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Manual pole saws are more T type wrench efficient at pr […]

Manual pole saws are more T type wrench efficient at pruning and can be a good substitute for a manual pruning saw, but less efficient at trimming and brush clearing.Brush cutting is a simple matter of powering up and gently running the pole saw in front of you as you would a weed whacker. In some extremely large areas, you might find pole saws being used while attached to a tractor or skid steer.Trimming follows the same general process as pruning, but with less attention to planning for the tree’s health.

As these branches are dead or dying, removal will benefit the tree and perform a task that would likely happen anyway.Dead branches are more prone to cracking and breakage, resulting in the dead limb falling off and leaving behind a rough stump. Trimming with an electric pole saw is fast and provides a less rough cut than if the branch were to fall naturally.You will need to plan ahead carefully for each cut.

This involves where to cut a few inches from the main trunk is best unless you’re shaping the tree and figuring out where and how the branch will fall.Anything at risk should be cleared out from below the branch in question before cutting starts. You may wish to cut where the branch is horizontal, as angled cuts are far more difficult.Before making the cut, ensure your target branch isn’t too heavy. A burdened branch can split during the cutting process, harming the tree.

Instead, you should trim the branch from closer to the tip and work your way back towards the primary cutting point until the branch is light enough to safely cut.Create a groove in the branch so you have a channel to work down through. This helps to not only prevent damaging the tree from slippage but will allow you to keep better balance.Saw slowly from the top down, using long, measured strokes. Remember, only one side is supported, so going too fast could result in a split. When the branch is 1.5 inches or less, you can simply snip it with the clipper attachment.