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Old 07-13-2010, 03:29 PM
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you'd be surprised how much you can do with a cordless saw zall.
I had one of those. With the 12" green blades. Actually worked very well, but I sold it when I got the kombi pole pruner attachment.
Nothing against the sawzall, just no need for both, and the cordless is limited to around 6" branches.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:10 AM
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For ground level or step ladder work, my guys love their Felco folding saws. It's a low tech, inexpensive and very effective approach.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:02 PM
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Geez... Einstein?
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:31 PM
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any stihl hand or pole saws, make sure you make collar cuts and dont mess up the shape of the tree. and for small trees you can sell thinning out trees, going up the center of the tree cleaning the dead and overlapping branchs so the wind can flow through the tree easily without putting stress on the limbs. You can also sell tree feeding take a soil test to determine how much nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium the tree needs.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:38 AM
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I'm trying to get some of my mowing customers to hire me to cut there low lying branches to make my life easier. I'm tempted to cut some of these branches for free just so I don't have to dodge them while mowing.
Just chop them off and save yourself from getting smacked in the head and knocked off the mower when you forget to duck one day.You'll get your money back in the time that you save not having to dodge those branches.
If you advertise for tree work,make sure you have the right insurance and equipment,including a chipper to get the load down to size if you have a lot of volume.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:20 PM
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We often limb up trees with low-hanging branches that impede mowing. It almost always improves the look of the landscape and makes it much safer to mow. We don't usually charge extra for this.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:32 AM
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The last two posts have given me some insight. Thank you.
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