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Pool pole lopper

Noyade
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Pool pole lopper

Trees are getting higher and it's getting harder for me on a ladder, so I tried attaching an inexpensive lopper/saw onto a pool pole.

Then added extra rope. I estimate the reach with the feet on the ground is around 7 metres.

With a 25mm pipe connection piece, bolt and wingnut the cutting part fits at the handle end of the pole.

 

One issue is if you attempt to cut too big a diameter branch with the pruning scissor - it's like trying to land a Marlin with the pole bending. Otherwise working well so far.

 

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Pool Pole Lopper

Hi @Noyade,

 

What is that old adage, necessity is the mother of all invention or something like that? It's always safer to work from the ground than a ladder and I commend you on your ingenuity. As someone that had their first fall off a ladder last year, I can say it's certainly made me much more cautious than I was before. It was only a couple of meters and it was my fault for using a damaged ladder but it was still frightening.

 

Many thanks for sharing.

 

Mitchell

 

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