Cordless Pole Saw Care and Maintenance

Cordless pole saws are a great tool for trimming branches and limbs. But like any tool, they require care and maintenance to keep them running smoothly.

Here are a few simple steps to extend the life of your cordless pole saw:

After Use Care

  • Clean the cordless pole saw with a brush to remove dirt, sap, or debris.
  • Wipe down the blade and bar with a clean rag.
  • Check the chain for tension and adjust as needed.
  • Clean the oil guide groove in the saw rail.

If the chain is damaged, replace it with a new one.

Cleaning Instruction

Cleaning after using the tool is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your cordless pole saw. Do not use water or liquid detergents because it might damage the tool.

  • Start by removing the chain cover and wiping down the saw rail, saw chain, chain wheel, and chain cover with a soft brush.
  • Next, clean the pole saw and the cooling fins using a damp cloth.
  • Finally, clean the ventilation slits with a soft brush to remove dust or debris.


Tensioning the saw chain

The saw chain must not sag but should have 2-3 mm of play. You can check and adjust the tension by following these steps:

  • Start with the chain cover removed and the handwheel loosened.
  • Turn the chain tensioner wheel clockwise to loosen the chain.
  • Slide the saw rail forward or backward until the chain is tight.
  • Tighten the handwheel to secure the saw rail.

Check tension by pulling the chain in the middle of the saw rail. There should be 2-3 mm of play. If the chain is too loose, repeat the steps above. If the chain is too tight, loosen the handwheel and turn the tensioner wheel counterclockwise to release some of the tension.

Cleaning Saw Rail Oil Guide Groove

  • Remove the saw rail and clean the dirt from the oil guide grove. Use a plastic spatula, not a steel tool, because it can damage the grove.
  • Re-attach saw rail.

Regrinding Saw Chain

Sharpening saw chains and chain blades require special tools for accurate angle and depth. We recommend having your saw chain reground by a specialist.

Changing Saw Rail and Saw Chain

  • Place the cordless pole saw on any flat surface.
  • Unscrew the handwheel counterclockwise until you can move the saw rail by hand.
  • Turn the chain tensioning wheel clockwise to push the saw rail as far as possible onto the chain wheel.
  • Remove the handwheel and the chain cover. 
  • Put the saw chain around the saw rail starting on the upper part. 
  • Slide the chain in the slot around the saw rail. When attaching the chain, ensure it is in the right running direction.
  • Put the saw chain around the chain wheel.
  • Place the elongated hole of the saw rail on the stud bolt and the guide bolt.
  • Attach the chain guard and tighten the handwheel slightly.
  • Tighten the chain tensioning wheel anticlockwise to tension the chain. 
  • Tighten the handwheel to attach the rail and the cover
  • Turn the saw chain by hand to check if it runs perfectly. It must slide freely on the rail.

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