I picked these up as a replacement to the shears I broke previouly. These shears work well so far. I say so far as I tend to break loppers on a regular basis. I usually break handles but have also shattered a blade. Any way, these are standing up to my use. I don't know what the other are complaining about as these loppers are holding up well. I don't know what size branches they are cutting but if they don't fit in the anvil loppers you should think about getting a saw. I liked them enough to get a second pair when they were a Sears "Today's Real Deal."
I have taken back and exchanged these loppers close to a dozen times over ten years for various failures. I have an eleven acre farm that is half pasture and half woods. There are several areas that get a lot of trimming and prunning. The loppers operate beautifully for the first month then decrease in strength and durability rapidly. I have had several handles come out of the sleeve within hours of use disconnecting or breaking apart where they were very poorly glued. I've had blades broken on green limbs less than one inch in diameter. The main problem though always seems to be the loss of strength in the handles after noticeable ware on the surface of the anvil. These problems have occurred on every pair i have owned. Whether they were the yellow or red handles or even the extended telescopic handled ones. I have demonstrated these problem several times to clerks. The problem like alot of things now is cheap overseas manufacturing. It is a shame to put craftsmans name on poor quality products such as these.
Great product at a great price. I recommend this tool for any one looking to trim branches and or cut through a area thick with brush. Works very well.
Heavy duty do the job first time store easy will last forever
Craftsman Anvil lopping shears.. The blades on this outdoor, garden tool are durable and withstand the elements. Craftsman tools always rock.
These lopping shears are easy to use. I am able to reach high places with these shears. My husband loves to do yardwork with these. I really recommended them.
It is very strong and sturdy tool. I bought it to cut off dried branches from the trees. It worked perfectly for small branches and bushes.
GrEat cutters. Cut my Christmas tree no problem. Couldn't go wrong w price and value
cuts like butter works GREAT...
I have not yet used this tool to cut anything, but this tool is described to make the customer feel as if it is sturdy and durable. This used to be the Craftsman image. As soon as I pulled these lopping shears out of the plastic I noticed that they are made in China. The "strong" carbon fiber handles flex and make a cracking noise when pressure is applied to them. I'm sure they work as well as other made in China shears, but shame on you Sears and Craftsman. And sure they have the Craftsman lifetime warranty, but how long will Sears be in business to replace them considering their entire line now consists of products like this?