Lop with ease! These loppers use a simple ratcheting mechanism to increase the pressure from your grip by five-fold. One red handle and one black handle: hold the black handle still and move the red handle back and forth several times. The branch will cut cleanly with less strain and fatigue than with traditional loppers. Because these use an anvil-type cutting mechanism that can crush plant tissue, best to limit their use to clearing brush, and opt for the bypass-type Felco Loppers when pruning fruit trees and woody ornamentals. Accommodates branches up to 1½". Overall length 25". Comfortable rubberized grip. Manufactured in Taiwan.