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Author Topic: Not a Stihl Pole Saw  (Read 2514 times)

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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2021, 11:08:25 AM »
I found the strap was fine. But with frequent oiling of the chain reservoir, the on/off thing with the strap got old. But love the saw otherwise. :)

I purchased the tool only box, the 7.5 aH battery alone, the charger alone. When I compared the money for battery included, it cost a little more than separate boxes. :D And there are two type of chargers, a slower one with USB (I got that one) and a rapid charger. Made no difference to me except price, cheaper for the first one. I charge overnight and that big battery is enough juice to prune all you'd ever want to in a day. ;D
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2021, 02:29:12 PM »
I'm a charging.  ;D
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« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2021, 05:50:00 PM »
Finally got a chance to try it out on the red oak limbs. I used it for a half hour and the battery was dieing, but that was the 2ah battery. I pruned off quite a few limbs that was about 3 inches across. Now I have to pick up the limbs, prune for a hour, pick up bush for an hour. :)  Looks like it takes about 2 hour for a full charge. Or I think it does.  I started this around 4 and came in around almost 6 and it's fully charged. Once I get all the limbs off that I can reach, I will try to keep up on it. much easier to saw a inch limb off than a 4 inch one. These trees are in the grown up pasture that I claimed back. I tried to leave the red oak, all wildlife likes acorns. Gotta pick up the limbs, don't want the deer tripping on the limbs pawing for acorns. I had all 3 extensions on, that thing will reach!!!!
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2021, 01:31:48 PM »
Despite the good news so far on these Im still very suspicious they arent worthy 

lol time will tell
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2021, 02:17:33 PM »
Maybe so....maybe not, but I have several years of success with the 40 volt Ryobi chainsaw, hedge trimmer, & weed whacker.

Soooo, you are basing your suspicions on .....?  smiley_headscratch
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2021, 02:26:54 PM »


Soooo, you are basing your suspicions on .....?  smiley_headscratch
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2021, 02:38:17 PM »
Ryobi Limited (リョービ株式会社, Ryōbi Kabushiki-kaisha, Japanese: [ɾʲoːꜜbi]; English: /raɪˈoʊbi/ or /riˈoʊbi/) is a Japanese manufacturer of components for automobiles, electronics, and telecommunications industries. It also sells printing equipment, power tools, and builders' hardware.[3] Ryobi Power Tools and Ryobi Outdoor Power Equipment are brands of Techtronic Industries, used under license from Ryobi Limited. Techtronic Industries also owns Milwaukee Electric Tool, AEG (AEG Powertools, licensed from Electrolux), Homelite, Hoover US, Dirt Devil, and Vax.
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« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2021, 02:42:47 PM »
It’s still made in China, look at the markings/stamp on the saw lol
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2021, 02:47:40 PM »
Yes, you are correct.  TI is now a Chinese company and their manufacturing is in China.
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2021, 03:13:23 PM »
Time will tell in deed. But there are quality Chinese items and a mountain of crap to. :D  So far so good from what I see with it. :) It's not a tool you can get off the shelf at HD here, it's all online orders. I'd try a weed whacker, I see the bare whacker is $200. slap that 7.5 ah battery on and go to it.  I don't weed whack here more than an hr for the whole 4 acres. Probably wouldn't have to charge more than 2 times all summer. 8)

I have a pressure foot feed like on a sewing machine that has wound thousands of miles of yarn in 10 years. Made in China. If it broke tomorrow it's paid for itself a long time ago. Ever try winding by hand with a crank, all them miles? :D I wound 2.6 miles of yarn today in under an hr. Then wound it all over again onto a big wooden beam, just over 1/8 mile every 6 turns. :D
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2021, 06:31:33 PM »
As I say, Ask me in a year from now how much I like it.  ;D
The way swampdonkey keeps talking about that 7.5 battery, I will have to get one. I will have to get a bigger battery, if I get that trimmer. A trimmer I can run for a couple hours steady. That pruner I think a  hour is all I need at one time.
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2021, 06:59:19 PM »
I have never run a 4ah battery down with the string trimmer, hedge trimmer, nor the chainsaw.  I had the supplied 2.5ah battery on the pole saw and sawed off 20-30, 1" to 3" limbs plus felled a ~8" Sweetgum tree and still had 2 bars of battery left.

I am hopeful that I will not need to buy any additional batteries because they are expensive $$. 
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Re: Not a Stihl
« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2021, 08:24:14 PM »
Hmm, new pole saw, cup of tea out at the lean to at a fire during breaks. 8)

Snowshoes just shipped today, hopefully I can prune some before the snow adds up. ;D
snow + snowshoes = trim higher
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« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2021, 09:25:01 PM »
Well that's good to know on the 4ah battery. Yes them things are pricey.  :o  
So you're saying you can use that trimmer for 2 hours steady? That is what I am looking for run time.
I only got about  hour with the 2ah battery that I used on the red oak limbs. 
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2021, 09:54:20 PM »
No, I'm not saying that because I don't have enough of anything to trim for 2 hours.  Of course I have personally seen your two hours of rocks.  :o

I do have 3 of the 4ah batteries that came with the other tools I mentioned.

I have had good luck with "knockoff" batteries for my Craftsman and Ridgid drills.
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #55 on: December 07, 2021, 12:13:34 AM »
i have the 18v pole saw
used with a 6ah battery
lasted longer than my arms and solders

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I also have the 18v Ryobi 1/2 in impact, 600 foot/pounds
was able to use it with the 6ah battery to jack-up two Dodge 3500 dually's
and swap all 12 tires. and torque the lugnuts to torque or past torque.
found a socket that fits onto the dodge jack handle extension
makes changing tires on the side of the road easy.
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2021, 03:34:37 AM »
Snow's gone here today, but today's excuse is the SxS is in storage with the battery removed for winter. 8)  I can still build fires in the lean to, got lots of dry wood under cover. ;D
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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #57 on: December 11, 2021, 10:23:48 AM »
Ive got the 18V version of it. For what it is, its a pretty good little pole saw, very nice for when I dont want to drag out my Echo PPT2620
Its awful tough to beat a day out in the woods.

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Re: Not a Stihl Pole Saw
« Reply #58 on: January 01, 2022, 02:55:44 PM »
I have a Honda pole saw with the intermediate extension, it has a load bearing harness you wear so arms are only for controlling it, but not holding it up. Its a 4 stroke, bit heavy (UMC435) Harness does have an emergency release to detach from operator.

But that said, I picked up a 20V DeWalt pole saw and absolutely love it and use the heck out of it. I was already heavily invested in the DW 20V with loads of other tools and 5AH batteries, so this bare tool was $150.
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