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Who here uses a sawzaw for light tree cutting. I do all the time. I have a nice Stihl saw but for small stuff the fuel is quicker an easier. I also think it's a lot safer. 

 

The branches got to about 2 or maybe 3 inches at the biggest point. 

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All the time dude so easy I've even used a hackzall for pruning


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I've been known to use one of my Hackzalls to lightly prune out a bank fishing spot in the past, but anything that would require my Fuel Sawzall, I'll just fire up one of my Husqvarnas. As of late, I just don't get enough 2-stroke in my life.

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41 minutes ago, Cr8ondt said:

SKIL 94100-05 Pruning Reciprocating Saw Blades, 5-Pack

Ummmmmm..... I use ones like these all the time

How good are they I am thinking about getting some I use Milwaukee the axe and they are outstanding blades for cutting

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Just now, CATERPILLAR said:

How good are they I am thinking about getting some I use Milwaukee the axe and they are outstanding blades for cutting

Great for branches and quite good on treated lumber, don't go all aggressive demo mode with em and you can get some good life outta em.

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Just now, Cr8ondt said:

Great for branches and quite good on treated lumber, don't go all aggressive demo mode with em and you can get some good life outta em.

I have been thinking of getting the Milwaukee ones what ones you got ?

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Just now, CATERPILLAR said:

I have been thinking of getting the Milwaukee ones what ones you got ?

Right now a couple Bosch ones, I've used other brands with good results too, I don't get em very often as I seem to get em to last quite well.  I'm not too picky which brand I get generally my criteria is availability and price.

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1 minute ago, Cr8ondt said:

Right now a couple Bosch ones, I've used other brands with good results too, I don't get em very often as I seem to get em to last quite well.  I'm not too picky which brand I get generally my criteria is availability and price.

Where u get the bosch Lowes ?

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Just now, CATERPILLAR said:

Where u get the bosch Lowes ?

There or Menards

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Supposedly, the diablo pruning blades are a very worthy contender .... if i had need of them, maybe this summer i'll rent a lift and prune some dead stuff out of my maple trees. 

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42 minutes ago, CATERPILLAR said:

I have been thinking of getting the Milwaukee ones what ones you got ?

I picked up a set of Milwaukee pruning and they work great. Used it to cut a coniferous tree.... during sunset. Was dark by the time I cleaned up the branches. May have been a pine or spruce. Not a hard wood by any means but it cut well.

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16 minutes ago, KnarlyCarl said:

Supposedly, the diablo pruning blades are a very worthy contender .... if i had need of them, maybe this summer i'll rent a lift and prune some dead stuff out of my maple trees. 

I considered a Diablo pruning but it was alot more expensive than the Milwaukee pruning.

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How good are they I am thinking about getting some I use Milwaukee the axe and they are outstanding blades for cutting

Much more efficient on green lumber than an axe blade


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30 minutes ago, JimboS1ice said:


Much more efficient on green lumber than an axe blade


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I don't cut green wood often mostly dead dry stuff

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I use the Diablo pruning blades all the time. I've never come across a branch I can't take down. I've even cut a 8 foot tall palm tree down, including cutting the trunk in several pieces, it was very much alive too.

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I've trimmed a lot of branches with a Sawzall. Took down a whole tree and cut it up in my brothers yard with one, but I do it rarely because I'm always looking for a good excuse to play with my chainsaw 

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8 hours ago, Cr8ondt said:

SKIL 94100-05 Pruning Reciprocating Saw Blades, 5-Pack

Ummmmmm..... I use ones like these all the time

Use this same blade with my DeWALT saw always ..... so much easier ... these blades are great !!

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28 minutes ago, Jronman said:

pruning blade vs ax blade?

To be honest I've never used an ax, I don't have the convenience of a HD near by, so my blade buys are grab and go at Lowe's or Menards, but comparing a standard demo blade to a pruning is night and day, there's a reason companies make pruners.

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7 hours ago, Jronman said:

pruning blade vs ax blade?

 

Night and day, pruning is like a hot knife through butter the ax blade will take five to ten times longer. At least on live branches.

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especially with something like this...

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6 hours ago, BMack37 said:

 

Night and day, pruning is like a hot knife through butter the ax blade will take five to ten times longer. At least on live branches.

 

^This^

 

Even a cheap pruner will outperform the best demo blade on live trees.

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