One of our newest products, we believe that our Long Handled Loppers are going to fill a great void in the market.
This tool and its companion, the long handled hedge shears are special in that they are very strong and well-constructed and yet very lightweight and easy to handle. For people like me with hand mobility problems, this is a necessary feature.
The product weight just over a pound and are light enough to handle easily and yet can make substantial pruning cuts with ease.
Basically, they are designed for lighter pruning jobs, small twigs and branches and often help in the one can prune lower branches without bending over. This helps me a great deal because I have very weak ankles, knees and hips.
Just a few days ago we used this tool for pruning some dogwood twigs and branches for making Christmas decorations.
They will make cuts of up to ¾” relatively easily but not much larger.
The tool has an adjustable mechanism for loosening or tightening the blade and these locks in place to keep the blade from working loose.
The blade itself is made of strong SK5 steel and will keep its edge for a very long time. If and when it does dull it can be easily sharpened with a whet stone or fine file. It is important to note that with a bypass type blade that one must only sharpen the outer edge of the blade and no the part the meets with the anvil of the pruners.
Another awesome feature of these loppers is the bumpers when the tool closes. This reduces any impact or snap on your hands and cushions the tool as it closes making it easier on both the tool and the user.
The main thing that makes these lightweight is the tubular aluminum construction which has ridges for greater strength.
The hand grips are made of a rubber like compound which also cushions the impact on ones hands and for me, this is most important. It makes them sure easy to grip and easy to make pruning cuts as well.
Another great feature is that the inside of the anvil has a ridged effect to grip the wood being cut so it will not slip.
I have to say that overall this is by far the finest lightweight loppers we have found.
They will make an awesome Christmas gift or anytime gift for the gardeners in your life, particularly older gardeners or those with hand mobility problems.
You can get yours today on amazon.com.
|Product Name:||Loppers, Bypass Action, 24”, Strong Lightweight Aluminum Handles With Ergonomic Rubberized Grips, For Pruning Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Perennials, Garden Tools By The Gardener’s Friends|
|Product Dimensions:||12.2 x 6.5 x 0.4 inches|
|Item Weight:||1.4 pounds|
|Shipping Weight:||1.4 pounds|
|Manufacturer:||The Valspring Group|
|Product ID (UPC):||820103228138|
|Product ID Type:||upc|