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Dale Hodgins
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I have bought a Fiskars stik. It's a light weight pole pruner with the power band hidden within the pole. Check it out on YouTube.

My old extension pole has an exterior rope and pulley. The lever arm constantly prevented me from getting in the right position. Falling debris often got wound up in the rope,  which ended up dragging the whole mechanism  to the ground.
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 It often happens that I cut off a branch that falls into a neighboring yard or into a pond. The fine control of the cutter on this machine,  allows me to reach over the fence and crane the debris into the yard where I'm working. Branches that hang up after being snipped,  can be lightly grabbed and pulled down. They can be quickly released, so the stick isn't pulled to the ground.  This is a big time saver and easier on the arms.

 It is much lighter and more maneuverable than what it replaces.

I paid $100 for this tool it will pay for itself, many times over.
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Looks good dale. I have had good experiences with my fiskarz reel mower for about two years. Hopefully the stick proves durable. I am sure you will have it paying for itself in a matter of jobs.
 
Dale Hodgins
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The stik will often be used in conjunction with this hedge cutter.  It is good for branches slightly over one inch thick. The stik can cut things up to two inches thick. For thicker material, a chainsaw is used.
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Whenever I start working on a tall hedge, the Fiskars stik is used as my measuring stick. My customer stands at a distance as I hold it to various heights.

 Most pruning poles come with a saw attachment. I have never tried, or seen a good one,  so I left this thing off right from the start. Small branches don't hold still. My pole chainsaw works great. It's a decent saw, which I may attach a handle to.
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