which pole saw to get

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by vegandude, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
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    The one they have they said is the pp880 at 21ft. I'm picking it up tomorrow. I do have the Echo PAS system with the power pruner attachment and short extension which will get to about 12ft or so. Sometimes nothing beats a nonpowered approach. Thanks for the info everybody:drinkup:
     
  2. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was just going to start a thread on this Vegandude, but since you've got one up I hope I'm not hijacking asking this. I haven't had much need for a pole saw until this year I've been more tree trimming requests. I was wondering if any of you have used an electric pole saw? I was thinking of getting one off Amazon from Black n' Decker or Earthwise. I'm not looking to spend 5 to $700 for that right now and was wondering if an electric one with rechargeable battery might be ok for a few small tree trimming jobs a year? Plus I'll save on gas. They're actually less than the manual ones from Stihl you all were referring to. Thanks.
     
  3. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've never used an electric one as I know Murphy's law says I will cut the stupid cord. I currently have a cheapo fiskars($30 or so-amazon) I'm now doing enough tree work to rate a good one.
     
  4. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    the electric ones I were looking at had a rechargeable battery and were in the $130 price range. I was just going to buy an extra battery as I already have another battery for my black n decker drill. Just a thought.
     
  5. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't mind relying on battery when at home or close to plug in but I don't want to when out in the field and don't always know how big the job might end up being(customer add-on) or you have several small jobs in one day.
     
  6. Colaguy

    Colaguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I used this long long ago. Drug power cords around client's property to trim limbs. Works very well if you dont mind pulling a power cord. Pole extends out. Can remove chainsaw & use separately. Bought mine at Home Depot & they still carry them in store in my area.

    Remington Tools 8 Amp 1.5 hp 10'' Electric Pole Saw

    http://www.sears.com/remington-tool...1x000001&kpid=07141474000&kispla=07141474000P

    This would give you more constant power vs rechargeable battery & batteries do eventually go bad & are $ pricey to replace.
     
  7. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
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    I now have my new PP800 in hand and wow! It's really nice to feel quality it your hands. Don't know how it cuts yet but that's one fine blade. Got it today because tomorrow I have two trees to trim.:cool2::dancing:
     
  8. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You will love it.
    The tooth design allows for a very easy cut. The bottom cutting blade works great to prevent bark tear. Take care with the cover....it's fairly fragile.....and I'm sure you've noticed how incredibly sharp it is-don't bump into the blade with body parts. Keep the saw blade lubed up with Fluid Film to keep cellulose and sap from sticking-makes for easy clean up.

    I put some hockey stick tape on the bottom of the handle to keep it from getting gnar'd up from the ground.
     
  9. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
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    Excellent, thanks.
    I've never used fluid film, I've always used wd-40 and/or light silicon spray. Are these as good or totally different:confused:
     
  10. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    For real... We paid $599 for a HT 131 cash and carry...
     

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