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  • My new pruning weapon

    See video at https://www.facebook.com/Figaholics/...78527/?theater (don't need a Facebook account to view, I believe)
    Last edited by COGardener; 01-17-2016, 08:16 AM.
    My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

  • #2
    Looks like a good way to loose a finger. I have three chainsaws from tiny to huge and your new weapon gives me the willies way more than any of them.

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    • HarveyC
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      I have 4 chainsaws and my favorite (not biggest) is somewhat cheap Chinese Greenworks battery powered. Quiet, always starts easy, cuts pretty good).

      These pruners are just slow enough to be pretty safe.

    • GregMartin
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      Dang, I only have 2 chainsaws...I'm behind the curve! I just picked up a battery powered as well and so far for the same reasons as you Harvey I like it quite a lot as well. Only concern I have is how long the battery will last before it won't take a charge well...we'll see.

  • #3
    That's really nice Harvey!
    Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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    • #4
      Real nice for those with arthritis in their hands. I bought my Mom the watered down version a couple years ago. Thanks for sharing Harvey!
      Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

      “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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      • #5
        FYI these were $910 on Amazon. See my 3 star review there for Zenport SCA-3
        My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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        • COGardener
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          Oh Dang!!! I believe the set I got my Mom was around $100.00
          Last edited by COGardener; 01-16-2016, 07:38 PM.

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        Location: USDA Zone 9b / Sunset 13. Chandler, AZ

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        • #7
          Here is a link for whomever wants a pair.

          http://www.amazon.com/Zenport-SCA3-e...C+1.5+inch+cut
          Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

          “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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          • #8
            Nice pruners Harvey.
            Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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            • #9
              Very nice, Harvey. $910, will the cost of your cuttings increase this year? Just kidding.
              Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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              • HarveyC
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                Only for you, LOL

              • jmaler
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                Hahaha!

              • Taverna78
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                You ever see how tornado work? Start small. Then bigger and little more impressive and then takes out entire city...🌪

            • #10
              Those bad boys are no joke!
              Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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              • #11
                Harvey my friend.......with the unique and inventive ways you hurt yourself do you think those clippers are such a good idea?
                Cutting sales start Nov 1 at 9PM eastern time as always at willsfigs.com

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                • HarveyC
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                  I've thought of our war stories and have jokes about the possibility of losing fingers, but risk honestly seems low. I'm hoping I don't become complacent, that's for sure.

                  Check out guy pruning. Bunches of mulberry branches in video section at fpqtools.com - that could be a recipe for disaster.

                • GregMartin
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                  I think as long as you can get into a habit concerning where your other hand is then you won't have to worry. Really great tool Harvey, thanks for sharing.

              • #12
                Note - these can be bought elsewhere for a bit less
                I went with Amazon for speedy shipping and good history of dealing with problems.
                My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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                • #13
                  I wonder how this would work

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                  Wish List -

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                  • HarveyC
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                    I had seen those and wondered also, but no time to mess around experimenting. I have thousands of fig cuttings to prune then 5 acres of chestnuts. I'm guessing the PVC cutteer would not make smooth cuts and would require frequent charging.

                • #14
                  Perhaps one of these to go with your new pruners Harvey?

                  http://www.uline.com/BL_6575?pricode...w&gclsrc=aw.ds
                  Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                  “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                  • #15
                    Scott, I was thinking he might need these:
                    http://www.amazon.com/Armour-Gloves-...gauntlet+metal
                    Greg, Maine, zone 5. Wish List: Green Michurinska

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                    • COGardener
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                      That is awesome Greg, made me laugh out loud!!!

                  • #16
                    I'm impressed. Those are great!
                    Randall - Gulf Breeze, FL. zone 8b. Wish list: Anything that "newnandawg" - Mike, ranks as an 8 out 10 or higher.

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                    • #17
                      Maybe this would be better if the Cutters attack.
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                      Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                      “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                      • #18
                        I'm pretty sure that these pruners would cut through the armor. Best to have a fumble-free grip and attentive mind. If the risk was high, someone would have already been injured and OSHA would have shut this company down. Don't ruin a good thing!
                        My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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                        • GregMartin
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                          Totally agree with you guys. The real solution if you do cut off your fingers is to get a robot hand with pruners integrated in...kind of a swiss army hand.

                        • DBJohnson
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                          GregMartin And I just had the words &quot;By your command&quot; roll through my brain. The image of a Cylon Centurion marching through the orchard pruning the trees is both humorous and terrifying,

                        • HarveyC
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                          Hershell, Linda helped me yesterday with washing of cuttings and putting away in the walk-in cooler. Today I was busy at CRFG scion exchange (brought home zero cuttings, first time ever!) but we'll be back at it tomorrow.

                      • #19
                        Sorry Harvey, just having a bit of fun. If someone cuts of a digit, that is just natural selection hard at work.
                        Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                        “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                        • Hershell
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                          Not funny Scott! Lol

                        • HarveyC
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                          Definitely keep the pruners away from my other tool!

                      • #20
                        As noted in my review on Amazon, the pruners seemed to have some sort of weird habit of not always responding to a trigger pull, as if they went into a sleep mode. On Saturday afternoon I went out to do more pruning and they suddenly quit working I thought maybe the batter needed to be charged but that didn't help I was chatting online with Amazon.com about an exchange and, while waiting, I was pulling the trigger and they stared to work again. They stopped again during the chat session and then started again. Amazon is sending me a new set which should arrive on Wednesday. I'll be pretty much done with fig pruning by then (except for replenishing some varieties if I sell out of those) but will use the new ones for pruning my chestnut orchard.

                        Despite the flaw, these have been a huge help as they doubled or tripled the pace of my pruning.
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                        • Taverna78
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                          No guess # contest WillsC !
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