Lightweight But Strong "Well-Balanced, With Plenty of Leverage" "Strong Replaceable Blades" "Smooth Cutting Action" Recommendation: We give the A.M. Leonard Professional Compound Action Bypass Lopper (#C808) a 5-shovel rating. Lightweight but incredibly strong, these loppers will easily cut through over 2-inch deadwood. The pivot link system is sturdy and reliable, allowing the lopper blades to pass cleanly with each cut. For tough pruning jobs, you can�t go wrong with these loppers.
I bought these loppers for my mother's 86th birthday because she loves trimming trees and shrubs. She reports that she can cut large branches with much less effort with this tool and is delighted.
They are light enough and strong enough that I can hold them over my head and still have enough strength to cut effectively. This is important to me as I am a senior gardener and don't have the strength I had earlier in my life. This is a great tool and my friends think so too.