Pole saws are available with three power sources: electric (corded), gas-powered and battery-powered.
1. Electric (corded)
Electric pole saws are a great choice if you are looking for a tool that gives you a cleaner and emission-free power source. You do not have to worry about working with messy and volatile gas and having to add the right amount of oil. All you have to do is just plug in the pole saw and start trimming and pruning your garden into perfection. The only downside of using electric is that you have to stay close to a power outlet or you may need to use a heavy-duty extension cord.
If you want a portable option that allows you to transport your pole saw in your car, and a cutting tool that you can use anywhere, then choose a gas-powered saw. They are ideal for working in tight spots, can easily cut and prune among dense tree branches without having to worry about the cord. But they emit fumes, and you have to keep checking the gas level. There is oil to consider, and the engine can make them heavier than other models. But if it is power you need for heavy-duty chores, then a gas-powered pole saw is the ideal fit for you.
Like gas-powered models, battery-powered pole saws are portable, which makes them ideal for large properties, acreage, and they are also a good choice for camping. They come with a strong battery, either Lithium-ion or Ni-cad, and a powerful motor, so you can easily cut through thick undergrowth, tougher tree limbs and small logs.
The battery will need to be charged, and many models come with their own charger, but if you have a large property and a lot of arboring to do, then you will probably need an extra battery. A good tip for lasting performance is to choose a pole saw that is powered by a lithium-ion battery.