woman needs reciprocating saw


Hello, I need to cut heavy branches and need a reciprocating saw that does the job without being too heavy. Any recommendations? Thank you.
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The 6509-22 is very versital but the Poulan maybe a better choice if you have to do this more than once. Maybe a local equipment rental yard might be better yet.
Dave
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thicker and does not weigh too much. Go to your local hardware or borg and try it out.     mahalo,     jo4hn
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I also use a recip saw for limbs and highly recommend them. I would suggest just going to your local tool supplier (i.e. Home Depot/Lowes, etc) and see how they feel.
You might consider a cordless model for convenience, but remember that the battery adds weight.
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On the tree, or once they're off the tree?
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if it is a reciprocating saw you have your mind set to, check Harbor Freight for under 20 bucks can't beat the price. iv'e got one and it's not bad ross
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I have a good chainsaw, but have found that my cheap noname (China) Sawzall type reciprocating saw is great for cutting up large branches for firewood,. and also for pruning tree branches. I use a long very coarse blade and feel it is a LOT safer than any chainsaw especially if I need to use a ladder.
For cutting branches to length, I use the trigger lock to have it run continuously and hold the saw at the front hand position with my right hand and use my left hand to hold the branch as I cut it (upwards) into stove lengths. If something were to go astray it would make a mess of flesh but not nearly as bad as a chainsaw would. I find chainsaws too powerful for cutting small wood and (since I have used them a LOT as a faller) I have learned a healthy respect for all that exposed sharp chain. I do wear gloves.
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I use this saw for branches up to 7" in diameter.
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Also note that you can get a blade for the recip which is similar to a D saw, designed specifically for fast cutting of branches and the like. I have one from True Value Hardware - I think it's 9 or 12" long.
Tom
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How "heavy"? perhaps an electric chainsaw..otherwise, in a recip for branches: whatever they're selling at Costco
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