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    I need some HD loppers, what do you recommend?

    I think it's time for some new loppers. I broke mine

    Please recommend some HD ones. I bought my wife "MasterCraft" brand from Menards. Yes they were cheap, but I did not think she could hurt them. With only her using them, the blade failed, the cutting edge was "rolling over". I returned them, (Life time warranty) asked if I could, upgrade, buy something better, "no, but here's another pair, no charge"

    I then bought her some FISKARS, model L5525 compound loppers, and tossed the MasterCraft loppers.

    So I am looking for something HD! I really don't see a need for compound action for me.

    I think I got my worth out them
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    There's another option -- cheap enough to be replaceable. After the hinge pin hole wore out on my old loppers (I sometimes cut 1.5" stuff!) I looked at several $30-$50 more durable options. Many of the handles opened too wide to be used in tight quarters. I ended up with a $8 pair from Walmart that I expected to replace every other year. So far, they've done as well as everything else. I just have to sharpen them annually. I'll look for expensive ones in a few years when I need better leverage.
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    I hate to go cheap and have to buy better. I tried that for my wife.
    I'd rather buy once, even if spending more, than buy twice and spend more yet.
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    If you want professional quality, like used in an orchard setting and will last forever, here you go............not cheap, but good.....made in Japan.

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    I was at the local Stihl dealer one day,, they had that lopper on sale half off,,
    Stihl makes some super loppers,,,

    My wife loves it!! but,, it does not fit my hands,,,



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    I like Fiskars, probably because that's all I have and their axes are great... Don't have a specific recommendation because it depends on how thick of stuff you want to be able to cut. They have some extendable ones that look nice
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    I absolutely love my Fiskars ratchet loppers. Bought them more than 5 years ago, cut a ton of branches and still in great shape.
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Fiskars-2...966J/202256821
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    My mother has used a pair of Stihl loppers for approx. 8 years now. She finally wore out the rubber cushion stopper and our Deere dealer got parts for her. They are very sharp, with long handles. She really likes them, and trims her whole yard full of trees with them.

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    I have two pairs of the Fiskars power gear loppers. The first set I bought has the aluminum handles. After the blade wore out I bought another set and didn't pay attention to them having steel handles. The aluminum version is much nicer to use. I just discovered they sell replacement blades so I see me ordering a new blade for the first pair.
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    I'm all in on the Fiskars.

    Have 1 pair of loppers over 18 years old. Steel handle. Good for 1"+ branches. Has been abused it's entire life. Cutters have been jammed into the ground in an attempt to chop back this damn buck thorn that grows like crazy around here.

    2nd loppers are the aluminum handled model which is 5 years old now. Look very similar to the ones SB suggested at less than half the price.

    Also....2 extendable tree pruners. One about 18 years old and still going. The other is the saw blade only model which is 8 years old and still like new.

    Oh, and in the house I use Fiskars scissors and heavy duty cutter for opening blister packs.

    Come to think of it, the hand grass trimmers and small garden hand tools are all Fiskars.

    Never tried the shovels yet but need to try that axe out!
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