I didn't expect to be able to trim and saw so easy with this tool, however; it made cleaning, pruning, and trimming a snap. The trees look so much better after a winter of non-maintenance. I like this tool, it really helps with pruning and trimming.
I bought this tree pruner just over a year ago. There is one pole within another pole which you can extend to adjust the height of pruner. There was a black ring around where the two poles connected which could be tighten to secure the two poles together so they would not move as you sawed/pruned the branches. After using this pruner one time this black ring broke off so now I can not secure the two poles. I put the pruner away for the year and forgot about it until I used it on a neighbors tree earlier this year and remembered it was broken. I can not get a replacement "black ring" anywhere. Craftsman does not sell them separately and of course its too much work for them to obtain a new one from the manufacturer. I will not be buying another tree pruner from Craftsman.
Long reach, very sharp, easy to use
I needed to prune some trees and this item worked wonderful. Saw is sharp and the snippers snipped. Telescoping arm works great. A+
This has been a life saver so far, So many limbs that I could not reach before are now history. I like the soft grip and the telescoping feature to add length is great. Highly recommended!
Just used this yesterday to trim some vines and small branches. It did a good job. The pole length is adjustable which is very helpful at getting to areas where you'd otherwise need a ladder. I've only used it once so only time will tell as to the quality but it appears to be sturdy.
Haven't had any issues
Made a poor cut on branch that wasn't clean but ragged. The saw was too curved to cut through the branch. Saw was too flexible + thin + looked as if it would break.
I've used this pruner a few times and haven't had any problems. It has a long reach, the telescoping pole feature seems fine so far, and the saw blade is sharp and works as well or better than the one on my old pruner. Since the pole is reinforced plastic instead of metal, it is not quite as rigid as I might want, particularly when extended all the way, but it is lighter than a metal pole would be, and works fine once you get it into position for the cut you want to make. The lopper works better than my old one, but still can get stuck, especially if the saw blade is attached in the straight position, since that makes the corner of the blade intrude into the lopper. But the saw cuts better in the other position anyway.
it was exactly what we needed. great for cutting the branches that are getting too long. cleared up the garden area so sunlight can come in real fast.
Absolute piece of junk! Need to carry 2 pipe wrenchs along if you want to lock the poles so they don't move as you cut a branch. The saw blade itself is like rubber making it impossible to cut through hard wood branches. This is going back to Sears for replacement with something that works as claimed. Do not buy this model!!!!
Bought one years ago. It was great. I would rate the old one a 5 star. I cut everything with it.It finally broke and they replaced it with this junk. It is not sturdy. The saw blade is so cheap and flimsy I could not cut anything with it.
checked this out and purchased after noting it is virtually identical to the Corona pruner which is typically $60 or more. It is a serviceable homeowner saw, not a commercial quality tool. But for the price it is a relative bargain. I would highly recommend it for anyone who will occasionally have the need to prune small to medium branches of 1 to 3 inches.
WORKS VERY NICE FOR ALL MY LOW AND HIGH LIMS . BEING 6'6" I CAN WALK UNDER THE TREES NOW.
i bought this tree saw for several branches close to my home. it works well, sharp enough. recommend it.
I bought a yellow Craftsman pole saw 15 years ago, and it finally gave out. I replaced the blade (trade ins) about 3 times over the 15 years. Now the whole, old saw was ready for a trade in. Sears traded me for the new version, but the blade is no longer covered by the awesome Craftsman warranty. To top it off, the new blade is inferior and doesn't cut well.
Easy to use, easy to maintain.