Kitchen Garden Best Buy and Top Picks

Here is our December Best Buy and Top Picks selection. This month the KG team have been trying out loppers

BEST BUY

TELESCOPIC HANDLED BYPASS LOPPERS

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These lightweight Kent & Stowe Telescopic Handled Bypass Loppers have drop forged, carbon steel non-stick blades, non-slip handles and large shock absorbing buffers. The cutting diameter is

KG VERDICT
These loppers are perfect for cutting green wood stems, (cutting dead wood is likely to blunt the blades). The lightweight handles with their non-slip grips are adjustable from 65 to 90cm (25½ to 35½in). They extend easily and we liked the way they slot into each of the six locking positions crisply. With a sharp cutting blade and an attractive design, these are an excellent pair of loppers. Cutting diameter: 45mm/1¾in.

MARSHALLS
www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk
TEL: 0844 557 6700
PRODUCT CODE: 1090-7041
PRICE: £29.99

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TOP PICK

RAZORSHARP HEAVY DUTY TELESCOPIC RATCHET ANVIL LOPPERS

Part of the Kew Gardens Collection, these are heavy duty ratchet anvil loppers with PTFE coated blades made from high carbon steel and telescopic extending handles (to 80cm/31½in). Cutting diameter: 96mm (3¾in).

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KG VERDICT
Designed for cutting tough, dead wood, these ratchet anvil loppers with blades ensuring a firm grip and a sharp, powerful cutting action. The aluminium handles are easily extendable through a twist and lock mechanism – the handles slide to extend to the required length. With comfortable grips too, these are an excellent pair of loppers for heavy duty cutting.

SPEAR & JACKSON
www.spear-and-jackson.com
TEL: 0114 281 4242
PRODUCT CODE: 8290KEW
PRICE: £51.34

TOP PICK

POWER CUT BYPASS LOPPER

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These bypass loppers have non-stick coated blades with flat screw connections to prevent unnecessary damage to the bark. The ergonomic handles have non-slip sleeves for added comfort, whilst the integrated rubber buffers absorb impact during cutting. Cutting diameter: 30mm (1in)

WOLF-GARTEN
https://wolfgarten-tools.co.uk
TEL: 01869 363674
PRODUCT CODE: RR530
PRICE: £33.99

KG VERDICT
Designed for cutting younger branches, these are an excellent pair of bypass loppers. Cutting was sharp, clean and crisp, and we liked the design of the aluminium handles which curved inwards, at the end, providing a comfortable and secure grip. The buffers work very well too in absorbing the impact during cutting.

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