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  1. smokey01

    smokey01 ArboristSite Operative

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    I have one and use from time to time. Obviously one of the tricks is to actually get it over the limb you want and still able to saw. I also tie in handles at the appropriate height once installed and it makes it easier. One drawback is there is no good way to undercut the limb for a good break so it will tear and pull too.
     
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    They work but with some limitations.
    Getting the saw over the correct branch helps.
    The weight that keeps the teeth in contact with the branch doesn't always.
    The farther apart the ends are, the better, for me it's a two man operation.
    Just like a misery-whip, you only have to pull, cutting a eight inch Oak branch is a workout.
    Ripping the bark is common but on dead wood who cares.
    getting it stuck in the cut is always posible, my neighbor has one stuck in the tree after he broke the rope.
    He used his tractor to unstick the jamed saw.
     
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    If that doesn't work you might try one of these :)

    [video=youtube_share;ereEhTuBlwA]http://youtu.be/ereEhTuBlwA[/video]
     
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    Why is this posted in the commercial forum? Those rope saws, or whatever they are called, have no place what so ever in the tree care world.
     
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    NO!, I wouldnt even think about using that thing.
     
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    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    Thing is a joke!
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    OK, My faith is restored a little now. What took you guys so long?
     
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    I will use my pole saw. Thanks though:msp_thumbup:
     
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    I disagree! I have one that I am planning on using to hang myself with.:msp_tongue:

    Jess joking, I don't have one, wouldn't be caught dead with one and when i hang myself I am gonna use 16 strand like any self respecting treeman would.

    I like how one has to be standing directly under the limb one is cutting to operate one of those things... sounds like a Youtube moment

    Any man that sucessfully cuts a limb with one of those is a better man than me is all i know now if you will excuse me: Whars my 16 strand!
     
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    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    Dude, I hope you seek professional help before we read about you!
    Jeff :dizzy:
     
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    Yes find someone who is "qualified" not "certified" to deal with your problems.
     
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    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    That all ya got?
    Jeff :msp_tongue:
     
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    Calm down Jeefers. Ya know, people pay to hear this kind of stuff, they call it comedy. The only reason i would hang myself is if I had to be around you anyway and I don't THANK A GOD, any god, pick one, I don't care which one, now if you will excuse me i am gonna have another pull off of this Wild Turkey then wrap my High Limb Chainsaw around my neck and set fire to it... that has got to pull a lot of veiws on Youtube huh?:msp_ohmy:

    I think I will go into stand up, I got this whole bit about this chainsaw on a string worked out in my head... the only thing is that i think only treeguys will get it.:cry:
     
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    Oh crap, you are just confusing me.
     
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    Because it looked like something that could be used to make money, thus, the Commercial Tree Care forum for comments, evaluation, review and feedback from others that may have used one. That is why I use this forum so that I can learn from others, contribute, and perhaps in this case, help others including myself, make more money.
     
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    I'm looking for a throw line I can attach to this.
     
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    I hear what you are saying, but that thing will only cost you money in terms of potential injury to yourself, injury to the tree, and looking like a untrained idiot hacking up a tree. No, I am not calling you an idiot.
    You should learn how to climb, and get insurance, and do it right if you want to make some money.
     
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    Thanks..........
    I know how to climb, I do have insurance and I do make money.
    Of course you are not calling me an idiot, you don't know me; ignorant I am at times but I usually fix that.

    That being said, I'm always looking for new methods and equipment and I keep a very open mind to potential products. Of course that again is why I am participating in the forum, to learn and share information. Yes, of course one should practice and become proficient at anything before you take it to game day.

    I tried one of the saws that has bi-directional blades and agree with the limitations as stated by others. (thanks to wudpirat and psuiewalsh for their constructive comments) I thought also that if one leg of the saw is counter balanced with a weighted object one may be able to work the saw from the tree without being under the subject branch.
    My verdict...these are very problematic and probably not suitable for what I am looking for.
    That being said, I will continue to look and think about other possible solutions.
    There are just those times when some deadwood is out of reach of my pole saw and a customer wants it removed and I don't like to say, "can't reach it".

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    I agree. So how about something constructive or informative.
     

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