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Old 07-25-2011, 08:43 PM
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Silky Pole saw

I`ve been wanting one of these ever since I worked for a logger friend while the snow was flying during the winter of '01 and stonework was out of the question. We had logged and cleared a 6 six mile snowmobile track through a mutual clients sprawling acreage with 40 ft cleared on each side of the track (which was covered with a thick bed of chips from the tops and brush we cleared) Some of the more attractive and healthy trees were left standing so I used a Silky Hayauchi to remove low hanging and dead branches. It was faster than the power pole saw and was a real quality tool..which I am a sucker for. I noticed they have a few different models out now and wondered how they compair to the one I used. Any feed back on models other than the Hayauchi would be great. I`m gonna pull the trigger this year..I going to need kindling wood for my pizza oven that I am starting in a few months!
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:56 PM
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These 2 aren't actual pole saws but rather hand held limb killers.
A few years ago, we were in our website designers office and he pulled out this big duffel bag. In it were all kinds of Silky tools. Come to find out, one of his clients gave him the tools to hand out to whomever he wanted. He let us look at all of them and then gave us 2.
We've got the fixed handle Ibuki that comes with a hard plastic sheath that you can strap through your belt loops. That saw is awesome. Really sturdy blade, never bends from side to side. If you want a hand held pruning saw, this is the one to get. It really eats some meat.

We've also got a fold up model which has a decent length blade , maybe 14" or so. It will fold back beyond horizontal a few more degrees. The blade is a little more flimsy than the Ibuki but still an awesome saw for smaller stuff.

I think they're in my truck, I might just take a pic real quick.
Or better yet, I'll make a quick video showing how I can tear through my dining room chair.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:16 AM
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I need a new hand saw too and I was looking at their big boy folder..my old one was a like the Ibuki. I have not had a chance to try any of the hand saws only the telescopic ones. I couldnt believe how fast it sawed through branches. My broher-in-law was working with me on that job and was using a power pole saw and it wasnt as fast as the silky...it was nice and light plus, no fuel needed and no real maintainence outside of keeping the blade clean. I dont think the good woman would like me sawing up our furniture but it might be fun!
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:42 AM
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Had to laugh at the title of this thread.

Sounds like some dangerous yet alluring weapon you'd find in a strip club...
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:05 PM
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:32 PM
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I`m going with the Hayauchi...I`ll leave the strip club weapons to you guys.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:32 PM
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I love my Hayauchi and bought an extra blade so I was not 'down' when one is in for sharpening.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:26 PM
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I've used silky saws for years, starting with the gomboy folder. After almost 20 years, the rubber handle grip have come unglued and slip down. I just got the three section pole saw last fall and love it! Only issue is one of the lock buttons sticks sometimes. Excellent tools.
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