Treed out? Get the Harbor Freight "Rope Saw"

BAKELAND

Well-known member
http://www.harborfreight.com/long-reach-rope-chain-saw-97092.html

I've carred one of these on the truck for a year now. I finally had to use it.

The site was treed out be a 30 foot high up 3 inch thick p1ne tree branch.

Got on the roof. Used my "Gopher" fiberglass extension pole to get the weight over the branch, hooked the rope again and pulled down the rope.

After about 10 minutes of sawing, the limb snapped and "jacknifed" down. I choped it up with my Sawzall with a Skil 6 inch pruning blade ($5 at Home Depot) and place the branches on the curb.

After 30 minutes, I finished the install. Treed out line of site problem, gone. I charged the customer and extra $75 to remove the branch. A bucket truck would have cost a lot more.

The Popular Mechanics ad had a 20% off coupon on it. So, I didn't even pay full price at the store. It comes with a Velcro closure nylon pouch. The whole thing takes very little space and weighs less than two pounds.

I'm glad that I had it and left it on the truck.


The reviews are right. It's that good!!!!!!!!!!!
 

GARY DIAMOND

(((tRump HATER)))
http://www.harborfreight.com/long-reach-rope-chain-saw-97092.html

I've carred one of these on the truck for a year now. I finally had to use it.

The site was treed out be a 30 foot high up 3 inch thick p1ne tree branch.

Got on the roof. Used my "Gopher" fiberglass extension pole to get the weight over the branch, hooked the rope again and pulled down the rope.

After about 10 minutes of sawing, the limb snapped and "jacknifed" down. I choped it up with my Sawzall with a Skil 6 inch pruning blade ($5 at Home Depot) and place the branches on the curb.

After 30 minutes, I finished the install. Treed out line of site problem, gone. I charged the customer and extra $75 to remove the branch. A bucket truck would have cost a lot more.

The Popular Mechanics ad had a 20% off coupon on it. So, I didn't even pay full price at the store. It comes with a Velcro closure nylon pouch. The whole thing takes very little space and weighs less than two pounds.

I'm glad that I had it and left it on the truck.


The reviews are right. It's that good!!!!!!!!!!!

Was it the chain type, or the bead type, i found the bead type sucked
 

BAKELAND

Well-known member
Where did you get the Fiberglass pole?

I got mine at Jensen Tools for $115 about 10 years, ago. It has been handy for many jobs. I've actually used to to place coax in vinyl siding "J" channels down the side of second story houses to hide them without climbing a latter in a precarious position.

Here are some current dealers;

http://www.engineersupply.com/crain-gopher-pole-90520.aspx

or;

http://www.pushpullrods.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=P&Category_Code=TP-ALL

Ive used it to pull ceiling fan wiring for vaulted cathedral ceiling and between floors in the joist cavity.

You can tie a vire to one end, extend it, unfasten the wire, collapse the pole and the cable run is done.

I've used it over a couple of hundred times over the past 10 years. It is definitely worth the money.

The best is the "original" Crain branded "Gopher" pole.
 

GARY DIAMOND

(((tRump HATER)))
I got mine at Jensen Tools for $115 about 10 years, ago. It has been handy for many jobs. I've actually used to to place coax in vinyl siding "J" channels down the side of second story houses to hide them without climbing a latter in a precarious position.

Here are some current dealers;

http://www.engineersupply.com/crain-gopher-pole-90520.aspx

or;

http://www.pushpullrods.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=P&Category_Code=TP-ALL

Ive used it to pull ceiling fan wiring for vaulted cathedral ceiling and between floors in the joist cavity.

You can tie a vire to one end, extend it, unfasten the wire, collapse the pole and the cable run is done.

I've used it over a couple of hundred times over the past 10 years. It is definitely worth the money.

The best is the "original" Crain branded "Gopher" pole.

Wow i like it
 
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