LimbZipper Pruner Head
The LimbZipper pruner head lies at the heart of the system. With its two-knife cutting action branches are cleanly severed with little or no bark ripping. This is important while pruning live branches especially during the active growing season. Ripped bark creates an entry point for fungi which can result in degraded logs. The hooked upper knife is placed over the branch then slid along the branch toward the main stem to the desired cutting location. Then firm downward pressure is applied to the pole. This creates the cutting action. As soon as the cut is complete a spring return the knives to the ready position.
The LimbZipper pole is made of lightweight aluminum that telescopes from 7.6 ft to 13.6 ft or (2.3m to 4.1m) with 4 intermediate stops. This allows pruning to about 18.5 ft (5.6m) depending on the height of the worker. The pole has a rubber foot which protects the base of the pole while at the same time creating a good grip for pulling the pole downward with one hand. This is a real plus in wet or snowy conditions.
LimbZipper Hand Saw
The LimbZipper hand saw functions both as a handheld pruning saw for low branches and as a pole saw as it easily snaps onto the pole. The pruner head and saw are quickly interchangeable on the pole. The time required to switch tools is under 10 seconds. The main reason for the saw is to cut the few branches that the LimbZipper head cannot manage. Examples would be branches greater than 1 inch in diameter, branches with acute angle attachments to the main stem or other multiple branch configurations that interfere with the proper operation of the LimbZipper head. The saw in a sense protects the pruning head from inadvertent abuse.
LimbZipper Belt Hooks
The LimbZipper belt hooks are small hooks that attach to your tool belt. The open hook is used to store the LimbZipper head when the pruning saw attachment is being used. Pruning work continues with the LimbZipper head hanging from the belt hook. With a convenient place to store the LimbZipper head there is no need to put it on the ground, hang it from a limb, or somewhere else where it is easily misplaced. The pruning head remains within easy reach as the worker moves through the woods. When the saw is no longer being used the LimbZipper head goes back on the pole and the hand saw goes in the saw scabbard. The snap hook is used to attach the saw scabbard to your tool belt. Both hooks come with a belt loop that can fit a 2” wide belt. Having the two hooks on your belt means that your tools will be right there when you need them.
LimbZipper Saw Scabbard
The LimbZipper saw scabbard not only protects the worker and the saw blade but most importantly it makes the saw available for use when it is needed.
To have a good LimbZipper pruning experience all components of the system need to be used together. This allows the worker to have everything they need when they need it. Which is why the LimbZipper pruning head is not sold separately from the other system components. The pruning head is part of the whole LimbZipper system.
The price of the complete 5-item system is $395 and includes free shipping.