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11/06/2014 at 13:16

Hi all, I want some new loppers and wondered if people had recommendations.  Need to chop down overgrown ivy coming over from next door, not large stems but old and tough.

Also would bypass or anvil be best for all round performance?

Many thanks.

11/06/2014 at 13:40
Wilko do a cheap lopper (about ???4) which will do the job providing the growth is not too thick.
11/06/2014 at 13:53

Bypass are for cutting live growth, anvil for dead growth

11/06/2014 at 14:09

Hi daisy, I am getting some from Wilkso as Igrow says...saw them yesterday for £4....

11/06/2014 at 14:16

hi all thanks for replies...I do have some from b&q I bought years ago very cheap, don't mind paying a bit more this time around if they're good

11/06/2014 at 14:21

Garden centre are a good place to buy good ones...that is where I would go..

 

 

11/06/2014 at 14:23

I've got Fiskars Powergear, they are amazing.  Really light and easy to use if you're not that strong.

11/06/2014 at 15:01

I have Wolf loppers for stems up to about an inch thick.  for anything else I use a Wolf pruning saw attachment on one of their handles.  Very good.  Had both for about 25 years and still going strong.

11/06/2014 at 15:09

I have had Wilkinson Sword bypass loppers with a ratchet for years. They are brilliant and very light.

11/06/2014 at 19:28

For ease of operation and capability to tackle tough jobs with ease, I would recommend loppers with a ratchet mechanism.

Mine are Draper 61207 Telescopic Anvil Ratchet Action Loppers with steel handles.....reasonably priced and up to any job.      

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