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A good tool for cutting fiberglass is a rotary cutter. This type of cutter is designed to cut through materials like fiberglass without damaging them. It can also be used to cut other materials like wood and metal.
The pilot drill measures 5/16-Inch x 2-3/4-Inch. It offers a maximum cutting depth of 8 Gauge. This hole saw with 1/2-Inch shank size, features tungsten carbide teeth for offering high-efficiency of cutting process through stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum, copper, brass, fiberglass and plastics.
It supports cutting on mild steel at 135 RPM, cast iron at 90 RPM, brass at 180 RPM, aluminum at 205 RPM speed. It is suitable for use with 2-Inch conduit. The cobalt steel pilot drill with split point tip helps in fast and accurate cutting.
The slug ejector spring helps in quick, easy slug removal.
I have went through a number of these in the last couple of years and they work great on stainless. And I am extra hard on them. I never use cutting oil and at most lower the speed of my drill to lowest speed.
I have been using these cutters since they were first introduced. If you use them properly they last for years. They cut through stainless steel better than standard hole saws cut through regular sheet metal.
The quick change design works exceptionally well and the ridge on the side prevents ramming the cutter through. These are well worth the money.
Bosch gives you ease of use, precision and accuracy all in one tool with this 12″ Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw (GCM12SD). Its Patented Axial-Glide System gives you durable, consistent precision over tool life and the glide action gives you unmatched smoothness of cut.
It has an expanded cutting capacity and upfront bevel controls for easy access. Its high-precision squarelock fence aligns 90° to table and requires no adjustment, so it’s easy to use. It has a super-accurate and durable design, plus a category best 90% dust collection system.
The ergononomic ambidextrous trigger handle has a soft grip for comfortable use.
Love this miter saw. with its slide mechanism I was able to butt the saw right up against the wall and save so much space in my mall shop. As others have described the dust collection isnt the best and hopefully will be improved in the next model whenever bosch updates the saw.
Only other downside of this saw compared to others is no laser or shadow light to measurements/blade line. Overall a good saw with small areas that would be a great saw if having better creature comforts like dust collection or laser line.
Eliminating the need for expensive and intimidating power tools, the Super Easy Cutter is designed to cut a variety of materials for craft, hobby and household projects. It provides a fast and accurate way to cut both balsa and hardwood strips, dowels and most plastics.
The Super Easy Cutter is perfect for smaller hands or for cutting smaller materials and will cut materials up to 1/4 inch thick. It’s a sure way to make accurate angle cuts!.
I bought one Super Easy Cutter about 7 years ago and hated leaving it behind when I moved schools. We used it to cut clean mittered edges for miniture picture frames and angled pieces that fit together for geometric shapes.
The more we used this great tool the more jobs we needed it for, sculptures, display.
Double reinforcement with two full sheets of fiberglass Premium grain for added wheel life and speed Enhanced formulations for long life and optimal performance High quality resin bonds, 100% inspected for consistency and quality 12″ x 1/8″, 1″ arbor, 6,400 maximum rpm, Type 1, A24N.
DeWalt offers a full range of Type 1 cutting wheels for low power chop saws, high power stationary machines, high speed portable saws, grinders, and circular saws. These wheels are designed to offer a long service life and fast cutting.
Performance is optimized through double reinforcement with two sheets of fiberglass, premium grains, enhanced formulations, and high quality resin bonds that are 100-percent inspected. Metal cutting wheels cut rebar, steel pipe, sheet metal, structural steel, and stainless.
I bought this to cut whiskey barrel hoops, which are made of steel. a ferrous metal. The blade had a hard time cutting through the hoops, making a clean cut, and wore down immediately. It probably works fine on non-ferrous metals, which are softer, but dont buy to use on ferrous metals.
FYI. Ferrous metals include mild steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and wrought iron. Non-ferrous metals include aluminum, brass, copper, nickel, tin, lead, zinc, and precious metals.
Possibly bought for wrong purpose, but intended to use to cut Aluminum Deck Railing posts and rail sections with my miter saw. In short, it didnt work well at all. Cut was very hard and it seemed more like it was melting the aluminum than cutting.
If you need to do such a job, use a standard carbide tip general purpose blade or higher tooth aluminum purpose carbide blade. Maybe itd work better for thinner ferrous metals?.
I used it to cut aluminum, steel, two by four, all very easy and precise. The quality of wood cut is just so perfect, no wood cutting blade will come close to the smoothness of this blade. It’s a bit slow, creating a lot of sparks and smoke (when cutting wood), but the end result is what counts.
Cut cleanly through branches with the Martha Stewart Fiberglass Bypass Lopper! Hand-selected by Martha and tested on her farm, the bypass lopper is perfect to add to your gardening arsenal. Boasting carbon steel, rust-resistant 2.
8 in. blades, this fiberglass lopper slices through branches up to 3/4 inches thick. Classically designed with the modern gardener in mind, the bypass-style blades act like a pair of scissors to slice evenly and cleanly, encouraging water run-off and proper healing.
The Klen Tools 63045 32″ Utility Cable Cutter features shear-type replaceable hook-jaw blades to grab and hold cables and offers shear-cutting action for clean cuts. The cutting tool has jaws are made of forged tool steel with a black oxide finish and includes exceptionally strong fiberglass handles with heavy vinyl grips.
It has beveled tips for positive mating, a hinge bolt with pin-set nut for proper blade tension and heavy-duty pins in the head to serve as blade-stops. This lightweight utility cable cutter is not designed for ACSR.
It has a soft cable cutting maximum capacity of 1-3/4″ diameter as well as a maximum cable capacity of 1000MCM copper and 1200MCM aluminum. Overall length is 32″ and weight is 8 lbs.
Bosch is the worldwide leading manufacturer of linear edge, topping the market through engineering expertise, manufacturing capabilities and world reknowned quality. Continuing on the path of innovation and engineering excellence, Bosch has developed a new line of recip blades.
By incorporating key design features, materials and patented tooth technologies, Bosch optimizes blade cutting efficiency for the fastest cutting and longest lasting blades available. Choose from blades suited for occasional, standard, heavy or demolition use in a variety of materials such as wood with nails, metal, stainless steel, cinder block, cement board or fiberglass.
Flexible blades, thick kerf and tall body blades and carbide blades for abrasive materials are available and blade selection is made even easier with application color-coding and callouts on the blades.
I’ve used these blades for years trimming the mangroves on our property and cutting out invasive plants/trees in over 11,000 square feet of wetlands. Harsh environment, fast growing plants, difficult and tight working conditions.
Previously I used chainsaws but quickly figured out that there were an abundance of potential problems doing that. So I switched to a DeWalt 20V reciprocating saw. By the way, this is an excellent well-built tool that has lasted through years of abuse.
The only other blades that I have found providing as much value are the Diablo Freud blades. The 9 inch Diablo blades cost about $6. 00 per blade while the Bosch are only around $4. 25 each. The Diablos are more rigid compared to the relatively flexible Boschs but both do an admirable job at any task thrown at them.
In my experience the Diablos cut better while new compared to the Boschs which seem to keep cutting a lot longer.
Worked like a charm, bent when caught, BUT DID NOT BREAK. Could be straightened & continued to perform. Bamboo is merciless on equipment. These blades stood up to the job really well. Highly recommended.
Used the 12 inch version of this blade for cutting down a fitzer (Sp?) bush. It worked great but dulled the end of the blade when I had to cut near the earth and rocks. Hopefully the 9″ version will avoid the dirt better.
The cutting ability of this blade makes it worthwhile unless you like lying in the gravel for extended time. Better to spend the bucks upfront.
Ditch the table saw: rip boards up to 2-1/3 inches thick with clean, splinter-free cuts. Create 45-degree bevel cuts in boards up to 1-5/8 inches thick. Perfect for ripping boards or for performing internal plunge cuts.
Includes a 6. 5-inch 24-tooth carbide-tipped blade (165 mm) with a 20 mm arbor. Compatible with the WEN CT9980 80-Inch Track and the WEN CT992F Track Saw Clamps.
As a woodworking hobbyist and enthusiast, I can appreciate the luster of big name brand tools. However, seeing as my needs rarely warrant that price tag, I’ve found WEN products not only adequate but exceptional for my needs.
Of course, if you’re looking for a track saw to withstand the ages and all the beating you can throw at it, this might not be the choice for you. But I’ll say this one’s perfect for the hobbiest or occasional woodworker.
The track is easily assembled and sturdy enough for my use. Operating the saw took a bit of a learning curve, but really I had it down in 10 mins. The blade itself is adequate. I’ve mostly run it across 3/4 maple plywood, which it handles without trouble.
The cuts are straight, the track was sturdy. I really have no complaints. It simply did the job I wanted it to.
This is such a great price for a plunging track saw. I combined it with 110 inches of Powertec tracks to build a big fridge-microwave cabinet. Everything came out clean and square. Made good use of the score-setting as I was cutting 3/4 inch melamine coated fibreboard, to keep the edges mostly clean.
Note I put on a Wen 56 tooth blade for this, not using the oem 42 tooth blade.
The *feel* of this saw isn’t great. It feels fairly plasticky, etc. However, I was pleased with the first several cuts I made with this. I paired it with the Powertec tracks, and I used the included blade.
It glided with surprising ease through 3/4″ (18mm) plywood sheets. I also put it through about 1. 25″ (35mm) (not very dense) maple, and it struggled a bit more, but made it through with no serious struggles.
This definitely seems like the right value for this saw, and I think it will meet all my needs as a hobbyist.
Bosch Circle Cutter attachment is constructed to cut circles in ceiling or acoustical tile for round recessed lights, Sprinkler heads, fiberglass tub surrounds, wood and drywall delivering top performance results with every use.
Produces circles 3-D/2 to 14 in diameter and ideal for use instead of a hole saw. Conveniently compatible with rotomite and SP IR a cut Roto zip power tools.
This item performed flawlessly while cutting holes for recessed lighting. However, you need to have a vacuum cleaner (or the vacuum attachment) handy to deal with the dust that’s created. This attachment is designed to work with a variety of RotoZip tools.
Thus the kit comes with a several different adapter pieces that can be used depending upon which RotoZip tool you own. The instructions that were provided for my older RotoZip were a bit confusing as they lacked some necessary detail.
Despite this issue, the tool worked perfectly and saved me a considerable amount of time. There is a video on Youtube that shows one how to use the tool.
Can’t adapt it to my SCS01 spiral saw by rotozip. Wish I had known that it wouldn’t fit with any of the adapters included. I write it off as a bad decision on my part. Rotozip makes great tools that can be a bit difficult to control.
The F180 folding saw is a lightweight folding pocket saw aimed predominantly at the light pruning and gardening market. The blade is 180mm long with a large tooth configuration of 7. 5 teeth per 30mm.
The blade locks in two positions to allow flush cuts. The handle is constructed of fibreglass polypropylene with a rubber insert to ensure a comfortable and sure grip. It is an ideal cost-effective all-round folding saw that is always useful for all garden pruning tasks and outdoor projects.
It is not possible to sharpen the blade but the saws are designed to have replaceable blades. Other parts are also available. There is just one screw to unwind in order to change the blade. Technical Specifications Blade width 32 mm Blade thickness 1.
35 mm Blade length 180 mm Overall length 420 mm Crosscut teeth 4 mm The blade must be kept clean to maintain its efficiency. Resin dissolves in olive oil, which is an effective and environmental friendly way to maintain the blade with.
First one broke first try about 2 inches up from the base of the blade. Returned to REI for warranty. I’ve broken the tip of the 2nd saw twice so far on two outings. I use hand saws for work to trim trees around high voltage electrical lines.
This saw is ridiculously easy to break. Going to try to return for refund today.
These are greats saws for field and shop use. I use them professionally almost everyday for both; working outdoors in habitat restoration, tree pruning, as well as for hobby woodworking. As long as I keep the blade out of the dirt, it holds it’s sharpness seemingly forever.
Even when a blade gets old and somewhat dull, they still will cut adequately in a pinch. I’ve had mine for years, and only recently replaced the blades. The large tooth blade makes fast work of limbs and trunks nearly as thick as the blade’s length.
The fine tooth blade is great for pull cuts in the shop, or outdoors on small limbs. Really light weight, too. great for backpacking and hunting trips. The blades are replaceable. a little pricey, but well worth the cost!.
The F180 is my most used saw, it is great to carry, well made, and because it has its teeth set inside the width of the blade can cut with light effort. (secret revealed) If you try be forcefull it will snag if you relax and draw the saw lightly it will glide through dry hardwood.
The Laplander will just ride over hard woods and need some force to get the shallow teeth to cut, once the coating wears off the Laplander it starts to drag when cutting. The F180 or Laplander? Look at a thick cut bow and look at the Silky cut compared to Bahco, the Silky can make cuts at cabinet maker level, the Bahco just can’t.
The OLFA 45mm Classic Straight Handle Rotary Cutter changed the quilting and sewing industry bringing ease to cutting. The most popular size available, this Straight Handle Cutter features a durable body with a blade cover for safety.
The rolling razor blade cuts materials into shapes, strips, and pieces for sewing, quilting, and craft projects. Integrated grooves in the handle help prevent finger slippage for safe cutting. Pre-loaded with OLFA RB60-1 Rotary Blade.
The high-quality tungsten carbide tool steel blade offers unparalleled sharpness and superior edge retention. Use the Straight Handle Cutter on cotton, wool, paper, vinyl, leather, and more. Designed for both right- and left-handed use.
I’d never used a rotary cutter, but faced with cutting yards and yards tulle for my daughters cathedral length veil with blusher, this seemed like a great idea. I must say it was truly a lifesaver for the project at hand.
Cut like a champ! Sooo impressed. Until I tried using it on a different project, this time just double thickness of simple basic thin quilt cotton. It cut here and there, but mostly just rolled along creating a crease, but not doing the job.
I’m not sure if that is the norm for these tools: one-and-done, but I couldn’t imagine having to replace the blade each time I need to cut out a pattern. Not cost effective for me. Perhaps one of the ultra-pricey ones doesn’t dull as quickly, but this one doesn’t exactly inspire me to splurge on one of those.
I use this for cutting rug making material. It is great slicing through cleanly. Olfa have a good reputation for blade life, but generic blades will also fit the cutter. The blade shield is simple but effective, and the body of the cutter well made and easy to hold.
Having used the Fiskars comfort grip cutter for several years this straight handle takes some getting used to. Being arthritic the blade protector is hard for me to use, I use 2 hands to move it. Other than that it appears to be working well.
I like that it will cut forward as well as backwards.
Amana Tool ‘s Modern Materials Finishing Geometry (MMFG) incorporates high shear, multi-flute and a ZrN coating designed for the ultimate combination of finish and tool longevity in aerospace materials.
Modern-day materials present challenges to the fabricator using these special multi-flute edge tools featuring ZrN ceramic coating addresses these challenges with a winning geometry combination.
Made in the USA and paired with a razor-sharp Japanese blade, this is a professional grade tool that will save you from having to call that expensive tree service. The very long pole is a set of three 6 ft interlocking fiberglass handles, topped off with a 15 long curved cutoff blade that enables you to cut off – without climbing – those otherwise impossible-to-reach branches you need trimmed.
(This is the much safer, cheaper and quicker option. ) The back of the frame that the blade is mounted on functions as a branch hook to pull them down after cutoff if needed. WARNING: Do not use this tool near overhead power lines or electrical lines.
Contact with those lines could result in injury or death. See below for an Image Gallery of the Hi-Reach 19 ft Pole Trim Saw.
Easy to assemble, easy to use, sturdy. Works as expected. Blade is sharp. No directions – so remember that the blade and carriage bolt only assemble one way. Carriage bolt (square part) MUST fit into the hole with the corresponding square part.
The other bolt goes in from the other side of the saw head assembly. The lock nuts are METRIC so use metric wrenches. Do not over tighten. Keep the cardboard shipping box and use 3/4 of it to hold the dissembled saw.
Remember the “hook” (to pull down branches) is NOT on the same side as the blade. Do not lose the rubber coverings that go on the ends of the dissembled saw. Dissemble the saw after use. You do not want to bend of stress the poles.
Been a customer of Garrett Wade for six years. They now outsource their customer service which is horrible. All I wanted was someone to call me from Garrett Wade to see if they could send me a replacement part rather than returning the entire item.
Great Pole saw and excellent blade, however middle pole will not snap together since the hole will not line up properly to lock in place. I sent Garett Wade pictures and was promised someone would call me.
This pole saw gets it done. I like being able to add or remove pole segments for various heights of work as it allows you to maximize your leverage and approach angle. The blade is wicked sharp and makes light work of most branches (largest I’ve cut so far is about 5″ diameter).
The hook on the back of the head is perfect for pulling down stuck limbs. Keep in mind the pole flexes a lot at maximum reach so your leverage is reduced, but patience will get the limb cut even there.
I recommend this for anyone with high trimming needs as well as close to the ground.
Cut work pieces down to size with Dremel EZ Lock Metal Cutting Wheels (EZ426CU). Available in a pack of five wheels, these fiberglass cutting wheels attach to a tool handle (sold separately). Use them for creating slots in fasteners, removing stripped bolts or trimming off excess material.
These blades only cut along their abrasive grit edge, delivering precise results even on small pieces.
To be honest you will forget this is small and on your Dremel. These little discs have big cutting power. I’ve used them to cut bolts to size, trim down some wood as well as cut out plastics to install switches.
Word of caution when cutting plastics they will heat the plastic up and begin to wrap around the bit. They seem to last a long time as long as you cut straight. You can brake them if you put pressure against the flat.
Buy more than you think, not because they won’t last but because you will find yourself using them on everything. Dremel has provided me this product in exchange for an honest review.
I tested this accessory by attaching it to the mandrel (sold separately) and securing it in the rotary tool. It easily cut through the screw I needed to cut. This was much easier than alternatives like a hacksaw and quicker.
The accessory didn’t show any wear at all but the package includes 5 discs so you should have plenty of cutting time if you need it, NOTE: When cutting metal, a lot of sparks are produced so protect items around the area and use eye protection.
Dremel has provided me this product in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve used standard cut-off wheels for years for cutting through small brass parts and model railroad track. They work but they wear down quickly and often break apart. These reinforced cutoff wheels are thicker and larger in diameter.
It’s quite a price premium over the standard wheels, but I expect they will last longer and without the terrifying shatter that often occurs with the standard wheels. Note that the kerf is wider than with the standard cut-off wheels.
Amana Tool’s FiberGlass Router (FGR) burs incorporate reciprocating diamond-fluted geometry, strong negative rake angles and generous fluting to provide the best cutting action in a wide variety of woven resin bond fiberglass and composite materials.
The Corona Clipper compound-action bypass lopper offers three-times the cutting power of conventional loppers. The unit features a resharpenable, Teflon-coated high-carbon steel blade with a 1-1/2 In.
cutting capacity and is designed for a fast and precise shearing action, perfect for tackling dry and woody growth. The articulating four-bar compound linkage triples its cutting power (compared to standard loppers), and the blades are replaceable, making this tool an ideal choice for multiple-season use.
The unit’s outside blade features a slant ground hook with sap groove. Other design features include 24 In. fiberglass handles that add extra strength and leverage, while the fiberglass handles also resist weathering.
The unit’s handles also sport extra-long 12 In. non-slip foam grips for added comfort.
I love, love, love this lopper! I bought my first Corona lopper in 1996. One day I was cutting brambles and mistook a wire for a bramble and dented my blade. That was a sad day. I’ve bought several other loppers through the years and none compare to this Corona! I’ve cut mountains of branches through the years with it and it’s still going strong.
It can cut larger branches by doing a portion, rotating, and cutting again until the branch does fit into the space: seriously, up to 3 inches as I’ve done many times. I sometimes use my legs to squeeze on bigger branches- it always gets the job done.
I decided to shop for a replacement blade. I’ll probably fix that old one to let people use it and get a NEW one for only ME! I’ll never try cutting a wire again :(.
I bought my first pair of Carona Tree Loppers seventeen years age and have used them quite extensively, I owe a Landscaping Company. I finally after all this time cracked a handle, so I order a new pair of the exact same kind.
What I received looked exactly like my old ones. The blade bent on the second branch I cut! The cutting blade was made out of the cheapest metal imageable. I can’t believe it was steel. I took my old blade off my old lobbers, which was twice as thick and twice as heavy as my new ones, and I now have the quality I expected, The new ones were junk! All my hands tools are Carona and I have always recommended them as the best Now I have serious doubts,.
I just visited with my neighbor who was in the hatd using the Corona anvil loppers Fl 3420 he said it was the best Christmas present I had ever given him. I ask how long ago was that Kyle said 12 years ago the wok super and are still sharp and cut great.
I have a tree service and have used them for 26 years they are the best money can buy! They are my bread & butter tool light weight ,easy to use, and will cut anything that you can get in the jay. Corona sell replacement parts they have great people working for them so it it is easy to order the parts, when a homeowner buys a Corona anvil loppers it will last him a lifer time.
This new shear comes with a powerful 6. 8 amp Milwaukee built motor. The ergonomic tactile grip is designed for more user comfort allowing you to make that straight cut when needed. The new lightweight, heavy-duty magnesium gear-case has been incorporated in the design for superior balance.
The variable speed trigger (0-2500SPM) allows for smoother acceleration and performance when needed.
I purchased the shear refurbished. The first shear came and there was heavy gouging on the cutter housing as well as sloppy tolerances in the cutter head. I tried a first cut and the cause of the gouging was illuminated.
The cut material was curling out of the cutter like a corkscrew, digging into the housing at the point of the gouging. It took heavy pressure to drive the cut and there was no cut control. The shear just chewed its way through the steel.
I returned the shear for a replacement. Tyler Tool Customer service was polite and helpful, and put the replacement in the mail that day. When the new (refurbished) shear arrived two days later, I was disappointed to find that it had the exact same problem, and same symptom.
Back it went to Tyler, this time for a refund, not a replacement. I have used this tool before, purchased new from another retailer. It was fabulous, easy to use and control, powerful and precise. My guess is that there was a bad batch of cutter heads from the manufacturer (Milwaukee was purchased by TTI in Hong Kong a few years ago), and that they are getting rid of them as “refurbished”.
Tyler customer service was helpful at every step, and I will buy from them again, probably even a Milwaukee refurbished tool, but not this shear.
This is the second one I’ve purchased. I had the other one for 20 years and only had to replace it because I dropped it and broke the shear head. It can cut through 12 guage sheetmetal with ease. I would highly recommend it.
This is a sloppy copy of the electric Milwaukee sheet metal shear replacement blade set. During install, the holes do not align with the preset holes in the cutter head, the spacers/bushings for the pieces are too short and when you tighten the clamp screws it binds the assembly and stalls the drive motor or creates a lot of heat at the pivot points.
Since the material is hardened, there is no way outside of EDM’ing the holes in the correct location.
Determine what your cutting capacity is, then find the tube or pipe cutter that suits your ergonomics and the job. Here is some additional information about Ridgid Foam Core Cutter. Body Material: plastic.
High branches are within reach with the Chain Drive Extendable Pole Saw and Pruner, which includes 2 different cutting options. This Fiskars tree pruner extends up to 16 ft. Its chain-drive gearing gives you up to 3 times more cutting power and an oval-shaped, lightweight yet strong pole reduces flex.
A unique double Locking system ensures the pole stays extended for superior control.
Bought the 14′ Power-Lever Extendable Pole Saw and Pruner after looking at both the 12′ and 14′ in person at Home Depot. Bought the 14′ at Walmart because it was the same price at Walmart as the 12′ at Home Depot.
Other reviews are correct in that the 12′ was blade is not as sturdy as the one on the 14′. While a little heavier, the extra 2′ on the extension gives a lot more usability. I am 71 and in fairly good physical condition, 172 lbs.
I had no problem handling the 14′ even when fully extended. Also, the pruner blade will cut wider branches because it is up-sized from the 12′ one. The wider branch function makes it much more versatile.
Used it last weekend on 10-15 branches, and both the saw and the pruner cut remarkably well. Just have to remember that the saw only cuts when you pull – not when you push so you have to push the saw forward after cutting with the saw.
You will be frustrated if you think the saw should be cutting in both directions. Had no problem in getting the extended pole to lock in position. You just have to close the orange clamp. While there are really no instructions, it is pretty self evident how to extend and retract to pole.
You should wear gloves, if you have the saw attached to the end, because it is very sharp. Also wear a hat and glasses, or safety glasses, if using the saw function unless you do not mind getting sawdust in your hair and eyes.
You also need to be careful, when cutting a branch, where you need to stand nearly below the branch, to avoid the branch when it falls. I am very happy with the Fishers tool and made a good choice in getting the 14′ rather than the 12′ version for the reasons previously stated.
Until a few days ago, I’d never used a tree pruner. I used this pruner for the first time to cut a branch with approximately a one inch diameter. This basic easy cut took just a few seconds. Then I used the saw to cut through a 2.
5 inch (6. 25 cm) branch. This took less than ten minutes, Not bad for the first time. One warning: using the saw, especially with the pole fully extended to 16 feet, requires a lot of upper body strength.
If you lack the strength, you may want to begin without using the two extensions. This reduces the leverage, making it easier to use, but of course you’ll be limited in the distance you can reach. Alternately, buy a shorter model that weighs less.
One complaint: there is no user manual, only three short paragraphs printed on the packaging materials, so keep the packaging. I would have liked a diagram showing the name of each part, but it was also missing.
That’s okay if you’ve used tree pruners before, but it left me with some questions, so I’ve been on the phone with Fiskars, which has been quite helpful.
Okay, so I gave this three stars, because this pole saw is one half east use and one half a pain in the neck to use. literally. The lopper part of the pole saw is awesome. It cuts up to 1 inch thick branches with relative ease.
The saw part of the pole saw, on the other hand, is a beast to use. It is not very sharp, and it is flimsy. These two characteristics combined with it being on the end of an eight foot pole, make it very hard to use.
I spent 10 minutes looking up into a tree, trying to cut a four inch branch with the saw. The saw only cuts one way, which is also part of the problem. So every back and forth motion you make might cut 1 mm into a branch.
In addition, you’re trying to keep the flimsy saw from wiggling around and sliding away from the place your trying to cut. After 10 minutes I developed a kink in my neck and gave up. I think I might have made a 2 cm cut into the branch.
I would have given this two stars, but the lopper works really well and that in itself will help me not to have to climb a ladder so often.
HFT96032 Glass Cutter Pittsburgh Description: Make shallow scores in glass for controlled breakage with this high quality glass cutter tool. The cutter features a carbide rolling cutter blade, a 30 degree angled head and a ball end for added accuracy.
Three notches provide better leverage on thin sections. Quickly score and cut sheet glass Carbide rolling cutter blade Ball end for starting your run Three notches better leverage on thin sections 30 degree angled head5-1/8in long overall Specifications: Material: Aluminum, carbide Product Length: 5-1/8 in.
I have occasional need to cut glass so for such a low price this was perfect! Nice clean score and break the very first time. It even worked taking off a small strip of glass off the opposite edge using the score, tap with the ball and break with the teeth method.
There’s only one thing that I like the least and that’s not having more harbor freight tools in my city. Every time I shop at harbor freight tools for the tools I need I always find what I’m looking for at a terrific price.
The staff is always helpful and friendly and the tools are surprisingly very durable, high quality, and affordable.
The best tool for cutting fiberglass is a rotary tool with a cutting wheel attachment. The rotary tool will make clean, straight cuts through the fiberglass. To use the rotary tool, first mark the cutting line with a pencil.
Then, position the cutting wheel on the rotary tool over the cutting line. Gently squeeze the trigger of the rotary tool to start the cutting wheel spinning. Slowly move the cutting wheel along the cutting line to cut through the fiberglass.