what is a looper (loper)?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by llama, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. llama

    llama LawnSite Member
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    Someone suggested this to me, and I have no idea what it is?
     
  2. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
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    a loper is a pruning tool with long handles...gives you more leverage for thicker stems/branches. Great for taking smaller limbs off of trees. If buy one, get a good one as the cheap ones have the problem of the blade edges not holding their edge when doing tougher, thicker wood.
     
  3. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looper
    1 : any of the usually rather small hairless caterpillars that are mostly larvae of moths (families Geometridae and Noctuidae) and move with a looping movement in which the anterior legs and the posterior prolegs are alternately made fast and released -- called also inchworm
    2 : one that loops

    Loper
    one who moves or rides at a lope

    Lopper
    a long handled bush trimming cutting tool

    Lauper (Cyndi)
    That babe that sings, "Girls just wanna have fun."

    Crawdad
     
  4. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
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    Touche' Crawdad...very funny
     
  5. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi Llama,

    Here is a pic. Click the pic for the link.

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  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    While we're at it, we might as well add that there are two different types of cutting edge mechanisms on loppers. There is what is called the "bypass" type, which is shown above (thanks Gopher), and there is the "anvil" type, where the blade just pushes against a flat base surface.
     
  7. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I couldn't resist
    :D Crawdad
     
  8. llama

    llama LawnSite Member
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    I enjoyed that. You just proved by point. I had do damn idea what a looper, loper, or even a lopper was. My education has been increased.

    P.S. Cyndi Lauper looked good after about 12 beers back in her day.
     
  9. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
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    more like a case of beer to make her look good..
     
  10. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
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    "So I jumped ship in Bangkok, took on a job as a looper, you know, a caddy, a jock........... So I got that goin for me"

    Bill Murray - Caddyshack.
     

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