My Father offered me a bit of straight-talkin’ advice when it comes to chain saws: “Son,” he said, “when you use a chain saw, don’t think about anything else from the time you pick it up until the time you put it down. It can kill you at any moment, either through your own stupidity or a simple accident.” And he’s right. Be it neglegence or kickback, if a chainsaw comes in contact with your body, the saw will win every time.
But last year Black & Decker introduced the Alligator Lopper — a cross between a chainsaw and a pruner that looks about perfect for medium-sized pruning jobs and features a fully-guarded “blade.” Surprisingly, though, I haven’t heard much about it from the “tool guy” crowd.
So what do you Toolmongers think: good stuff or junk? Let us know in comments.