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Re: Looking for recomendations on a pole saw
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2010, 04:42:56 PM »
I've never used the weedwacker because I have a dandy of an Echo already .Now did you know you can also get a tiny little tiller attachment for that power head which is about like a Mantis .I think Sears and Roebuck carries them and they pop up on flea bay every so often .

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Re: Looking for recomendations on a pole saw
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2010, 07:52:25 PM »
I've never used the weedwacker because I have a dandy of an Echo already .Now did you know you can also get a tiny little tiller attachment for that power head which is about like a Mantis .I think Sears and Roebuck carries them and they pop up on flea bay every so often .

Thanks! Good to know that. I'll keep an eye out for that attachment.

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Re: Looking for recomendations on a pole saw
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2010, 12:59:01 AM »
No Gman, sorry nothing for sale.  Just trying to explain what we use and how long it is etc..   

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Re: Looking for recomendations on a pole saw
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2010, 02:53:08 PM »
I retired my 10 yr old Stihl HT75 polesaw about 4 yrs ago. Engine still runs perfect but after 2 bent shafts and a broken hand from being knocked off a orchard ladder I said to hell with it.
So I  cut the shaft off about a foot from the clutch, reinserted the nylon bushing and installed a 45 degree angled Stihl hedge trimmer attachment on it. Now I got a perfect easy to use hedge trimmer. I don't do alot of hedges but sure works good. I put the chainsaw head back on and without all that extra shaft it cut alot faster then what it did. But with a 1 foot exstention it doesn't make it very useful :D
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Re: Looking for recomendations on a pole saw
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2010, 10:43:05 PM »
I have used all three brands recently.  I dislike the poulon--it may be a slight improvement over a manual pole saw. It had limited power and stalled frequently. The echo and stihl both performed well.  I was cutting limbs off of a lot of live oaks and some water oaks.  They all get heavy after a couple of tanks of fuel with them fully extended and working over head. 
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Re: Looking for recomendations on a pole saw
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2010, 07:53:55 AM »
Well the Poulan is not abundantly blessed with a lot of power,that's for sure . To get mine to run correctly I had to pull the limiters off the carb .

Fact is within the last month I have used it to reach a limb out of a 60 some foot bucket truck on an ash I tripped in my woods . It was better to bomb out 25 feet of the top rather than damage the surrounding trees on the fall . Between the Poulan  stick saw and a Stihl 200T ,got-er-done . Worked well .

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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2010, 12:12:31 PM »
I'm late to this discussion, but I have the Echo also and I highly recommend it.  I was looking at the Stihl and the Echo when I bought it, but everyone I talked to about it and everything I read said the Echo was a better machine and it was a little bit cheaper to boot.

I originally just bought this to trim all my field edges and fence lines, and then I was going to trade it or sell it.  Now that I have it though, I don't think I can part with it.  So beware of that aspect.

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Re: Looking for recomendations on a pole saw
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2018, 04:26:06 AM »
My father uses silky over 25 years trimming trees, this is the best, easy to use. Cuts so saey. A must-have for someone who likes the best. It is not cheap, it is very effective, durable and easy to use. 16' is a good length that is reasonable to handle and still gets way up into the tree. This is just what I needed, bought it for around $130. The 20 ft Hayate would probably be better, but at $250 was more than I wanted to spend.
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2018, 02:19:08 PM »
Annia, I have used Silky Hayauchi pole saw blades in my tree service for many years now and I agree Silky makes a great blade.
I wish to try a Silky extendable pole one day but I've always been stubbornly using the heavy duty industrial grade Jameson 8 ft poles.
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