13-Foot Chainsaw – 525PT5S Husqvarna Pole Saw Preview
Pruning season has begun, at least in the Southern states. Why wrestle with ladders, when you can get over 13-feet of reach from the Husqvarna pole saw. More than 1.3hp from the 25.4cc engine drives power to the 10 or 12-inch bar and chain. Whether you are already prepping your crews with trimmers and saws or waiting for that snow to finally melt, Spring is around the corner. New growth will soon begin if it hasn’t already.
Husqvarna 525PT5S Pole Saw Features
Not only are ladders a hassle, but they are proven to be dangerous, even deadly when combined with a chainsaw. You may want to see our review of the ECHO Pole Saw that shares some more back-story on ladders and chainsaws. Anyway, pole saws can offer as much or more reach, with your feet still on the ground.
The Husqvarna 525PT5S pole saw reaches to over 13-feet when fully extended, 158.3-inches to be exact. Add to this, the two or three feet of height below your hands (where you hold the saw), and the user easily reaches limbs that are 15 or 16-feet high. An aluminum telescoping inner and outer tube allows the Husqvarna pole saw to be lengthened and shortened at-will, in just seconds. Just loosen the threaded locking ring, then slide the saw out to the desired length (height).
Power for the Husqvarna 525PT5S pole saw comes from the 25.4cc X-Torq engine, delivering more than 1.3hp. This is the same powerplant found in our review of the Husqvarna 525LS Line Trimmer. Husqvarna recommends the 525PT5S pole saw be fitted with the 10-inch bar and chain, however, you can also opt for the 12-inch bar and chain. Lubrication of the chain happens automatically, while in use, and the amount of lube can be adjusted for conditions.
Husqvarna Pole Saw Ergonomics
The main handle for the 525PT5S is an in-line design for full control of the shaft and blade (chain). Powering off the unit is as easy as sliding the power switch to the “Stop” position, then the auto-return power switch returns to the “On” position, ready for restart. We wish that every manufacturer went to this style of on/off switch. Filter changes can be done without tools, just by unscrewing the thumb-screw on the side of the engine. The weight of the Husqvarna 525PT5S pole saw breaches 15-pounds, without bar and chain, so this is no walk-in-the-park — nor is using any other commercial pole saw.
Pole saws can add tremendous value to your lawn tool arsenal, and even offer you more potential income. While purchasing the Husqvarna 525PT5S pole saw is not cheap, at roughly $600, you may find that paying can make a quick ROI. We like the reach of more than 13-feet with this Husqvarna pole saw, and we hope to get one in for review very soon.
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Husqvarna 525PT5S Specifications
Cylinder displacement: 25.4 cm³
- Power output: 1.34 hp
- Maximum power speed: 8500 rpm
- Fuel tank volume: 17.25 fl oz
- Fuel consumption: 395 g/kWh
- Idling speed: 3000 rpm
- Chain pitch: 3/8″ LP
- Recommended bar length, max; 11.81 in
- Recommended bar length, min: 9.84 in
- Oil tank volume: 0.3 US pint
- Weight (excl. cutting equipment): 15.43 lbs
- Length, extended, including cutting equipment: 158.3 in
- Sound pressure level at operators ear: 89 dB(A)
- Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA): 107 dB(A)
- Equivalent vibration level,(ahv, eq), front handle, collapsed 6.3 m/s²
- Equivalent vibration level,(ahv, eq), rear handle, extended 6.7 m/s²