In this guide we’ll take a look at the best tree loppers for the UK market.
I’ve compared design, durability, build quality and cost
to give you my top recommendations.

What Are The Best Tree Loppers?

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  • Cuts branches up to 5cm
  • Clever ratchet mechanism
  • Rust proof
  • Cuts branches up to 5cm
  • Very lightweight
  • Powerful cutting action
  • Cuts branches up to 4cm
  • Lightweight aluminium handles
  • Good value for money
  • Adjustable telescopic handle
  • Comfortable and secure grip
  • Great durability
  • Strong anvil grips branch
  • Extends from 680-1000mm
  • Lightweight and ergonomic handles

More Detailed Tree Lopper Reviews

Spear & Jackson Razorsharp Heavy Duty Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Lopper

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  • Cuts branches up to 5cm
  • Clever ratchet mechanism
  • Rust proof
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Spear & Jackson Razorsharp Heavy Duty Telescopic Ratchet Anvil Lopper Review

The best tree loppers on the market are these heavy duty loppers by Spear & Jackson. They’re extremely strong and can easily handle branches up to 5cm thick. These tree loppers are built with a clever ratchet mechanism that allows you to cut through even the most stubborn branches.

These long-handled loppers can increase in length from 40cm to 80cm, which is incredibly helpful for pruning those out of reach areas!

The overriding consensus is that these branch loppers can ‘cut through virtually anything’, and after trying them myself, I couldn’t agree more!

These heavy duty loppers really are the best tree loppers for the money!

Fiskars 1000584 Bypass Loppers

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  • Cuts branches up to 5cm
  • Very lightweight
  • Powerful cutting action
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Fiskars 1000584 Bypass Loppers Review

I’m also a big fan of these Fiskars FSK1000584 Bypass Loppers. They’re very lightweight, yet extremely strong. These tree loppers can handle branches up to 4.5cm by incorporating a clever technology that lets you cut in one, or multiple steps if needed. They’re not telescopic, but at 70cm they’re certainly long enough to extend your reach quite considerably.

Spear & Jackson Razorsharp 18-30 Inch Telescopic Ratchet Bypass Lopper

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  • Cuts branches up to 4cm
  • Lightweight aluminium handles
  • Good value for money
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Spear & Jackson Razorsharp 18-30 Inch Telescopic Ratchet Bypass Lopper Review

If you don’t want something as heavy duty, but still super effective the next best alternative are these telescopic loppers by Spear & Jackson. They’re lighter and cheaper, and can easily cut through branches up to 4cm thick. These Spear & Jackson Razorsharp 18-30 Inch Telescopic Loppers are the perfect choice for the average British garden.

Fiskars PowerGear X Tree Pruner UPX82

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  • Adjustable telescopic handle
  • Comfortable and secure grip
  • Great durability
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Fiskars PowerGear X Tree Pruner UPX82 Review

The Fiskars PowerGear X Tree Pruner is a high quality pruner that’s perfect for fresh young shoots, twigs and dense shrubs.

It has a total reach of 3.5m so it’s ideal for taller treetops, and you won’t have to compromise your safety up on a ladder!

This pruner has an optimised cutting head for extra efficiency and longevity. The adjustable cutting head can be fixed in any position for easy and safe pruning, and the non-stick upper blade guarantees a clean cut every time!

With a long service life thanks to the robust steel blades and aluminium handle, this functional pruner will be a long lasting addition to your toolkit!

Davaon Pro Ratchet Telescopic Anvil Lopper

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  • Strong anvil grips branch
  • Extends from 680-1000mm
  • Lightweight and ergonomic handles
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Davaon Pro Ratchet Telescopic Anvil Lopper Review

The Davaon Pro Ratchet Anvil Lopper is a set of telescopic tree loppers with up to 5 times the cutting power of regular loppers! This is all thanks to the heat-treated and hardened SK5 carbon steel blade.

Designed to slice through thicker branches with ease, this tree lopper is durable and grippy for accurate trimming.

Built with quick click, comfy, extendable handles, you can easily reach higher branches safely.

The quick lock means the soft grip handles can be extended from 680mm to 1000mm in just a few seconds, whilst the lightweight aluminium design makes them super easy to use for long periods of time.

Tree Lopper FAQs

What’s the difference between bypass and anvil loppers?

Very good question! Bypass loppers look and act in much the same way that scissors do, but tend to just have one blade that does the moving. You keep the loppers steady with your weaker hand, and with your stronger hand push down on the handle to move the blade and cut the branch.

Anvil loppers on the other hand only have one blade which crushes the branch against a softer metal surface on the other side. The cut might not be as clean, but anvil loppers tend to be more capable of dealing with thicker material.

How to prune garden trees safely?

Reducing the size of your garden trees without putting yourself in danger is easy, provided you have the right equipment. First, you’ll need a quality pair of loppers or tree pruners.

Pruning should be done regularly to prevent overgrowth, but this of course is not always possible. There are a range of ways to prune trees, and many choose to give their trees an all over trim in the warmer months.

To prune a tree, you should first assess the tree and determine which branches are the skeleton branches, as these should not be removed. Next, decide which branches you want to remove first – these should be the ones that show any sign of damage. Simply remove these branches using your pruners.

Any areas that are very thick with branches can be thinned. Next you’ll want to remove branches that cross over, so that air can circulate around the tree. You’ll then want to eliminate any branches that are growing inwards. If you are pruning for aesthetics, remove any branches that stick out at odd angles. You may need to stand a short distance away to identify these.

To prune safely, wear a long sleeve top, gloves to protect your hands, and safety goggles at all times. If you are pruning taller branches, a hard hat is highly recommended. For safely pruning the branches above your head, we recommend using a telescopic pruner as opposed to a ladder.

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