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    Acolyte of the short bar Sponsor Bermy's Avatar
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    I have a Stihl HT101 good tough standard pole pruner...I did have the 130 too but I found it way too heavy. For me the slightly extra bit of power was offset by the weight. And that goes for using it from the ground AND out of a lift.
    The 101 is plenty of polesaw for the work and not too heavy.

    However...I am seriously looking at the Husky electric polesaw. The fixed length one, just enough extra reach for that laaasst cut that is just too far away, no having to pull start it inside the confines of a lift, and LIGHT.
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    I have the Stihl HT101, I put a 12" bar on it for bigger branches....its has run flawless for 10 years and made me a lot of $$ (and sore shoulders lol)
    Scott

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    A PP can tear you up for sure!!!

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    Thanks for the warning, Butch!

    ....the difference in weight for the new versions (103 and 133) is only about half a pound (15.5 lbs. to 15.9 lbs)

    >>> BOTS, Bermy --- What is the biggest branch diameter you have cut with your 101?
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    I've cut some live oak branches at 16-18" on an uproot tree that I couldnt climb for safety reasons....was chunking it down in firewood size pieces and had to cut from both sides but thats a rare case fo sho!

    Never cut big branches from the trunk, always take small bites starting at the tips...the risk of that big branch wacking you is in its favor.
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    Yep, easy does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOTS View Post
    I've cut some live oak branches at 16-18" on an uproot tree that I couldnt climb for safety reasons....was chunking it down in firewood size pieces and had to cut from both sides but thats a rare case fo sho!

    Never cut big branches from the trunk, always take small bites starting at the tips...the risk of that big branch wacking you is in its favor.
    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    Yep, easy does it.
    Thanks a lot BOTS and Levi!
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    Yep. 14-16" with the 12" bar...start out at the tip and work in.
    Keep smiling, they will wonder what you're up to...

    Originally Posted by woodworkingboy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bermy View Post
    Yep. 14-16" with the 12" bar...start out at the tip and work in.
    Great. Thanks Bermy!
    - Robert
    Quit city job... Now, slowly learning and doing in general direction of some kind of tree work.

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