Save $100's by pruning high branches yourself safely and easily from the ground.
Pruning tall trees represents a costly task for most homeowners. Hiring professional tree care companies can easily run into the hundreds of dollars. The TreeHelp Rope Saw represents a new and unique way to cut down high tree limbs - and you can do it yourself.
The TreeHelp Rope Saw (Professional) is composed of a 48-inch Bimatic carbon steel chain blade, two 25-foot lengths of rope and a throwing weight. Instead of climbing into the tree carrying a gas-powered chainsaw, simply toss the weight over the selected limb, step aside, and pull on the ropes. The blade will automatically adjust itself to cut edge down and the sawing action is faster than conventional saws because the blade cuts three sides of the branch at once.
The TreeHelp Rope Saw is:
You can cut high limbs quickly and easily because the patented Bimatic blade is designed for two-way cutting and you save the time involved with climbing a large tree.
Avoid the substantial costs associated with hiring a tree care professional to do your pruning.
Because you cut while standing on the ground, you eliminate the risk of falling and avoid the potential hazards of working with a power chainsaw. The lightweight, yet extremely strong polypropylene ropes are electrically non-conductive posing no problems with overhead wires.
Posted by Matt Beetham on 9th Jun 2013
Works well. The original crimps failed quickly so I had to splice the hand lines to the saw. Requires some patience as it does bind up occasionally. All in all it is very robust and will cut thru a 6" limb in a couple of minutes.
Posted by Nick D on 5th Mar 2013
I bought the first saw in 2008 and used it until March 2013, when, after probably 100 uses, I finally got it stuck in a tree, pinched between the cut in the branch. I have cut limbs as big as 6 inches as high as 40 feet. It is hard work and takes lots of patience.
The first one I bought, took 5 years of use before the compression collar holding the rope on broke off. I was able to salvage them. The collars were put on really close to the saw so I assume that is what made them stay on for so long. The second one I bought, the collar broke off after the first cut. The collars were about 6 inches from the blade. So, my advice, take off the collars and tie your own knots or put the collars right up against the saw.
When cutting, make sure the start of the cut is not where the limb is going to lean on, otherwise you will get the saw stuck.
Once you start the cut, do not stop and do not take the saw out of the cut. Keep going until you are done.
Spray it with silicone spray before each cut. It makes it much easier.
If the saw does bind, drop one end of the rope and take the other end and walk away with it and try to loosen it out of the cut. If that does not work, repeat the same for the other end. The point is, you try to pull one end at a time. 99% of the time, the bind is from a bad cut angle.