I have a pair of vise cutters that are good on things up to maybe two
inches, and a trimmer for smaller things. I'm trying to avoid getting a
Any tool recommendations for something in between?
A new pruning saw, with "shark" teeth. I cut 3" branches quickly and
with no problems with a pruning saw I bought last year (I think it is a
Fiskar's), and it makes a very smooth cut. I think maybe it shaves the
cut surface as it goes.
I don't remember for sure if it cuts on the pull stroke or the push
stroke, but I think it cuts on both.
On Sun, 02 May 2004 13:13:18 -0500, Stephen Boulet
A $5 bowsaw works wonders. They are not as hard to use as some people
think. I have cut off creosote treated power poles with them already.
However, if you are looking to get the job done without exercise, you
can buy a bowsaw type blade for a sawsall, they care 10 inches long,
but cost about $8 a piece, and snap off at the saw if you are not
careful. Someone else mentioned an electric chainsaw. I have one, it
works good as long as the chain is kept sharp, but dont force it. I
killed the motor on my last one by making it work too hard.
Personally, I own at least 7 gas chainsaws. They take up space in my
garage, and should be sold at the next garage sale. Those damn things
never run when I need them. I have spent a small fortune getting them
fixed, I drain the gas when I finish a job, and they still dont work
the next time I need one. The same is true of my gas weed whacker. I
have a policy. If it's got a 2cycle engine, leave it at the store for
someone else to buy and get pissed off at.
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