I like the husky battery powered pole saw. It works just as good as a gas one, but always 'starts' and fits in the bed box on my bucket truck so it's always with us.
I was using mine today to trip the trigger on some trees I bore cut that were really sketchy. Had to put a huge amount of pull on them so I didn't want to be anywhere near them when they started moving.I second this. My battery powered Husky pole saw comes out on so many jobs. This week we have been doing storm cleanup in Portland and it has been invaluable while dealing with trees on houses. It is light weight and because it is electric you can hold it in ways and use it in positions that would be difficult to impossible with a gas powered unit where you have to consider the exhaust. Certainly one of my favorite tools.