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    I just bought this new carbon fiber pole saw. This thing is amazing! It is sectional, just like the traditional fiberglass ones with male and female ends that secure with a spring loaded button. It comes with two 6 ft poles and one 4 ft. The blade is a Samurai blade. Excluding saw scabbard, the whole thing weighs 3 1/2 lbs, and is super stiff and rigid without any of the wobbly noodle business. Should be sturdier than the aluminum poles too. It should be perfect for crown cleaning jobs, which are my bread and butter. The downside is that it was $450 (from Wesspur). Click image for larger version. 

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    It looks great...sometimes, you just gotta spend some bucks for the good stuff!

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    Carbon fiber pole, great idea!!

    The spring loaded button looks extremely shoddy. I don't like the connections on traditional poles at all because they become sloppy quickly as the hole becomes egg shaped (wallered out) from use. One-piece, 12 or 14 foot poles are where it's at imo but I can't find them anymore and I'm down to my last 2, when they get backed over I'm outta luck

    An easy manufacturing solution to the shoddy connector is to make the male and female ends threaded and then you would still have the chincy button arrangement but it would only be to keep the poles from unscrewing, instead of being the only thing keeping them joined. The threads would be doing all the hard work of keeping the 2 sections securely connected. And threads would take ages to wear out. Treestuff are you listening
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    Oh and btw, the butt end caps that are currently available for poles are essentially useless. The butt ends take a beating and get worn/ground down unless extraordinary measures are taken. I use a wood dowel insert, SS hose clamp and tape to make a durable butt end but I'd prefer to use a well engineered solution that is even more durable- the DIY butt end tends to last about a year.
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    I can't imagine why they aren't threaded! It seems like the smartest way to design it.

    I wouldn't mind paying a bit more for that option.

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    The threaded connections is a great idea. Too bad I'm not in contact with manufacturers anymore. I have also had the same problems with the end caps. Was planning to make my own for this thing. Still though, so far this seems to me like the best pole saw ever made.
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    Carbon doesn't like to be crushed.......
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    It seems strong enough, but we'll see. I wasn't planning on driving over them, but I guess it's happened before.
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