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39.3 x 10.2 x 10.6 inches
– May 20, 2022
Unfortunately this was fairly loud. Return process was smooth and easy. Good seller.
Richard K. Barry
– May 22, 2022
I bought this pole saw because I was sick and tired of spending $200 – $500 every few months to have trees trimmed around our house. I am, as with other EGO products I’ve purchased, very happy with the tool. I also have their chain saw, edge trimmer, hedge trimmer and cordless blower. I have two batteries and both of them work with all of the tools mentioned.This thing cuts like a champ. I bought the extension for the pole saw as well and the system makes an easy task of wandering around the property trimming limbs.I honestly can’t recommend this product enough nor speak more highly for the entire line.
– June 18, 2022
This is an outstanding build. I have owned a Ryobi for years and had great luck with that. Then, I bought a DeWalt – high end stuff, very powerful. Now, I’m an Ego man! Holy cow! Amazing power! I was so impressed, I ordered the edger attachment and will look to replace my old Lead-acid black and decker lawn mower with an Ego lawn mower next year. Oh. New guys. Remember to tilt your trimmer head to the right instead of to the left or you will get a mouth full of grass. My old Ryobi rig needed to be tilted to the left to do fine work. If you try that with this powerful rig, you will be pelted with wood chips, dirt and grass.
– June 23, 2022
It’s hard to write a review that’s just for the PSA1000, since it’s really an accessory for the PH1400. If you want to read my review of the PH1400, you can find it on the PH1400’s product page.
I have a Black and Decker pole saw (with extension), because I moved to an acre with a lot of trees, but thought that the pruning was just going to be light-duty, and infrequent. I also had an investment in 20 and 40V B&D batteries and equipment, so it seemed like a logical way to go.
My experience with EGO equipment started with the purchase of a lawn mower kit (with battery and charger). Since then I’ve purchased a blower, a PH1400, an EP7500, and this item. The cost of the batteries is prohibitive enough that I pretty much use my 5Ah battery for everything. This purchase may change that.
So, the experience with my Black and Decker pole saw was less than stellar. It was lightweight, and while each carbon fiber pole segment was rigid, the pole attachment mechanism was awful so the thing would articulate at each joint. The construction of it was such that the only thing passing through the poles was power, as the motor is located in the saw segment.
The PSA1000 definitely gives a different experience. First off, the packaging is much more substantial. The item arrived with no damage. I was happy to see that the chain was already mounted at proper tension. The shaft appears to be extruded aluminum, with a cast aluminum support. Also included is a sleeve for the chain bar.
For use, I tried this product connected directly to a PH1400, and also connected to an EP7500 (which was connected to a PH1400). I guess I’ll start with the things I like:1.) I like the chain oiler. Not every pole saw has one, but every saw needs to be properly lubricated. The cap is a good news/bad news proposition in that it has a retaining device (a plastic ring) that keeps the cap attached when unscrewed (presumably to keep you from misplacing it). This design makes is easy for contaminants to make it onto the cap as it dangles – that’s not good, and the device is likely to get dirty with use. It’s not the end of the world, but you’ll want to keep a rag handy. The capacity of the oiler reservoir is excellent.2.) The cutting power is great. I would imagine that the battery options affect operational duration of the device, and not the cutting force. With the 5Ah battery, this tool felt like it was just as usable as any gas-powered pole saw I’d ever used.3.) Overall rigidity makes the PSA1000 easy to use, with or without an EP7500.
Things I don’t like:1.) Weight. Some of this is my fault, using the 5Ah battery. Really the design choice to use the PH1400 as the base of a whole family of tools (trimmer, edger, pole saw) makes sense from a modularity perspective, but it results in a pole saw that weighs significantly more than it needs to. Locating the motor in the PH1400, instead of the PSA1000, requires the extra weight and efficiency losses of the mechanical spline drive. Also, when using this with the EP7500, it would have been nice to have the motor weight at the PSA1000 end. That’s my experience, YMMV.2.) The cast ground stand doesn’t keep the PSA1000 level when set on the ground not attached to the PH1400. This probably sounds stupid, but this would be convenient for filling the oiler without having the full apparatus assembled.3.) The spline caps are not great, and the engagement markings are not good enough. This probably requires some explanation, because I’m sure some owners would disagree with me on this. With what these products (and especially their batteries) cost, they are NOT throwaway devices. The caps and stickers are fine when you first get your gear, but what about 5 years from now? The caps are what you’d get to protect an item from shipping damage. It can easily be torn, lost, or just gradually not fit properly from material property changes over time. Something more substantial would have been nice. The stickers indicate the engagement point and directional key for shaft attachment. It’s fine, but it’s a sticker… it would have been better to just etch it on the aluminum.
In the end, I wish that EGO has just made a dedicated pole saw. I don’t feel the PH1400 platform was a great choice for this particular application. However, without that option, this (even with its flaws) is a good performer. My EGO reviews tend to sound fairly similar… they’re good products if the battery cost doesn’t make you flinch. The PSA1000 is no exception. Recommended.
– July 9, 2022
It’s hard to write a review that’s just for the PH1400, since it doesn’t do anything without one of the accessory tools. If you want to read my review of the PSA1000, you can find it on the PSA1000’s product page.
My experience with EGO equipment started with the purchase of a lawn mower kit (with battery and charger). Since then I’ve purchased a blower, a PH1400, an EP7500, and PSA1000. The cost of the batteries is prohibitive enough that I pretty much use my 5Ah battery for everything. This purchase may change that.
I won’t get too much into the accessories because I’ve only used this with the PSA1000, and not the trimmer or edger. The accessories are pretty expensive considering the motor is in the PH1400.
Construction of the part is pretty typical of EGO products. Large, chunky plastic and a mix of extruded and cast aluminum. It feels like a well-built piece of equipment. The controls are intuitive and can easily be operated while wearing heavy gloves. The general-purpose nature of the PH1400+accessories results in a heavier solution than a purpose-specific tool. With a 5Ah battery I feel like it’s a little head-light. That might be good for maneuverability, but I’d prefer a bit more weight at the accessory end to help with stability. A lighter battery, like the 2.0 or 2.5Ah, would probably help the balance a bit.
I wish that EGO has just made a dedicated pole saw. I don’t feel the PH1400 platform was a great choice for this particular application. I suspect that the STA1500 and EA0800 are probably better suited for the PH1400. My EGO reviews tend to sound fairly similar… they’re good products if the battery cost doesn’t make you flinch. The PH1400 is no exception. Recommended.
– July 9, 2022
Unfortunately it did not come with a powerhead I end up buying a Craftsman for the same kind of money very happy with it.
– July 12, 2022
Serve soltanto a tagliare erbette molto sottili ed il filo si consuma facilmente e molto velocemente…. non vale il prezzo. Sono costretto ad utilizzare il mio vecchio decespugliatore a motore. Perlomeno doveva poter utilizzare filo da 3 mm.
Mr. A. V. Samuel
– July 16, 2022
Not what’s in the advertisement. This is the cheap attachment from ego first generation multi head. The guard is horribly small and completely useless. Immediately returned upon opening. Whoever the seller is this is deliberate deception of customers wasting valuable time and resources in shipping. Amazon should shut them down entirely.
– July 21, 2022
I replaced an electric Black and Decker EdgeHog with this device and have been pleasantly surprise by the quality of the edge. My house has about 500 feet of sidewalk, driveway, street front to edge and this does a better job than the EdgeHog without the hassle of dealing with extension cords. It’s a bit heavy, so I recommend getting the optional shoulder strap for the Ego Powerhead unit to help offset the weight – esp. if you are using one of the larger battery sizes
– July 31, 2022
I own many of the EGO products – self propelled mower, leaf blower, string trimmer, multi purpose tool with battery with the hedger attachment and now the pole saw attachment. I am sold on all the battery operated products and would highly recommend them.
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