Want To Purchase A Pole Saw

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Old 01-03-11, 08:31 AM
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Want To Purchase A Pole Saw

I have several trees that need trimming. I've done one by hand and have found it to be too much hard work. I have a Friskar extendable lopper with a razor saw attachment that works very well but is tiresome to cut large limbs with.

So I would like to purchase a gas powered pole saw. Can anyone suggest brands I should look at. I keep reading complaints about Poulan products. The Husqvarna has a good report but it is very expensive. I would want a gas powered unit.
 
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Old 01-03-11, 10:33 AM
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The poulan units don't last long at all. My father in law got one to trim a few trees on his place and it didn't last long at all. Trouble it, I think it's the only one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. If it was my money, I'd go to the pawn shop and pick up a stihl, husquvarna, or echo that looks and runs good. You can probably pick up a good used one for close to what a new poulan would cost and have something worth having and much nicer to use.
 
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Old 01-03-11, 11:38 AM
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Sounds like good advice. I bought a Poulan blower/vacuum walk around unit and had to put a new cylinder head and piston/ring in it within a year. Turned out the mixture setting from the factory was way too lean. The new cylinder head/piston/ring combo that I installed has had 21 tanks of fuel put through it so far. Thanks.
 
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