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High Limb CS-48 Rope-and-Chain Saw

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  • The high limb chain saws: model cs-26, and cs-48 the heart and soul of our uniquely designed saws is our blade's tooth configuration. Five model saws share the same type flexible blade: two models are used for cutting high, hard to reach limb
  • Model cs-48 high limb chain saw with 48 inch blades comes complete with two 25 foot long control ropes and safety throwing weight and is best suited for cutting tree branches up to 14 to 16 inches in diameter.
  • Gather fire wood fast carbon steel teeth light weight and portable cut high limbs safely and easily from the ground cut limbs 25-feet, or add more rope for higher cuts
  • Pays for itself in the first few uses trim your neighbor's overhanging branches provide sunny areas to shaded gardens chain has two-way cutting action diameter
  • Made in the usa, Norwalk, CT
  • Cut high limbs safely and easily from the ground.
  • Cut limbs 25-feet, or add more rope for higher cuts.
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Conceived and developed in 1980, u.S. Patent 4,193,188 was first issued on march 18, 1980 to green mountain products of Norwalk, Connecticut. Since their introduction, numerous improvements, both mechanical as well as aesthetic, were made in a never ending effort to make our saws the best possible for our customers. For years a small hand made sign hung by the factory time clock which read: "check each saw before it leaves green mountain make sure it is perfect. The customer's life may depend on it. " over the years (since the early 1990's) we have receive numerous letters and tails recounting how well our saws performed in the field, praising them for their cutting ability as well as their endurance. Some by the u.S. Military which cannot be retold, some by members of the Colorado trail society, of golden, co. A group funded by the u.S federal government. Featured photos showing their member's prowess in maintaining just some of the 500 miles of hiking and biking trails which they clear each year without the use of gasoline powered equipment. Only green mountain saws, both high reaching models as well as all chain mate camping survival models with hand straps, are made in the united states of America in our Norwalk, ct. Plant

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Each saw features a patented 48-inch high carbon steel Bimatic chain blade designed to wrap around tree limbs and cut them off as it is drawn back and forth. Attached to the ends of the blade are two 25-foot control ropes. Just toss the weighted end of the rope over the limb, pull the blade up into position, then pull back and forth on each control rope. The 48 inch blade is suited for big cutting jobs, limbs as large as 14 inches or greater in diameter. Directions as well as sturdy hand straps are included.

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Product Dimensions 11.1 x 7 x 2.5 inches
Item Weight 2 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer High Limb Chain Saw
ASIN B0000AX849
Item model number CS-48
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3.4 out of 5 stars 676 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #3,134 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
#3 in Sports & Outdoors > Outdoor Recreation > Camping & Hiking > Knives & Tools > Saws
#1,677 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools

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I recently purchased this and used it to cut two branches that were about 25 feet high. The first was no problem and I was shocked how easy it was. While cutting the second branch, the chain got jammed in the branch when it was almost cut all the way through. It took me an hour to get it free but I learned the tricks to free it quicker in the future. The instructions say to stand way out to the side so that the branch does not fall on your head, but the problem when you do that is when the branch starts to sag after it is cut about 2/3 of the way through, it pinches down on the part of the chainsaw that is on the bottom half of the branch so you end up with the chain stuck in place with a half cut branch. I learned that it was more effective to cut from under the branch and get out of the way when it falls. Another review said that he used two people and that would probably be the best way to reduce your chances of the chain getting stuck and also to not get hit on the head. The tool has a "flipping" part that causes the chain to flip over to the sharp side going down and this works pretty well after a few tries. I think that this tool works better on thick branches (more than 4 inch diameter). This is because on the larger diameter branches, the chain is not bent at too severe an angle. When you are almost done cutting through the branch, the chain will be bending in a tighter area that I think that caused me trouble on a thinner branch. For larger branches, the branch will snap before you get into such a tight area. Overall, it's not the greatest tool, but pretty cool to deal with those special cases where the pole saw won't reach. You should be aware that the cut will not be very clean at the bottom of the branch in many cases because you are cutting from the top and sides, not the bottom. In any case, I still recommend it since it costs a whole lot less than having a tree guy come to cut one or two unreachable branchs. But only expect to use it sparingly.
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I had purchased the Professional High Limb Rope Cain Saw - 48in for a neighbor's Oak tree limb that was shading my backyard garden. It was about forty feet up and 13" in diameter.

The saw came with a Throw bag, Handles, and Rope with saw attached.

The Throw bag work flawlessly. Two tries and I had made the branch. After drawing the saw up for the cutting that is where the "Almost the right tool" comes into play.

The Righting Weight at the end of the saw wasn't heavy enough to flip the cutting blades into the right position. So after many rope twisting, twirling, flipping efforts the blades were orientated correctly.

I began to pull on the ropes and after a few tries where the blade flipped onto the wrong side. I finally got a good bite and began sawing. I eventually needed another body to get the proper cutting angle and the saw was working well until the limb pinched the blade which halted the cutting. At that point the limb had been cut enough that the weight of the limb with a little shaking brought it down.

The unfortunate consequence was that the saw broke when the pinched part hit the ground.

Overall the Professional High Limb Rope Cain Saw - 48in did the job, but it was difficult getting it into position. Cutting teeth on both sides of the saw would eliminate the need for the useless weight, and make it easier to position. When the saw gets cutting it worked great until it got pinched by the limb. It was the tool for the job almost.

I give high marks 5 STARS to the Throw Bag. It has come in handy on several occasions where I have to get a rope up high. It continues to work flawlessly.
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Smile? Yes, I bought this out of desperation but it works so well, and so easy that three of us working with it the first time all started smiling. I know none of us thought it would really work. Requires two people, but is fast and easy.

The downside, some of the limbs we were trying to trim were about 30' up. It took a lot to finally get the weight bag over a limb. It's harder than you might think. Then there's the problem of getting the chain right side up. There's a weight on the chain that's supposed to make that automatic, but you'll either have to be patient and try several times to get it right or add some weight to the bar.

A large limb may work best with two cuts, but the chain does most of the work.

Amazing and safer than climbing a tree. Very happy with this.
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Pros: Cheaper than a bucket truck, easy to use.

Cons: Clip for bean bag isn't strong enough.

Note: Really a two-person tool for anything over 15 ft high.

Bought this to trim branches hanging over a basketball/tennis court, and to get some dead limbs out of pine trees, etc. It only takes a few minutes to get good at throwing the bag over the limb. We did have some issues with getting the chain to flip "cut side down", but with two people, and holding the right tension on the ropes, you can make it work without too much effort.

The only thing keeping this from getting 5 stars is the clip for the bean-bag weight. It's a little cheap/weak, and it bent the first time the bean bag got stuck on a limb. I'll be replacing the clip with a caribiner, which should solve that problem.

Once the rope is over & the saw blade is oriented correctly, it doesn't take long to cut through the limb. Didn't have a problem with the saw getting pinched, but most of my branches were weak/dead when I cut them.

As others have mentioned, having a second person makes this tool MUCH easier to use. You can get the right cutting angles against the limb, especially high ones, and not be directly underneath it where it could fall on you. Make sure to wear eye protection when using this -- not only for the sawdust from the sawing, but also for any small branches that may come off on the way down.
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