Two things or three. Some saws are a cable embedded with carbide chips.
They work good. Another is a section of chainsaw blade that cuts in two
directions. They make a wider cut, so take a little more effort.
Deciding where to make your cut is critical so it doesn't bind when it
starts to fall. If you can, a cut under the limb will give you a cleaner
Don't underestimate those pole saws. I stood on top my pickup rack on a
piece of plywood, and extended mine all the way out to 20' and got several
that looked too high. You have to remember that those crescent shaped saws
cut on the PULL. Again, plan ahead so you don't get pinched in there. Once
you get the saw up there, and get a groove started in the right place, they
are actually easy to use and cut fast, as you only push it up and let the
weight of it help you on the cutting downstroke.
If it was me, the order of preference would be pole (or poll in your case)
saw, carbide cable, then chainsaw segment.
Any way you go, key is getting the line in the right place in the first
place. Electricians where I used to work used a Zebco reel on a slingshot
to shoot a nut where they wanted to fish a 1/8" parachute cord, then the
line. Getting the saw in the right place is half the work.
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