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Wells Lamont Gloves – Awesome Leather Work Gloves

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When its time to buy new gloves do you feel overwhelmed by looking at the rows of gloves hanging from their hooks? It sure can be difficult to know where to begin! Let’s begin by selecting a favorite brand and going over their options. The Wells Lamont gloves are a favorite brand of leather work gloves for our crew, so let us start with them and go over my experiences with them.

 

Wells Lamont Premium Leather Work Gloves

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Our Wells Lamont Gloves are put to the test! We use them in our Tree Pruning and Removal business, so they are used often and for long hours a day.

Made from premium cowhide “the toughest leather” helps extend the glove life. Even working through summer and winter these gloves are up to the task.

 

Which Jobs Are Wells Lamont Gloves Good For?

The cowhide leather gloves are extremely durable and can be used for many tasks. Leather gloves are the ideal glove to protect my hands while handling rough or sharp objects.

In my job I am often handling a rope to lower branches from the tree we are working on. So you can well imagine that running a rope through my hands is going to shorten the life of the glove significantly!

Our more conventional use of the Wells Lamont Gloves is wearing them when the weather is cold to keep our hands warm. They are excellent at protecting my hands when handling shrubbery or trees with thorns or briars on it.

Dragging heavy branches to the chipper is another frequent use for these leather work gloves. The same glove is a favorite when using a chainsaw and are especially useful when a hot chainsaw suddenly needs a new chain because the original chain became dull from hitting a nail or stone hidden inside the tree.

Leather work gloves are great for cutting and splitting firewood. They keep splinters and rough edges away from my hands.

Now, those are only a few examples of the hundreds of uses for Wells Lamont gloves, each person’s occupation will lead to different uses for leather work gloves.

 

How Does The Glove Feel And Fit?

We need to remember these are work gloves, designed for hand protection and long-lasting life. While cotton and polyester gloves will fit snugly and comfortably they will not stand a chance in our work.

Leather work gloves may feel somewhat uncomfortable at first, but the leather will become pliable and fit your hand much better after light use.

I can usually feel if I am wearing somebody else’s gloves, so they must stretch slightly and form to the hand of the wearer.

 

Which Part Of The Glove Is First To Wear Out?

We can expect our Wells Lamont Gloves to have a shorter than average life span because running a rope through our hands creates enough heat to feel it through the glove. So yeah, even a leather work glove will definitely not survive that abuse very long.

These are high quality leather gloves and the pairs that are not used to lower limbs last much longer, but eventually the long work days wear them out.

During our normal use of dragging branches or operating a chainsaw we will wear a hole into the index and middle fingers on the glove, usually about in the middle of the finger. Even with a small hole we continue to use the gloves until it gets larger and then we throw them away.

 

Washing And Cleaning / Is It Necessary?

I guess that is going to depend on what you use the Wells Lamont Gloves for. And a personal preference on how you want your gloves to look.

Our gloves are usually put in the toolbox at the end of the day, and dug out and used the next day. Tree sap and especially pine sap will put dark sticky patches on them.

The best way to remove tree sap is to keep wearing them! Any sap on the glove will gather dirt until it is no longer sticky and by continuing to use them the sap will dry and break apart and eventually fall of.

An example of how this works, did you ever have paint on your hands that was almost impossible to scrub off? You get some of it but not all of it. By the time you come home from work the next day you look at your hands and realize the remaining paint wore of off them while you were working!

Of course this method doesn’t work for everybody, some gloves that are worn infrequently may need to be washed occasionally.

 

But What If Comfort Is A Priority – Not Heavy Use

Excellent point! Of course not everybody is going to have a job that requires rugged gloves and are more focused on comfort or form fitting gloves. Maybe you need insulated gloves to work outside in the cold. Great news! The Wells Lamont Gloves are available in various kinds off leather and some kinds have an insulated pair

Cowhide leather is the leather work glove we use. It is the thickest and most abrasion resistant of these natural leathers. Its thickness prevents a soft form fitting glove, but provides the most protection and long-lasting life.

Goatskin leather another popular leather work glove! These are usually thinner than cowhide leather gloves. They are going to be less resistant to heavy use because they are thinner and softer. Their advantage is they are able to fit snugly and comfortable to your hand.

Deerskin leather is an excellent choice! They are soft and durable and are the only leather that can get wet and dry soft. That can be an advantage depending on your primary use.

Insulated leather gloves are ideal for working outside when its cold, Wells Lamont gloves are insulated to keep your fingers warm and are available in cowhide, goatskin, and deerskin to suit your needs.

Although I don’t worry much about leather drying soft in my cowhide gloves. Sure, they get wet and will be stiff at first, but after a few minutes of work they soften up! During the winter when snow is on the ground my gloves often get wet. I simply take them home and lay them out to dry and use them again in the morning!

 

Taking Care Of Your Gloves / Storing Them

Occasionally apply a coating of leather conditioner or mink oil to keep your gloves soft and water repellent.

If your they become wet or you wash them, always dry leather work gloves at room temperature. Using a heat source will dry the leather to fast and it could result in cracking the leather.

When you aren’t using your leather work gloves, store them in a well-ventilated dry area and out of direct sunlight. Sunlight will dry out and age leather, so don’t let them sit on a windowsill.

With general use and proper care a leather glove can last a long time!

Did you already wear leather gloves for your projects? I would welcome your thoughts and experiences about your favorite leather work gloves!

Your arborist friend:

Justin

Fiskars Extendable Pole Saw Pruner – DIY Tree Pruning

Who doesn’t like a shade tree near their house, providing relieving shade from the burning summer sun? Trees are “supposedly” slow growing, but usually it seems there is a never ending battle to keep the branches pruned away from your house! Same with the lower branches that are growing longer and keep hanging lower and lower onto your porch and swatting your head as you try to mow your lawn.

By now, you are sick and tired of the branches scraping your house or bumping your head so you decide to do something about it! You wonder if a Fiskars extendable pole saw pruner is the correct tool to use or if you should call a professional tree service company.

It can’t hurt to call a few local tree service companies, but after a few phone calls we find out these businesses are geared for much larger projects and may charge several hundred dollars simply to cover their expanses to bring a crew and equipment to your house.

Unfortunately that price seems like overkill for the few limbs bothering you so you decide to tackle the project yourself! Cheers! Your feeling motivated to cut the bothersome branches, now you just need to find a Fiskars extendable pole saw pruner.

 

What Is A Pole Saw Or Pole Pruner?

It is actually a simple tool and is effective at cutting tree limbs. They have a saw blade and a pruning shears on the one end of a fiberglass or wooden handle. Some have only a saw blade and some have only a pruning shears. This particular model has both attachments and is considered a 2 in 1!

Some models have 2 or 3 extension handles to add together for a higher reach, but this Fiskars extendable pole saw pruner is one piece and has an inner handle that can be extended various lengths up to 14 feet!

That is a decent amount of reach, when you consider your own height you will be near 20 feet.

 

How Does It Work / Is It Easy To Operate?

You will be burning calories using the saw on this tool! The saw is powered by yourself, you push and pull the handle to cut the branch. The same as a hand saw but it is on an extension pole.

We like its longer saw blade rather than a shorter one because the longer one travels farther and cuts more with each push and pull of the handle. This 15 inch blade is a good length for the tool.

The saw blade can be easily removed or attached by using one thumb nut. This is convenient when we are cutting small branches with the pruning shears, because the saw can sometimes be a small nuisance when it is not being used. It sticks up above the pruning shears, catching other limbs as we work, so quickly removing it solves the problem!

The pruning shears is definitely the part of this tool you will want to use on all limbs up to it is max cutting size! Its sharp bypass blade will cleanly cut small limbs and is especially effective with small branches that would not be steady enough to cut with the saw.

Its pruning shears are powered by the operator pulling a rope. The rope is fastened to the shears and run through a pulley at the top of the handle. Then the rest of the rope hangs down within reach.

 

Fiskars Extendable Pole Saw Pruner

  • This sturdy tree pruning system extends 14 feet and it features Power-Lever technology for up to 2X more cutting power
  • It is precision-ground steel pruner shears can cut branches up to 1-1/8 inches thick
  • A 15 inch WoodZig saw enables you to cut large branches
  • The oval-shaped fiberglass poles help reduce flex during long reaches, help to control the direction of the cut, and fit the natural shape of a person’s hands
  • Its secure double locking system keeps the extended pole tight
  • Minimal maintenance is needed, simply apply oil to the pivot points for continued smooth operation

 

The Locking System – Will It Stay Tight?

You can be assured this tool is especially designed not to slip! It features a double locking system which is an upgrade from older models.

As you can see in the image, there is a small hole in the handle that is for the 2nd lock. There are 3 of these small holes in the handle for 3 different lengths.

You will gently slide the handle until you hear a click, the sound of the pin going into the hole and securing the handle at your selected length. We can still use the saw by using the first lock at any desired length, but aggressive sawing may cause the handle to slip until the 2nd lock is applied.

Each of the 3 holes are approximately 2 – 3 feet apart so you would be fine simply using them most of the time! I have already used a pole saw that did not extend but used extension handles, so when I added a new handle it gained 6 to 8 feet in length! This Fiskars extendable pole saw pruner has an advantage with more manageable length increments.

 

Where Can I Find This Pruner / What Is Its Price?

The Fiskar name is popular and is carried at many stores. Pole saw pruners are less likely to be carried than your standard small hand cutting tools, but the bigger stores may have them in stock. Another great option is to shop online stores that offer free delivery!

The pole pruners can be found while online shopping for under $60 with free delivery included!

I’ve located this Fiskars extendable pole saw pruner at Acme Tools and Amazon. They will both ship this pole saw to your doorstep, saving you a shopping trip.

 

What Will I Do With The Branches I Cut?

You have several options to choose from, depending on your location.

  • Many townships have cleanup dates and they encourage you to drag or carry your yard debris and branches to the road gutter and they will come along with big equipment and carry it away.
  • You may be able to burn at your place. Cut each branch into manageable lengths and make a pile. Someday the weather is right you can invite your family or friends over and roast hot dogs and marshmallows around your campfire!
  • Your local rental business should have a chipper you can rent, it will quickly grind your branches.
  • If you have a truck or trailer you can load the branches onto it and haul them away. You should be able to find a place to dump them at a yard waste drop off sponsored by your local township or a neighboring township. Even better if you can find a place that makes landscape mulch. They grind branches and wood into mulch to sell for people to use in their flowerbeds.

 

Work Safely – You Will Be Cutting Above Yourself

Common sense applies here, but remember the higher you reach the more likely you will be standing in or near the drop area. You may be interested in wearing a hard hat designed for tree work. They will protect your head and the face screen will help keep sawdust from falling on your face.

Also, keep all small children and pets clear of the work area, we do not want an unnecessary injury from being hit by a falling branch.

 

In Conclusion

I enjoy my career as a co-owner in a family owned Tree Pruning and Removal business that I have been a part of for 15+ years. I hope to have helped you in some way by showing you a pole saw pruners.

Thank you for reading and if you have any tree pruning or cutting questions be sure to ask them in the comments below!

Your arborist friend:

Justin

Best Loppers For Large Branches – DIY Small Tree Trimming

Did you ever have a shrub or bush that needed to be trimmed? Or perhaps some branches are hanging to low in your lawn? You probably did or still do and they continue to grow and keep getting worse! One of the best loppers for large branches is made by Corona Tools and it is larger and stronger than many other brands! This brand is known and respected by many professionals.

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Buy A STIHL Chainsaw Online – The Best Name In Chainsaws

Today I want to look at some reasons why cordless chainsaws have grown so fast in popularity! And also why they are hard find at local stores which may lead you to research if you can buy a STIHL chainsaw online. There are many companies that make cordless chainsaws, but to be sure you have a high quality chainsaw go with my favorite and most trusted name which is STIHL.

STIHL has been making chainsaws since 1926 and are the only company to make their own chains and guide bars. STIHL is the #1 selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America. That lofty claim is even more impressive when you realize they do not sell their chainsaws in big box stores. They are only sold by authorized STIHL dealers who are professionals of outdoor power tools.

Great news! STIHL has recently added several sizes of battery operated cordless chainsaws to their chainsaw lineup. They are the perfect addition to your outdoor power tools or are a great option for some commercial businesses.

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Best Rated Gas Pole Saw – Cutting High Tree Limbs

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Today I want to show you one of my tools that often comes in handy. My best rated gas pole saw is an excellent tool to use on many jobs, especially to prune lower branches that are hanging near the ground and also to cut high tree limbs.

By using a pole chainsaw we can save a lot of time by quickly pruning or removing branches without needing to climb the tree or drive the bucket truck into the yard to the tree.

Here is a job we have just completed that my best rated gas pole saw was an essential tool! Using it to cut 2 branches that were about 30 feet from the ground!

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Top Rated Battery Chainsaws – Best Cordless Chainsaws 2020

Did you ever wish you owned a chainsaw to cut or prune some low branches you keep bumping your head on as you mow your lawn? These top rated battery chainsaws are the perfect addition to your outdoor power tools, capable of clearing all low branches, ensuring you can mow your grass in peace. With these cordless chainsaws you can clean up a broken down limb or cut down a tree you no longer want. You can also cut plenty of firewood for a campfire or to heat your home during the winter.

Below are 5 of Greenworks Tools best cordless chainsaws in 2020, they are from the 80 volt and 40 volt family of cordless tools. I have listed them in order of size starting with the largest.

I have written about each of these chainsaws in separate articles, so if you have interest in one of them and would like to read more information you can follow the links to the articles.

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Greenworks Chainsaw – What Is The Best Chainsaw For Home Use

A chainsaw is the perfect power tool to keep your trees looking nice. A Greenworks chainsaw is a battery operated chainsaw with 80 volts and a 16-inch bar, which provide ample power and bar length for almost any do it yourself job you want to tackle.

Did you ever have a large branch or tree break down in a storm and want to cut it up yourself? If you have already used a gas chainsaw you know how difficult they can be to start, especially if you only use the chainsaw several times a year to do some pruning on your trees or for storm damage cleanup. One of the biggest advantages of a cordless greenworks chainsaw is the battery powered engine guaranteeing it to start with the pull of the trigger.

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40 Volt Chainsaw Reviews – Good Chainsaw For Home Use

Did you ever have a tree or a tree branch break down in a thunderstorm or snowstorm while you were at work? When you arrive home, you find the unpleasant surprise. Hopefully it is not blocking your driveway so you can at least pull into your parking space or into your garage.

An even worse case scenario other than damaging your house or other property, would be waking up in the morning and realizing your driveway is completely blocked by a tree or limb that broke down in a storm overnight and there is no way to leave for work! If you do not own a chainsaw you will definitely be late for work as you spend your morning using a hand saw to cut a path to drive through.

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Greenworks 18 Inch Electric Chainsaw – Great For Home Use

I am going to write about a useful tool that will easily help you with cleanup of broken down limbs or cut trees into firewood. The Greenworks 18 inch electric chainsaw is a budget friendly option to keep your property in tip-top shape. The 18-inch bar is long enough for almost all your do it yourself projects around your home and the 14.5 amp motor provides power to cut through large logs.

This chainsaw is easy to operate and affordable. There is little to no maintenance and no winterization is needed. A gas chainsaw can be difficult to start. This chainsaw will start at the push of a button, simplifying the starting process!

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Greenworks 40 Volt Chainsaw Review – 16 Inch Bar

A battery powered cordless chainsaw is the perfect tool for use around the home, keeping branches cleaned up after storms and cutting unwanted trees and brush down. My Greenworks 40 volt chainsaw review will be focusing on a top selling 40 volt chainsaw with a 16-inch bar capable of almost all DIY projects as well as providing you an ample supply of firewood for campfires or heating your home.

This chainsaw is a favorite among homeowners and professionals for its engine power which is comparable to a similar sized gas chainsaw. No inconvenience of a pull rope to start it or the obnoxious noise and fumes from gas engines.

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