I bought a 10" Remington electric pole saw last weekend to prune the
overhanging limbs from trees that keep encroaching into our yard.
The saw works as advertised, but the telescoping fiberglass handle's
clamp doesn't keep the handle firmly locked during operation. I've
socked it down as hard as I can, with leather gloves on my hands to
improve my grip, but the handle still keeps twisting during use. The
manual warns about damage from using to use tools to tighten the clamp,
which makes me suspect the manufacturer knows there's a problem with
I think it's a dangerous design for a chain saw tool, because the
handle/trigger switch twists around to a point where it's difficult to
operate the switch while still keeping a firm grip on the handle.
Anybody else had this problem with this product and come up with a
solution which still allows easy handle length adjustment? I'd drill the
handle and stick a clevis pin through it, but I'm afraid of hitting
what's probably a coiled electric cord inside it.
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
"I before E except after C"....(The height of insufficient weird ancient
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