Fiskars Drive Anvil Ratchet Lopper

Last updated: June 8, 2020

This ratchet lopper has a cutting capacity of two inches, using fully hardened, precision-ground steel blades. Ideal for cutting thick branches, this tool is durable and lasts through many seasons.

We looked at the top Ratchet Loppers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Ratchet Lopper you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The unique ratchet design helps to compound force while cutting.

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Fiskars Drive Anvil Ratchet Lopper placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Specifically designed to reduce the effort required to cut tough, thick tree branches, this durable lopper includes an easy-to-use ratchet design. Simply insert the branch between the blade and anvil and squeeze — the ratchet design compounds force with a few squeezes to power through the branch without straining your hands and arms. A fully hardened, precision-ground blade stays sharp, and a low-friction blade coating helps the blade resist rust and makes every cut easier. For lasting value, this lopper’s tough design includes a steel exoskeleton and rugged DuraFrame handles. Maximum cutting capacity: 2 inch diameter.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Sharp cutting power
Because of their design, they can often cut thicker branches than bypass loppers
2-inch cut capacity
Aside from being lightweight, the lopper is smaller in size. This makes it ideal for cutting smaller branches with ease. Also, the tough design of this lopper consists of a steel exoskeleton and rugged DuraFrame handles for extra longevity. Above all, the tool comes with a really smaller price tag, allowing you to recoup its cost at the earliest.

What reviewers didn't like

Ratchet mechanism needs getting used to
Although I saw no signs of wear during my tests, I’ve found that most, if not all, corrosion-resistant and non-stick coatings (they’re used on many cutting blades) tend to wear with extended use, thereby are exposing the uncoated metal to potential corrosion and dulling
The handles are not extendable
Some users have reported that the blade snaps off after constant use. Also, some buyers face a problem when cutting bigger branches. However, with proper attention, you can overcome this minor downside.
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