Long Handled Pruning Shears

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This post was last updated on August 5th, 2020 at 08:24 pm

long handled lopping shears

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

TABOR TOOLS GG12A Anvil Lopper with Compound Action, Chops Thick Branches with Ease, 30 Inch Tree Trimmer, Branch Cutter with 2 Inch Clean Cut Capacity.

This anvil lopper will cut through 2 inch branches easily, using a compound lever system to increase the force to the blades

  • Hardened carbon steel blade - stays sharp.
  • Will cut through 2 inch branches.
  • 22 inch handles have ergonomic comfort grips.
  • Easily used by the elderly or those with arthritic wrists.
  • The GG12A weighs around 3.5 pounds.
  • Handle ends don't touch when closing - so no squashed  knuckles!
  • More leverage with the extra length so less arm strength needed.

  • Melnor 84770-IN Telescoping Bypass Lopper & Pruner Set

    Melnor 84770-IN Telescoping Bypass Lopper and Pruner Set, Value Packs, Combo

    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.

  • Ultra-durable forged steel bypass blades with Titanium coating.
  • Lopper handles telescope between 28 inches and 37 inches.
  • Non-slip cushioned grips on both tools.
  • Lopper comes with 8.5 inch bypass pruner.
  • Melnor 84770-IN Telescoping Bypass Lopper and Pruner Set, Value Packs, Combo

    Tabor Tools GL18A 20 inch Bypass Lopper

    TABOR TOOLS GL18A Small Bypass Lopper, Short Bypass Tree Trimmer, Chops Branches with Ease, Branch Cutter with 1.25 Inch Clean Cut Capacity.

    Tabor's short bypass lopper has a 1.25 inch clean cut capacity.

  • A light-weight, medium sized, balanced tool.
  • Cuts through 1 inch diameter branches.
  • Hardened carbon steel blade.
  • Medium size 15 inch handles.
  • Rubberized comfort grips.

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