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Old 02-28-2013, 02:07 PM
Reflection Reflection is offline
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You get what you pay for. Buy the right tool once. I bought a few sets of Corona Loppers, they were $75 or so. Ive cut stuff thicker than grease tubes with ease, keep em clean and they stay sharp.
Exactly, if you're buying homeowner grade tools they're going to break. Corona wood handled loppers are well worth it, won't break unless you're cutting something beyond 3"+. For hand pruning I'd recommend Felco, expensive but they'll last 10 years and blades are replaceable.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:47 PM
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i use structron hand tools they seem to hold up well.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:03 AM
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We started using Felco hand pruners 7-8 years ago. Amazing difference, someday we may have to even sharpen them. We still use the same ones and they hold an edge like no other. If you want a tool that will last maybe the life of your company chose Felco. Swiss made and it shows.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:57 AM
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Fiskers is junk! I think they use scrap metal to make that stuff. Nothing fiskers I've ever bought lasted more than a few jobs. Who sells Felco?
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:57 AM
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I just checked out the Felco site, probably will be ordering a pr of bypass pruners and the 33" loppers, hopefully the last time I buy those tools $225 for both.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:42 AM
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You get what you pay for. Buy the right tool once. I bought a few sets of Corona Loppers, they were $75 or so. Ive cut stuff thicker than grease tubes with ease, keep em clean and they stay sharp.
Bought a 32" Corona Loppers last weekend and they did last over an hour,complete junk from China. So I went a bought Barnels 32" loppers for a little over $90.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:21 AM
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Corona is only one step above Fiskars. I've had decent luck with Lowes Kobalt stuff if it breaks it is refundable for stuff like shovels and such.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:32 AM
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I hate it when those 30$ hand clippersv nick up 60$ worth of mower blades.

Im going to spray paint my small hand tools bright orange.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:58 AM
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Corona has a homeowner line and commercial line. The commercial stuff is just as good as felco IMO.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:28 AM
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So I am working at my house today trying to get all I can done before mowing starts and I am slammed. I decided I need a new set of loppers so I ran up to my local hardware store and got a set, they were like $23 and change. I get home and go to work and about 5 cuts in they totally break in half at the cutting end. I am not mad just pissed and surprised I guess. Went back to the store (more gas) and replaced them with the $35 pair no problem and I am back at work. What happened to stuff lasting and being worth your money? If a lot of manufacturers took as much pride in their product as we do in our services I think we would be a lot better off.
You get what you pay for.

http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/pr...Lopping+Shears

Corporations generally have no interest in producing long lasting high quality products ..... the cheaper the product, the more money they make, both on the initial purchase and when you are forced to replace the POS.
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