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Sniper Lopping Pole Pruner, Telescopes 7.67 to 14.33 Feet

# 726
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12 @ $ 129.99
> 3 @ $ 126.99
Weight: 3.900000 lbs
The Sniper pruner telescopes from 7'8" to 14'4" and opens wide for larger cuts than many telescoping pruners on the market. The head pivots left-to-right so you can cut at a variety of angles. Lightweight alloy tubing. Slide-action cutting mechanism. If you're only going to buy one long reach pruner for your crew - make it the Sniper.

Specs

  • Head adjusts 110 degrees to one side and 45 degrees to the other
  • 1 and 1/3" cutting capacity
  • Telescopes from 7'8" to 14'4"
  • Weighs 3.9 lb

Product Features

  • Internal pulleys reduce effort
  • Head pivots for angled cuts
  • Designed for professionals
  • Cuts with a sliding hand grip

Product Benefits

  • Reduced effort means increased productivity
  • Pivoting head allows you to make a more "flush" cut, makes the pruner more versatile
  • Sliding handgrip is less stressful than rope-pulled pruners, easier on the hand and shoulder

Warranty

Product is covered by A.M. Leonard's one year warranty againts defects when used under normal conditions

Review Summary (Based on 11 Reviews)

Customer Reviews for Sniper Lopping Pole Pruner, Telescopes 7.67 to 14.33 Feet

4 Stars

Sniper Pole

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It is a great alternative to the larger bypass pole trimmer, requires some physical adaptations,,, but overall a great addition to the home owners arsenal of yard maintenance tools! Would make a great gift for those that after these tasks, it's not a commercial tool but is very well made and extremely useful!

5 Stars

Better than typical pole prunner

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I needed something to trim evergreens that were 20-22' tall and could handle 1-2" branches. This did the trick. Much easier than loose rope on a pole prunner. Articlulating head is ideal for cutting branches no matter the angle.

4 Stars

works well if treated delicately

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I bought this because every other pole pruner either has way too small of a cutting capacity or is heavy and cumbersome, making getting into tight areas hard. I really like it; I've used it for several months now and think it's a great product if you keep a few things in mind: 1) It isn't as heavy duty as the rope and spring ones corona and others make, it needs to be treated carefully. But I treat expensive tools carefully. I've pruned at least 100 trees with this and now all I take out is a smaller Ames pruner, a pole saw, my hand pruning stuff and this. Don't give it to careless crew members. I don't have a of patience for careless use of equipment, and you shouldn't be pruning when it's wet out so it shouldn't get wet...anyway it's withstood months of industrial use for me. 2) You need to extend it and makes cuts slowly and carefully to avoid binding. At full extension it's very wobbly and could easily bend. 3) It does have a tendency to bind more than other lopper pruners in relation to the angle of your cut. The further you're angle strays from straight across the grain to with it the more this happens (as it does with any bypass pruner). The moral is BE CAREFUL! If you can be gentle with it, keep it clean and trust anyone you're sharing it with it's great. It is much easier to use, much lighter, more accurate and a cleaner cut than the alternatives, it just won't take really any abuse. If you keep this in mind and treat it accordingly it will treat you right.

2 Stars

sniper pole pruner

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it is now useless to me. the cord inside is all bound up [ it was only a matter of time when this would happen ]i thought it would last at least 12 hours of steady use , i was wrong. the thing got stuck going up and down. when i tried to fix the cord by taking the pruner apart everything fell apart inside . there was no way to put it back together correctly. i`m out $235. definitely not for commercial use.
A.M. Leonard: We have contacted the customer to correct the issue.

3 Stars

Needs some work

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Like other reviewers, I had some problems with this pruner. When extended, it is hard to grasp the handle to pull the blade. I often have to pull the cord in order to get to the pull handle. Also, my pruner seemed to bind up overnight.-I just couldn't extend it at all. My friend finally managed to get it moving again, but with alot of effort and some damage to the shaft. It now works, but this should never have happened. It seem that any moisture will cause a corrosive-like residue to be deposited on the shaft. This, in turn, will cause it practically cement itself together.

5 Stars

Best Pole Pruner Ever!

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I love this pruner. The extension is very long and what I needed for my trees. It cuts great. I am a woman and can handle this tool fully extended in most cases. If I am in a really tight position I can still handle the tool fully extended but I get my husband to pull down on the collar to make the cut so that I can keep the pruners exactly where I want them. This tool cuts large branches and I find it the best extension or pole cutter that I have found on the market.

5 Stars

Sniper fulfills need

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This seems to be a great in-between pruner for me. I have a common type of long pole trimmer but find it heavy and awkward for medium range trimming. This pruner is light enough and maneuverable but also has a good reach.

5 Stars

sniper pole pruner #726

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I have had two prior pole pruners and these are the best blades, sharp, no loose rope to get stuck in branches, multiple angles is great. The only drawback is the pull handle is sometimes out of reach to make a cut, so you learn to pull cord closest to you out before engaging blades and so you pull cord until you can reach handle and make your cut. Great product.

2 Stars

pole pruner

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Good concept and the cutting head is well-designed. However.... The telescoping action is incredibly tight and froze shut within a month of very moderate usage. Expensive toy with minimal real world (let alone crew world) applications.

2 Stars

Sniper Pruner

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In general the sniper pruner seems like it will do the job, but it's not made to prune in large volumes. It has proven to have a shorter, useful life than other similar products. The blade binds and pulls towards the rigged edge of the bench and that tends to damage the blade. I like the concept, but this is for the homeowner, not for commercial use.

5 Stars

Sniper Pole Pruner 726

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I needed a pole pruner with a reach at least twice that of the one I have been using since my fruit trees and ornamental trees are now quite tall. Pruning from a position on the ground rather than on a ladder is faster and considerably safer. I particularly like the adjustible angle of the head and the pulley system which makes cutting of the branches so much easier than I have been accustomed to. I must also comment on the great customer service provided by A, M. Leonard Company on my order which almost became a "soap opera". The first shipment was lost in transit. The replacement arrived promtly but a defect which eluded the manufacturers inspection rendered the extention inoperable. The second replacement was sent promtly and without question. This is a great tool and was definitely worth the wait.

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The Sniper pruner telescopes from 7'8" to 14'4" and opens wide for larger cuts than many telescoping pruners on the market. The head pivots left-to-right so you can cut at a variety of angles. Lightweight alloy tubing. Slide-action cutting mechanism. If you're only going to buy one long reach pruner for your crew - make it the Sniper.