The February 21st 2015 Issue of Amateur Gardening Magazine performed a product test on a range of Extendable Loppers and gave the Expert Telescopic Soft Grip Bypass Ratchet Action Loppers with Aluminium Handles (stock no.36819) a rating of 14/15 along with their “Best Buy” accolade.
“Features ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Bypass blades and ratchet action. Handles extend from 20in (51cm) to 32in (69.5cm) and lock with buttons that face towards the user. Soft rubber grips and cuts stems up to 1¾in (45mm).
Performance ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
A little heavy because of the mechanism on the ratchet head. The cutting blade was excellent, well-shaped and easy to position. It would get tiring using this for lots of thin stems, but for regular short bursts of pruning – taking into consideration stems of different diameters – it’s ideal.
Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A good all-rounder, comes into it’s own on small trees and thicker hedges. The bypass action gives neat cuts and the ratchet allows the user to tackle wide stems in stages.
RATING – 14/15
Amateur Gardening – 21st February 2015.