long-handled tool with a pruning saw on the end. used to cut branches from a distance.

pole saw (Wikipedia)

A polesaw (also pole saw or giraffe saw) is a saw attached to a pole or long handle that is used for cutting tree branches that are beyond arm's reach. A polesaw allows its user to cut high branches without the use of a ladder. Polesaws can be manual or motorized.

A polesaw with an extra pole lying beside it
Giraffe saw blade.jpg
A replacement blade
ClassificationGardening , Pruning device
RelatedChainsaw, saw

A polesaw is common equipment for phone- and powerline workers to prune tree limbs entangled with overhead cables, but the physical nature of the work can be a source of musculoskeletal injuries.

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