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Professional Pole Pruners

The power and user comfort you want from professional equipment

Power through your workday! When overgrown branches loom overhead, reach for the power and versatility of STIHL professional pole pruners. They feature the same German-engineered technology found in our chainsaws, giving you confidence in every cut.

Choose between fixed-length and telescoping shafts that reach up to 16’ of branch-cutting potential. And don’t expect these pruners to be shy on the power. They’ll cut through difficult wood without tearing through your budget. Their fuel-efficient, low-emission engines mean fewer refuels and lower fuel costs.

And since you have better things to do than fiddle with tool maintenance, our professional pole pruners are designed to be as hassle-free as possible. In addition to our STIHL-manufactured OILOMATIC® saw chains and Ematic™ guide bar technology, these professional models also include automatic bar and chain oilers, as well as side-access chain tensioners. We build our pruners to be dependable, so you can get more work done. More work. Less fiddle.
  1. 3 years ago
    Stihl brand is #1 for a reason.
    As a homeowner I chose the HT 103 model because of the telescoping 16 foot reach. This new model has an easy to use shaft lock. Gloves on or off to do this. The chain bar oil refill works great, but this is a gloves off cap to open for me. That's ok...I'm not in a race to do this process anyway. Day one first time use, I would start it up and let it run for a while to break in. I had started the saw and it went dead a couple times. After this saw is warmed up (30 minutes or so) it is good to ... read more go. You won't have to ever do this again. This saw has never quit running after the day one process. I used it on day one without any readjustments. After day two I did tighten the chain a little which was easy to do with a half turn with the included wrench. I have now used this saw at the neighbors house and a few others... you can easily make your money back if you wanted to with this saw. For storing this saw. I hung two rubber coated hooks from the ceiling/wall of my shed. When I sat the saw on the hooks, the saw wanted to swing upside down. I don't want to store this saw upside down. So I reinstalled the hooks closer to the wall so the motor of the saw touches the wall keeping the saw upright. Overall. I love this saw. I will buy other Stihl products. The hedger and edger are next on my list.
  2. 2 years ago
    Easyer than climbing the tree with a with an 023c
    I have owned this polesaw for about half a year and it stihl works great. This pole saw has held is edge one several hundred cut on several tree types spruce , ash and from branch sizes from up to about 9 inches down to branches around 1/8 inch. The 1/4 chain has worked great for this pole saw , shaping the chain with an Oregon chain grinder will be my next step. I have used this saw to drop about a dozen small dead oak an ash trees and it keeps on going. After working and fixing stihl ... read more machines just under 2 decades has helped out a lot.
  3. 3 years ago
    A perfect tool for difficult pruning jobs that would be impossible otherwise.
    A pricey specialty tool, but saves literally hours of time compared with trying to tackle pruning high branches by moving a step-ladder around and using a manual pole saw. This pole pruner allows me to complete needed chores that otherwise, realistically, would simply not get done. Excellent balance makes it feel lighter in use than its actual weight. Easy to aim and maneuver. Runs reliably. Narrow chain cuts well through even thick branches if you are patient and use correct angles. A gem of a ... read more product I wish I had bought 16 years ago.
  1. 2 years ago
    Works well for small branches
    The PP 101, I find, is very handy for light trimming. It is light, very precise, made with Stihl quality and cuts through fruit tree branches, up to about 1/2 inch, easily. I would like to have a shorter one, maybe 3 or 4 feet, for trimming roses and hard to reach plants.
  2. 11 months ago
    Great pruner, but light duty only.
    This review pertains to the current model PP-101, which my dealer tells me has superceded the PP-100. Mine was purchased in April 2019. Pros: -Extremely lightweight, you can use it for a long time without feeling any strain. -The blades are also impressively sharp right out of the box--far better than any pruning shears you'll find at a home improvement store. In my opinion the blades are every bit as good as a certain Swiss maker of pruners which is the gold standard in the industry. Co ... read more ns: -The light weight comes with a price--which is that I'm unsure about the long term durability of this product. The shaft is a very thin walled aluminum tube; there's no doubt this works fine if you take care of your tools, but if you treat them rough I can see problems. When I bought this unit the first one that my dealer ordered in for me was bent during shipping. I can see that might happen very easily. If you are a landscaper or a contractor and you want to toss this in the back of a truck with other tools I don't think it would last very long. Ditto if you want to use it for larger/heavier work. There is a hook on the head of the tool to pull down cut branches, but I'd be wary of pulling hard with it. Also, the thin steel rod that transfers the force from the hand lever up to the blade is quite small and that does not inspire confidence. I'm sure I can squeeze the handle far harder than the tool can take. I'd keep in mind that this tool is NOT a replacement for a lopper, or even close to it. Stick with using it for small size branches and I'm sure it will last a long time.
  3. 11 months ago
    prefect for small limbs
    for limbs too little for saws. I have huge tree on my farm and there is always a little limb that is just to small for the saws. this thing is prefect.
  1. 4 years ago
    This product is the best
    I am 60 years old, obese, and have a lot of large mature trees. I bought this pruner 4 years ago, works great, branches cut like butter. I also purchased a third pole to reach even higher branches. The saw blade has yet to go bad after many many hundreds of branches cut, some 5" thick. The pruner cuts 1" thick branches easily. Easy to handle, light weight, cuts fast, and still works like new after many years. You will not be disappointed purchasing this.
  2. 2 years ago
    Superb Tool
    I have 40+ acres of property with literally thousands of trees. I have used a ladder and hand pruners for years with mixed results. I finally decided to purchase a STIHL pole pruner. It is lightweight, easy to use, and very, very effective. the lopper takes down 1"+ branches, including hard dead wood, with ease. The pruning saw is very sharp, durable and cuts 2+" branches in seconds. I wish I had purchased one earlier.
  3. 7 years ago
    Very well made, high quality pole pruner
    I bought the PP 900 a few years back and use it quite regularly on my tree covered lot. It has a very good blade on it for effortless cutting of limbs. I also like the fact that you can get replacement parts if you need them. The unit is expensive, but you get what you pay for! STIHL has done their research on this tool! I HIGHLY recommend the PP 900.
  1. 2 years ago
    Awesome Machine
    Awesome engine design as a 4 stroke without a oil sump which has to use gas/oil mixture. Not sure how long this design has been on the market for durability but I'm giving its low end power and light weight an A+.
  2. 6 months ago
    easy to start and run
    hopefully it will keep living up to what its doing right now. Grandson (6) said its light and wants to use it. ( no way )
  3. 10 months ago
    Easy to start very rugged
    Easy to start very rugged. Best investment I made in my pruning business.
  1. 9 months ago
    good pole pruner
    what I see in reviews loggers need to be able to place metal cover rather than plastic. was farmers son cut lots of woods for more field space crops. was a professional firefighter for 36 yrs, loggers & firefighters are hard on the equipment we don't have time be easy going. loggers time is money (and lives)-firefighters time saves lives. Stihl needs really look at what professional can change make the job better give use tool to do so. you make the BEST of all equipment keep it going.
  2. 1 year ago
    Great power
    We recently picked up an HT 250 as a replacement for an aging HT 75. Let me tell you, the difference is night and day. The 250 has more than enough power for any job. I'm a firm believer that many pole saws are underpowered, but this one is not. We have used it extensively pruning many acres of orchard trees and it has not let us down once. Some people complain about the new cutting head having plastic components, but I have not found this to be an issue at all. Unless you are purposefully ... read more abusing it there shouldn't be any problems - and the weigh savings are very noticeable when you are operating the saw all day. Highly recommend it.
  3. 2 years ago
    stihl the best by far
    love this ms 250 pole saw the head needs to be made of steel but still the best by far
  1. 3 years ago
    Oustanding reach
    Overall a good polesaw with good reach, sharp blade and easy to use.
  2. 3 years ago
    great pole saw with small weakness
    The telescoping aspect is great. Don't need to add extensions on and off, make you save a tonne of time. The blade is well design but could be a bit narrower for easier access in between branches. The big down is the locking mechanism is a plastic that cracks after a while. Rubber bumper at the end wears off pretty fast if you don't pay attention.
  3. 10 months ago
    It's lightweight, but stiff and strong
    Even though I have an HT-250 pruner, I was surprised at how often I reached for this one when cleaning up properties and improving sight lines at corner properties. It's quick, easy, light, strong, and after 15 months of use, the blade is still sharp. Moreover, I use it to limb long branches once they're on the ground, making them easier to load onto the truck. Great tool!
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