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2.0 out of 5 stars "Lock" comes undone far too easily, 17 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Draper 33855 2,900 mm Telescopic Tree Pruner with 32 mm Cutting Capacity (DIY & Tools)
I ordered this Draper33855 Telescopic Tree Pruner after my older Draper tree pruner had a part fail. The old one when extended was locked in place using a part that the user tightened manually. This new 33855 model simply "locks" by giving the extending pole a twist. I put "locks" in quotes, because this is not a great way of doing things. If you are doing some really easy pruning it might be fine (although possibly not when using the saw), but if you are having to extend the pole through vegetation to get to the bit that you want to prune, then it is not so fine. Inevitably, when in slightly trickier situations it is necessary to twist and turn the whole pruner to get to exactly the bit that wants cutting, or alternatively twisting and turning the pruner when trying to get it out of the vegetation again. The inevitable happens in those situations - the locking of the different parts of the pole comes undone, and the whole thing collapses just when you really don't want it to. That's not good at the best of times, but especially so when the saw blade is attached.

Whilst this pruner isn't terrible, it is really only suitable for the easiest of tree pruning jobs. I'll be off to the hardware store to see if I can buy something to get my older Draper pruner working again for situations when not using the saw attachment. When using a saw, I use a product from a different manufacturer. This one will be living in the garage for use only as a last resort when my other tools fail in some way. Definitely not recommended.
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