Ridenfool Posted February 12, 2019 Share Posted February 12, 2019 (edited) A thread to share your faves. Fiskars: The best thing about this brand is a lifetime warranty. Send them a photo and they send a new tool or the parts needed to repair it. 15" PowerGear Titanium Lopper $23 at HomeDepot This tool's power gear makes cutting things a breeze. It's blunt ends make it easy to slide the handle into a waist belt on a pack and carry it on a ride. It is lightweight and very unobtrusive. I've ridden with one like this for over a decade without a mishap. I always carry with the plastic anvil against my body. I'm hard on these tools and have received several replacements over the years without a qualm from Fiskars over any claim. This is my most-used trail maintenance tool. 10" Power Tooth Folding Saw $20 at HomeDepot This one is an improvement over earlier models. The blade is a thicker gauge and doesn't bend as easily as other saws. The teeth are amazing in how fast they can cut. Fits easily into most packs, and has a hole to string accessory cord through for other carrying and storage options. Also, the blade has three locking positions, Stowed, Regular Cut (shown) and Undercut where it flips another 90 degrees to have the teeth up. 54" EZ Reach Stick Tree Pruner $40 at HomeDepot You can quickly cut things like Yaupon near the ground without bending over each time, and you can reach branches high overhead in order to cut them back further. It is lightweight, durable, and guaranteed for life. This tool is magical in making quick work of trimming as it easily slides into thick brush to get to that difficult to reach branching point without getting poked in the eye trying to wrangle loppers in a tight space. Eliminating all the bending and squatting that cutting at ground level usually demands will allow you to get more done without wearing you out. A truly amazing tool, best for those days when you are walking in as it would be challenging to attach to bike or pack due to the length. The lopper and the pruning stick are capable of cutting up to 1.25" diameter. If you want to maximize the reward from your efforts, use tools like these to make it easy to clear the corridor and sight lines back enough to last for years. Oddly enough, these tools can all be used around the yard at home too. Though I can't imagine anyone spending their prime trimming time on yard work when there are trails to maintain. What are your faves and what makes them so? Edited February 14, 2019 by Ridenfool 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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