Reviews of Tree Care Products
Cordless Electric Pole Chainsaws
Pruning branches high up on a tree is not my idea of fun. And climbing a ladder -- chainsaw in hand -- to get to them is risky, unless you're an old pro at this sort of thing. That's where pole chainsaws come in. I prefer electric. But I do not want a cord getting in my way, either. So cordless electric pole chainsaws are the ultimate!
Read my review for ropeless fiberglass pole pruners before buying. With no...
In this review I give two main reasons for liking the Hook-N-Pull. Firstly, I prefer it over the traditional pole pruner with a rope. With rope-less pole pruners, the mechanism that controls cutting is a sliding shaft. With the rope eliminated, you're free to maneuver between branches, with no fear of snagging. I explain my second reason for...
Telescoping Pole Tree Pruners
The product reviewed here is a more traditional type than those mentioned above. These pole tree pruners telescope, so you can extend the pole to access a targeted branch up in the canopy, then retract it to facilitate storage. Beside the pruner blades, you can use the saw portion to cut a branch.
Review: Remington Electric Chain Saws
Remember the classic TV ads for Miller Lite beer that featured the "less filling" vs. "tastes great" debate? Well, shoppers need to play out a debate of their own (in their minds) before buying tree-care equipment, lawn-care equipment, etc.: the gas vs. electric debate. In this review of an electric chain saw, I supply compelling reasons for...
Hedge Trimmers on Poles: Remington Axcess Hedge Trimmers
Although the product I review here is a hedge trimmer, I include it with the tree-care products because it is not your ordinary hedge trimmer. The cutting device rests at the end of a pole. So if you need to do some light trimming on trees or maintain the shape of a tree hedge, this trimmer could save you some work.
Review: Black & Decker Alligator Loppers
Have you ever brought the cutting blades of a lopper up to a branch, struggled and strained on the handles to make the cut, then given up in exasperation? Sure, as an alternative, you could saw the branch off. But if you're looking for a power tool to make the job easier, the colorfully-named "Alligator loppers" might be the solution.