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Between Loppers and Chainsaw: Using a Cordless Reciprocating Saw as a Garden Tool

By evermorelawnless
March 9, 2015

Using a cordless reciprocating saw with a pruning blade is often easier (and safer) than using a chainsaw or even loppers. This article describes how we use a recip saw around here as a garden tool and provides several illustrations.

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Name: Asa

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evermorelawnless
Mar 8, 2015 6:23 PM CST
I'm typing here in my basement office right now...and I hear the cordless recip outside of my window. It's really easy to use and it's one of Dirtdorphin's go-to tools. But that means...

That I may end up finding it under a bush when I want to use it for other purposes...or it may be on the porch...or on the planting table...or in the living room...or...or....or......

But one thing's sure...the battery will be drained and it will have been well-used. And that's what counts - that it's light and agile enough to be one of sweet Dirt's favorite tools...and she uses it extensively and often. So women (and anyone else), don't be hesitant. Grab a pruning blade at the home center and give it a try. I think you'll be thrilled with how easy it is to use...and what quick work it makes of pruning chores.
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Mar 8, 2015 7:11 PM CST
Hilarious!
Yup! I just surrendered for the evening and I was outside doing a little pruning Whistling
at least I brought the saw in this time...and guess where it is right now?...the living room Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 8, 2015 7:12 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Mar 8, 2015 10:26 PM CST
Love it! You two are so funny!!!! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Mar 9, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Oh man, I laughed my seed trays off the bench on this one. I leave mine everywhere. I really do not mean to. Usually after the cuts are made, another project starts and "whoops I am sorry honey, I meant to bring it in. It is not raining. What is the problem?" Sure glad he still loves me and puts up with my organized mess.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Mar 9, 2015 6:27 PM CST
I think gardening and getting distracted must go hand-in-hand. As hard as I try, I often leave something out in the yard. I am actually quite good at remembering items I was using, but every now and again I have that .... "where did I leave ____?" moment. And it will drive me crazy until I find the item. Of course, it may not be limited to gardening .... I have the same problem with indoor projects, too! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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