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Project by luv2learn posted 06-11-2014 12:10 AM 1091 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have almost 11 acres of pine and fir trees that are continually in need of pruning. I have two manual pole saws that I use to reach the higher branches but I wanted something handier and less unwieldly to trim the lower branches of the younger trees so I made this split saw handle to accommodate an extra pole saw blade I had laying around.

I planed two pieces of oak to approximately a half inch thick by three inches wide and approximately nine inches long. I drew what I thought might be an appropriate handle profile (photo 3), held the two pieces together with double sided tape, then cut the profile out on my bandsaw. I had to cut a relief in one half for the blade thickness,then layout and cut the mounting holes for the blade. I used a rectangular piece of oak as a post for the blade to mount over (photo 5). I had some roller blade wheel axles I cut down to fasten the halves together. I sanded the handle and finished it with two coats of spray lacquer.

Pole saw blades have a real aggressive cut, it only takes three or four pulls to cut through a 1 to 2” diameter limb. I have not seen this type of blade mounted to a handle like this, perhaps there is a reason for it but I am anxious to give it a test run in the morning.

Thanks for looking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 06-11-2014 12:19 AM

Well thought out and very nicely done, Great looking saw, and cool use of roller blade wheel axles. Good luck tomorrow and enjoy.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 06-11-2014 12:24 AM

Thanks John, I enjoy working in the woods.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Eric in central Florida

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#3 posted 06-11-2014 12:24 AM

Nice job Lee !
A true one of a kind !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 06-11-2014 01:34 AM

Great to see your mind at work again Lee! You put some thinking into this and it turned out really well.
I know it’s going to work. Heck Lee made it so It’s defiantly going to work and I’m betting it will be on of your favorite saw from now on. I have one with a similar blade that I bought a long time ago but the handle is straight, the blade folds into the handle.
I like your handle much better.
Nice going buddy!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 06-11-2014 01:55 AM

Very well planned and executed on that handle. Great job!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 06-11-2014 02:36 AM

Sounds like a good idea Lee. Nice work on the handle. I have a extra pole saw blade also, let me know how it works.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 06-11-2014 06:03 AM

Thanks for the kind words Woodwrecker, Tony, Jim and Dave. I think the hardest part of any project is to scrounge pieces and parts from around the shop and make them work for the idea you have in mind, at least it is for me.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 06-11-2014 12:08 PM

Very nicely done lee, you did an excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 06-11-2014 03:19 PM

Thanks Dave.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 06-11-2014 04:15 PM

Well, the good news is that even if the saw doesn’t cut well, it will look great doing it :-). Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#11 posted 06-11-2014 10:37 PM

Nice handle. I bet that was a trick to get all aligned. Really nice finish. Good job Lee!

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luv2learn

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#12 posted 06-12-2014 12:08 AM

Well Bill, the saw works great, thanks for the kind words.

Jeff, I lucked out on the handle design and everything aligned perfectly.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#13 posted 06-13-2014 11:48 AM

I really like the design and the wood combos.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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luv2learn

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#14 posted 06-13-2014 03:10 PM

Thanks Roger.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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