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    A PP can tear you up for sure!!!

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    Thanks for the warning, Butch!

    ....the difference in weight for the new versions (103 and 133) is only about half a pound (15.5 lbs. to 15.9 lbs)

    >>> BOTS, Bermy --- What is the biggest branch diameter you have cut with your 101?
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    I've cut some live oak branches at 16-18" on an uproot tree that I couldnt climb for safety reasons....was chunking it down in firewood size pieces and had to cut from both sides but thats a rare case fo sho!

    Never cut big branches from the trunk, always take small bites starting at the tips...the risk of that big branch wacking you is in its favor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOTS View Post
    I've cut some live oak branches at 16-18" on an uproot tree that I couldnt climb for safety reasons....was chunking it down in firewood size pieces and had to cut from both sides but thats a rare case fo sho!

    Never cut big branches from the trunk, always take small bites starting at the tips...the risk of that big branch wacking you is in its favor.
    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    Yep, easy does it.
    Thanks a lot BOTS and Levi!
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    Yep. 14-16" with the 12" bar...start out at the tip and work in.
    Keep smiling, they will wonder what you're up to...

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    It's always better when people get the feeling that they will regret their decision, before they have to regret their decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bermy View Post
    Yep. 14-16" with the 12" bar...start out at the tip and work in.
    Great. Thanks Bermy!
    - Robert
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfwoody View Post
    Looking to buy a power pole saw.
    ... a new, current model (as far as I know now).

    Have sort of narrowed it between:

    Stihl HT133
    Husqvarna 525PT5S
    Echo PPT-280

    Does anyone have any comments, suggestions, experience, etc. about these?

    ...or any other ideas?

    Thanks!
    I have a Stihl HB250 for sale that is in pristine condition.
    As far as I know, they are still sold new, and you can go to Stihl site for specs. I am in N.W. Alabama.
    Shoot me a pm if interested.

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    Stihl HB250 ??? googled it but no match.
    "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." -- philosopher Mike Tyson

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCTREE View Post
    Stihl HB250 ??? googled it but no match.
    Sorry --typo-- should have been HT250

    https://www.stihlusa.com/products/po...pruners/ht250/

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    Thanks Giles.
    Still debating whether to get a PP now... but I would probably get a longer one if/when I do.
    But thanks!
    - Robert
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    Thinking I want to become a Certified Arborist.
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