I've been trying to get away with completing all my jobs without the aid of a pole saw and have been successful for quite some time now. Since a friend of mine usually let me borrow his, I was able to get those jobs done for my customers but my friends is currently in the shop for repairs. So I figure while I have the money and since needing one for over a year, now is a good time as any. Our local husqvarna dealer is offering me a sweet deal on a 327PT5S that's hard to refuse and since have demoed this model and love the extended reach. Any tips and advice before I make my purchase would be very helpful. Thanks.