These new model loppers from Wolf Garten have had a total re-design and now represent the state of the art for telescopic handled loppers in Australia. The makers claim a four-fold increase in cutting power and cutting capacity of wood up to a diameter of 50mm.
Firstly they now have gearing to increase the head pressure without extra effort required from the operator.
Secondly the extra length - 650 extending out to 950 mm adds a lot of extra leverage so cutting will be more efficient.
Thirdly the blades are non-stick coated so the cutting blade will slice through the wood with greater ease. It also means that just a simple wipe-off will do when you've finished using them - as always it is important to keep both blades clean so you'll not want to let old sap and soft cutting detritus dry on the blades while they are not in use.
The handles extend easily with simple click-stop latches that are easy for even the largest hands to operate instinctively. Hi-tech, adonised aluminium has been used which delivers an excellent strength the weight ratio.
Buffers are well designed and very sturdy, a vital feature to protect knuckles.
Hand grips are comfortable, yet firm to grip and are designed to reduce shock and ensure comfort over the long term.
Overall we'd say these telescopic loppers are extremely well designed, even to the point that all external surfaces (including screw heads) have been smoothed out to ensure nothing catches during the rough and tumble of pruning and scrabbling in amongst branches.
They are not cheap, but they'll last a lifetime and make the operator happy everytime they're used.
Available here in the GardensOnline shop and highly recommended.
Wolf Garten are one of the largest manufacturers of quality garden tools in the world. The company is American owned with all design and manufacturing in Germany.