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First time i have seen a video on these, might be handy if you have never used one.

 


Posted 02 July 2018 - 01:19 PM

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Nothing wrong with these loppers but, to use on a pro basis they are not efficient 3-4 actions for each cut.
Be great for arthritis sufferers or if you had heaps of time.
Ive seen them at many gardening shows over the years, & they always demo their loppers on softwood.
I swear they have a poplar farm ... lol.

Fiskar geared loppers for me, been using them for years & are as tuff as, the longest handled ones give you the most leverage. ........ just my personal preference.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:47 PM

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It,s just a demo on how to use the geared aspect of them regardless of brand. Most cuts only require 1 very rarely do i use 2, if it needs more than that it,s out with the chainsaw.


Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:47 PM

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I dont own a geared lopper.

 

I do own a looper (and it does get used) and a chainsaw.

 

Are they really worth spending the money on?


Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:32 PM

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I dont own a geared lopper.

 

I do own a looper (and it does get used) and a chainsaw.

 

Are they really worth spending the money on?

I got a pair from Aldi for about $30 from memory - I don't use them often but they've proved tough and will munch 40mm softwood if you take it easy.


Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:38 PM

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Bit of a selection. I have only owned 2 loppers since 99, both cyclone brand.

 

https://www.bunnings...g-tools/loppers

 

https://www.cyclone....utting/loppers/


Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:01 PM

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These look good but I love my Fiskars with extendable handles.


Posted 05 July 2018 - 03:06 PM

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https://www.forestry...index.php?id=22

+$17 freight charge

 

EDIT:

they also sell a good selection of Japanese "Silky" nokogiri* pull saws (*cut on 'pull stroke') and USA and Euro made similar saws

https://www.forestry...index.php?id=23


Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:10 PM

read between the lines, if he seems drunk, he possibly is


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l use barnell hedge shears, have felco loppers for smaller work but you can't beat the original orange handle bahco loppers for serious work - my 2 pair are 26 years old and as good as ever


Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:54 PM

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Basically the easiest way to select what type of lopper to use (same principle for secateurs) is that you use bypass for softwoods, anvil type for hardwoods.

 

Ratchets loppers are good, especially if you don't have upper or hand strength.

 

Fiskers patented geared loppers are good too, but do have a slight weakness in that they wear and twist where the pivot bolt/blade is when they are used incorrectly. But no different with any other lopper when incorrectly used, but the twisting is an additional fail point.

 

I do like the rolling handles on secateurs, which I have my late MIL's Fiskers style, but only good on really soft stuff, as you cannot put too much strain on them, as I have a few slipped cogs at times. I use ARS VZ8 personally, due the simple locking/unlocking mechanism and the chrome blades. Telfon coated blades are a scam, as you don't cook with them.

 

Most well respected brands such as ARS, Bahco, Barnell, Cyclone (the older stuff before being made in China), Felco, Fiskars, LOWE (if you can find them) and Wolf, are all about the same in quality. It just depends on what you need, whether narrow heads, or larger gated openings or length of reach, chrome plated etc.

 

As Fred mentioned, the longer the handle, the less strength you need to use them. But you need to have the space available for the arc of the movement for the handles.


Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:49 PM

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Ratchet loppers are awesome. I keep a pair of ratchet and non ratchet by me at all times. Ratchet can often replace a saw on many occasions.


Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:58 PM

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the longer the handles are the wider apart they get

 

saws like this (the tooth pattern set) and the fold or slide feature.

https://www.bunnings...en-saw_p3360611 top dollar

in a pocket tube on the mower handle only gets used occasionally, less often than the 'flick stuff out of the way stick' that gets used every day

 

for working on living trees nothing beats the right sized silky saw or similar quality saws

https://www.forestry...index.php?id=23

https://www.japanese...ws/pruning-saws

 

loppers are the best tool for breaking up smaller felled trees/limbs

N2


Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:11 PM

read between the lines, if he seems drunk, he possibly is





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