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.
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.