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Recommendations for a pruning saw and loppers

Bill_and_BenBill_and_Ben Histon, near Cambridge, UKPosts: 148
After splashing out on some Felco 6 secateurs and regretting not having brought them 30 years earlier I am now going to buy other decent tool and ditch the cheap B&Q ones I've got.

First off are some tools for pruning my lilac after it finishes flowering. Does anyone have any recommendation for a decent pruning saw and pair of loppers?
My location: Histon, near Cambridge, UK


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  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,018
    edited April 2020
    I can recommend unreservedly this pruning saw from Wilkinsons


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wilkinson-Sword-1111144W-Pruning-Holster/dp/B007MKPA06

    I am also a big fan of Niwaki products but they’re usually a couple of leagues higher when it comes to price.

    https://www.niwaki.com/store/?q=Loppers

    https://www.niwaki.com/store/pruning-saws/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwhZr1BRCLARIsALjRVQPfXbCJ36K9HBPqiR7DtiAyZonleCpo77FetVa4zgh_oLG0v00RvUwaAqFCEALw_wcB
  • Bill_and_BenBill_and_Ben Histon, near Cambridge, UKPosts: 148
    edited April 2020
    Thanks so much for these recommendations BenCotto - much appreciated.

    I was a bit taken aback at first as I read 'from Wilkinsons' and thought of that cheap shop now rebranded as Wilco!!!!

    Some of those Japanese saws look really scary!
    My location: Histon, near Cambridge, UK


  • KT53KT53 Posts: 5,575
    I have a Wolf pruning saw from the range which uses interchangeable handles.  It's lethally sharp, and I can get to most branches on the trees I'm pruning from the ground by using different handles.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,427
    Wolf pruning was for me too and with 3 lengths of handles depending on what I need to cut it's good for most jobs.  I also have Wolf loppers but they are the anvil type and I prefer the parrot bill kind so i bought a pair for 30€ in the supermarket during our first year here. 

    The blade is superb but the mechanism for extending the handles lasted about 5 minutes.  Had them replaced and teh same thing happened.  Can't remember the make and it's raining but I can go and look in the shed later.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Bill_and_BenBill_and_Ben Histon, near Cambridge, UKPosts: 148
    Thank you KT53 and Obelixx for these recommendations.
    My location: Histon, near Cambridge, UK


  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 362
    I was looking at the Hayate stuff online. Specifically  this was their extendable pruning saw-for reaching branches several meters high.

    Very expensive, but it would seem the blade is top notch. Hence, I just bought the blade! £49 and intend fabricating a long handle out of conduit tube
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273762617741


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