Gardening is easier when you choose the right tool for a particular task, and it’s hard to get by without loppers. Loppers are tough pruners used to clip thicker woody stems as well as thinner stems that are hard to reach.
Using garden loppers, with their long handles, means you have a lot more leverage to prune heftier branches with a longer reach. Knowing when to use loppers can save you time, energy, and the cost of a new pair of hand pruners. The most popular garden loppers are bypass loppers. Like bypass pruners, these have one blade that slices past a thick base as you close the tool.