The Gilmour Trim-Ez premium anvil lopper is lightweight and easy-to-use, while providing maximum cutting power where you need it most. It is best for cutting dry, hard-to-cut wood. Featuring the exclusive Gearlever design, which doubles its cutting force, … see full wiki
This is not a lopper that you'd want to use to attack any type of significant deadwood. It's max capacity is listed as either 1.25 or 1 inch depending on which blurb you read, and I wouldn't recommend it for anything past 1 inch.
But, what makes this lopper appealing is the novel design. You can fold the handles back, and it becomes a very compact tool that's easy to keep in your gardening toolbox.
I use it mainly for dead stalks on rose bushes and other small ornamentals. Works wonderfully for that purpose - you get a lot more leverage than with a pair of hand pruners, plus the added length keeps your hands away from thorns.
The anvil is metal, not plastic as stated in another review. Perhaps they re-designed it? However, the anvil does not appear to be easily replaceable - it is riveted on. The handles are plastic, but are sturdy. Good, comfortable grips.
The cutting blade is decent. Nothing special, but then again, it's better than I expected at this price point. I got it on a price dip, so for less than eight bucks, it was a great value. Don't think it is worth the list price, however.
Gilmour says it comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee. I've never used any of their hand tools prior to this, but have used their watering tools, and have been pleased with them. Hopefully, they will stand by their guarantee should this break.
Well worth it if you can snag it on a price dip.
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