Power Tools for Pruning
Get the facts on tools that can help give you more power for pruning.
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Handheld pruners, loppers, bow saws and other manual pruners are fine most of the time. But what if you’ve got a pruning project that goes beyond the reach of those tools and your arms?
Long reach pole pruners come in very handy for this type of pruning.They extend from eight to 21 feet so they can get where you need to go.
For even faster cutting use an electric chainsaw. There are many types available and most cut good size branches or logs with ease. They’re much lighter than comparable gas-powered chainsaws, and most are packed with safety features that help prevent kickback and accidental shock. For safety's sake, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
Electric powered pruners on an extension can reach way up into trees and slice through branches with relative ease.
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