Gas Pole Saw Reviews and Comparison

Husqvarna 327PT5S Gas Pole Saw

If you’re looking for the most powerful pole saw you can buy, a gas pole saw is the way to go. Electric models simply can’t provide as much cutting power as a saw powered by a gas engine. With the extra cutting power of a gas model, the time required to make a cut will often be reduced.

With a gas can on hand, a gas saw can run for hours each day, every day of the week.

What are the downsides of gas pole saws? They are heavier and noisier than electrics, but newer models are quieter and lighter than you would think. The cost is higher with a gas model, but they’ll withstand years of heavy use. Gas motors also need a bit more maintenance, but it’s mostly limited to replacing the air and fuel filters and performing regular cleanings.

If you run a landscaping business or have a large job to tackle, I would recommend passing up any of the many electric models out there and going right to a heavy duty gas model.

Below you’ll find a comparison chart of Husqvarna vs. Poulan vs. Troy-Bilt gas pole saws:

BrandModelHorsepowerBar LengthMaximum ExtensionWeightPriceWarranty
Husqvarna327PT5S1.2 hp12"13'16.1 lbunder $6002 yr. parts/labor
Husqvarna327P5x1.21 hp12"11' 6"14.1 lbunder $5002 yr. parts/labor
Husqvarna128LDX1.1 hp10"9' 4"13.9 lbunder $2252 yr. parts/labor
PoulanPP338PT1 hp, est. (33 cc)8"9'15 lbunder $2002 yr. parts/labor
Troy-BiltPS720n/a8"8'6 lb (attachment only)under $1002 yr. parts/labor