A professional pruner will save you a lot of time in the process of cutting down or trimming a tree. You also will not have to worry about safety because they know how to direct the fall to the right angle. Cutting down your own greenery requires you to understand the fundamental techniques of making a quick and safe cut with the correct tools. This means getting the right tool for the job, and the longest pole saw on the market.
A manual saw does not have a motor to weigh down the system. It is a simple tool with essential features that makes the process of cutting and trimming fatigue-free.
A 30 foot length tree pole pruner saw is cheap in comparison to an electric variant because it uses tried and true tools and operation mechanisms.
Are pole saws noisy? A battery-powered cordless unit is relatively quiet compared to an electric one. Gas-powered models are much louder because they are designed to work on thicker branches.
Manual tree trimmers and pole saws have few moving parts that make it an easily maintainable tool.
Basic cutting techniques
The first step is choosing the branch you want to cut. Extend the pole using the extension collar and pull the pole to the right height by tightening the collar. Hold the pole against the branch and begin cutting the bottom to make a V shape. Cut through the bark layer and make your way into the wood through the incision.
How to use an electric saw
Wait until the motor begins to spin at the highest speed to initiate the cut. Avoid making back and forth motions because it affects your ability to get a seamless cut on the branch. Cutting a thick branch without making an undercut causes the chain to overload the motor and slow down the cutting process.
Maintain balance by having the right footing throughout the process. Slightly bend your knees and grasp the chain with both hands. Use our high-quality gloves to protect your hands and maintain a secure grip on the trigger handle.
Cut methods for thick branches
The proper cut to remove a large branch is the three-cut method. The first cut makes an incision to separate the limb from the trunk. The undercut prevents the bark from ripping off. The second cut is farther from the branch and on the upside of the branch. It is directly above the first bottom cut and allows the branch to drop smoothly. The third cut is outside the collar and aims to remove the stub.
Cut methods for small branches
Branches that have less than one-inch diameters can get the best pruning with a manual saw. Cut away from the trunk and just outside the collar.
Flush cuts are on the bark or the trunk of the main branch. The damage the trunk wood above the cut and sometimes causes the removal of trunk tissue on the bottom and the sides. Flush cutting is damaging to the long-term health of the tree because it eliminates the branch protection zone and causes decay and easy access for harmful insects.
Our extended long reach manual and electric pole saws can make the right sized-cuts on all sizes of branches. View the online list of our pole saws for tree pruning or call our office for fast, efficient customer service and shipping.