Shortening a pole.

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by monkeyman, Nov 5, 2014.

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  1. monkeyman

    monkeyman Well-Known Member
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    Has anyone ever cut down a carbon pole.
     
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  2. best1234

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    Yes its easy, just wear gloves as you will get splinters
     
  3. Tuffers

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    And goggles?
     
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    Why?
     
  5. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    ive done it on my clx as the ends were worn an spinning when fully extended i cut about 4 inch off the last 3 sections b no different doing it to a carbon pole dont saw pull the blade towards u till it goes throu then rotate section an do the same till its choped off use a juner hack saw
     
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    Did my modified gutter pole in my chop saw.
     
  7. monkeyman

    monkeyman Well-Known Member
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    It's 2.4m at its shortest. I'm sick to death with struggling with it. When I bought it I didn't have all you guys to ask advice . As you do sometimes, I learnt the hard way.
    I just made sure it would fit in the car, didn't think about how awkward and clumsy it would be.
     
  8. Tuffers

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    You have ladders on the roof of your car? Lie your pole on them and hold it down with a bungie cord when driving between jobs. That's what I used to do.
     
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    I'll give it a go.
     
  10. Smurf

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    You can also remove sections that you don't use very often so you end up with a smaller lite pole. The sections you don't use when needed can be just put back on. That's one of the main reasons why I have my pole hoses running on the outside of my poles.

    You could also make a diy tube pole holder made up of drain pipe if you wanted to stick your poles in too.
     
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