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makita
Posted by: Fritz
Date: March 02, 2020 12:38PM
we had a lot of wind here last week. Took a couple of large tree branches with it. Bigger than the hand saw would do for me.
Took out my (at least) 30 yo makita reciprocating saw that has been stored in an untreated garage for most of that time.
Plugged it in. Buzzed through them boughs in minutes.
Wish my back worked as well.



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Re: makita
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 02, 2020 12:39PM
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Fritz
we had a lot of wind here last week. Took a couple of large tree branches with it. Bigger than the hand saw would do for me.
Took out my (at least) 30 yo makita reciprocating saw that has been stored in an untreated garage for most of that time.
Plugged it in. Buzzed through them boughs in minutes.
Wish my back worked as well.

Imagine your back with the hand saw!
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Re: makita
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 02, 2020 12:43PM
.....A way out here they got a name for rain and wind and fire the rain is Tess the fires Joe and they call the wind Maria
Maria blows the stars around and sends the clouds a flyin Maria makes the mountains sound like folks were up there dying
(Maria Maria)
They call the wind Maria.......




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Re: makita
Posted by: Fritz
Date: March 02, 2020 12:45PM
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Imagine your back with the hand saw!

I didn't have to for about 3 mins. Then the makita jumped in. FtS!



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Re: makita
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 02, 2020 01:05PM
I was just going to post a question about using a cordless reciprocating saw for cleaning up limbs instead of a small cordless chain saw, which costs a lot more.
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Re: makita
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 02, 2020 01:39PM
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I was just going to post a question about using a cordless reciprocating saw for cleaning up limbs instead of a small cordless chain saw, which costs a lot more.

I've done that every summer for a few years. Getting the right blades makes it very doable, along with a large battery (preferably two).



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Re: makita
Posted by: btfc
Date: March 02, 2020 01:49PM
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Dennis S
I was just going to post a question about using a cordless reciprocating saw for cleaning up limbs instead of a small cordless chain saw, which costs a lot more.

I've done that every summer for a few years. Getting the right blades makes it very doable, along with a large battery (preferably two).

Me too. My battery Sawzall has replaced a chainsaw for limbing, cutting lodgepole saplings close to ground level, and cutting out chokecherries that tend to get grabby when cut with a chain. The smaller standard batteries crap out quickly, but the extra capacity ones work great. Standard blades bend too easily, but I use double thickness carbide blades.
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Re: makita
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 02, 2020 04:17PM
We call those big blades ugly sticks. Because if they bite you by accident it gets ugly.
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Re: makita
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 02, 2020 04:18PM
....if you like pina coladas.......gettin' caught......in the rain.......



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Re: makita
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 02, 2020 05:21PM
How big of a limb or tree will a reciprocal saw cut?
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Re: makita
Posted by: Fritz
Date: March 02, 2020 05:35PM
dunno, I had no trouble with 6 inch limb.



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Re: makita
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 02, 2020 05:41PM
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dunno, I had no trouble with 6 inch limb.

Good. I think I can do 95% of what I need to do with a reciprocal saw, then.
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Re: makita
Posted by: Fritz
Date: March 02, 2020 06:23PM
just be careful and with a stable hold, not facing any important dangley bits.



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Re: makita
Posted by: rz
Date: March 02, 2020 07:30PM
6" diameter or 6" circumference? 6" circumference I'd believe. 6" diameter? I'd either use my cordless chain saw, or more likely my corded pole saw. For something like 6" circumference, I'd just use my lopper to cut it up.
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Re: makita
Posted by: Fritz
Date: March 02, 2020 07:35PM
6" diameter. I had no issues. But it wasn't oak nuther.



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Re: makita
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 02, 2020 09:20PM
....only 6".....???



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