From the same maker who produces our highly regarded H.D. Pole Saw and Bypass Pruner, with double the capacity at 2Ē. The heavy-duty Anvil Lopper is great for cutting all types of wood, but excels at cutting hard dry wood. The secret is that using the 20X mechanical advantage pulley and gear combination, the blade rises vertically to cut, instead of pivoting - thus avoiding any twisting. This X.H.D. tool also includes a 14" high-carbon 6tpi stainless steel saw blade that attaches to the end of the pole.
It extends from 4 to 8 ft in length, using an exclusive snap-lock (not common twist-lock) system. Like the 1" capacity Pole Pruner (mentioned above), this tool surpasses all others that we have seen in construction and thoughtful design.
I have nine fruit trees and four shade trees in my yard that require almost constant pruning, not only for the health of the trees but the appearance of things in general. My existing two in one pole saw has from the beginning been a constant source of irritation in that one function always interferes with the other, getting tangled in the foliage, and making it very difficult to get into tight spaces. I was initially put off reading some of the negative reviews on this item, but then I reasoned "nothing ventured, nothing gained" and decided to pass judgment on it myself. When it arrived the box was really torn up, but the amount of pillows stuffed inside saved the tool from serious damage. The compound pulley system imparts an incredible amount of focused power, even more so than my largest anvil type loppers! I haven't used the saw yet, but the design of the blade with laser cut teeth makes it look far more aggressive than what I had before. Some may disdain the extensive use of plastic, but this current trend to ergonomics makes it lightweight and easier to use. Double locking mechanisms, if used properly, make it very difficult to overstress a connection point. The extension pole is very smooth and easy to use, again with double locks for each adjustment hole. I found the most effective way to use the compounding mechanism (since it's a "long pull") for tall branches was to hold the pole in one hand and "choke up" on the line with the other hand wrapping it around a leather glove a few times for a smooth clean cut. Sweet! I now think this is an excellent example of precision with quality construction throughout.
- Friday, May 01, 2015
Mr. Mumbles (Ridgefield, CT)
A unique, high capacity pruner, with pulleys giving considerable mechanical advantage and a cutting blade having vertical travel, which limits bending of the pole. The cutting head is steel, so it is somewhat heavy and the pole doesn't give quite as much reach as some others. Perhaps a Garrett Wade peculiarity, but the unit was delivered with absolutely no instructions nor any warranty information! One must figure out how to unfasten the pruner in order to attach the saw. Plastics are used to fasten the blade and pruner to the pole, but seem to be of high quality and good strength. For heavy duty lopping, this is a sound investment.
- Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Good, With Some Noteable Reservations...
John (San Carlos, CA)
Had held off, despite wanting his for a while. Finally bought it and used it ~6-7 different occasions. Cutting is a breeze, with parts moving smoothly (so far. BUT, pole diameter is, in my opinion, undersized. Biggest negatives though are that the cutter actually slips into the pole with only a (very) short (~3"), stubby plastic piece. Cutting branches which this tool is designed for should have longer and more durable piece. Also, although this may be quibbling a bit, is that the latching mechanism can become unlatched when up in high working around dense branches. (This has happened 2x) Not fun to "fish" around trying to slip pole back onto the (short) plastic stub to retrieve the cutter...Does it cut more/better than other models? Absolutely. Are there some design deficiencies? I think so.
- Thursday, December 11, 2014
Good Pole Pruner
Ken Stevens (Los Gatos, CA)
Very good compound pole pruner with the minor drawback that the head is heavy for more horizontal pruning.
- Saturday, October 25, 2014
Best Pruner For The Price
David Kermode (Boulder Creek, CA)
In 32 years of home ownership, I have had to purchase several pole pruners to keep my redwood trees from growing over my roof and rain gutters.
The HD pruner from Garrett Wade is the best quality and best performance pruner that I have found, and is well worth the low catalog price.
I don't understand any of the few negative reviews that I have read. The adjustable length pole is long enough to cut anything within a safe distance from the ground. Any longer and the danger would increase from heavy limbs falling on you, and a longer pole would be harder to control when the limbs fall. It definitely cuts larger diameter limbs than the pruners available from the big box home stores. The double pulley system and long pull length makes large limb pruning easy, where with small pruners it would be impossible.
The saw blade has very large teeth for much easier sawing, and has a hooked end that keeps it from slipping off of the limb being cut. I think that this pruner's quality and performance makes it a bargain at this low price.
October 2014 Rate & Review Grand Prize $100 Winner. Congratulations, David!!
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Jumbo Pole Saw
Retiredelect1 (Lansing, Illinois)
Nice tool. I would have given a 5 star rating but it's not as powerful as I expected. I tried to cut a one and a quarter inch locust tree branch and I thought the tool was going to break. Maybe it was me being a wuss--I don't know!
- Monday, October 20, 2014
Jumbo Pole Pruner
Mike Reynolds (Rossford, Ohio)
Needed a good quality pruner and saw so I thought I would give it a try. Have not tried it as of yet but seems to be quite sturdy and well made.
- Thursday, September 18, 2014
Too Many Flimsy Plastic Components
Derek (Arlington, Virginia)
First use was very excited. Cut up to 1 1/2" branches. But after using about 5 times this past year, all the small flimsy thin plastic parts started to break apart. Plastic for pulley broke. Plastic that guide the rope broke off. The plastic that locks the extension pole wore off. Now I am regretting buying this expensive pruner. Note that I am very gentle with this pruner. Unlike my other pruner (all metal)I never dropped or slide down the tree of this pruner. The saw is worst than the $39 at the home center. Not recommend this pruner.
Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department Thank you for your review on the Jumbo Pole Saw & Pruner. We have sold hundreds of these with much success. However, it sounds like yours is the exception. We'll contact you separately to get a new one shipped out to you ASAP. We are sorry for the trouble. All our tools are back by a 90 day money back guarantee and one year against defects. If you have further questions, please call our 1-800 number and ask to speak with our technician.
- Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Incredible Hulk Pruner
Dave (Orono, Minnesota)
I got this for Christmas. I already had a what I thought was a good pole saw pruner. Not even close. This pruner is amazing. Not sure what it will cut but I've gone above 2 inch's. It never binds or jams. Locking extensions is also a great feature. Yeah Santa.
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Broke On 1st Use
Gloria Gibson (Elko, NV)
When I pulled on the pulley, the attachment for the pulley broke, not sure what to do with it now.
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Broke On First Use
RWB (Union, Kentucky)
This seems like a great tool, BUT... the plastic piece that holds the pulley rope for the pruner/lopper CRACKED completely on first use. It simply could not withstand the tension. We did like this tool very much -- the pruner,the saw & the extension of the pole -- until it broke. We are exchanging it, at Garrett Wade's recommendation, and will try again. Keeping fingers crossed. But this could just be a flawed design.
- Monday, January 13, 2014
John (Smyrna, Georgia)
This is not durable enough for professional use. Mine was showing wear after only 3 days. The actual cutting capacity for green wood is about 1.25 inches, IF you can make a perpendicular cut. If you can only get on the branch diagonally, the limit is about .75". If you exceed this size, The blade will bind in the cut, and the spring is not strong enough to retract the blade. In 3 days, I had to climb trees about 8 times to pry open the jammed pruner.
- Monday, January 06, 2014
Don (Vero Beach, FL)
Works quite well but wish it was longer. Bought it to cut Palm trees and had to climb a ladder on some. An accessory extension would be nice to have for the high ones.
- Sunday, December 15, 2013
Jumbo Pole Pruner/Saw is AMAZING
Jeff Hickman (Apex, NC)
This is my NEW FAVORITE Tool! After struggling with the regular Pole Pruner/Saw I've had for 15 years, I decided there must be something better. A quick web search showed me the X.H.D. Jumbo Pole Saw & Pruner. This was exactly what I was looking for!
The cam lock/lever to keep the extension in place resolved my biggest complaint with my old one. I had to use a pipe wrench & channel lock pliers to tighten the worn out twist lock (& NO Replacement parts were available).
The design of the cutting blade also enables you to EASILY cut anything that fits in the opening. Not like the puny 1" opening on other models. We just took down two 18 year old Bradford Pears (over 45' tall) & we used the pruner to cut off almost every branch of the trucks.
Another feature that makes this one step ahead of any other model is the quick adjust feature with the pull down handle on the cord. Move the pin, take up some slack on the rope & your handle is now in position for maximum power. Never again will I need to tie knots in the cord to shorten the handle/rope!
I haven't used the saw yet, but the quick change from pruner to saw is great. I also like the small hook on the end of the blade, which will be handy to give a pull on a branch that is still hanging on.
This is my 1st purchase from Garrett Wade & it is surely NOT my last. I see a number of tree & shrub pruning tools I look forward to owning as my old tools start to lose my favor.
Not to mention the great assortment of woodworking tools I hope to own.
I wish I had found Garrett Wade years ago!
- Monday, November 18, 2013
11Bravo (LA, Calif)
Using this pruner and 2 hours of my time, was able to clear tunnels through several mature trees for telephone and cable lines, filling up 2 large trash barrels in the process. Now back to a "straight path" from pole to house, rather than a series of twists and turns from YEARS of growing branches pushing and pulling. No aches in arms or hands, testament to the power advantage of the pulley. With green softwood (e.g. Mulberry tree), easy work cutting through some stout branches. Once positioned, the vertical travel allows you to make the cut as the blade does not twist. Having it within the hook makes pulling down the cut branch straightforward. The slide lock extension mechanism vastly superior to the twist and lock of cheaper pruners. Fully extended, it is a bit top-heavy, but maybe that's just my aging arms... With harder wood, still handled fairly easily.
I did not have any real trouble positioning the head, even with the "extended arm" lever design, in TANGLED branches. GREATLY appreciated is the SEPARATE saw head, so that it did not interfere while using the pruner head. Likewise, being able to remove the pruner head, made the pole a lot lighter when using the saw. Used the saw several times to cut through some larger branches. Some undesirable saw flex, but a bit of careful positioning, and making sure of a straight back and forth pull, minimized that. Securing mechanism gives a solid feel to both heads once attached.
- Sunday, November 17, 2013
Nice item fragile parts
John McKenzie (Park Ridge, IL)
- Friday, November 15, 2013
Michael Young (Oxford, MD)
I received this pruner almost the next day, unpacked it, and like most guys with a new tool, took it on a trial run. I also took the less expensive pruner, also Garrett Wade to compare. The heavy duty model will handle considerably larger branches and cuts more cleanly. The extension lock is truly indestructible and works better than the junior model. The removable separate saw blade is a real improvement. However, I did trade the saw blade on the new tool for the blade on the older model because the older blade cut faster; maybe because it is coated.
- Sunday, November 03, 2013
Jumbo, Saw, Pruner
Alan (Andalusia, Alabama)
No doubt about it the best pruner I've ever owned. Highly recommend it. Makes cleaning up around shooting houses a "snap".
- Sunday, October 20, 2013
A tool that gets the job done fast and easy.
Steve Milburn (Madison, Alabama)
My wife and I keep on our private property a large landscape garden containing many trees and bushes. None of the previously used commercial pole pruning tools did an adequate job, often jamming on cuts or breaking at stress points. Then we came across Garrett Wade's Extra-Capacity pole pruner and saw. This relatively light weight device is easy to manage, while being a really "heavy duty" cutter-excellent results every time! The materials and mechanics engineering are exceptionally high quality It allows clean cuts, quickly and efficiently, without a lot of operating strength effort or stress. The design is perfect! Garrett Wade has us as continuing satisfied customers for their quality tools and equipment.
- Friday, October 11, 2013
Great design and quality
John R. Call (Wimberley, Texas)
Our property has thousands of trees -- mostly live oaks, red oak, post oak, cedar, cedar elm, pecan, and walnut. Our concerns are keeping all of them trimmed and healthy. Clean pruning cuts make the incisions much easier to seal (absolutely essential on our ranch where oak wilt is a permanent danger), and this powerful tool makes clean, fast cutting a breeze. I particularly like the "non-integrated" design -- that is, the fact that the pruning saw blade is separate from the pruner head. Other designs that incorporate the saw as a permanent part of the head cause the two tools to interfere with each other as one or the other is always hanging up on nearby branches. The quick-change design makes changing from the pruner to the saw and back again very fast and quite secure. This is a strong, quality tool that does what it is supposed to do. It isn't perfect, but it is as close as one can expect in this imperfect world.
- Sunday, October 06, 2013
A fine tool
Rick Turner (Boise, ID)
Impressive gear action slices thru branches much bigger than I thought it would. Does exactly what it should!
- Monday, September 16, 2013
John (Port Orange, Florida)
The tool works very well. I like the way it breaks down for easy storage! It appears to be very well made.
- Friday, September 06, 2013
Tom Marsh (Pigeon Forge, TN)
This pruner is a very stable cutter. I am amazed at how easy it is to cut a large limb. And the adjustments for length are so easy.
I will and would recommend to a friend.
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
Not What I Expected
DJ (Rye, NY)
Saw and pole extensions are fine. The anvil pruner though is very heavy and unwieldy at extended pole lengths. Also my unit may be defective as the piece that holds the anvil lever mechanism to the pole does not hold it to the pole. So as you pull the rope, it simply comes off the pole and doesn't cut the limb. I am trying to figure out whether I have a defective unit, or am using it incorrectly, but the unit does not come with instructions and there is no website from the manufacturer. I will call Garrett Wade and hopefully this will all get corrected. not happy.
- Friday, July 05, 2013
Handiest Tool for Trimming and Pruning
David Mesirow (Portland, OR)
Given the vegetation the Pacific NW, this is, clearly, one of the handiest tools to have available, no matter the size of your property. It is versatile, efficient, and, most important, not cumbersome.
- Thursday, July 04, 2013
Not so fast
Profrex (San Diego, CA)
1. You have to take off the pruner to attach the saw. Why? Annoying compared to other similar tools' combo design.
2. Flimsy pole and heavy pruner head. Awkward balance.
3. Pruner is flat blade, not hooked by-pass style, so branches slip out.
4. The pruner uses a lever arm so long it gets caught in nearby branches, not good for proper trim near crotch of branch. Also takes excessively long pull with rope.
5. Crazy expensive compared to others.
- Monday, July 01, 2013
Best Pole Prunner
Laszlo B de Simon (Silver Spring, MD)
I've had pole saw/pruners before but this tool is "light years" better then any others. The workmanship and design make this not only an excellent cutting tool but much easier to use! I would highly recommend purchasing this tool and getting rid of all the other pole pruners you've ever owned. It's telescopic handle and good balance enable efficient cutting at greater distances then ever before.
- Thursday, April 05, 2012
Mery Valencia (Bethel, CT)
This is a marvelous tool to take down all the branches you do not want and very easy to handle, I only need to be a little bit taller. Thank you
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
Robert Lemoi (Coventry, RI)
As customers before me gave this a high rating, I am doing so also. The two iunch branch cutter does as advertised and works much better than previous ones that I purchased in so called bargain outlets. You cannot go wrong with this one.You get what you pay for, so forget the higher price. Buy it you won't be sorry. The majority of customers who bought it and gave it good reviews such as myself cannot be wrong.
- Monday, May 16, 2011
Lynn (Abq, NM)
This is everything it said it would be, (although the opening of the cutter is smaller than the stated capacity). The big surprise was the quality of the saw -- like cutting through butter. I have the two loppers by the same company and they just make wonderful tools. Thanks for finding them and making them accessible.
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Scott (Adrian, MI)
This is in no way a "X.H.D" pruner. Would defiantly not recommend to someone who is looking for a true "Heavy Duty" pole pruner.
Used it extensively this past weekend and I was truly disappointed in it's performance.
- Sunday, March 13, 2011
Jumbo Pole Saw Pruner
John Cole (Nicholasville, Kentucky)
The pole saw and pruner is more or less as advertised. While functional, there are a few aspects that are less than ideal. The mechanism for changing out the saw and pruner is awkward to use and could be improved and the pruner itself is difficult to maneuver if you have a number of limbs that are relatively close together.
- Thursday, March 03, 2011
Bob Doyle (Forest City, Pa.)
Just received this pole trimmer today and it surely is impressive. I believe it will do all that the others who have reviewed it said it will do. It really is thought out well the only thing that I was taken aback by is the fact that it is made in the Far East. Then again it has a LIFETIME WARRANTY, so I would just take if for granted that the Canadian family firm who markets it will stand behind the tool no matter where it's made.
- Friday, December 24, 2010
A Great Trimmer
James (Crosby, Tx)
Time i saw this pole trimmer..i knew it would work great for me and it has...so glad i saw and bought it !
- Sunday, December 19, 2010
Mark Sainsbury (Austin, TX)
This is much better than your average pruner. The handles locks in position, so there's no slipping. The pruner is very powerful - much less effort is needed. Having the saw and the pruner as separate units makes it much easier to perform each function: sawing without the pruner in the way, and pruning without the saw in the way. Highly recommended.
- Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Top Grade Tree Tool
Joan Kennedy (Riverside, IA)
My husband has done tree work as a profession in the past. Our son is doing the same now & is receiving this as a gift. The quality straight out of the package is excellent. It appears this tool will provide the performance needed by a professional to assist in the east of trimming safely.
- Friday, November 26, 2010
Doug Cook (Vienna, Virginia)
I purchased this as a Christmas present, so have not been able to evaluate use. But, looking at the unit, it looks very well made, has a mean looking cutter, and from all aspects, I anticipate this will do any pruninig job quite well.
- Saturday, August 21, 2010
high and low
Fred (Costa Mesa, CA)
When i got it i was thrilled when i found i could cut thick branches i could not cut with my other lopper.
I was disappointed when the anvil and cutter got out of line and i could not fix it. I need a repair manual so i can fix it.
- Saturday, July 10, 2010
Keith (Harlingen, TX)
a very superb tool......works quite well.
- Saturday, June 26, 2010
Jumbo loppers get the job done
DeeAnna (Postville, Iowa)
I purchased the jumbo pole pruner along with the anvil and bypass loppers as a set (11G12.10). We have used a variety of loppers and pole pruners to maintain our wooded property over the years. Some work okay; others (including name-brand expensive ones) have failed miserably. We are both getting a lot of use out of all three tools -- each has its own particular strengths.
I like the pole pruner because itís not an all-in-one saw and lopper Ė the saw blade and the lopper head are quickly interchangeable and lock securely in place on the pole. That means you arenít dealing with extra weight or extra gadgetry on the far end of the pole as you try to position the pruner to make a cut. The pole also extends or retracts quickly and easily. Once you get it to the length you want, the pole locks securely at that length.
I also like the extra capacity in the lopper. Even if you don't expect to typically cut 2" limbs, the wide opening and the particular design of this lopper make it easier to hook the lopper over smaller limbs.