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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted July 01, 2011 - 06:39 PM

Has anybody here used one of the Rope & Chain saws to cut "unreachable" limbs?

I've got some (mostly dead) oak & walnut limbs that need to be cut, mostly 2-4". Some are 20-30' high. Just wondering if these saws work very well, or if they're a waste of money ($38)?

Any input welcomed, thanks! ~~ grnspot

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Posted July 01, 2011 - 06:43 PM

They will work for sure, but your arms get a workout! But heck, can't you just make your own with a $12 chain & $5 worth of rope.

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Posted July 01, 2011 - 06:49 PM

I don't think I can throw a rope that high, much less with a piece of chain in the middle. Go rent a man lift.

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Posted July 01, 2011 - 06:55 PM

I don't think I can throw a rope that high, much less with a piece of chain in the middle. Go rent a man lift.


I don't prefer heights myself Kenny! LOL

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Posted July 01, 2011 - 06:59 PM

I don't either, but the thought of heaving that rope up and around the correct limb seems tiring. I once had to trims limbs off a tree from a 60' bucket truck. That weren't fun at all.

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Posted July 01, 2011 - 08:01 PM

There is something patently wrong with the design that puts you under the branch you are trying to cut off. Bad experience here... Almost worse than bad.

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Posted July 01, 2011 - 08:11 PM

There is something patently wrong with the design that puts you under the branch you are trying to cut off. Bad experience here... Almost worse than bad.


Good point! Amazing how I never thought of that!:bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl:

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Posted July 01, 2011 - 08:23 PM

I watched a guy top out a big maple tree with one of those....He would throw a old chalkline box with string a few times..till he got it where he wanted to cut limbs off the main trunk..tie-off and pull the saw-rope rig over the limb.....While he was cutting he was well out of the danger zone.. the limbs would just droup down and not bind the blade..and then split off and fall straight down..this was a complete tree removal..if just prunning i think it would cause to much damage to the tree....B,

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Posted July 01, 2011 - 08:31 PM

Byron is right, without having the undercut done first it is going to cause damage to the tree when the branch tears off. Do the pole saws reach that high? I don't know how far up they will go.

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Posted July 28, 2011 - 01:38 AM

The pole saw works real well, I just finished trimming 40 some trees on my property with one. About 15ft is the max standing on the ground. I was cleaning stuff at 20ft standing in the bed of my truck and on a four step ladder. I climbed one of my larger trees thinking I was a pro, and quickly decided 20ft was plenty good after a strong wind reminded me how high I was. :)




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