Overall, others give this:
I am pretty hard on tools and I do a lot of pruning. The tool action and assist of the compound is sufficient and I have cut some very large items that maybe were in the large side. However I think I will need to sharpen them after a year or so of use,
Works great on our bushes that get out of hand. The branches were too large for hand or hedge clippers but too small to break out the chain saw. I researched the bypass vs anvil loppers and chose this one. It easily took care of the branches, even those that were previously out of reach.
Love these loppers! Makes trimming even 1" branches easy. Had purchased for myself last year & liked them so well bought another pair for my mother who loves them too.
Palm Bay, FL
Glen Rock, PA
Lake Villa, IL
I have a lot with lots of scrub trees and I use loppers frequently. These are almost as good as the Fiscars brand that I wore out after about 3 years of frequent use.
Ocean Springs, MS
Good quality, well built. Good edge on the blade, ready to use. It's not a heavy duty loper for cutting live 2" diameter red oak and hickory limbs but it's great for general work around the yard. A friend uses hers for cutting through the breast bone when dressing a deer.
Fort Lee, NJ
Easily cut thick branches. Lots of leverage so it doesn't take much. When the branches get bigger, or are in a hard to reach spot it can be difficult to open the loppers enough, but they do the job well and don't leave anything behind.
i've never owned one of these, but easily cuts through branches up to about 1" thick; not sure how long it stays sharp, because i've had it only for a couple of days. but, i'm sure you could sharpen it, if if it became dull. i also bought it for $10.00 on sale.
Got it for about half the Standard Price. Can't beat a deal like that on a hand tool as basic to yard work at this. Would definitely buy again if I need another pruner.
Tough to give a good review for any cutting tool that will eventually get a bit dull and have reduced performance. But this Craftsman lopper when new is sharp and extremely useful for cutting any branch within its capacity especially the neighbor's bush or tree that's crossing the property line...lol. The long handles have great leverage and good grip. Bought one and will buy another again.