This post was last updated on August 5th, 2020 at 08:24 pm
If you have trees or shrubs in your backyard, you’ll appreciate just how much long handled pruning shears can help with general backyard maintenance.
They are ideal for:
- Reaching high branches without having to resort to using a ladder.
- Cutting and pruning low down so you don’t have to stoop.
- Cutting back growth inside a large bush or shrub without you having to get inside it.
The extra leverage provided by longer handles makes pruning and lopping a lot easier on the arms - you don’t need as much arm strength as when you use shorter tools.
If you need to cut through larger wood growth, say up to a couple of inches thick, an anvil cutting set up will be better than a tool using bypass blades.
Tabor Tools GG12A 30" Compound Anvil Lopper
This anvil lopper will cut through 2 inch branches easily, using a compound lever system to increase the force to the blades
Melnor 84770-IN Telescoping Bypass Lopper & Pruner Set
This telescoping lopper and the accompanying pruner both use bypass blades. You can quickly adjust the length of the lopper and securely lock the handles in place with the easy-lock catches.
Tabor Tools GL18A 20 inch Bypass Lopper
Tabor's short bypass lopper has a 1.25 inch clean cut capacity.