The telescopic bypass lopper has handles that can be extended and then retracted. The benefit of this is that when extended the handles allow greater leverage to cut through stubborn branches or reach ones that are higher up. And if you are working in a tight spot the handles, when retracted, allow you to work easily. Of course, when you are reaching for the branches that are higher up it is important that you take the proper safety precautions in order to prevent injury. There are several companies who make a telescopic bypass lopper, below we will show them to you, tell you a bit about them and let you know what reviewers had to say.
Bond offers two telescopic bypass loppers, one with curved blades and one with straight blades.
The tool with curved blades has handles that are 13 inches long when retracted and will extend out to 22 inches. The blades are made out of heat treated steel for durability and the handles have rubber grips for comfort. This Bond bypass lopper is able to cut branches that are up to 1 3/4 inches in diameter.
The tool with the straight blades has handles that are 15 inches long when retracted, will extend to 21 inches and feature an oil filled bumper, which is much more effective at reducing shock and that will significantly reduce fatigue on your hands, shoulders and arms. The blades are 9 inches long, so the effective cutting length is 24 inches when the handles are retracted and 31 inches when fully extended. The blades also have a non stick coating, a tension dial that allows you make adjustments depending on how tough the branches are and serrated edges for better cutting ability.
The handles on this tool are 19 and 1/2 inches when retracted and will extend to 31 and 1/2 inches, are oval shaped for extra strength and have rubber grips for comfort. The Yeoman telescopic bypass lopper has non stick blades for easier cutting and will cut branches that are up to 1 an 1/4 inch.
The handles on this tool extend to 38 inches, are made of aluminum to reduce weight and are oval shaped for extra strength. The handles also have rubber grips for comfort and anti-shock bumpers. The blades have a non stick coating, feature sap grooves to prevent the build up of sticky sap, are made from tempered and hardened steel. This tool will cut branches up to 1 and 1/4 inch diameter.
The handles on this bypass lopper are 25 and 1/2 inches, extend to 37 and 1/2 inches, have rubber grips for comfort, made of aluminum in order to reduce weight and are egg shaped, which tend to be stronger than round or oval handles. The blades on this tool have an anti-stick coating and a "wave" design to enhance cutting power.
Known across the country for their fine hardware stores, Ace also has a line of gardening tools including a telescopic bypass lopper. This tool is 25 inches long when retracted, will extend to 35 inches, has handles that are made of steel and have rubber grips for comfort. The blades have a non stick coating, are chrome plated and have a sap groove to reduce the build up of sticky sap. The ace telescopic bypass lopper can cut branches up to 1 and 3/8 inch diameter and there are replacement blades available.
The handles on this tool are 25 inches, will extend to 36 and 5/8 inches are made of steel, have rubber grips for comfort and a shock reducing bumper. The blades have a non stick coating and can cut branches up to 1 and 5/8 inch diameter.
The handles on the Wolf Garten lopper adjust from 650 mm to 930mm, are made out of aluminum in order to reduce weight, are oval shaped for extra strength and have rubber bumpers to reduce shock. The blades have a non stick coating, can cut branches up to 40 mm and a great feature is the adjustable blade tension so that you can compensate for tough work.
The telescopic bypass lopper is one of the most vesitile items that you can add to your tool shed so get one today and keep your trees and bushes trimmed and looking nice.