Like any other gardening tool, there are many types and models of tree loppers Sutherland Shire. Each type has a different cutting capacity, design, material, and of course, different prices. The idea in each type is the same though they are not the same, so where is the difference? The difference between each lopper manifest in the following:
Cutting plate style
We have two styles, bypass, and anvil. Bypasses are the most popular options, and you can find them in any gardening market near you. It does an excellent job with its blades sliding simultaneously like the scissors’. The bypass leaves a clean-cut hence does not hurt the plant. However, this lopper is not suitable for dead branches. If you are dealing with dead branches, I recommend you go for the anvil plate style. They have a sturdy build and the best option for cutting dead branches. One plate of anvil loppers cuts the branch while the other one remains still. If your blades are sharp, you can do bigger branches with less effort. But if the branch is too big, I recommend pruning-saw.
Blade quality is the most critical factor to consider when buying a lopper. Soft blades will require sharpening regularly, and if you use a blunt, it will hurt your plants. If the gap between blades is significant, the lopper will jam regularly. Carbon steel blades are the best quality you can get, and if used correctly, they can last for a long time, and you do not need to sharpen them. Your loppers should have a non-stick coating, especially if you want to use them for trees bearing sticky juice like pine and the rest. For top-notch loppers, look at the types with an adjustable cutting mechanism, and you will never have a gap between the blades.
Lopper cutting mechanism comes in varieties:
Ratcheting mechanism: Every time you squeeze the handles, the ratchet blades cut deeper and deeper. When you release, it remains there so that when squeezing again, it continues to cut deeper. You can cut big branches with this mechanism with fewer efforts. It can be pricey, but it’s worth the price.
Compound action loppers: One of the simplest to operate, you only need to open wide the blades around a branch and squeeze the handles in one move. These loppers are the best for small branches that require little effort to break at once.
Geared loppers: The blades come with gears for a superb performance. They work in the same manner with ratcheting loppers, but one thing to note is that the gears might break under high pressure.
Telescoping handles in a lopper are significant; for example, you can have them small enough to fit in a bag, yet you can extend as much to get enough grip to cut a tree! Lopper handles vary in length, and the longer the lopper handles, the more the leverage and the easier it becomes cutting the branches. Telescoping lopper handles are the right choice if you are unsure about the type of job you will regularly do with loppers.
Lopper grip may seem overlooked, but they play an essential role; those with a rubber coating provide a comfortable grip in your hands. Test before you trust to see if your hands feel comfortable to squeeze the loppers.
A rubber bump that will prevent your hand from banging each other when you squeeze. Test with your hands to see if your hands touch each other.
You may think that you can do a tree removal on your own, but hiring professionals will make the process easier, safer and more efficient.