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Old 08-09-2013, 10:46 PM
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which pole saw to get

Wanting to upgrade to top quality pole saw in the 19/25 ft range. The local ace hardware has a beautiful stihl brand for $259 but I don't know if their pole saws rate well. What other brands rate well? I don't want to spend much more than that.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:10 PM
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$259 what model is that
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:18 PM
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Unfortunately at this time I don't know, I'll have to try to get by there tomorrow. At the time I was in a hurry and I just noted the price and that it looked well made.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:28 PM
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Unfortunately at this time I don't know, I'll have to try to get by there tomorrow. At the time I was in a hurry and I just noted the price and that it looked well made.
Well my 131 was a lot more then that
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:04 AM
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I've been looking for one as well, when the funds allow. Wasn't impressed with any others but the Stihl HT131. Runs about $700.

Edit - are you looking for powered or non powered? Cuz $259 for a manual pole saw is about right. I prefer Silky. Might be a little more, but better quality.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:15 AM
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I'm looking for non-powered. I've looked at advertisement for silky but I don't know if they are all about same quality.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:42 AM
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silky is good quality
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:53 AM
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I'm looking for non-powered. I've looked at advertisement for silky but I don't know if they are all about same quality.
Ok LOL I have one I rather use my 131 power pole saw
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:33 PM
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I think your referring to the Stihl PP 800 pole saw-$259.00

I own one and it is AWEsome! I paid $350 for it last yr & a few months later, Stihl dealer dropped price to $250

I've cut little limbs and big 10" limbs with this thing & it is great. 4.7 lbs & easy to hold but it will give you a good work out if cutting lots of limbs. Lifetime warranty. I broke a middle tooth off of it & turned it into dealer and two weeks later had a brand new saw blade at no cost.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCbeRPu5MIA
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:08 PM
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Used the Stihl PP 800 today on my tree. I'm 6, 6" tall and I'm sawing off limbs 25 ft up.



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My Stihl Kombi 110 w/two extensions & chainsaw attachment, cannot reach that high.

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