Stihl Pole Saw

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9/8/2017 9:05 AM

Better be worth it. Don't and won't ever understand how a pole saw with less cc than my Stihl chainsaw costs around the same. Was impressed by how light it felt though. Plus the length of the telescopic pole was impressive. Tired of ducking and diving cutting grass and a little fall clean up is neededPhoto

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9/8/2017 9:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/8/2017 9:10 AM

Got one here this spring. Went with the Kombi setup. Plus the extra extension. It wasn't the biggest engine (90? Forget now without being in front of it), but I was super impressed by its ability. Thing just grunts right through. Quick.

Now I'm thinking about the fancy hedge trimmer attachment too - would be handy for trimming off lots of young bushes. Sickle mower, like. But it's like $350 up here, just that one attachment.

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HAF

9/8/2017 9:16 AM

Been using one for over 10 years and its still going strong. It will give you an upper body workout like you never had !

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"We don't rent pigs."

9/8/2017 9:29 AM

Cleared many shooting lanes with one in the last 5 years . Works great.

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9/8/2017 9:33 AM

Just read the manual.... best ways to avoid kickback is to avoid kickback situations per the manual hahaha. Who would have thought, but thanks for the direction

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9/8/2017 9:35 AM

I'll give my opinions after using it today.

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9/8/2017 11:55 AM

Is it a 4mix? I have one and works great so long as your keep the chain sharp.

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9/8/2017 11:59 AM

Can tell on your, but if nothing else get a shoulder strap.

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[Moto Creed-O: Take the High-Road.....Kick His Ass and Fuck His Chick

9/8/2017 12:46 PM

Sweet! I have a Stihl KM130R and the pole saw will be my next attachment along with the extension.

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9/8/2017 1:14 PM

Them things are bad ass but you can get into trouble by trying to reach too high. Bent mine that way. Somebitch.

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9/8/2017 2:05 PM

JRT812 wrote:

Just read the manual.... best ways to avoid kickback is to avoid kickback situations per the manual hahaha. Who would have thought, but thanks for the direction

Kickback ?

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9/8/2017 2:16 PM

Holy shit. One lucky dude.

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9/8/2017 3:49 PM

your shoulders will feel it after use but I have 2 of em and they work great plus hold their value pretty well if you decide to sell. Not a fan of Stihls 4 stroke engines but its acceptable in this saw.

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9/8/2017 5:42 PM

JRT812 wrote:

Just read the manual.... best ways to avoid kickback is to avoid kickback situations per the manual hahaha. Who would have thought, but thanks for the direction

MR. X wrote:

Kickback ?

Guessing that is an avoidable kickback situation the manual was referring to haha.

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9/8/2017 5:43 PM

BMR179 wrote:

Is it a 4mix? I have one and works great so long as your keep the chain sharp.

4mix

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9/8/2017 5:45 PM

SEE ARE125 wrote:

Sweet! I have a Stihl KM130R and the pole saw will be my next attachment along with the extension.

Nice man! Contemplated going that route, but I didn't think I would buy all the attachments

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9/8/2017 5:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/8/2017 5:47 PM

whyZ wrote:

Can tell on your, but if nothing else get a shoulder strap.

Got one and it was a pain in the ass to use. Probably user error.

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9/8/2017 5:55 PM

vetmxr wrote:

your shoulders will feel it after use but I have 2 of em and they work great plus hold their value pretty well if you decide to sell. Not a fan of Stihls 4 stroke engines but its acceptable in this saw.

Feeling it for sure.

Quick update for those on the fence purchasing one like I was.

Worked like a charm and was surprised at how well it cut. Workout for sure, but I could see me using this more than my saw for simple cuts. One thing, that took me off guard was the blade tensioning screw. Tighten in the opposite direction opposed to my saw. Thought it was stripped for a moment.

Would purchase again and I'm surprised how well it worked. May not be able to tell from the pics, but I used it on a bunch of limbs.
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9/8/2017 10:56 PM

Stihl's are worth the coin, I'm fairly certain you'll never need another. I've had to trim the canopy quite a bit this season due to all the rain, and may have to do more after....The big event. Good looking scenery you have there btw.

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9/9/2017 5:01 AM

ledger wrote:

Stihl's are worth the coin, I'm fairly certain you'll never need another. I've had to trim the canopy quite a bit this season due to all the rain, and may have to do more after....The big event. Good looking scenery you have there btw.

Thanks ledger! Excuse my ignorance but what big event are you talking about?

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9/9/2017 8:25 AM

I bought a cheap electric pole saw and it does a great job,will buy a gas model soon. I have a lot of trees and I also bought a chipper for the small stuff. Photo


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Ed Johnson

9/9/2017 12:40 PM

ledger wrote:

Stihl's are worth the coin, I'm fairly certain you'll never need another. I've had to trim the canopy quite a bit this season due to all the rain, and may have to do more after....The big event. Good looking scenery you have there btw.

JRT812 wrote:

Thanks ledger! Excuse my ignorance but what big event are you talking about?

I'm speculating, and I may be wrong (hope I am) but, we'll possibly get some hefty winds from Irma if she come's into Florida full blown.

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9/9/2017 1:02 PM

I always use interlocking fiberglass poles with a traditional handsaw blade attached. After 22+ years in just about every type of forestry related job, I have found it is the easiest, cheapest and only way you will reach way up. Plus it won't conduct electricity if that is a concern.

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9/9/2017 1:02 PM

Gotcha. I assumed we would get something because of Ima, but didn't think it would possibly be anything serious.

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9/9/2017 2:38 PM

Kenny Lingus wrote:

I always use interlocking fiberglass poles with a traditional handsaw blade attached. After 22+ years in just about every type of forestry related job, I have found it is the easiest, cheapest and only way you will reach way up. Plus it won't conduct electricity if that is a concern.

Nice. Thought about going the handsaw way, but decided to try this out. It has a telescopic pole, but not fiberglass. I forget the extended length, but it worked for my situation.

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9/9/2017 3:42 PM

JRT812 wrote:

Nice. Thought about going the handsaw way, but decided to try this out. It has a telescopic pole, but not fiberglass. I forget the extended length, but it worked for my situation.

They really are handy. Doesn't matter what kind. Should have many years of use. Keep ethanol out of it if possible or treat and never use a ladder to reach up higher no matter how tempted. Bad things WILL happen.

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