Category: Hand Tools

Chainsaw Alternative: Black and Decker Alligator Lopper

alligator lopper

We’ve been having a crazy winter in upstate New York. One day last week it was nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and the next we got hit with a storm that brought us about 6 inches of snow. We got through it alright (it’s nothing that we’re not used to) but our old apple tree didn’t […]

Alligator Lopper Maintenance Tips

alligator lopper maintenance

Alligator loppers are relatively low maintenance and don’t require quite as much attention as chainsaws, which is part of what makes them awesome. They do require some care, however, to keep them working as long as possible. The following tips will help you keep the loppers going longer to get the most bang for your […]

Fiskars PowerGear Bypass Lopper

Like many homeowners with large gardens, there’s always a garden task to be done.  Not just planting and lawn trimming, but also pruning branches, hacking away at troublesome shrubs and lopping off woody vines. Yes my garden can get quite out of control at times. The upshot:  I need a hardworking lopper that’s both lightweight […]

How To Buy The Best Hand Pruner

I’ll admit it, I find it hard to walk out of a garden store without a new pruning tool of some kind. Over the years I’ve built up quite the collection: from small snappy hand pruners to powerful telescoping loppers.  Here’s just a few of the ones that I use on a regular basis in […]

Fiskars 7884 X27 36-Inch Super Splitting Axe

I recently bought this axe to use in my garden. This is not a standard gardening tool, I know, but I have four tree stumps in my garden that need some serious attention! And a chain saw isn’t a lot of use on a tree stump. I could have rented a stump grinder, but I […]

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