How to Select a Pole Saw?
The pole saw is a staple tool in any woodworking shop. It’s the simplest way to shape wood and is an essential part of carpentry and construction. Using a good saw with good quality equipment can be a lot of fun and rewarding experience for anyone who has ever used one.
Purchasing a good saw is not easy and requires both caution and reliability in your chosen brand and model. There are a number of things you need to look out for when selecting a saw. Take time to ensure that the metal is sturdy and has no rust or corrosion. Don’t trust brand new saws because they may be faulty, it is always a good idea to buy a used or second-hand model rather than opting for a new one.
Consider the overall style of the saw. You want a pole saw that is constructed in such a way that it doesn’t have any sharp corners or edges, but is also flexible. It should fit your personal needs and preferences for how the saw should be used. Another thing to consider is whether the pole saw will be used primarily for precision work or also for cutting tough shapes.
Another important factor to consider is the blade. Buy a saw with a smooth blade. Sharp edges will easily break when cutting and there is the risk of having metal or even tooth loss from a high-speed cut.
After the saw is purchased, clean it thoroughly. You can use one of several methods of ensuring you do not contaminate the material being cut by dirt and debris. A dust mask, a rag and an oil removing liquid should be sufficient. For the most thorough cleaning, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and do it at least once a year.
Have a well-prepared drill and jig to test the saw before you start using it. Check the depth of the wood and the blades to ensure there is nothing that needs immediate attention. Make sure that you can maintain the saw in top condition without any problems.
Don’t be tempted to substitute steel rods for wood or other materials because it might lead to your being left with a damaged piece. For the best results, you will want to try a fresh saw. Not only does it give you the best value for money, but the chances of making a mistake are significantly reduced when you’ve already used the saw once.
Shop for a pole saw carefully and take all the necessary safety precautions. Make sure you choose a reputable and trusted brand and be aware of any other special considerations you might need to make.