Mainly suitable for thinner branches, but cuts them cleanly and with little damage to the plants.
Gardena TeleCut 650-900 B Pruning Lopper
last modified: 07.10.2019, 12:48
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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.
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.
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.
The blade can be replaced in case of wear and tear.
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.
Application and cut
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following points were positively noted:
- Good quality and hardly any wear
- Long handles
The following points were noted negatively:
- Difficult to move and not easy to open
|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 blade||Carbon steel|
|Blade type||Bypass blade|
|Upper blade||Sharpened on one side|
|Lower blade||Not sharpened, glides by|
|Anti adhesive blade||Yes|
|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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