When you need to cut or prune or trim a branch, and if the branch is hardly reached, you have 3 options to prune the branch. Use a ladder to reach at the branch for comfortable pruning, take help from a pole saw, call an expert.
Let’s review how efficiently you can prune using a pole saw even if the branch is at a lower height. For this reason, you may require to adjust the handle of your pole saw. So, “how to shorten a pole saw” will be the main discussion point in this article.
Keep reading, and you will find out.
Step by Step Procedure: How to Shorten a Pole Saw
Since you will require to prune in different lengths, so adjusting a pole saw handle is necessary. However, the whole handle adjustment process is straightforward. Also, following a simple method, you can easily adjust your pole saw.
Read the below steps intently for your easy understanding.
Take your pole saw and make sure the motor is turned off. This way, the pole saw can’t take a sudden start, and you will remain safe.
You will find a tension adjusting screw in your pole saw. Twist the screw, and thus you will be able to pull out the handle.
Adjust the handle as per your required length. If you need to shorten the handle, keep the length short, twist the screw once you are at your required length.Please note that using the pole saw at its full length, at full length, bring back in slightly to avoid stress.
Once you finish working with the saw, again twist the tension adjusting screw and pull back the handle. Yes, it is that simple.
Make sure to clean the pole saw after each use. And store it safely.
Well, while working with a pole saw, it would be best if you take some cautions. Let’s look at the cautions from the below section.
General Instruction while Working with a Pole Saw
Other Necessary Tips While Using a Pole Saw
Maintenance of a Pole Saw
The whole purpose of using a pole saw while pruning or cutting a branch is to eliminate the use of a ladder. Some pole saws are available with an extra extension so that you can prune out-of-reach branches.
And don’t forget to wear safety gear like an earplug, face protection, hand gloves when working with a pole saw.