Sun Joe SWJ807E 10-inch 8.0 Amp Electric Pole Chainsaw Review


Sun Joe SWJ807E is not only a chainsaw but it also doubles down as a pole. It’s powered by 8-amp motor and has 10-inch Sun Joe bar and chain. Interesting concept for sure but how does it fare in practice?


Cutting performance

As you might expect Sun Joe SWJ807E isn’t powerful enough for heavy duty jobs however it tackles less demanding jobs quite well. You won’t be downing trees with it other than small ones but it works really good for trimming tree limbs and cutting branches 6 inches thick (likely can handle thicker ones too like up to 8.5-9.5 inches like Sun Joe claims).

Pole can be extended up to 8.8 feet to provide you with up to 15 feet of overhead reach. You can turn it into compact chainsaw when you need one in seconds – just detach telescoping pole and then connect cutting head with handle.


Cord

Sun Joe SWJ807E is a cord powered chainsaw pole and it doesn’t come with one so unless you already have appropriate cord you will have to purchase it too.

Cords of length up to 50 feet (15 meters) should have AWG rating no higher than 16 and cords that are from 50 to 100 feet long (15 to 30 meters) should have wire gauge rating no higher than 14. You shouldn’t use cords that are longer than 100 feet.

It’s important you use cord with appropriate AWG rating otherwise performance of Sun Joe SWJ807E will be reduced and you might even burn the motor.


Quality

Sun Joe SWJ807E housing is made of plastic and it does feel a bit fragile. If you abuse it it probably won’t last long however if you use it with care it might serve you for years to come.


Ease of use

Sun Joe SWJ807E is pretty light making it easy to use. Chainsaw setup weighs just 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) which is super light for a chainsaw, pole setup weighs 8.4 lbs (3.8 kg).


Features

Other than previously mentioned features Sun Joe SWJ807E also has automatic oiling. Oil reservoir is quite small (just 2 fl. oz. or 60 ml) but it doesn’t seem to consume much oil.

Sun Joe SWJ807E is CSA approved


Conclusions

Sun Joe SWJ807E is a good pole chainsaw for light duty jobs as long as having power outlet nearby won’t be a problem for you. It does have one deficiency though – it doesn’t feel sturdy so if you decide to buy Sun Joe SWJ807E please don’t abuse it, use it with care.




Sun Joe SWJ807E Electric Pole Chainsaw Details/Specs:

  • Rated voltage: 120 V ~ 60 Hz
  • Power: 8 Amps
  • No-load speed: 5500 ± 10% rpm
  • Bar/Chain length: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Telescopic shaft range: 6.5 ft – 8.8 ft (2 m – 2.7 m)
  • Overhead max. reach: 15 ft (4.6 m)
  • Oil tank capacity: 2 fl oz (60 ml)
  • Pole weight: 8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)
  • Chainsaw weight: 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
  • Certifications/Listings:
    • CSA approved




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