Posted: 05/01/2015 at 17:10
Yup - that's the type pf
I've managed to cut through some branches quite bigger than I should with them. My usual pose for this procedure is to have 1 handle resting across my chest, then I pull like ********* with both hands on the other handle. The poles do 'flex' a little.
I have a pair of fairly old anvil type loppers too - I use these for dead stuff and chopping up for the bonfire
For bigger/higher branches I've got a Wolf extendable 'pole' into which different heads are inserted. e.g. pruning saw, or bypass loppers on a string/pulley arrangement which reaches 10-12ft. Works well but need good gloves as the cord can really hurt when wrapped around the hand and pulled