Cuts larger branches more easily than bypass loppers. Anvil design provides more leverage for smaller users. Detachable blades easy to replace when dull. Carbon steel blade with comfort grips.
Handles are hollow, can bend over time. Difficult to open in tight spaces.
Handles soft limbs up to 2 1/2" in diameter. Handle length is good for thick growth. Requires minimal arm strength. Low-friction coating resists sap and debris buildup.
Handle can break on larger limbs. Blades dull quickly. Some complaints of premature rusting.
Ratcheting action cuts larger limbs. Blades are extremely sharp and durable. PTFE blade coating resists rust. Aluminum handles are lightweight and telescope for additional reach.
Difficult to find replacement handles and blades. Ratcheting action requires four pumps of the handle per cut.
Blades can be re-sharpened by hand. Anvil design, cuts thicker limbs than bypass. Fiberglass handles will not rust or bend. Compound action increases cutting power.
Blades can break on limbs larger than 1.5" thick. Replacement blades difficult to locate.
Generous 39 1/2" extension. Telescoping handles lock securely. Carbon steel blade, with sharpening kit available. Cuts limbs up to 1 3/4" in diameter.
Handles bend noticeably under stress. Ratchet action requires strong hands. Very heavy.
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