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Pole chainsaw

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:48 pm
by OchAye
Would this chainsaw be worth bothering with?
https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb426 ... uner/99641

I have an overhanging branch about 4-5 feet long and 3-4 inches thick that I need to chop. I could probably cut the branch in two using my standard chainsaw + ladders (against the branch) + someone on site to call the ambulance. The thing at Screwfix would manage the smaller branches to reduce the bulk of what has to come down but it does not seem worth bothering for just pruning. Any ideas if it could manage a 3-4 inch branch taking plenty of time to cut it?

Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:17 pm
by Dave54
Dunno about that one. I'd have thought it would do it easily although I've only used a mains "ordinary" chainsaw a couple of times I was impressed.
What about one of these though?
https://www.screwfix.com/p/telescopic-tree-pruner/2096f
I bought one similar from Lidl for the lopper, but I tried the saw last year on a couple of branches to save getting the petrol pole saw out. Saw works well on 3" sort of stuff. Someone there in the reviews says they were cutting 3-4" stuff as well.

Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:31 pm
by Rorschach
If it's a one off job, get a pole saw, much cheaper. Yes it will be a bit slow and harder work, but pretty safe and you only have to do it once.

Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:54 pm
by OchAye
Thank you Dave54 for the hand pruner. I had missed that as I had found the same bahco ones costing as much as the electric gadget.

Rorschash, yup at that price too (must double check the height tomorrow). If the main branch if clear from other growth I can take down safely with the electric chainsaw.

Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:16 pm
by Bob225
I have the ryobi pole chainsaw fully extended its very top heavy, the trigger is right on the end, what makes it a pita to balance and use and put any pressure on the saw

ladder + bow saw if you can manage it, or get some idiot in a van to do it

Edit. The titan is the same design as the ryobi

Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:22 pm
by Rorschach
FWIW I have used jubilee clips to hold a hand pruning saw onto a long pole for this kind of work. Didn't cost me anything and got the job done, if a little slowly lol.

Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:42 pm
by Grendel
Rorschach wrote:FWIW I have used jubilee clips to hold a hand pruning saw onto a long pole for this kind of work. Didn't cost me anything and got the job done, if a little slowly lol.
Reading through this thread that was in my mind as it's something I've done the same myself although I may have used tape. Done the same with a paint brush once too painting a really hard to get to downpipe.

Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:42 pm
by Rorschach
Grendel wrote:
Rorschach wrote:FWIW I have used jubilee clips to hold a hand pruning saw onto a long pole for this kind of work. Didn't cost me anything and got the job done, if a little slowly lol.
Reading through this thread that was in my mind as it's something I've done the same myself although I may have used tape. Done the same with a paint brush once too painting a really hard to get to downpipe.
You do what you gotta do to get the job done. I also have to paint an awkward spot once, I cut the paintbrush and glued and screwed it back onto the handle at 90deg, worked a charm but was a bugger to dip into the paint lol.

Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:49 pm
by OchAye
Howdy, follow on to the the scroofix handheld telescopic pruner has done the trick and I have removed all minor branches. It has a rather wobbly saw blade, I am surprised I have not broken it yet, the secateurs are better than I expected, and it untightens and folds at will. Worth the money.

Given I am too lazy to get the ladders out, I will try cutting the main 3" branch with it next.

Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:20 am
by Nos
I have used a similar one to trim our Chestnut tree, I managed to cut some fairly thick branches 100/160mm, however I forgot one very important thing and that was gravity :scratch: :scratch: so first time, lots of sawdust and a branch on the head :oops: lesson learnt. Nos

Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:41 am
by Dave54
The saw on mine is pretty wobbly too. Same on I suspect. Works OK though, and seems a lot tougher than it feels.

I always wear a helmet and when I'm doing those jobs. :lol:

Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:56 am
by Bob225
Dave54 wrote:The saw on mine is pretty wobbly too. Same on I suspect. Works OK though, and seems a lot tougher than it feels.

I always wear a helmet and when I'm doing those jobs. :lol:
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Re: Pole chainsaw

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:05 pm
by Dave54
Bob225 wrote:
Dave54 wrote:The saw on mine is pretty wobbly too. Same on I suspect. Works OK though, and seems a lot tougher than it feels.

I always wear a helmet and when I'm doing those jobs. :lol:
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Not quite, but better to be a bit over careful than have a large branch plant itself in the top of your head!