A gas pole saw is the best choice for heavy-duty work. But you should also be aware of the noise it produces. These machines are much more noisy than electric-powered models. They also require maintenance and should be cleaned after each use. You will also want to check the saw's starter cord to ensure that it is working properly. You should also store the saw in a case to protect it from damage.
It is also important to keep the saw lubricated. This will ensure that it cuts well and remains effective. You can use a special pole saw oil for your saw. This oil should be of high quality. You should also make sure that the engine has a good filter. The oil should be stored in a container that has a fuel stabilizer.
You should also check the saw's chain before and after you cut a branch. You will also want to make sure that the chain is oiled. This will increase the life of the pole saw and help you cut more efficiently.
Another factor to consider is the handle of the pole saw. The handle should be ergonomic, and allow for free maneuvering. You should also make sure that it is lightweight and durable. This will prevent stress on your hands. You should also check the pole saw's starting mechanism. Some models have a simple pull cord system, while others have a more complicated mechanism.