Silky HAYATE 450 Review

product image of Silky Telescoping Landscaping Pole Saw HAYATE 420 20-Feet 372-42

Our rating: 5 stars Excellent!  

Customer rating: 5 stars 85+ reviews

Price: $314.46        Buy from amazon.com

Silky Hayate is the best manual pole saw currently on the market – its main advantages are extra long reach (about 24 feet!), great saw blade and solid weight. It achieved fantastic customer reviews but unfortunately it is also quite expensive.

Pros:
  • Top quality
  • Extra long reach
  • Lightweight
Cons:
  • Expensive
Key specifications:

We apologize that the video is in Japanese (it’s the only one available at this moment). Nevertheless, it shows nicely all the capabilities of this saw.

Handling and reach

long reach of the HAYATEThe Hayate 420 is very similar to the Silky Hayauchi model, only a bit more robust – the blade and pole are slightly stronger and offer more durability.

It also offers the same advantages over pole chainsaws – operating without any noise and your stamina being the only limitation 🙂 No electric cord, battery running time or fuel to hold you back.

The aluminium pole is fairly light and easy to work with, only becomes a bit harder to operate when fully extended – but that’s a common problem of every pole saw.

On the other hand, it flexes only a little even at the maximum extension of 20 feet. The telescoping system with double locking mechanism (3 pop-up pins and 3 clamps) works great, the pole is sturdy and well-built – well done here!

Cutting

And while we boasted about operating the pole, we have to admit the 16-1/2" saw blade is even better! Very sharp, cuts 4"-5" limbs like butter and can deal even with 8" or similar ones without much problems – plus holds its sharpness for a very long time.

The cutting is also really fast (see the video above), similar to electric pole chain saws – just let the weight of the saw do the work and remember it cuts only during the pull strokes.

Well, no tool is without disadvantage and here it’s the price. Particularly if you need a pole pruner just for occasional use, it’s really high – on the other hand, hiring a professional arborist will cost you even more so this saw will pay for itself really fast.

Conclusion:  If you need a high quality pole saw, the Hayate from Silky would be a perfect match – a professional-grade tool with a really long reach, we highly recommend it.

But if you plan to use it only a few times per year and don’t need that extra reach, it would be probably too expensive for your needs – so take a look at the Fiskars 9301 for example.

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detail of the saw blade      3 locking clamps

Specifications:

  • Weight: 7.9 lbs
  • Length: 7.9-20 ft
  • Saw length: 16-1/2"
  • Warranty: lifetime limited
  • Includes: blade cover

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Frequently asked questions:

Are there any accessories I should buy?

Some customers also get the Hook Accessory for pulling down branches that get stuck with other limbs (so you don’t have to cut all of them just get that one down) or hanging the saw on a limb.

Is there any maintenance needed?

None.



 

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