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    We've this Marri that needs to be removed. To avoid damaging the surrounding shrubs and nearby grape vines it has to be lopped rather than just felled in one go. Normally I would drive down to Midland and hire a pole chainsaw to do the lopping. The hiring and returning would take about 3.5 hours and the cost $100+, cue the BRAINWAVE. Why don't I try using our pruning saw on a long pole? I have a long telescopic aluminium pole that was originally on a concreters bull float, a broom handle at the far end and into the socket of the saw handle. Everything else about this job is the same, limb restrained by rope to the car to ease it down. It takes about 7-10 minutes of sawing to get through a 200mm branch, they start cracking at about the 2/3 mark. That's not 7-10 minutes constant sawing, 50% of the time is spent breathing heavily in neutral.
    As each limb is dropped it's cut into manageable lengths with the chainsaw, thicker sections split for the firewood heap,and leafy greens loaded onto the ute for delivery to the local tip where they will be mulched. If we had a hired pole-saw all of the limbs would be dropped in a tangled mess so that we could get the saw off hire in one day, this way is safer and we can take our time.
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    I’ve been using one of these on long ropes around our place for the same job

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    It’s astonishing how quick it cuts, but I find it’s use difficult because the branch pitches under wind or gravity.
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    I've thought of one of those too, Arron, but now that I know the pruning saw works ok it'll do for the few times that it's needed.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.

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    I used similar with a 6 metre length of al tube a mate gave me.
    The saw was on another metre which was slit and held on with a jubilee clip.
    Worked well to trim branches off a couple of blueberry ashes that had grown a little too large for suburbia.
    My son was over the other day a noticed a blade on the louvres on our upstairs exhaust fan jamned open. He suggested we get a ladder and he’d climb up and use the tree lopper to close it.
    After we got the lopper he was able close it from the driveway.
    Sure beat climbing on the roof and hanging over with a broom or something from above.
    H.
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