If you want to cut branches or vines of a tree, then you have to take some tools. It may be pruning saw, hand saw or reached by a ladder, and keep start pruning.
But imagine if you could cut your branches by standing flat space and work comfortably. How great will it be? Yes, here are the tools that ease your job that is a pole saw.
Why Should you use this ?
This pole saw is essential for those who are frequently used to pruning, trimming, and other work-related with trees. If you have a large area and more plants to prune it daily, the manual work takes a lot of time. Pole saw, gives you a value of time because you can cut it quickly against the old-fashioned way.
There are two essential parts of a pole saw- pole and saw, which can be both manuals or powered. In both saw the several parts are the same and some are different from each other. But if you find an advantage, you should go with a powered one. It gives you extra strength and efficiency.
We're showing you how to use a pole saw and all details about safety correctly, and its efficiency.
How to use a pole saw( A complete guideline):
Step-1: Clear your work area
Firstly, you need to clean the place where you are going to start using your pole saw. After finding the site, take a quick check, there is enough space or not. For operating the saw, you need enough space.
If you are working in a public place, you should need a more secure way or cover the site with rope to keep others away. You can also use a signboard. It helps people and makes them conscious.
Some properties are lying under trees or branches or limbs. In this case, you should call professionals. They can handle safely without damaging property.
Step-2: Bring the Device and Set It all.
Place the pole saw any surface. Connect with the pole. Adjust the length according to the height of the branches. And select the workplace to take an initial check of the machines.
Step-3: Check the Compulsory parts of the pole & saw.
When you find a stable place, then check the different parts of the pole saw. Check the chain oil level and valve. By pressing the chain, the oil level valve in every 15-30 seconds can feel you smooth cuttings. So before gets the start, press the tap for a better experience.
Step-4: Check Connection with an Extension cord
Frequent electricity is vital for the saw. If the chain stops when it cut the bark of the tree, It may hamper. For extension cord- loop the cable for detaching problem.
Step-5: Start-Up with throttle control and lockout
After starting the engine, grip up the pole and be concise on throttle lockout and throttle control. This throttle control is the parts that are working on swinging the chains in direction. You can manage the chain speed through this button on your grip.
Throttle lockout is very significant in case of emergency. Because if this saw starts at the time when you don't use it, That's horrible. So this throttle control saves from a sudden accident. If you want to stop the saw then release the throttle control, it will stop.
Step-6: Stand in a stable position.
Before starting the saw, make sure your position is stable. Choose a flat surface and take a stand. Try to keep the distance between the tree and bough. Generally, you grip the pole with your right hand. The excellent view of the pole is near your hip. And use your left hand to maintain the saw.
Step-7: Adjustment of the length of the pole.
The pole length is adjustable. So in the conformity height of the plant, adjust the pole height. But keep in mind when you are changing the adjustment, stop the spinning of the saw.
Step-8: Place the saw in desire branch
You don't want to cut the branch without thinking about the technical process, Right?
Look back, see the entire tree or branch and think which branches will you cut off. After proper selection, then make your position where you start cutting.
When you get your stable position, your next step is to place the saw in the right branch, which you want to cut. You can choose an average of three to five inches shoots. But don't excess seven-eight inch. If the stalks are more than eight inches, then call professionals.
Step-9: Avoid a higher branch to cut.
Start cutting from the lower branch is preferable. After finishing cut the lower limb, then you steadily go through higher branches. But after starting, cut the more upper branches is prohibited. If the desire portion go through beyond reach you can save it with the limbs .
Step-10: Let's Start cutting the branch
After all, sets, place the pole near your hips and put the saw to the branch. Your normal pressure can easily cut branches—so no need to create extra weight on it. After placing and steady press, it will start to cut the branches.
Step-11: Clear the area where pruning/trimming done.
Clean the area after finishing work. Collect the materials and stop pole saw. Disconnect the electric line from the pole saw.
Step-12: Get's start for your next cut
Doing all the steps correctly, now you are quite familiar with this step again and again. When you entirely cut your first branch, then you go another cut. By doing this repeatedly, you will be used to it.
Apply these steps; you will get super experienced to use the pole saw. And these steps are easy to follow and easy to apply practically. Some precautions need to follow when you are using these steps. Because an accident can make your whole life impact. So be aware of taking risks.
Can electricity move through a pole saw?
The primary purpose of a pole saw is to cut the branches. If a high electric voltage affects trees, then high energy can also hamper the saw. It depends on the current flow.
If you don't know the voltage, it's good to avoid the power line. If it is necessary, then you should check your handle and grip insulated or not. If yes, You can use rubber gloves also. If not, it's not wise to work with it, although it's a matter of high voltage.
Can you use a pole saw as a hedge trimmer?
Pole saw mainly works through a higher part of plants. If you are looking to shape the ground part of the hedge, then it's not suitable. However, you can use it as a hedge trimmer in case of the higher vegetative plantation that instance.
The proper uses of a pole saw accelerated pruning and trimming. But you have to know the working procedure. If you follow the step, It’s sure you will have a great experience. Follow the Precautions strictly.
Otherwise, you will at risk. Always wear safety gear. Working in daylights is recommended. Keep away from windy weather. And that's it. Now you are ready to start working.
Now say me, are you ready to use pole saw?
I am a graduate of Bangladesh Agricultural University, where I delved into various agricultural disciplines, equipping me with a profound understanding of agriculture. Beyond academics, I have hands-on experience in gardening and crop cultivation. My passion is to embrace sustainable farming and horticulture. With a BSc in Agriculture, I am dedicated to promoting environmentally conscious and efficient agrarian practices.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Agriculture (Hons.)
Master of Science. (Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security ) (MS)
Bangladesh Agricultural University