How to retie the rope on a tree pruner

Written by frank whittemore
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A manual tree pruner is a long, extendable pole with a pruning shear assembly on the end. The assembly operates using a lever, sometimes combined with pulleys to increase the force you can exert, allowing you to prune larger branches. To use the tool, place the hook-shaped blade onto a branch, then pull the long rope that operates the lever and close the blades. Through normal wear and tear, the rope on a pole pruner will eventually need replacing. This procedure takes just minutes to accomplish.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  • Replacement pole pruner rope

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Instructions

    Two-Pulley Pruner

  1. 1

    Thread the end of the new pruner rope farthest from the handle through the outward-facing opening in the upper pulley.

  2. 2

    Pull the rope down, and thread the end of the rope through the inner side of the lower pulley.

  3. 3

    Pull the rope up to the upper pulley, and tie its end to either the lower bolt or the loop on the end of the pulley.

  4. 4

    Pull the rope carefully to operate the cutting blade of the pruners. Verify that the rope runs along the pulleys properly, and that the pulleys move freely and easily.

    One-Pulley Pruner

  1. 1

    Thread the end of the new pruner rope through the outward-facing opening in the pulley attached to the pruning blade.

  2. 2

    Pull the rope down. Thread the end of the rope through the rope guide on the pole, below the pruning assembly.

  3. 3

    Tie a knot in the end of the rope to prevent it from coming out of the rope guide.

  4. 4

    Pull the rope to operate the cutting blade of the pruner. Check that the rope runs along the pulley properly and the pulley moves freely.

    No-Pulley Pruner

  1. 1

    Thread the end of the rope up through the rope guide on the pole below the pruning assembly.

  2. 2

    Pull the end of the rope up to the hole in the end of the lever on the pruning blade. Thread the rope through the hole. Tie a knot to prevent the rope from coming loose.

  3. 3

    Pull the rope to test the cutting blade of the pruner and to make sure the rope runs freely through the rope guide.

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