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Manual Pruning tree trimming
« on: March 17, 2016, 02:20:34 pm »
Manual Pruning. So whatcha using? 

Since I had sold my echo extendable pole saw.  :'(
I find myself needing to reach up high again this year and went with a manual extendable Fiskars 14' bypass pruner with 15" saw blade. 5.05lb

Do you think we need a separate board for this manual stuff?



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Re: Manual Pruning tree trimming
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 04:59:29 pm »
Very impressed with this. Made quick work sawing and using the pruner on the apple and pear trees.
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Re: Manual Pruning tree trimming
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 05:56:40 pm »
I did my apple trees one of those warmer days last week.   I did them with the anvil lopper as I could reach it all. I had changed my mind about apple tree pruning philosophy and used a 025 to take the center trunk out so the trees had a wine glass look to them. I didn't do the pear trees as my older step son usually does them.

I have a couple pruners like your Fiskars but didn't need them on the apples. The step son uses them to prune the weeping crab apple by the water garden.
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Re: Manual Pruning tree trimming
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 07:31:45 pm »
I know I will be replacing my Gerber folding hand saw with a Fiskars folding saw now.   
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Re: Manual Pruning tree trimming
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 12:06:31 pm »
i have one of those fiskers extendables.  works well.  should say it worked better before being used to clear a 15' long drainage pipe.

don't like the way the saw blade attaches with the wing-nut.  just takes some re-tightening during use.  mine is old, maybe the new ones differ?

when i worked in an apple orchard, all we used to prune the 'suckers' were hand pruning shears.  maybe they didn't want us idiots to ruin their trees.  anything growing on the top of the branch, or anything growing back towards the trunk was snipped. the orchard was just starting to switch over to the dwarf trees in the mid '80's.

if you got there after 6am start time it sucked.  you missed the tractor wagon ride out to where we were cutting, and got the dullest shears which were still left in the box.

edit.  just remembering the way those trees looked after pruning....like crap, but that is what they wanted them to be.  loaded with apples.

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Re: Manual Pruning tree trimming
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 12:36:14 pm »
Mine still needed checked and re-tightned = wing nut. But it had a area that stuck through the blade that kept it in place when it got loose so it didnt go anywhere.
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Re: Manual Pruning tree trimming
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 01:26:32 pm »
Thinking about this for a second. Betting a locking or spring wavy type washer under wing nut deal would help stop it from loosening.
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Re: Manual Pruning tree trimming
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 01:29:55 pm »
Eventually someday I would like to have both of these tools on their own. 2 separate tools. 

I noticed when cutting sometimes the dang rope with the slack from not being used would get hung up as I wasnt paying attention to it.
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Re: Manual Pruning tree trimming
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2016, 04:58:10 am »
I've got one about like that Fiskers .I also have a real old hand saw deal with a curved blade.That thing is about 2 feet long and cuts pretty fast.

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Re: Manual Pruning tree trimming
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2016, 12:01:49 pm »
I have one of those Poulan pole saws.   I believe it is 10'.   It does get heavy when holding it out that far.   Of course the more horizontal the heavier it is but it does not take long to trim up a tree with it.   The oiler does not work worth a crap on it though.   I have not checked it to see why yet.
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