with general ease. Just under the handle is where the battery is located. This battery is fairly lightweight, doing very little to affect the saw’s handle-ability. In all, the saw weighs around 10.5 pounds.

Though the LPP120 is on the expensive side, it possesses an exceptional construction and design quality that makes it well worth its price. Regardless of your size, strength, or know-how, you will love this saw.


Ease of Use

Next in our review of this Black and Decker cordless pole saw, we’ll talk about its overall ease of use. To put it simply, regardless of your size, strength, or previous knowledge of power tools, this pole saw is ridiculously easy to use.

Weighing just 10.5 pounds in total, it can be easily and accurately lifted up to cut the specific branches you’re trying to cut. Adjusting it to different heights is as easy as twisting the tightening mechanism in the middle of the pole. There are no external tools needed to make length adjustments with this saw.

In order to fire the saw up, you simply press down on the lever which is located on its handle. By releasing this handle, the saw will turn off instantly. This provides you with ultimate control over your cutting task at all times. 

So, while it may be on the expensive side, the LPP120 is ridiculously easy to use. For most, this makes its price worth the while.


Power

As far as power goes, this pole saw is about as good as it gets. Making use of a 20v Black and Decker battery, it’s designed to provide up to 100 cuts on a single charge; quite a few when compared to the majority of battery-powered chainsaws.

Because of its large, 8-inch saw, it can typically accommodate branches up to 6 inches in diameter. However, it does fail when tried against particular pieces of wood. But, for the most part, it will cut through any piece of wood that’s 3 inches in diameter or less.

Again, though it’s a little on the expensive side, its power capabilities make it worth its price. It’s not quite as powerful as a corded pole saw, but it is a lot more portable. If you require maximum portability with your pole saw, this is about as powerful a saw as you’re going to find.


Cutting Ability

Next on our review, we’ll cover this pole saw’s overall cutting ability. As was stated above, it comes equipped with an 8-inch long saw which can, at its maximum, cut branches of 6 inches in diameter. However, it most consistently will make its way through branches of 3 inches in diameter or less.

Its chain is of very high quality, and when lubricated with Black and Decker pole saw chain oil, will run smoothly and consistently at all times. Of course, you can more than likely use other types of chain oil as well.

In essence, this saw cuts wood as well as any battery-powered chainsaw you’re going to find. So, while it’s a little expensive, its combination of portability and cutting ability make it worthwhile.


Noise

While this chainsaw is a little loud, it’s nothing to write home about. Sure, it’s going to be noisy and annoy your neighbors a bit, but what power tool doesn’t? Its noise is really no worse than a typical push lawnmower.If you are bothered by loud noises of any kind, you can easily block them out by wearing a pair of ear plugs. The point is, this chainsaw is not inordinately loud, and it’s not going to cause any problems.



BLACK and DECKER PP610 6.5-Amp Corded Pole Saw

Overall rating:

Performance

Forgiveness

Build Quality

Look & Feel

Price

PROS

  • Created with hyper-stream nozzle for use in tough conditions
  • Extends to 9.5 inches at its peak
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Possesses an automatic chain lubrication mechanism
  • Equipped with a low-kickback bar for ultimate control and forgiveness
  • Reasonably priced
  • Sports an easy to access trigger

CONS

  • Cord limits its overall portability
  • Chain has a tendency to disconnect

To put it simply, this Black and Decker corded pole saw is very arguably the best electric pole saw on the market today. Possessing a tough plastic and metal construction, it’s designed to withstand loads of wear and tear. Equipped with an automatic lubrication system, it is easy to handle and simple to use.

Key Features

  • Possessing an adjustable pole, this saw can range anywhere from 6.5 feet to 9.5 feet long;
  • A self-lubricating mechanism keeps it running smoothly at all times;
  • Made out of tough and durable plastic and metal, it’s designed to hold up over years of use;
  • Its 6.5-amp motor provides plenty of power to help it get through both thick and thin branches;
  • Power trigger is strategically located on its handle, making it very easy to operate

BLACK AND DECKER PP610 REVIEW

Construction/Design

Let’s begin our Black & Decker pole saw review by talking about its overall construction and design. Made out of tough plastic and metal, this saw is designed to hold up over years and years of heavy use.

An adjustable saw, it’s capable of extending between 6.5 inches and 9.5 inches, allowing it to accommodate branches at a wide range of heights. Weighing in at just 8 pounds in total, it can be easily handled by users of all sizes.

Considering its very reasonable price, this pole saw offers tons of value in terms of overall construction and design.


Ease of Use

When it comes to overall ease of use, this Black and Decker pole saw is as good as they come. With an adjustable pole, it can be adjusted by simply twisting a tightening mechanism, allowing you to change lengths quickly without additional tools.

Its motor is run via a trigger that’s attached to its ergonomic handle. Simply press down on the trigger to start the chain, and take your hand off of the motor in order to stop the chain. Because of its low-kickback saw bar, it’s very forgiving when it runs into hard-to-trim branches. Again, considering its price, this pole saw is ridiculously easy to use.


Power

A corded and electric pole saw, the PP610 is one of the more powerful pole saws on the market today. When operating, its 6.5-amp motor is capable of driving its chain at ridiculously high speeds, allowing it to cut through branches like a knife through butter.

Unfortunately, because it’s not battery-powered, this saw is limited as to where it can go. It must be, at the very most, in close proximity to a power outlet of some kind. However, it’s also a great deal more powerful than battery-powered pole saws. You have to sacrifice some portability for more power.


Cutting Ability

Possessing a long, 10-inch saw bar, this pole saw is capable of cutting through branches with diameters of up to 8 inches. However, it most reasonably handles branches of 4 inches or under in diameter.

The truth of the matter is that you’re not going to find a pole saw that can do much more than this. In addition to its long cutting length, it’s also a very controlled saw, kicking back very little when it encounters a tough piece of wood.


Noise

When it comes to overall noise created, the PP610 is a fairly standard pole saw. It’s not as loud as a standard chainsaw and makes no noise that is any worse than your standard push lawn mower. Unless you’re very sensitive to noise, this pole saw is downright bearable. If you are sensitive to noise, you can help cancel it out by using ear plugs. However, with this saw, you shouldn’t have much to worry about.

Differences between the models

While they’re similar in a number of ways, there are some certain differences between the Black and Decker LPP120 and the Black and Decker PP610. Let’s discuss what separates these two pole saws from each other:

A battery-powered pole saw, the LPP120 is characterized by maximum portability. Provided that its battery is charged, it can be taken and used anywhere. This obviously contrasts with the PP610, which can only be used in close proximity to a power outlet. The LPP120 is also a bit longer than the PP610, capable of extending to 10 feet in total while the PP610 only extends to 9.5 feet.

The PP610 beats the LPP120 in its overall power and consistency. As long as it’s connected to a power outlet, the PP610 will cut ferociously and consistently. So, if you desire max portability, the LPP120 is the way to go. If you desire max power, the PP610 is the way to go.


How do they compare?

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Now that we’ve completed our Black and Decker pole saws reviews, let’s compare the two saws to some of their competitors. We’ll start with the Worx WG309 Electric Pole Saw.

Comparing most similarly to the PP610, this saw is corded, possessing an 8 amp motor that is just a bit more powerful than the PP610’s 6.5 amp motor.

Both chainsaws possess a 10-inch saw bar, but the PP610 is longer than the Worx, extending to 9.5 feet long compared to the Worx’s 8 feet. The truth of the matter is that these chainsaws are very similar. While the Worx is a bit more powerful than the PP610, the PP610 is also a bit longer than the Worx. It all depends on what you value more: length or power.

There are Sun Joe Pole Saws of all power levels and sources. Let’s discuss the Sun Joe 10-inch pole saw and compare it to the PP610.

Both saws possess a 10-inch saw arm, but the Sun Joe is a little more powerful, possessing an 8-amp motor compared to the PP610’s 6 amps.

Again, in terms of overall length, the PP610 wins, measuring in at 9.5 feet compared to the Sun Joe’s 7.2 feet. Both saws are reliable and are evenly priced, with the PP610 providing more length, and the Sun Joe providing more power.

The pole saw that is most comparable to the PP610 is this saw from Remington. Capable of extending to 10 feet in length, it beats out the PP610 by just a half a foot. Possessing an 8-amp motor, it’s also the slightest bit more powerful than the PP610.

Both saws are equipped with a 10-inch saw arm that can cut through branches of many widths. Considering that both saws are priced about the same, the Remington is a slightly better option than the PP610. However, because it's not battery-powered, you might prefer the LPP120 over it. A battery-powered, Black and Decker 18v pole saw, it offers similar length and power, but with more portability.



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