High Limb Rope Chain Saw - 24in., Model# CS-24
24" Rope Saw
Forget it on dead wood, cuts goods on green wood. No way to undercut, will pinch in a lot of cases. Should come with wooden handles for rope. If you are a good lasso man the weight is plenty hefty to get it on up there. .
April 26, 2013
Great Concept, Poor Functionality
This product caught my eye as great for the limb that is just high enough to require a ladder. Carrying a power chain saw up, and operating it on, a ladder has resulted in some terrible injuries, one of which was to a friend.
So I bought this in August of '12 as a low price option should the need arise. I finally used it for the first time in the first week of December '12.
It operated as promised and slinging it over the limb was actually fairly easy. The challenge began with the inability of the 'flip bar' to actually flip the chain. It took quite a bit of wrangling to get the proper side of the chain on its cutting edge.
The next issue that arose was to get into the proper angle that the instructions call for. Sometimes a garage gets in the way, or other trees. I'm assuming the lack of a perfect angle accounted for the number of times, once past 3/4 cut, that the chain got bound up in the cut. (I was cutting a soft wooded maple.) Most times a few good flips freed up the chain but at two points I had to pull out the ladder to free up the chain. Kind of defeated the purpose.
Next, on the same job, I found the quality of the product to be lacking in two respects. First, the clip that binds rope ends together loosened and the rope came flying out. I manually retied it. Next, on an errant throw, I needed to pull back the weighted sack only to find that the clip holding the sack caught on a branch and snapped off, causing me to rebind the sack to the rope with an alternative fastener.
All told, what would have taken about 5 minutes with a power chain saw, took me 45 minutes with all the positioning and repairs. And two very sore arms!
Nice idea for a product but probably not worth the price.
December 19, 2012
Good and not so Good
Forget the 8"-10" diameter limb. 6" is the limit. It cuts through anything smaller than 6" inches nicely. The other reviews below also have some very good tips, like the reinforcement of the bean bag and the correct angle, even a partner are all important. This length chain is almost useless. It is not the same gage as a chain you would find on a light power saw. If you are going after a serious limb 15 feet or higher over your head, you need the 48" chain because you will be amazed how quickly the strokes use the 24" chain. After all, it's 12" one way and 12" the other. The ends of the chain where the rope is connected will tend to bind in the cut of the limb. I returned mine for the 48". When it arrives I'll let you know how it works.
November 5, 2012
I bought this saw to trim some tree limbs that was blocking my satilight. I ended up trimming two limbs one about 4" and one around 8" in diamiter. The saw worked very will on the 4" limb and should have had the 36" saw for the larger but was able to get it cut. Does take a little work to get the saw over the limbs.
October 20, 2011
high limb saw
The saw works and is not as hard to get correctly oriented as other reviews stated. I would not recommend for any limb you can't reach the end of when it hanging, but still connected to the tree - at this point the saw has a tendency to get bound and the only way to free it is break off the remaining "hinge"by pulling it down. I tried sawing at several angles and have yet to find one that cut through the entire limb every time. This is not as much a problem when used by two persons.
October 20, 2011
works good and the blade can be sharpened
I used this by myself as well as with the help of a friend. Works well. I may get some for gifts to friends.
October 17, 2011
This is one tool you need to have around .It cuts fast and is safe to use. If you are like me and don't like ladders and high places this one is for you. It is easy to use and you can stay on the ground.
October 17, 2011
high limb rope chainsaw
This product comes in very handy for smaller size limbs. Don't bite off
more than the rope chainsaw can chew though. It may be better to just go
for the 48" model.
June 13, 2011
Worth every dollar I spent for it. It cut through tree limbs like hot knife through butter. Put an end to lying tree service people who claim they are coming to do work. Zero for them a Big 1 For me.... Cut two problem limbs for a total of 15 minutes....
April 22, 2011
Rope Chain Saw 24 inch
I has an older version of this that was more a rasp than a chain saw blade which I type, which I treasured. This new version is perfect for limbs that I an no longer willing to climb or go up a ladder after. It is an excellent option for the occasional need that otherwise would go undone.
March 21, 2011