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Husqvarna 526PT5S Gas Pole Saw

When price is not a concern, and you need a tool professionals would feel at home with, there are a few brands you can trust. Husqvarna is one of them, and the 526PT5S is a pole saw that sits squarely in the Pro class. This Husqvarna pole saw may not be the most powerful gas […]

Last updateNovember 7, 2018
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Husqvarna 526PT5S Gas Pole Saw

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When price is not a concern, and you need a tool professionals would feel at home with, there are a few brands you can trust. Husqvarna is one of them, and the 526PT5S is a pole saw that sits squarely in the Pro class.

This Husqvarna pole saw may not be the most powerful gas driven model we’ve seen, but it can saw through limbs with ease. It’s a 1.3 horsepower engine with a top speed of 8500 RPM which is less than the Honda although still very capable. Keep in mind this isn’t a power head system; it’s a tool that’s sole purpose is to cut through limbs – not edge grass or weed eat.

The X-Torq motor produces low emissions while delivering a high amount of torque. It uses less fuel than other models and will hold up well on the job site. That’s due in part to a magnesium clutch housing which increases its life in the field, and a simple little thing called a skid plate. It goes on the bottom of the engine and protects the fuel tank and other parts from damage.

We also feel this Husqvarna pole saw is one of the easier gas powered pole saws to use. The choke and purge bubble is simple to use, and while you still have to yank on a cord, it does have an auto-return stop switch. The starter is also positioned where you can change the pull cord if needed without having to make half the machine apart. Believe me when I say changing those out is harder than it looks if the product is poorly designed.

The bar length on this Husqvarna Pole saw is 12-inches according to the manual, and there’s no automatic tensioner although you do get a tool. The oiling system is automated and will perform better than most considering the company’s reputation in the outdoor tool world. It measures 158.3 inches from end to end and tips the scales at around 15 pounds.

While we dig the Husqvarna 526PT5S pole saw, the warranty is far from the best. It only comes with a 1-year guarantee, but they do make top quality tools, and replacement parts are generally easy to find. You’ll need to pick up the usual extras with this one, and as its 15 pounds, a balance harness may not be a bad idea.

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  • 12-inch bar
  • Magnesium clutch housing
  • Stand alone starter
  • Auto-return stop switch
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