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Blisters OUCH!
I can barely type today, I spent probably four hours in the night air last night pruning and trimming by hand, partly because for me, Monday is trash day and I dislike the Sun that much, but also because for the work I needed to do an electric trimmer wouldn't help, and even if it would I was doing this late enough at night that it would have greatly disturbed the neighbors I'm not having a problem with. Unfortunately as a result my right hand is REALLY SORE now, and the consolation that I will soon be able to crush glass ketchup bottles with one hand is little consolation.

So I'm thinking how I might have done things differently and I've just realized that somewhere in this world a pruning shears must exist with the beneficial characteristics of an air tool )(lightweight and silent). I will google it myself later but if anyone already knows of such a product, please send me the link.

I'm also thinking such a tool probably exist partly so it can be mounted at the end of a pole for trimming small branches high above the operator. I would not mind that either.
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From: wolfdancer Date: April 10th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

bogel

I do know some one that trimetree brances with a dremmels but she had fribral mialga. and had to work from a wheel chair. take her a week to do her bushes and it is a work of art. snicker. that give you any ideas?
fixx From: fixx Date: April 10th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, it does give me ideas!

As a matter of fact your comment is useful. Although I'm now thinking of attempting to make my own by combining the parts of an air powered pop riveter with a preexisting shear design, in the meantime I actually have something that may be close enough to perfect. One of my current air tools is called a "body saw". No before you ask it's not for cutting up and disposing of bodies; it is intended for auto body work.

It is like the smallest "sawzall" you've ever seen. It fits in the hand, and has a safety trigger, When pulled a tiny saw extending out of one end reciprocates madly, short strokes high frequency (yes if you replaced the saw with a dildo it could make an impressive vibrator).

Using the paper thin blades it comes with it does impressive fine work on both metal and plastic but it's blade holder can also hold smaller sawzall blades, and equipped this way could be very useful especially when mounted on a pole with its trigger tied down and using a remote air valve. What it wouldn't be is as quiet as I'm thinking for manual non-pole operation.

Such an air saw on pole arrangement would probably be better, lighter and quieter than this $100 electric unit.

http://store.yahoo.com/mastergardening/too-5080.html

Were you to consider putting it together for your own use it would end up costing you about the same INCLUDING the air compressor if you bought it all from Harbor Freight.
fixx From: fixx Date: April 10th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

SMALL Air powered pruning shears exists

I should have specified loppers I guess. this is apparently made by a company called Felcomatic.

http://www.ambergs.com/f_t_fmatic.html

fixx From: fixx Date: April 10th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Air Powered FRENCH FRY CUTTER exists!!!!

Called the Keen Kutter Air


In my current search to find what is being offered, I've found this air powered food preparation device which appears to make cut french fries! Woot! OK this is definitely going on my shopping list. The next time I have a french fry party I'll be unstoppable. Now if I only had a device for automatically washing potatoes!

http://www.freshcutfoodmachinery.com/keen_kutter_air_powered.htm
vvalkyri From: vvalkyri Date: April 10th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Air Powered FRENCH FRY CUTTER exists!!!!

looks expensive..
fixx From: fixx Date: April 10th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Air Powered FRENCH FRY CUTTER exists!!!!

considering the manually operated versions of this device cost nearly $300, see link below,

http://www.achefsparadise.com/productlines/105.cfm

It probably is expensive, but the expense is truly relative. With my flimsey sheet metal unit I am constantly in danger of losing a finger and even if they reattached it the out of pocket expense would most likely higher itself and all of that is not even considering the likely loss of mobility of that finger. So all in all I'd say the safety aspect would make it worth the expense.

Were I not planning to have more french fry parties I'd just buy one of these $300 units that appear to be a good form of exercise, and maybe I will and just put my guests to work operating it. As I said, I ran across this by accident and it looked like a good solution, but not even knowing the price I'm not married to the concept. The fact remains that quite soon I expect to have the compressed air lines running to my kitchen anyway, and considering this, the prospect of actually having air powered appliances in my kitchen seems fairly practical.

In case I've never explained this, for several years, I've had the idea of building compressed air to store green energy, as air stores better in tanks than electricity stores in batteries. Unfortunately not all devices can run on air, and of those that do, some can be pretty noisey. I've had the idea for a while to make fans that run on air, sort of like a "turbo prop" but even those might make an annoying drone unless very carefully designed. One advantage to an air powered fan is that unlike an electric there is no motor to heat up the room it is operated in.
From: whirlybirdie Date: April 11th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Air Powered FRENCH FRY CUTTER exists!!!!

"Now if I only had a device for automatically washing potatoes!"

Hey, that's *my* job! :-)
fixx From: fixx Date: April 11th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Air Powered FRENCH FRY CUTTER exists!!!!

So, you want me to SHIP potatoes to you to wash when you are out of town?
From: whirlybirdie Date: April 12th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Air Powered FRENCH FRY CUTTER exists!!!!

I won't go so far as say I'd *want* you to ship them to me but if you wish...

Payment for washing and slicing said potatoes will be made in the form of finished, fried potatoes. Shipped hot! :-)
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