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  1. Tom Hawkins

    Tom Hawkins New OPE Member

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    Hi friends,

    I'm looking for a pole saw to prune high branches around my property. I'm not looking for the powered type, I'm looking for the curved saw blade type that can take multiple extensions. I remember using my father's (and I remember my achy shoulders the next day) and if I remember correctly, it was 3 or 4 six foot wood extentension poles that sagged and bounced as you cut back and forth. Any recommendations for finding something like that?

    It's here my interested: HOOYMAN 5 FOOT TREE SAW

    If you're a Hooyman owner, would like to hear your experience with the extendable tree saws durability and how they compare to other pole saws you've tried.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Fisker and Silky are other good brands too.

    Never heard of Hooyman
     
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    I have a silky. I highly recommend it. I also have two silky hand saws. In the right circumstances, they feel chainsaw fast. Very nice tools.
     
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    Silky, fanno, or fiskars. Depending on budget
     
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    Hey @Tom Hawkins welcome. If your not a spam bot, it might be helpful to know your budget and what height your looking to reach?
     
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    I would love a silky, but for the price the fiberglass pole set with marvin saw and/or pruner is more budget friendly for the occasional user. Personally I would get the adapter to run a silky blade as they are the best, but other cheaper options will work. The three piece six foot pole set gives you 18 ft of stick so about 21-22 ft of usable reach depending on height/strength. There are some videos out there about using the flex to your advantage while cutting with those long poles. Any material there will be flex, even the carbon fiber ones. My friend has the carbon fiber set he got on sale for a good price and loves them. He is however a professional tree climber and the added price was worth it for him.

    That being said, be safe. Cutting anything with any tool above your head is very dangerous. Wear a hardhat!
     
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    Homemade Pinnacle OPE Member

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    And watch the power lines.
     
  8. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    The saw you referenced is kind of an odd duck: between a folding hand saw and a pole pruner. Might be a good choice for camping/hunting, but not a good choice for backyard pruning.

    Two important rules about pole saws/pruners:

    1. The blade does the cutting. Get a good one and sharpen/replace when dull.

    2. The pole will always be 2 feet shorter than what you need.

    For home use I recommend one of the better Corona 14' models with a saw blade and rope operated pruner.

    Philbert
     
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  9. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    I recommend one other thing. Don't prune the tree right after your wife has planted flowers right underneath the tree. Wait until fall after her flowers have been hit with the first hard freeze or two.
     
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  11. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    I think you're right about the spam bot.

    Hey @Jon1212. What do ya think.
     
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    Jon1212 Birch! Please..... Staff Member

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    I believe you may be correct. It could just be a one, and done scenario. Time will tell.
     
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    Plus, I am moving this thread to Tree Work Equipment.
     
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    At least out there once.
    https://permies.com/t/92352/Opinions-pole-saws
    I can't believe you'd let this slide Jon lol.
     
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