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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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Well it is almost Spring and for me that means chores.  So for those of you who find themselves doing yard work, I may be able to assist.  If anyone has high branches they need trimmed (cut off), I made a tool that I found out later you can buy but you can make one yourself.  And if you are close enough, I can show you how to use it.  I took a link out of a chainsaw chain so it is just one long chain.  Then I slipped a piece of a coat hanger through both ends.  The pieces were 4 or 5 inches long.  I bent the pieces in such a way that the harder you pull on them, the tighter they get if they were to move at all.  Then I took two of those spring loaded hooks from Canadian Tire or Home Depot that you might use to hang a hammock.  They snap shut and they are quick and easy to secure chains and stuff.  So with a snap on both ends attached to a coat hanger at both ends of the chain, I next took a long length of hemp rope and made a secure loop at both ends.  Really secure.  Then I slipped another snap ring through the loops at both ends of the rope.  The tool is now ready for use.  Just attach a small length of chain to one snap ring and throw the rope over a limb.  The weight of the chain pretty much ensures the rope comes down the other side.  Once it does, remove the short chain and attach the chainsaw chain.  Then attach the other end of the chainsaw blade to the other end of the rope.  Finally pull the rope until the chainsaw blades are over the limb / branch.  Pull on both ropes in a see/saw fashion until you have sawed through the limb.  You never have to leave the ground and it is quiet so you don't disturb the neighbours.  If you are dealing with really high limbs, I attach a small piece of bright fabric to either end of the rope so I can see each end clearly when pulling.  As well, when dealing with high limbs 50 feet or more, I use a bow and arrow with string attached.  After the arrow and string come down the other side of the branch, I remove the string from the arrow and attach my hemp rope to the string and pull both back over the branch.  Then attach the chain as mentioned earlier.  I've trimmed an awful lot of very high branches safely and quietly.  I know this isn't hot rod stuff but I'm just trying to help with what I can so we all have more time and money for hot rod stuff.  Why pay somebody when it isn't that hard?  I hope that helps somebody.  Let me know if I didn't explain it clearly or you need any help.  If you're close enough, I'll show you.



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ALLAN PARK, ONT ADMINISTRATOR

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They sell something along the lines of that.

www.urbannaturestore.ca/high-limb-rope-saw-48-blade/

I have a 10ft electric pole saw. I wanted to go higher, so adapted it to a longer pole....I can get up about 20ft, but it's not the most stable thing in the world.....lol



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MILTON, ONT

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Have to go to Wal-mart later today can I borrow just the 10' pole to ensure social distancing

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had a stand of huge dead ash trees in my backyard .. would have cost about 20K to have them all cut down

sold the house .. past along the issue
problem solved .. (sell in winter lol)

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DJD wrote:

had a stand of huge dead ash trees in my backyard .. would have cost about 20K to have them all cut down

sold the house .. past along the issue
problem solved .. (sell in winter lol)


 That's the way to do it.



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