Updated 1 Dec 2011

Atlas

AT06026

Snapshot: The Atlas AT06026 garden loppers weigh 1208g and have a maximum cutting diameter of 51mm. But how well do they cut?

AT06026
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$49

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Test results

Overall score
61
Ease of cut
?/10
Cut quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good cutting force.
  • Easy to use.

But

  • Poor cutting quality.

How we test

Our test was carried out by an independent laboratory in New Zealand. All models were bypass loppers which use a thin cutting blade that sweeps past a heavier hooked blade and shears off the branch.

Overall score

  • Ease-of-cut (30%)
  • Cut quality (30%)
  • Ease-of-use (40%)

Hover over the headings for more information about ratings and features.

About our test

We measured the handle-force it took for each lopper to cut through freshly cut 25mm willow branches, and through drier 12mm radiata dowelling. Then we inspected both cuts for splitting, and the willow cuts for cell and bark damage.

The cutting blades were also tested for hardness. Ease of using the loppers was assessed by a panel of male and female users.

Full specs

Model

Price guide
$49

Specifications

Weight (g)
1208
Blade hardness (HRC)
50/49
Maximum cut diameter (mm)
51

Features

Telescopic handles
×
Compound action
×