My older Craftsman pole saw/pruner offered toolless saw blade removal, which was nice because sometimes the saw blade gets in the way of pruning dense branches. Now I have to carry a wrench and screwdriver with me when pruning trees.
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.
for the money this is an excellent trimmer and it has a lifetime guarantee
This product reduced my time and eliminated the need for a latter
This thing is long. I know it says 14 ft pruner, but I was pleasantly surprised when I picked it up. I have never used one, so it took a few minutes to figure out, but once I did, it worked really well. I was able to reach a bunch of limbs safely from the ground. It is very sturdy and quite easy to use. It should last many years.
You get what you pay for. It gets the job done. Not the best nor the worst.
It is a craftsman. It feels sturdy and it is very long for a good reach. I have used it to prune smaller trees and works fine. I am not sure how it will work with very large trees. I would recommend this product. It looks and feel like it has a good build quality.
Great reach. Excellent cut. Only draw back is the super soft foam handle wrap. When I'm working in the yard I want handle wrap to be more durable. Overall I would buy again because almost all pruner handle wraps are like this.
This pruner is what I really needed at my home. I had seen one at ***** and I did purchase at sears at much better price with my points. The quality is excellent for the money.