The 180ZR pruner packs a punch in a lightweight tool.
The angle adjustability is a big plus along with the telescopic pole which has 3-settings for reaching 4-7 feet.
Interchangeable heads with ZR series (through ARS) with 3 blade options;
180 (razor edge) head - pruning
160 (cut/hold) head - deadheading
190 (super trimmer) head - shearing/shaping
Ease of use:
Hand size - fits all sizes
Hand Strength - Fairly easy to use for those with arthritis, carpal tunnel, etc.
Ease of use:
Hand size - medium to large
Hand Strength - Easy to use for those with arthritis, carpal tunnel, etc.
Questions and Answers
Question: What size branches will these pruners cut?
Answer: You can comfortably cut up to 1 1/2” of branching.
Question: Are these pruners hard to use for those with smaller or weaker hands?
Answer: This pruner is lightweight, making it easier to use than average pole pruners. Someone with carpal tunnel or arthritis can comfortably use these; however, prolonged use might be challenging.
Summing It All Up
The ARS LA-180ZR203 Long Reach Pruner is a mighty tool that has a sharp and swift cut for thicker branching.
The fact that the head is interchangeable with other blade options makes this several tools-in-one!
This pruner is definitely on the pricey side, but the investment gives you a product that will perform and hold up.
Worth every dollar!