saw on a rope

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  1. okey

    okey Guest

    I've seen flexible "wire" saws that can bend a good bit. These wire
    saws have a grit coating. I need to cut down a tree and was wondering
    if anyone has ever used something like this on a rope. You tie ropes
    to either end of a "wire" saw, toss one end over a branch and pull
    back and forth on the ropes to cut the limb.

    I need to take down some high branches and don't have the $$$$ to pay
    anyone. Don't mind climbing up high, but sawing/working up high is
    another thing. I get spooked fast.

    The branches are way beyond the reach of any poll saws I've ever seen.

    Thanks
     
    okey, Sep 13, 2009
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    fftt Guest

    On Sep 12, 7:16 pm, okey <> wrote:
    > I've seen flexible "wire" saws that can bend a good bit.  These wire
    > saws have a grit coating.  I need to cut down a tree and was wondering
    > if anyone has ever used something like this on a rope.  You tie ropes
    > to either end of a "wire" saw, toss one end over a branch and pull
    > back and forth on the ropes to cut the limb.
    >
    > I need to take down some high branches and don't have the $$$$ to pay
    > anyone.  Don't mind climbing up high, but sawing/working up high is
    > another thing.  I get spooked fast.
    >
    > The branches are way beyond the reach of any poll saws I've ever seen.
    >
    > Thanks


    here's a multi-segment pole saw ~18 feet

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XTMFOC...e=asn&creative=380341&creativeASIN=B000XTMFOC


    here;s a flexible saw that could be used as you propose....

    http://www.unbelievable-saw.com/

    but be careful! A large limb coming down from height is
    dangerous. Large limbs can break before the cut is complete & rip the
    tree's bark badly.

    Proper / safe tree trimming requires care.

    cheers
    Bob
     
    fftt, Sep 13, 2009
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    okey wrote:
    > I've seen flexible "wire" saws that can bend a good bit. These wire
    > saws have a grit coating. I need to cut down a tree and was wondering
    > if anyone has ever used something like this on a rope. You tie ropes
    > to either end of a "wire" saw, toss one end over a branch and pull
    > back and forth on the ropes to cut the limb.
    >
    > I need to take down some high branches and don't have the $$$$ to pay
    > anyone. Don't mind climbing up high, but sawing/working up high is
    > another thing. I get spooked fast.
    >
    > The branches are way beyond the reach of any poll saws I've ever seen.
    >
    > Thanks


    Hi,
    Cutting down a tree? How big and high?
    Once I did with a small gas chain saw.
     
    Tony Hwang, Sep 13, 2009
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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    fftt <> wrote:

    >On Sep 12, 7:16 pm, okey <> wrote:
    >> I've seen flexible "wire" saws that can bend a good bit.  These wire
    >> saws have a grit coating.  I need to cut down a tree and was wondering
    >> if anyone has ever used something like this on a rope.  You tie ropes
    >> to either end of a "wire" saw, toss one end over a branch and pull
    >> back and forth on the ropes to cut the limb.


    -snip-
    >here;s a flexible saw that could be used as you propose....
    >
    >http://www.unbelievable-saw.com/


    I've got one in the garage. Might just be me, but it takes a good
    deal of strength and co-ordination to use the darn thing. My son
    and I did manage to finally cut a 6" limb 20 feet up in a tree. We
    had 30 feet or so of rope on each side of the saw- could only cut the
    branch where it was horizontal- and it took the better part of an
    hour.

    Maybe if we did it every day for a year or so we'd discover some sort
    of rhythm- but it was just plain clumsy this time around.

    >
    >but be careful! A large limb coming down from height is
    >dangerous. Large limbs can break before the cut is complete & rip the
    >tree's bark badly.


    A tree-man would undercut the branch- you can't with those saws.

    Call a tree guy- the one with the smallest ad in the yellow pages.

    Jim
     
    Jim Elbrecht, Sep 13, 2009
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    okey Guest

    On Sep 12, 11:11 pm, "benick" <> wrote:
    > "okey" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > > I've seen flexible "wire" saws that can bend a good bit.  These wire
    > > saws have a grit coating.  I need to cut down a tree and was wondering
    > > if anyone has ever used something like this on a rope.  You tie ropes
    > > to either end of a "wire" saw, toss one end over a branch and pull
    > > back and forth on the ropes to cut the limb.

    >
    > > I need to take down some high branches and don't have the $$$$ to pay
    > > anyone.  Don't mind climbing up high, but sawing/working up high is
    > > another thing.  I get spooked fast.

    >
    > > The branches are way beyond the reach of any poll saws I've ever seen.

    >
    > > Thanks

    >
    > Ya , good idea...Stand directly under a limb your cutting off with a wire
    > saw on a rope...Is your life insurance paid up to date ?? If not do so for
    > your family....


    sure stupid ass... that's what I'm going to do, stand under the
    thing. Are you retarded?
     
    okey, Sep 13, 2009
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    okey Guest


    > here;s a flexible saw that could be used as you propose....
    >
    > http://www.unbelievable-saw.com/
    >
    > but be careful!     A large limb coming down from height is
    > dangerous.  Large limbs can break before the cut is complete & rip the
    > tree's bark badly.
    >
    > Proper / safe  tree trimming requires care.
    >
    > cheers
    > Bob


    Looks like what I need. Thanks. Now to go cut it while I sand
    directly under it for benick's entertainment.
     
    okey, Sep 13, 2009
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    okey Guest

    On Sep 13, 9:38 am, okey <> wrote:
    > > here;s a flexible saw that could be used as you propose....

    >
    > >http://www.unbelievable-saw.com/

    >
    > > but be careful!     A large limb coming down from height is
    > > dangerous.  Large limbs can break before the cut is complete & rip the
    > > tree's bark badly.

    >
    > > Proper / safe  tree trimming requires care.

    >
    > > cheers
    > > Bob

    >
    > Looks like what I need.  Thanks.  Now to go cut it while I sand
    > directly under it for benick's entertainment.


    And found at that saw's website; Special instructions just for
    me! :)

    #
    Great for cutting high limbs. Simply add your own ropes to both
    handles and throw over a high limb to cut easily from the ground. Be
    careful not to stand under the limb as it falls.
     
    okey, Sep 13, 2009
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    Smitty Two Guest

    In article <>,
    "John Gilmer" <> wrote:

    > I'm in my mid 60s so it had taken me a fair amount of time to cut things
    > using these gadgets and, therefore, I have been tempted to use the ladder
    > and some power equipment.


    I used chain saws on ladders occasionally when I was a tad younger, but
    now the combination makes me nervous. A sharp bow saw will cut through
    any limb smaller than 6" in very short order.
     
    Smitty Two, Sep 13, 2009
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    RicodJour Guest

    On Sep 13, 12:50 pm, willshak <> wrote:
    >
    > With a long enough rope, one can stand as far away from the tree as the
    > rope allows. You don't have to stand directly under a flagpole to raise
    > or lower the flag with a long enough halyard..


    Right. The OP said he didn't mind climbing, so he could possibly
    climb a nearby tree, prop himself against a limb and saw from a
    greater elevation. That would take care of undercutting the limb,
    assuming the flexible blade was long enough and angle sufficient.

    R
     
    RicodJour, Sep 13, 2009
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    Tom Horne Guest

    On Sep 13, 9:05 pm, "benick" <> wrote:
    > "okey" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    > On Sep 12, 11:11 pm, "benick" <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > "okey" <> wrote in message

    >
    > >news:....

    >
    > > > I've seen flexible "wire" saws that can bend a good bit. These wire
    > > > saws have a grit coating. I need to cut down a tree and was wondering
    > > > if anyone has ever used something like this on a rope. You tie ropes
    > > > to either end of a "wire" saw, toss one end over a branch and pull
    > > > back and forth on the ropes to cut the limb.

    >
    > > > I need to take down some high branches and don't have the $$$$ to pay
    > > > anyone. Don't mind climbing up high, but sawing/working up high is
    > > > another thing. I get spooked fast.

    >
    > > > The branches are way beyond the reach of any poll saws I've ever seen..

    >
    > > > Thanks

    >
    > > Ya , good idea...Stand directly under a limb your cutting off with a wire
    > > saw on a rope...Is your life insurance paid up to date ?? If not do so for
    > > your family....

    >
    > sure stupid ass... that's what I'm going to do, stand under the
    > thing.  Are you retarded?
    >
    > Ahh , more 2nd grade name calling...Your IQ is showing.......
    >
    > I use a Homelite Electric, 15 Ft. Reach, Pole Chain Saw with an extensionor
    > step ladder to get the higher ones if needed....99 bucks at
    > Homedepot....Works
    > GREAT........http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Outdoor-Power-Equipment-Chainsaws-C...


    He wasn't the one that started the insulting drivel. You were!
    --
    Tom Horne
     
    Tom Horne, Sep 14, 2009
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    DerbyDad03 Guest

    On Sep 13, 12:50 pm, willshak <> wrote:
    > on 9/13/2009 1:08 AM (ET) Ed Pawlowski wrote the following:
    >
    >
    >
    > > "benick" <> wrote in message
    > >news:...

    >
    > >> "okey" <> wrote in message
    > >>news:....

    >
    > >>> I've seen flexible "wire" saws that can bend a good bit.  These wire
    > >>> saws have a grit coating.  I need to cut down a tree and was wondering
    > >>> if anyone has ever used something like this on a rope.  You tie ropes
    > >>> to either end of a "wire" saw, toss one end over a branch and pull
    > >>> back and forth on the ropes to cut the limb.

    >
    > >>> I need to take down some high branches and don't have the $$$$ to pay
    > >>> anyone.  Don't mind climbing up high, but sawing/working up high is
    > >>> another thing.  I get spooked fast.

    >
    > >>> The branches are way beyond the reach of any poll saws I've ever seen..

    >
    > >>> Thanks

    >
    > >> Ya , good idea...Stand directly under a limb your cutting off with a wire
    > >> saw on a rope...Is your life insurance paid up to date ?? If not do sofor
    > >> your family....

    >
    > > Two people standing far apart would work well with a saw of that sort.

    >
    > With a long enough rope, one can stand as far away from the tree as the
    > rope allows. You don't have to stand directly under a flagpole to raise
    > or lower the flag with a long enough halyard..
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bill
    > In Hamptonburgh, NY
    > In the original Orange County. Est. 1683
    > To email, remove the double zeroes after @


    re: "You don't have to stand directly under a flagpole to raise or
    lower the flag with a long enough halyard."

    True...but why wouldn't you?
     
    DerbyDad03, Sep 14, 2009
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    JIMMIE Guest

    On Sep 13, 9:05 pm, "benick" <> wrote:
    > "okey" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    > On Sep 12, 11:11 pm, "benick" <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > "okey" <> wrote in message

    >
    > >news:....

    >
    > > > I've seen flexible "wire" saws that can bend a good bit. These wire
    > > > saws have a grit coating. I need to cut down a tree and was wondering
    > > > if anyone has ever used something like this on a rope. You tie ropes
    > > > to either end of a "wire" saw, toss one end over a branch and pull
    > > > back and forth on the ropes to cut the limb.

    >
    > > > I need to take down some high branches and don't have the $$$$ to pay
    > > > anyone. Don't mind climbing up high, but sawing/working up high is
    > > > another thing. I get spooked fast.

    >
    > > > The branches are way beyond the reach of any poll saws I've ever seen..

    >
    > > > Thanks

    >
    > > Ya , good idea...Stand directly under a limb your cutting off with a wire
    > > saw on a rope...Is your life insurance paid up to date ?? If not do so for
    > > your family....

    >
    > sure stupid ass... that's what I'm going to do, stand under the
    > thing.  Are you retarded?
    >
    > Ahh , more 2nd grade name calling...Your IQ is showing.......
    >
    > I use a Homelite Electric, 15 Ft. Reach, Pole Chain Saw with an extensionor
    > step ladder to get the higher ones if needed....99 bucks at
    > Homedepot....Works
    > GREAT........http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Outdoor-Power-Equipment-Chainsaws-C...


    Duct tape is a crirtal part of the way I handle triming some limbs a
    few years ago. I Duct tapped a fleamarket sawzall to a piece of pipe
    and stood on my dog box in the back of the pickup. I dont really
    reccomend doing this but it worked for me in a moment of insanity.

    Jimmie
     
    JIMMIE, Sep 14, 2009
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    SteveB wrote:
    > "JIMMIE" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > On Sep 13, 9:05 pm, "benick" <> wrote:
    >> "okey" <> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:...
    >> On Sep 12, 11:11 pm, "benick" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> "okey" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> I've seen flexible "wire" saws that can bend a good bit. These wire
    >>>> saws have a grit coating. I need to cut down a tree and was wondering
    >>>> if anyone has ever used something like this on a rope. You tie ropes
    >>>> to either end of a "wire" saw, toss one end over a branch and pull
    >>>> back and forth on the ropes to cut the limb.
    >>>> I need to take down some high branches and don't have the $$$$ to pay
    >>>> anyone. Don't mind climbing up high, but sawing/working up high is
    >>>> another thing. I get spooked fast.
    >>>> The branches are way beyond the reach of any poll saws I've ever seen.
    >>>> Thanks
    >>> Ya , good idea...Stand directly under a limb your cutting off with a
    >>> wire
    >>> saw on a rope...Is your life insurance paid up to date ?? If not do so
    >>> for
    >>> your family....

    >> sure stupid ass... that's what I'm going to do, stand under the
    >> thing. Are you retarded?
    >>
    >> Ahh , more 2nd grade name calling...Your IQ is showing.......
    >>
    >> I use a Homelite Electric, 15 Ft. Reach, Pole Chain Saw with an extension
    >> or
    >> step ladder to get the higher ones if needed....99 bucks at
    >> Homedepot....Works
    >> GREAT........http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Outdoor-Power-Equipment-Chainsaws-C...

    >
    > Duct tape is a crirtal part of the way I handle triming some limbs a
    > few years ago. I Duct tapped a fleamarket sawzall to a piece of pipe
    > and stood on my dog box in the back of the pickup. I dont really
    > reccomend doing this but it worked for me in a moment of insanity.
    >
    > Jimmie
    >
    > What's wrong with that? I duct taped a hedge trimmer to a piece of pvc,
    > then stood on a sheet of plywood on top of my truck rack to poodle cut my
    > olive trees.
    >
    > Steve
    >
    >

    Hi,
    Gorilla tape is even better, LOL!
     
    Tony Hwang, Sep 14, 2009
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