$600 quote or $10 rope, $20 pocket saw and a rock out of my wife's garden. Can you tell which route I chose?
First branch went amazing it went through then 7" limb with minor issues one trick is not to pull hard, the blade it will dig in with just the weight of the rope also if you start pulling and it easily glides over the branch then the teeth are facing in the wrong direction.
This product worked amazingly. Decided to pick this up for a quad trip we had planned instead of bringing a chainsaw and taking up space.
Sliced through any fallen trees along the path with out a care. Gives a pretty good workout using it as well.
I decided to try one of these out for camping after struggling to gather firewood, that was big enough to burn longer than a few minutes, with folding handsaw. After taking this to the Boundary Waters my buddies and I will be buying another one! It comes with a small carrying pouch that is easy to stuff in a bag and doesn't take up much space. We found that it's easiest to use as a two man team and rather than pulling straight up (on a log laying down) it worked best to pull up at about 45* to avoid getting jammed up. This angle also made it easier for each of us to get a foot on the log to hold it in place while we cut through it. We were able to cut through a log with a 10" diameter with relative ease!
I bought this after utterly failing to cut down a small (3" diameter) tree with one of the wire-type pocket saws. I went back to the same tree and was able to cut it down in under a minute with minimal hassle using this saw. It is larger, heavier, and more expensive than the wire type ones, but it works and that's the most important criteria. The ring of damaged bark in the attached photo is as much as the wire saw was able to do.
This is amazing! I bought it to take down a branch about 25 high. Threw a rock over it (tied to a string, of course (which in turn was tied to a heavy rope)) pulled the saw up an over, took less than two minutes of wiggling to get it on the right side and began. One hand pulled, while the other was slack, took to heart the let-the-saw-do-the-work mantra. There was snagging that got me a bit pessimistic and I didn't know how much force the saw could take, but firm pulling got it going again and in no time the branch was down. Fell onto a chain link fence with the saw pinned under it. I got it free and not a kink or bend in it at all! Absolutely ecstatic about this purchase! My advice, don't pull the saw to the very end of the links during the sawing, so you always have a little room to play if it gets stuck.