haha me toooI remember trying to cut out of range limbs... I would rev it up and throw it like a saw spear at the target, then catch it by the hoses.
I don't know, i think they would be handy... I know I extend all the way up and still reach up over my head to make cuts.. Loose quite a bit of reach if you don't have a polesaw.
I think the goodyear stuff is called Saflex? Feels like it has a nitrile cover, real soft. The old stuff we use is called synflex..
You need to shop around, I can get 4 flat face quick couplers, 4 crimp fittings, and 16 feet of hose for what you paid for the fittings.
Edit, I got the prices out of my 2007 catalogs. I don't think prices went up that much in a year tho..