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S&J Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"

S&J Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
Average Customer Rating:
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19 of 20(95%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
Review 1 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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Spear & Jackson Ratchet Anvil
08-Sep-2014
By
, Stoke on Trent
"Unfortunately I did not do enough research on this product, when I got them home and tried them I soon realised I had bought the wrong ones. I originally read the description but wrongly thought they worked with a scissor action but unfortunately they don't. You need to ratchet the cutting blade several times to make a cut and as only needed to cut quite thin branches this was a real pain. I did however experiment with them to cut much thicker branches and they worked really well. So ideally you could do with two types one with the scissor action for those thin branches and this one for the thicker ones. Try before you buy would have been best or you need to have an understanding of how they work."
Review 2 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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SHRUB DESTRUCTION!
29-Aug-2014
By
, Bristol
"Having struggled for years with pruning various large shrubs and trees with low branches, using cheap and cheerful loppers, these make a difficult task easy. Using the ratchet means it is not a quick fix but persevere and the results are excellent - neat cut, large diameters. Should have spent the money before."
Review 3 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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S&J Loppers
02-Aug-2014
By
, Gloucester
"Just trimmed a yew tree with up to 2 inch branches; the S&J Ratchet Anvil Loppers made the job so easy that I wish I had bought some a long time ago"
Review 4 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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Loppers - Top Tool
31-Jul-2014
By
, Leicestershire
"Bought these after some debate - absolutely brilliant - did what it said on the tin (albeit no tin)."
Review 5 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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Great loppers
18-Jul-2014
By
, Bath
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"As others have said, great for thick branches as the ratchet provides staged cutting. It takes 4 open-close actions to fully cut.
Handles are easy to extend and stay locked at the length you set.
I cut quite a lot of branches and they did begin to feel heavy after a while, but tiredness had to play a part there. (see photo)"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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High quality lopping shears
09-Jul-2014
By
, Aberdeen
"Exceptionally good for thick branches as the ratchet system provides staged powerful cuts"
Review 7 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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Powerful Loppers
05-Jul-2014
By
, Harrow
"I have used these to cut through trees up to 40cm in diameter. With the extending handle get a lot of leverage. Do need long arms and plenty of room to take full advantage. Very impressed."
Review 8 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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Just tried them, looking good
09-Jun-2014
By
, Derby
"Only tried them a couple of times but they cut through 50mm branches without any problems and give a nice clean cut."
Review 9 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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Quality
01-Jun-2014
By
, Warwickshire
"I just finished taking down two large Leylandii trees and in the process, totally abused these loppers. They cut everything I threw at them and are still going strong. Buy these now before they change the design to make them less durable!"
Review 10 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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Lop-tastic
05-Dec-2013
By
, London
"These Spear & Jackson quality anvil loppers are certainly worth their price. Good strong sturdy build, easy ratchet cutting system makes lopping thicker branches a doddle with minimum effort. I've no hesitation in recommending these as a useful addition to your kit if your work or pastime involves tree lopping."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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LOPPERS
16-Oct-2013
By
, TENBURY WELLS
"Absolutely fantastic. They cut very thick boughs and easy to use. Very strong but lightweight."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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Must have garden tool
07-Oct-2013
By
, Bath
"Excellent product, has made prunning trees a pleasure rather than a chore.."
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5
09-Sep-2012
By
, Woodbridge
"Very good item excelant product and works well good make and quality would highly recomend"
Review 14 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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Very powerful
21-Jul-2012
By
, Essex
"These loppers replaced a previous pair (cheaper & inferior make) that snapped while I was using them. Spear & Jackson is a respected make so I trusted what I was buying and they have a ten year guarantee. They are very powerful and cut through quite thick branches. The ratchet system works perfectly, making light work of lopping. One very small drawback is that as you open the handles the blades spring right open, so you have to work the handles a few times if the branch is not very thick. Small complaint though and would certainly recommend them."
Review 15 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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loppers
11-May-2012
By
, ABERDEEN
"fantastic product saved me lots of time when taking out a hedge"
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Telescopic Anvil Loppers
19-Aug-2014
By
, Cambridgeshire
"as described in advert, Easy to use and very effective. One annoying feature is that you have to go through the ratchet sequence to close cutters before storing"
Review 17 for Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Loppers 40"
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Top chopper
01-Aug-2014
By
, East Sussex
"Very good piece of kit appearing to be well made and strong. Good low-geared positive action means it will cut stuff the gave my previous loppers a problem.
Overall rating four stars only because of need to open lopper handles to almost 90 degrees to release the spring-loaded cutting jaws to the fully open position. This is less of a problem with the handles set at a short length but it can inhibit access if you are trying to reach between two branches to get at one further away. Still, well worth the money.
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S&J loppers
29-Jul-2014
By
, Hertfordshire
"A little on the heavy side but they have telescopic handles so hopefully with a good solid mechanism! Actually easy to use once you get the hang of it - very good cutters!"
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Spear & Jackson loppers
18-Jun-2014
By
, N E Somerset
"I am very impressed with the performance of this product. It made easy work of cutting thick branches of a pyracantha hedge which I wished to cut back."
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Fell to pieces
18-Feb-2013
By
, Reading
"Unfortunately this superb tool failed through inadequate fasteners. After three weeks the nylon antislip nuts had loosened to the extent that a spring fell out and the loppers no longer worked. When they worked they were wonderful, the cutting blade and anvil are great, however they seem to have been assembled by an accountant rather than an engineer."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.