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Alligator Lopper chows down on trees


May 18, 2010

The Black & Decker Alligator Lopper LP1000 makes light work of branches and logs up to 4 i...

The Black & Decker Alligator Lopper LP1000 makes light work of branches and logs up to 4 inches in diameter

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Black & Decker has a tool that fits comfortably between a chainsaw and a branch lopper. It’s the Alligator Lopper LP1000 and can cut through branches and logs up to four inches thick. It uses its patented scissor action to grab the offending piece of wood, clamps it tight and then powers through it with a 4.5Amp motor driven chainsaw.

This handy device has a number of safety features built in, like a two-handed trigger to prevent accidental start up of the chain and a safety guard over the blades and clamps.

What’s more, it can be used to cut up fallen branches or logs lying on the ground without risking blunting the chain blades from touching the ground. It can also be used to cut logs or branches side-to-side rather than only from top to bottom like a traditional chainsaw and it is effortless compared to standard non-powered loppers.

The Alligator Lopper LP1000 weighs 6.5lbs and has a 6-inch bar, making it suitable for male and female use and great for anywhere outdoors where power is within reach (like a generator).

The device is available through Black & Decker, online at Amazon and other Internet-based stores from around US$80.

Via OhGizmo!


Four in diameter branches can get pretty long and therefore heavy. I would imagine that the tool would be ripped out of the user's hands... if they are lucky. I see lots of sprained and broken wrists and fingers in the future.

18th May, 2010 @ 09:45 am PDT

This is a great tool. Lightweight and easy to operate from a ladder. It definitely goes through at least 4 inches of limb.

18th May, 2010 @ 10:03 am PDT

Welcome to 5 or 6 years ago. I bought one of these back when they first were introduced.

It does a pretty good job.

Stuart M Anderson
18th May, 2010 @ 03:16 pm PDT

As one side of the cut is secured to the tree, and the cut is from both sides, how is the tool going to be dragged from the operator's grip? Looks good to me!

19th May, 2010 @ 02:30 am PDT

Looks like a nice bit of kit.

I was wondering how "a 6-inch bar" makes "it suitable for male and female use"... Anyway, let's not think about that too much! 8-)

15th September, 2010 @ 07:53 am PDT
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