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Old 09-12-2014, 07:37 AM
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Got one of those 79 buck electric pole saws at harbor freight to trim my trees - It works great. Powerful fast and light. At first I kept getting the blade stuck as the branch fell then decided to read direction because when the saw is 10 feet above ground it is a PITA. So read directions and this really really works. Hope this helps some - all else fails don't be afraid to take it down in pieces - I have done probably 7 inch branches. Now just wonder how long before I cut a cord.

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Old 09-12-2014, 07:58 AM
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Good timing on this post... I was just looking at them online last night, thinking of picking one up tomorrow.
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Glad it worked for you.

I guess past customers didn't unplug the saw and let children play with it?
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I've owned a gas powered extendable saw like this for over 15 years. My justification to my wife was we needed it to trim limbs at home but.......my main purpose was to trim shooting lanes for deer hunting! LOL It's certainly paid for itself many times over! : )
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I've had one for years and they are great within their capabilities. Safety goggles are a must to avoid the dreaded, "some thing in my eye"......
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I have the discontinued homelite. It works great for trimming high. When you store it drain the chain oil wipe down, spray bar with silicone spray, wrap in a towel, stick in a black garbage bag then zip tie shut.. Damn thing leaked chain oil all over concrete even after draining.
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Interesting comments thanks - my self oiler doesn't seem to work - probably has to be really clean inside the bar cover area ? And yes, I did learn safety or other glasses keep the chips out of your eyes. yea - unplugging it!!! Easy to forget since usually use a gas saw.
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Interesting comments thanks - my self oiler doesn't seem to work - probably has to be really clean inside the bar cover area ? And yes, I did learn safety or other glasses keep the chips out of your eyes. yea - unplugging it!!! Easy to forget since usually use a gas saw.
Mine keeps a steady drip of oil on the chain weather its running or not. Granted less when its idle but it keeps the chain moist when running. Your gonna have to track the clog down. A dry bar will work the motor hard.
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My Stihl trimmer has a Chain saw attachment. Love the thing. I like cutting brush with it too. Don't have to bend over as much and doesn't kick back at you like a saw blade on a string trimmer.
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OK....Now I have some experience with these bad boys! Along with the safety glasses don't go climbing to the top of an 8 foot step ladder to get just a bit higher. Ask me what happens.....

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Got the saw pinched on a 6 inch oak branch, holding on to the ladder wiggling the saw and the branch let loose, kicked out came straight down on my thumb that was my only finger on the top step of the ladder. I had gloves on the blood squirted up to my elbow. I didn't fall off the ladder climbed down turned it off and proceeded to call 911. I thought my thumb was cut off. Sat on a 5 gallon bucket in the middle of my driveway waiting for the ambulance. This was my first chain saw accident in 25 years of running saws. It only takes one.
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I'm nominating LI Sound Grunt for "Branch Manager".
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I have the same saw bought it at harbor Freight a couple weeks ago, works great, can really rip through a good size branch.
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Just ran out and bought one of these pole saws thanks to li sound grunt.and thanks to all the great help and advice found on the hull truth.
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I also bought one and it works well
I also got it stuck a few times but now cut the bottttom of branch a little and then cut throught the top.
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I recently purchased a Silky 21' pole saw. While not powered, the pole's oval shape and locking mechanisms work much better for my taller palms than a previously purchased product did. The Hayauchi blade that came with it cuts the palm branches and seed pods easily. A bit of an investment, but not much more than the trimmers charged me each visit to clean up the trees.
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Always do your under cut first sharp chain always and run it wide open for those pressure branches
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I have a Stihl 12-15' pole saw with gas engine, best damn thing I ever bought for trimming for deer season around stands(Really it is to keep trees trimmed around the house )


You can get it hung if not careful but that is good illustration and is way I do it around the house, for deer stands normally just wanting to cut enough to see and don't want to cut too much at one time


However let my TIGHT WAD neighbor use it one day, got tire of watching him out there with one of those damn hand pole saws. He was making me tired watching him(or at least his SON), so got my stihl pole saw and took it over to him. Naturally he tried to decline but I insisted and he(SON) was very appreciative . Hour late I see saw stuck in damn limb and long story short he pretty much F'd up the chain and end of it getting it loose . Cost me $150 to get it fixed.

He asked to borrow it again couple years later, this time I STAYED and I CUT the limbs and let them pick them up
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LIG doing a lot of yard work lately. Good exercise.

You ever get your lawn mower repaired and running?
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I have a Stihl 12-15' pole saw with gas engine, best damn thing I ever bought for trimming for deer season around stands(Really it is to keep trees trimmed around the house )


You can get it hung if not careful but that is good illustration and is way I do it around the house, for deer stands normally just wanting to cut enough to see and don't want to cut too much at one time


However let my TIGHT WAD neighbor use it one day, got tire of watching him out there with one of those damn hand pole saws. He was making me tired watching him(or at least his SON), so got my stihl pole saw and took it over to him. Naturally he tried to decline but I insisted and he(SON) was very appreciative . Hour late I see saw stuck in damn limb and long story short he pretty much F'd up the chain and end of it getting it loose . Cost me $150 to get it fixed.

He asked to borrow it again couple years later, this time I STAYED and I CUT the limbs and let them pick them up
My brother has got the same one. If it ever gets tired, replace it with a battery powered electric, and you won't look back. With the lithium batteries out there today, they will run for 30 minutes or so per charge, but are MUCH lighter and easier to control.

A wise man once told me, there are 3 things in life that you don't loan out.

1) Your Wife
2) Your Boat
3) Your Chainsaw
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I forgot my chainsaw on my last trip to my farm. I am starting to clear an area for a pole barn. What I did have was an axe and a ryobi electric pole saw. I quickly put down the axe and stayed with the pole saw. It took a few minutes but the pole saw dropped 8" inch pine trees without a problem.
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