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Best quality hand pruners & loppers

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  1. coolbrze

    coolbrze ArboristSite Operative

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    Looking to purchase another 2 sets of hand pruners & loppers. Who makes the best quality professional hand pruners & loppers?
     
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    Love my Felco hand pruners. Had them for years. Changed the blades only once and use them at least three times a week.
     
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    +1 on the Felco. I use F13

    I am curious to hear if there are any better - it would be hard to beat the quality...maybe equal quality at a better price?

    I have a pair of pretty nice Corona loppers that I actually bought at Lowes. They are really the heaviest duty ones they have...there are also some cheapy ones. There are better ones out there, but I don't use them a bunch. It is either the hand pruners or saw for most of the work. I have been happy with these for what I have expected out of them.
     
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    pdqdl Not old enough yet to know better

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    I bought a pair of Stihl loppers a couple of years ago, and practically cried when I found out how much they cost me. On the other hand, it has been several years, and they still have not been ruined by my employees, so they must be the best in the world.

    The fact that I watch them more than almost any other tool might have something to do with their longevity, too.
     
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    Stihl's products are made by ARS. Good stuff.

    I'm not picky about loppers...Corona's work well.....Head is well enough made....wood handles good, the metal ones may be better, more $. Felco, ARS are surely even better.

    I've used Felco and Bahco (Sandvik) hand pruners, and like them both.

    Okatsune's are the best...rockwell hardness is 70, a fair bit higher than others. Handle is rather basic shape, though. Pricey as well.
     
  6. coolbrze

    coolbrze ArboristSite Operative

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    Thanks guys. The Felcos are some that Im considering. We have several pairs of Corona 3/4" hand pruners & a pair of Corona 26" loppers, but would like to add a few more as when we need them, it sucks not having them.
     
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    i like the Stihl/ARS stuff.

    and it's available locally at my Stihl dealer.top notch stuff.
     
  8. Tree Pig

    Tree Pig A.K.A. Stihl-O-Matic

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    See that just one more thing that places Stihl steps above husky
     
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    one of two steps of an attempt to compete with Husky.

    too bad Stihl's failed attempt in the vacuum cleaner market pushed them back decades.



    :hmm3grin2orange:
     
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    Tree Pig A.K.A. Stihl-O-Matic

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    what do you meaned failed its a beutiful thing
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  11. treemandan

    treemandan Tree Freak

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    Would you look at that. Once I had to take the dash out of my old volvo 240 wagon to get at the blower motor, well I got there and the thing was made by Electro-lux, blew my mind.
    I forgot how good that Stihl stuff as a hand pruner, I really don't know of any junk they do make. I just use felco 2 and high end corona hand loppers but the Stihl has better qualities and quatlity.
     
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    Lmao

    who do you know who has one?


    hey,i have plenty of there stuff.i just don't like anything of theirs 50cc and up.

    their non motorized stuff is top of the line.
     
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    felco hand pruners work great!

    got a junky pair of loppers... all my good one's disappeared
     
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    Corona.

    4 cuts per bush X 26,000 bushes plus mid season and touch ups= a bunch of lopping annually. Break 'em and they are repaired/replaced for free.

    Handles are the weak points and are covered by warranty.

    I don't see the Stihl loppers as cheaper around here for some reason.

    2.5" Corona's go for about 60 bucks.

    Stay safe!
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    Felco #2 for hand pruners, not exactly sure what I have for a handsaw now but it sure does cut. Except for loppers on a pole I thought the loppers for the most part were outdated. What happens when you come across a piece that the loppers won't cut. Hand pruners and saw are where it is at for me.
     
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    Not sure if you can get these over there, but these are awesome. They'll out cut most small chainsaws. Sandvik Bahco P19-80.

    They cost about 180 bucks though.

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    Thanks - looks like the Felco F2's are next on the list for hand pruners.
     
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    Felco or Corona's for hand pruners.

    Fiskars Lopers 2" limbs

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    i have husqvarna loppers, shears, secateurs and turbo saws (what a name for a saw!) they havnt let me down i havnt even needed to sharpen them and they still cut like new, i like them, but then again what i like you may not.
    So its swings and rondabouts really
     

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