Fiskars 9301 Power-Lever 14-Foot Tree Pruner - $31.99 Free Ship - Amazon
In any case, if you need one, you win.
There is also cash back w/ Discover (others?) and 5% Target discounts available.
From the Manufacturer
Put away that ladder. Fiskars 9301 Power-Lever 14-Foot Tree Pruner gives you exceptional reach and pruning power with two feet planted securely on the ground. The extendable pole with reach up to 14 feet means you can maintain that perfect height and graceful globe shape of your flowering crab apple tree without balancing precariously on a ladder. The Power-Lever technology multiplies your strength, making it easy to slice through branches up to 1-1/8-inches in diameter with just a tug of the rope. Or you can saw through larger tree limbs using the 15-inch Woodzig saw blade included. Either way, you'll find that pruning your pride and joy is no longer such a tall order. Limited lifetime warranty.
Power-Lever technology increases cutting power and the sturdy fiberglass pole extends to 14' to reach tall branches and includes Quick Release extendable pole lock. Fully hardened steel pruning blade holds sharp edge longer. Corrosion-resistant, non-stick blade coating reduces friction to make cutting easier. Includes 15" Woodzig® saw blade for larger branches. 1-1/8" cutting capacity.
Amazon is $32 with FREE 2 day Prime shipping (seems to be the best deal for Prime members)
Sears is $32 with free store pick up - No shipping
Target is $32 with free shipping PADDED TO OVER $50 - Not sold in stores.
http://www.target.com/p/fiskars-p...=Fiskars® PowerLever® Tree Pruner
MADE IN USA
•Fiskars Power-Lever dual-action tree pruner with 1-1/8-inch pruner capacity, 15-inch saw blade, and 14-foot maximum reach
•Power-Lever technology magnifies cutting power
•Includes 15-inch hardened steel Woodzig pruning saw blade with corrosion-resistant, non-stick blade coating; utilizes no. 9333 replacement saw blade
•Sturdy fiberglass pole with Quick Release extendable pole lock
•Backed by lifetime warranty