Loppers are a type of scissors used for pruning small branches, like secateurs but with long handles. They are the largest type of manual garden cutting tool and the main distinction among them is between anvil and bypass types. Anvil Loppers have a single sharpened blade, with a straight or sometimes curved edge, that closes against a similarly contoured flat anvil like surface on the other side of the jaws, usually made of a softer metal than the blade. Bypass Loppers operate like scissors, except that they generally only have one blade that moves past a jaw or hook that has an approximately square edge that is not typically sharpened and is usually concave or hook shaped in order keep branches from slipping out of the jaws. The jaws of bypass loppers may be straight, curved, or one curved with one straight.

We have a fantastic range of commercial grade loppers made by Castellari from Italy, and a great new lopper head from Sintung designed to fit the Silky Hayauchi Extension Pole Saw.