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I have been thinking about getting a pole saw to get the limbs hanging over on my side from the neighbors side. Those fence row trees seen to start high and sweep low and out and I can't plant as close as I use to. Never used one and I don't know anyone that has one. Is it a good idea or are they handy. I haven't started to look yet so any brands better than others. Thanks.....mike
 

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I checked on that last year. I was looking at a Stihl one and found it was way out of my price range
If you got alot to do $600 aint bad. I just couldnt justify that much to trim trees higher.
 

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Dad has a Stihl and it's pretty sweet...it will make a man out of you though! It is a beast.
 

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I bought one a couple of years ago. Real handy tool for me. ;)
TSC had a Ryobi on sale that had a 6' pole saw, and string trimmer head.
Not real heavy duty, but does the job I need. Gives me about a 13' reach from ground level.
I cleaned the limbs out of 1300' of fence line with it, for the same reason you need.
 

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I really like the Stihl ones, but they will get in your pocket at $600 and up. I need to buy one too. I use my brother in laws Stihl one now.
 

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We have a new stihl, I like it. We had an older one and it wasn't much. This new one was 700 and change. It is tough work with it extended all the way out and with your arms extended. 2 hours and I get shaky. Hard on the forearms....James
 

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Picked up a lightly used poulan pro combo system a few weeks back. It had teh pole saw with extension with it. Granted that was the only reason I bought it. New at teh farm store here a poulan with the saw attachment is 189.00. I got this with 2 trimmer heads and the saw and extension for 100. Its only a 8 inch bar but it sure knocks off the limbs fast. I couldn't afford a used stihl at 300 so this is the next best thing.
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Bought one for our craftsman weed eater a few years back to trim our fruit trees. It does a good job, but I get tired quick using it.
 

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I was at TSC this morning and they had the poulan pro on sale for $179. It reaches 12 feet and has a weed eater attachment with it.I have a few things to do this afternoon but I'm going to give it a try later today. Thanks for everybodies comments and I'll give you my take on the saw later.....mike
 

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I got to use the saw some today and was happy with it. It started easy and run fine, seemed to have enough power to do the job. I didn't use it with the shoulder strap and it got heavy as expected. The biggest limb I cut today was about 4 in. and hung out into my field about 15 feet. So far I'm glad I got it.....mike
 
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I have an echo PAS-225, that I have a line trimmer head and a brush-cutter for, and I plan to get the pole saw for it this year, which is $189.99 plus tax.
 

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mike1111 said:
I was at TSC this morning and they had the poulan pro on sale for $179. It reaches 12 feet and has a weed eater attachment with it.I have a few things to do this afternoon but I'm going to give it a try later today. Thanks for everybodies comments and I'll give you my take on the saw later.....mike
That's the one I bought Mike, I know I said Ryobi, but I got it confused with my bride's battery weed eater.
I've been happy with it as long as I keep the chain sharpened. It did the job I bought it for. ;)
 
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