News: Two-handed tools: models adapted to various purposes
Why resort to a two-handed tool for cutting work?"In the instance where the branch you are cutting is larger than 20 mm in diameter, it becomes difficult to cut using a one-handed pruning shear. The effort is fundamental and where you have to carry out multiple cutting procedures throughout the day, the risk of tendonitis or another health issue becomes a reality", explains Denis Tièche, Technical Manger at FELCO.
As standard, the range of two-handed FELCO tools allows you to cut, with reasonable effort, diameters of up to 40 mm.
FELCO 200 and 210.These two models are equipped with a bypass cutting head. The FELCO 200 offers an accurate cut with diameters of up to 25 mm. The FELCO 210, with its more curved head, can cut diameters of up to 30 mm. Both are mainly used for purposes of viticulture and arboriculture. Light and compact, they can be kept in a shoulder bag and come in three lengths (40, 50 and 60 cm).
FELCO 230 and 231.These loppers with anvil are 80 cm in length. Thanks to their cam-assisted action, they allow for the cutting of larger sections. The FELCO 231, thanks to its curved anvil requires less effort than that required with the FELCO 230 of equal diameter, however, it requires a little more opening out space. On the contrary, the FELCO 230 with straight anvil meanders better through branches, however, requires a little more effort.
A new tool in the pipeline.To be released in 2012, the FELCO 220 is currently in the testing stages, and is similar to the 230/231, but with a bypass head. The specifications governing the new model include designing a high-performance and light tool, which is also resistant.