A Solution to Your Fear of Chain Saws

by:Jiali     2020-07-12
Most people have a respectful fear of regular chain saws. The reason is simple: chain saws are a very useful tool but they are also very 'unforgiving'. I have had and used one for years but even with all those years of experience, I still stop and ask myself if I really need to use my chain saw instead of one of my hand saws or hand loppers when cutting up tree limbs. I guess you could call it a 'very healthy respect'. If you have this same level of respect for regular chain saws, there is a product out on the market that may help alleviate some of your concerns in using a regular style version.
Black & Decker produces a product it calls an Alligator Lopper. Great name! It has been out on the market for some time, is becoming increasingly popular, and has drawn rave reviews from customers who have purchased and used it. It seems to have very few 'warts'. It operates like a regular manual lopper (that is, it has jaws that you put around the tree limb that you want to cut) but rather than your having to manually push the handles together to cut the limb, the alligator lopper has a cutting chain on the upper jaw that cuts side to side rather than up and down to cut the limb. Black & Decker says it can cut logs and branches up to 4' thick, but some customer reviews claim it can do more. It weighs less than 8 pounds, operates on electricity, and can be purchased either with a cord or with a battery. It has nice safety features too that help eliminate a lot of the user concern that you have with a regular chain saw. For example: You have to have a hand on each handle to operate the alligator lopper, and rugged metal guards protect you from the cutting chain and immediately snap back over the blades once the cut is complete. Additionally, the jaw gripping action of the alligator lopper pretty much eliminates the chain saw bounce you get when you first start cutting with a regular chain saw.
There may be similar style loppers on the market made by other manufacturers but if so, I have not been able to locate them. If you don't want to get a regular chain saw but also don't want to have to manually cut up your tree logs and branches, you might want to check out the Black & Decker Alligator Loppers. There is both a battery powered model and an electrical cord model.
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