Watch John Haehnel, II, CTSP, and Chris Venditto of Tree Tech, Inc., review Husqvarna’s 525DEPS MADSAW Dielectric Pole Saw. The really impressive thing about the Madsaw is that it is the only insulated, gas-powered pole saw on the market. (“Mad” is for minimum-approach- distance. The DEPS stands for dielectric pole saw.) It states on the saw’s label that it is individually tested to OSHA standard 1910.269, so it can provide extra protection for working around electrical conductors. Make no mistake, though, you still must adhere to the minimum-approach-distance rules to protect yourself from electrical contact. Click here to read the July 2021 article.
John Haehnel, II, CTSP, is director of safety and training with Tree Tech, Inc., an accredited, 34-year TCIA member company based in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Chris Vendetto is a crew leader on a utility crew with Tree Tech.
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