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Thread: HF Electric Pole Saw

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    HF Electric Pole Saw

    I love this thing !!!!!!!!!!

    I've been cleaning up the yard a bit getting ready for all you wonderful folks coming to visit. My yard is in the woods surrounded by, maple, oak, birch, shag bark hickory, poplar and pine. Branches have been growing like crazy creating a canopy like feeling to my yard so I took out my manual pole saw and started sawing and cutting. Reality smacked me between the eyes. I'm getting old, and my arms wear out easier than they did a few years ago.

    Anyway, after feeling a bit sorry for myseld I decided to try the HF electric version. What a workhorse I did (overdid) the whole yard in about a third the time the manual version would of taken me. Lots of power and torque. I have no reservations in recommending this tool.

    It was on sale for $84, less 20% coupon and a free flashlight

    I had clost to 200" of 14ga extension cord with no problem at all.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/7-amp-e...saw-62896.html
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    Nice, I was considering it actually, thanks for the review.

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    Darren

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    Y'know these electric tools really seem to be coming into their own in the last couple of years. Thanks for the good review!

    A few folks on the HF site said that the oil reservoir was small and needed to be refilled frequently, I guess that makes sense though on a pole saw you wouldn't want to have to have a huge bucket of oil out there at the end of the pole making it heavier than it needs to be.
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    Thanks for the review. I'm going to be in the market in a few months for something to prune our fruit trees. I wasn't looking forward to using a manual pole saw.
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    25% off thru Sunday.
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    I need one of these. Still have a lot of damaged trees from a very thick heavy snowfall last winter I need to clean up after.

    Thanks for the tip!
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    And thanks for the coupon Ted!
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    Nice, Thanks Ted!
    Darren

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    I picked one up earlier today using the sale price and the 25% off coupon, came out to about $69 with tax (which I just realized is almost 10% across the highway from me ). I just got it assembled and cleared a few limbs that have been rubbing on the metal roof of the shop, man, I'm sold!

    It's low enough amp draw I can running it off my backup generator, so just need to git it loaded in the yard trailer and pull it out around the yard to do some trimming by the road where I've been putting it off a few years now.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    Does it come with a picker upper for all the trimming...lol
    cheers

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