Re: Long handled tree pruner
Sally for the positive update on the Fiskars operation.
Adam-Alexander for echoing our thoughts on rope type ones...although I have only used a very budget rope type and not a commercial spec' one.
Tony, your thoughts too echo ours on the external rope tangle..
Peter....Your description of the wooden type and its rarely used status sounds very like ours...and it is now protesting at going from rarely used to regular use every Thursday.
I am very tempted to offer a good home to another one though...
Volunteer Trevor is already party to my looking at the ARS brand ones on the link above...so to proudly hand him a "new" wooden one may not be quite what he is expecting..
We have an older wooden pruner that has been periodically shortened as the poles tend to split in the end at the hook pruner rivets...the repair shortens the wood and the drive rod each time...it's down to being only a fraction longer than secateurs at arms length.
..I am exaggerating slightly here.