|Corona RS 7500 Razor Tooth Saw with D Handle, 18" Curved Blade|
I bought the Corona RS 7500 Razor Tooth Saw with D Handle, 18" Curved Blade because I wanted to trim some of the bushes around my house. I didn’t realize that this hand saw would become my go-to tool for a fourteen week project I undertook in my backyard after I finished up with my initial trimming.
You see, In all my life, I can’t remember that I ever used such a tool. I think I surprised myself with how easy it was to cut those limbs.
THAT FOURTEEN WEEK PROJECT!
Across the back of my property are nine crepe myrtles. Years ago, in my townhouse front yard I had the most beautiful crepe myrtle. It had the prettiest pink blossoms that you could actually see. Those crepe myrtles in my backyard were over 50 feet high! I couldn’t see the blossoms if there were any. And, it wasn’t until after I had pruned the trees that I got to appreciate the changing of the leaves come Fall.
I was pretty sure that the previous owners never pruned those trees!
One day I decided I was going to cut those limbs … once I put my mind to a project, I will not stop! And, that’s a good thing, because this turned out to be quite the job!!
|The changing of the leaves! Thanks to my 14 DIY project!|
The Corona RS 7500 Razor Tooth Saw with D Handle, 18" Curved Blade handled the job pretty well. Only one time did that saw slip off the limb and hit me in my right shin, causing quite an interesting jagged cut! You want to be careful to keep your hands, arms, and legs out of the way. That’s why I wouldn’t use a chainsaw … I’d be afraid that I’d seriously hurt myself. You really can’t hurt yourself too much with this kind of hand saw. In my case, I came inside, applied some pressure and then cleaned the wound, added a bandage and went to lie down for a bit. Then, I was outside working with that saw again!
I used that Corona saw to cut the limbs into about five feet sections and then piled them up in the backyard until Fridays. Every Thursday afternoon for the fourteen weeks, I would carry the cut limbs to my curb for the yard pickup. Over the course of those fourteen weeks, I impressed the living heck out of the yard pickup guys! More than once, they both told me that there was no way I did all that work.
THE BEST DEVELOPED FOREARM!
A benefit of using this type of saw is that you get the most toned biceps along with a well-developed forearm. I was just showing Nelson at Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym my forearm the other day. It’s been several months since I last used it to cut the trees, but I still have definition in my muscles.
P.S. I don’t guarantee that you will achieve the same toning that I did, but you will surprise yourself on how well you can trim your own trees; crepe myrtles or otherwise! Plus, you will get the yard pickup guys talking … along with the neighbors. I did have one of my neighbors come by to tell me that I was the hardest working gal on our street. Yeah, and I’m blonde too!! And, I am one of those #blondesthatDIY !! Hear, hear. Last, but not the least, I was the Official Squidoo Backyard Gardener Contributor … maybe you had heard?
THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING!
|Photo gallery mosaic of my 14 week DIY project|
Do check out my photo gallery mosaic which gives you an overall view of the project. Just imagine, that these show a small part of the job. But, you should be able to see just how well that Corona hand saw worked. That’s a lot of bang for the buck, you know? Are you ready to tackle your own trees?
|Photo gallery mosaic of my 14 week DIY project BOO-BOOS!|
Disclosure: I felt it was equal time for the boo-boos I acquired whilst working this job. Let this be a lesson to you to be vigilant when working with DIY tools. You’re probably safer with non-electric and non-gas-powered tools. Hey, DO IT YOURSELF tools!!
Hey there DIY people! Have you ever taken on a project like this one? I mean with up to fifty foot limbs to cut by hand? You know, where there is a will … there is a way!