Why use a pole pruner? A pole pruner, like an extended feather duster, makes the out-of-reach suddenly reachable. Have a damaged limb that you want to remove? A pole pruner is up to the task. A pole pruner effectively eliminates the need for a ladder and is a useful tool for trimming. Ladders can be dangerously unwieldy—you might lose your balance, which is not a trivial matter when holding a tool with a powerful blade at the end! Safety is paramount when doing yard and landscaping work and sometimes a different tool may lead to performing work more safely.
The Trail Blazer XTD-14FE Xtend-A Pruner has both a 6-foot and a 12-foot extension with patented stopping mechanism for greater stability and reach. This pruner by Trail Blazer includes an extra guide pulley for improved control of the rope. The extra pulley also helps relieve stress on your shoulder and back (a common end result from other pole pruners.) The 1-inch lopper is controlled by the 5-pulley system with a 30-percent more powerful output. Using the Trail Blazer XTD-14E Xtend-A Pruner, you will have the ability to cut any limb that fits a 1-inch opening. The Trail Blazer Xtend-A-Pruner is well made, with a tough fiberglass handle and a 14-inch high carbon steel blade coated in Teflon to avoid rusting or binding. It’s built to last for years to come. When investing in yard and lawn tools considering their durability for longevity and rigorous use is important.
This model measures 88 x 10 x 2” and costs about $65.00. Reviewers were overwhelmingly positive about this product in some online reviews. One reviewer said, “The curved blade cuts easily and the pulley system provides substantial mechanical advantage to the looper” while another reviewer gushed, “the saw blade cuts big branches like hot butter.” People praised the reasonable price, ease of use, and sheer fun of using the Xtend-A Pruner by Trail Blazer. A reviewer commented, “I love my new pole saw and pruner. It is very lightweight and well built. I love trimming my trees now!” There are other online reviews and consumers should read a few to get a better idea of how this tool meets the needs of other owners.
Overall the Trail Blazer XTD-14FE Xtend-A Pruner is a good choice for consideration because it is durable, affordable, easy to use and very useful for trimming and pruning.