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Old 10-03-2008, 07:27 PM
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Considering one for very light use around the yard. Any Suggestions?
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:39 PM
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I use one around the yard and have not regretted it. Just take good care of it. Oil properly and clean it.
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:32 AM
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Don't cut the cord! Personally, I'd never get one for that reason. OTOH, the new alcohol laced gas is killing small engine stuff..all those Chinese fuel components are falling apart. Hmmm..tough call.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:46 AM
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I never had too much interest, until a freind who was moving to the city gave me his. It works great! Keep it cleaned and the chain oiled up and it works like a charm. Its light weight and quiet.
I use it on fallen branches and have been really using lately as I'm removing 30-year-old shrubbery from around the front yard.
Its a great choice for smaller applications---go for it.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:53 AM
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What brands and sizes do you guys use? I am thinking the same thing. I would like to get a light one. My old sears one is heavy and my brand new stihl shit the bed after about 3 tankfulls - they are blaming the gas....
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:04 AM
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Hello Grunt--
As I mentioned the one I have was given to me, but it's got an 18" bar. I believe the brand is Black & Decker. Not too sure of the brand as I'm away from the house right now. I've been using it heavily for the last month. The other guy had it for a few years with probably less use than I've had already.
The only concern is the length of extension cord. I'll have to use it near the edges of the yard very soon, and I'm wondering how it will do on the end of a 150 or 200 feet of extension cord, added resistance. So far, I've gotten by w/ a 50' cord.
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:35 AM
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They work fine, I have a $60 one I bought at home depot 5 years ago and no complaints. It is most effecitve cutting through branches less than 6" thick but can do bigger ones and I even took down a couple 14" diameter trees trunks, just takes a while. The cord is only a minor hassle assuming you can get to an outlet.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:47 AM
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I got the Gator and it works great, a lot less of a hassel then the Poulin I have. It is listed as a limb cutter but is cuts what ever you can put it around.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:56 AM
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I've used them, great for small jobs. Good value for the money.
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:43 AM
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I have a Remington that came with an extension pole. Have only used the pole once but for small stuff it is great.
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Sears has 4 different ones listed on their web site. One has an 18" bar and 4 hp.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:07 PM
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I have a Remington that came with an extension pole. Have only used the pole once but for small stuff it is great.
I have one of these too. Use it to trim the low palm in the front yard. Works great. I only use it 1 or 2 times a year so the electric is a lot easier to maintain since there is no motor maintenance. I just lube the chain, clean the unit and replace the chain when it wears out (once in 10 years).
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:33 AM
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I've had a few. Wen 14" was the best, could do some serious cutting. Used it on oak railroad ties for landscaping and never had a problem. Toro (2 of them) were junk. Remington not bad but for VERY light work.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:23 PM
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As little as they actually get used, the electric if you have electrical outlets and or a good heavy duty electrical cord and are not trying to be Paul Bunyan are the best now days. As mentioned above the gas, if left untreated and even treated may cause many problem for the average home o wner do it your self kind of guy.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:34 AM
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I bought a Remington pole saw as mentioned above from Lowe's about four years ago. I think it was less than $100.

It works awesome! The pole is great and gives you a 16' reach from the ground. You can also take the saw off of the pole and use it. As others have said, keep it clean and oiled. I would also recommend keeping the chain sharp. I use the little stone bits that go in a drill.

The best part is that it always starts, unlike my gas Poulan, I spend more time keeping it running than I do actually cutting with it.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:57 AM
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I second or third the Remington one on an extension pole. Its great for trimming trees and the saw detatches from the pole to use just like a chain saw. I have both the Remington and a gas saw and I always reach for the electric saw as it starts everytime.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:45 AM
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I have a remington that I bought at Home D for yard work. I have zero complaints. Lightweight and plenty of power. Goes through a lot of oil though. No biggie. I've taken down at least 15 trees with it with no problems up to about 2 foot thick.

16" blade I think cost about 80 bucks 4 years ago. It still works great and I am abusive to the thing.
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Don't cut the cord! Personally, I'd never get one for that reason. OTOH, the new alcohol laced gas is killing small engine stuff..all those Chinese fuel components are falling apart. Hmmm..tough call.
I guess that is why my 30-year old Homelite XL fires right up every time, regardless of the gas I put in it. Must have all pre-Chinese components.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:31 AM
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Look into one of the battery operated chain saws. I purchased one last year with 3 batteries and it works like a champ.

I keep all three batteries charged and never run out of juice !!!!!

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