Gardena TeleCut 650-900 B Pruning Lopper

Test 10/2019

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  • Gardena TeleCut 650-900 B Pruning Lopper - arm
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Test seal: Gardena TeleCut 650-900 B Pruning Lopper, Rating 7.2

last modified: 07.10.2019, 12:48

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 20%
Cut quality 20%
Plant damage 20%
Physical effort 20%
Safety 10%
Weight 10%
Tested by: Elisabeth

Elisabeth

Product tester

Resumee

The Gardena - TeleCut 650-900 B Pruning Lopper is especially suitable for thin branches. Thicker branches require more force, as these scissors have no power transmission. Since the scissors have no grooves and are based on the bypass principle, there are few injuries to the plant. On the other hand, the grip is not so good and the branch slips a bit. In summary, it can be said that the loppers are especially suitable for thinner branches up to 2 cm and can be used with a lot of force. The plants are well protected with these loppers.

Pro

  • Rubber stopper that ensures gentle closing

Cons

  • No rubber grips
  • No leverage ratio

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Mainly suitable for thinner branches, but cuts them cleanly and with little damage to the plants.

Overview

The Gardena - TeleCut 650-900 B Pruning Lopper has a simple label which gives brief information about the shears. In small pictograms, the maximum branch thickness, the ergonomics, the material and the possibility to change the arm length are described.

Handling

The scissors fits well in the hand but has only some notches on the grip and no rubber coating, which would improve the grip a bit. With approx. 1,3 kg the scissors is quite light and you can work well with it.

These loppers have no transmission. The blades are only brought apart as far as the arms are moved apart. If you press the arms together, the upper round blade glides past the lower unsharpened blade and is braked by a rubber stopper on the arms near the blade.

These scissors have no power transmission
These scissors have no power transmission

The blade can be replaced in case of wear and tear.

The scissors cuts with little damage, but you have to use a lot of force
The scissors cuts with little damage, but you have to use a lot of force

If you want to have the arms a little longer to increase the force effect, you can extend the arms via the telescopic mechanism. Up to 6 different levels are possible with these loppers. All you have to do is press the orange toggle switches and then pull the respective arm. You can adjust the length of the arms independently. The arms then snap into place.

The arms can be extended
The arms can be extended

Application and cut

Hazelnut wood:

Thin hazelnut wood is no problem for Gardena's loppers. Especially thin branches get a good cut. Thicker woods will then be harder to cut and you will have to use more force. The reason for this could be the lack of transmission.

The soft hazelnut branches become a challenge with a larger diameter
The soft hazelnut branches become a challenge with a larger diameter

Cherry wood:

Cherry wood requires more power, as the wood is very solid. Cutting thicker branches of about 3 cm is quite difficult. However, the cut is smooth and the plant remains largely undamaged.

Cherry wood is very firm and requires more power
Cherry wood is very firm and requires more power

In general, cutting with this scissors gets very difficult the thicker the branches become. The force is not transmitted very well and the telescopic arms alone are not sufficient to increase the lever force. The cut is otherwise clean and the plant is hardly injured.

The branches are well cut, but require a lot of force
The branches are well cut, but require a lot of force

We have evaluated about 50 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 95 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are none of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 95% positive and 0% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Good quality and hardly any wear
  • Long handles
  • Handy

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Difficult to move and not easy to open
Manufacturer Gardena
EAN 4078500043519
Height 65 cm
Width 22 cm
Depth 4 cm
Weight 1325 g
Maximal length of lever arm 75 cm
Minimal length of lever arm 50 cm
Opening angle Approx. 90 degrees
Cut surface 5 cm
Additional warranty 25 years
Material Aluminium
Material blade Carbon steel
Blade type Bypass blade
Upper blade Sharpened on one side
Lower blade Not sharpened, glides by
Anti adhesive blade Yes
Replaceable blade No
Blade protection No
Ratchet technique No
Telescope function Yes
Rubberized handles No
Plant damage Barely damaged
Packaging Appealing and small
Manual language GER, mainly described with pictograms
Quality of instructions Illustrated sign, sufficient
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2019-10-07
How heavy is the pruning shear?
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AskGeorge.com
The pruning shears weigh about 1300 g and are therefore quite light.
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2019-10-07
Is it possible to cut branches thicker than 4 cm?
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AskGeorge.com
Yes, this is possible, but the thicker the branch, the harder it is to cut.

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