Part pruning shears and part mini chainsaw the Black & Decker Alligator Lopper serves a purpose. That purpose isn't cutting down tree's or pruning the rose bushes. The Alligator Lopper is best used for small to medium sized branches up to 4 inches thick. Read on for the Black & Decker Alligator Lopper Review.
The Alligator Loppers look like pruning sheers at first glance (2 handles, 2 jaws) and are pretty much used for trimming branches — but the similarity ends there. They are more of a chainsaw than they are pruning sheers. Because it’s electric (corded), it’s not as maneuverable as a gas chainsaw, standard pruning sheer, or axe. Where the Alligator Loppers excel are in the safety features, price point, and general yard maintenance abilities. I would feel comfortable having a 14 year old use these as opposed to a chainsaw.
- The Alligator Lopper is really a chainsaw for light cutting — only it’s safer than a chainsaw.
- Use Alligator Loppers as a specialized tool for repetitive, stationary tasks.
- Dispense with sawhorses and cut branches right on the ground with Alligator Loppers.
- Double switching system and protective jaws for added safety.
- On a worksite with lots of brush or branches underfoot, Alligator Lopper’s cord would be in the way.
- The manual that comes with Alligator Loppers is hard to read.
- The oil hole is small, rendering lubrication painstaking.
- You have to clean it, as you would a standard chainsaw.