Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278)

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  • Blade Length: 14 in.
  • Blade Material: Steel
  • Blade Type: Lopping
  • Product Type: Tree Pruner
  • Corrosion Resistant: No
  • Coated Blades: Yes
  • Handle Length: 6-12 ft.
  • Cutting Capacity: 1 in.
  • Telescoping Handle: Yes
  • Overall Length: 17.3 ft.
  • Rotating Head: Yes


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ACE HARDWARELawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278)
 
3.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Long reach (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Sharp blade (8)
  • Comfortable grip (6)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Pruning trees (11)
  • Larger branches (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (9), Avid gardener (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple design, excellent value

Simple design, efficient cutting, especially like the locking mechanism for the 2 telescoping sections (the last pruner I owned had a locking system that would not keep the sections tight when sawing)....Read complete review

Simple design, efficient cutting, especially like the locking mechanism for the 2 telescoping sections (the last pruner I owned had a locking system that would not keep the sections tight when sawing). I've had several pole pruners over the years and this one is probably the best and most economically priced.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good if you use it right

This works well if you use it right. Don't saw aggressively like you would with a hand saw. Use patience - slow, short, easy motions, especially when starting the cut; otherwise,...Read complete review

This works well if you use it right. Don't saw aggressively like you would with a hand saw. Use patience - slow, short, easy motions, especially when starting the cut; otherwise, you will have the bending, breaking, jamming problems that others describe. This is probably true for all pole saws. It's rated for 1 inch branches, but you can cut 2 inch or more if you follow my advice. Pruner works well for 1 inch or less, but the rope is too short when the pole is fully extended.

Reviewed by 17 customers

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2.0

Works okay but rope not last long

By Rib

from Florida

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Easy To Assemble

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

    Worked fine until rope frayed and broke in about 2 months. Now i have a 12 foot hand saw as pruner is not usable.

    • I Am A:
    • Family Older Kids

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simple design, excellent value

    By Woodman

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Effective pruning mechanism
    • Lightweight
    • Telescoping sections lock reliably

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

        Simple design, efficient cutting, especially like the locking mechanism for the 2 telescoping sections (the last pruner I owned had a locking system that would not keep the sections tight when sawing). I've had several pole pruners over the years and this one is probably the best and most economically priced.

        • I Am A:
        • Family Older Kids

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good if you use it right

        By David

        from CT

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Easy To Assemble

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

            This works well if you use it right. Don't saw aggressively like you would with a hand saw. Use patience - slow, short, easy motions, especially when starting the cut; otherwise, you will have the bending, breaking, jamming problems that others describe. This is probably true for all pole saws. It's rated for 1 inch branches, but you can cut 2 inch or more if you follow my advice. Pruner works well for 1 inch or less, but the rope is too short when the pole is fully extended.

            • I Am A:
            • Couple No Kids

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good for the higher branches

            By Alisa

            from Lecanto. FL

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Reach
            • Sharp Blade

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Larger Branches
            • Pruning Trees

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

            Once finally put together properly I was able to prune larger out of reach branches. I had to use the saw once for a larger branch. It is heavy extended for this old lady!

             
            5.0

            Good quality for the price

            By Perri

            from Shaker Hts, Ohio

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Grip
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Long Reach
            • Sharp Blade

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Larger Branches
            • Pruning Trees

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

            The tool is convenient, easy to use, and extends to areas that need pruning and/or cutting

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Poor production QC

            By Paul

            from Central California Coast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Grip
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Long Reach
            • Sharp Blade

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pruning Trees

              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

              A set of bolt & nut to attach saw was missing. I substituted a set from my junk correction. The product should be accompanied by a phone number for this type of complain.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              MEETS MY NEEDS

              By Bill

              from Oro Valley AZ

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Long Reach
              • Sharp Blade

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Pruning Trees

                Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

                It meets my needs to trim the trees I have

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                BROKE ON THIRD CUT

                By GARDEN ROSE

                from SOUTHERN MARYLAND

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • NONE

                Cons

                • Hard To Cut Branches
                • Heavy
                • POORLY MADE

                Best Uses

                • None

                Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

                THE THIRD BRANCH I CUT WAS 3/4" DIA AND THE CUTTING PART OF THE UNIT BROKE OFF OF POLE........POOR DESIGN...AND CONSTRUCTION......RETURNED ITEM SAME DAY I PURCHASED IT......

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                EXCELLENT PURCHASE

                By GPTAGENT

                from Diamondhead, ms

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Grip
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Long Reach
                • Sharp Blade

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Larger Branches
                  • Pruning Trees

                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

                  My relative had one that I used years ago - with an empty lot next to mine, the trees grow over my fence. This is super easy to use and works like a charm.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  pruner blade broke

                  By Sue

                  from Rochester, NY

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • Pruning Trees

                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

                    I have only had this pruner for a couple of months. The third time I used it the pruner blade broke. I can't find a replacement blade for the pruner part. Very disappointed.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good choice

                    By La Diva

                    from Winston-Salem, NC

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Grip
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Reach
                    • Sharp Blade

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Pruning Trees

                      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

                      Just used the pruner to cut back some crepe myrtle limbs which hang over the gutters and roof. Cut the branches pretty easily and was tall enough to get to those which needed to be cut back.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      tree trimmers

                      By Joe

                      from Pelion SC

                      About Me Getting Started

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Long Reach
                      • Sharp Blade

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Larger Branches
                        • Pruning Trees

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

                        Good reach with produut, trimming rope
                        could be longer. other than that great
                        product and good price

                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good Pruner

                          By Patricia

                          from Arlington TX

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Pros

                          • Cut large branches well
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • A little too lightweight
                          • Rope is way too short

                          Best Uses

                          • Pruning Trees

                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

                          The pole is way too short; the rope is not long enough. I had to cut a rope from the broken one to use this. When fully extended, it bowed. However, saying all that, it cut the branches so well, even the large ones, that the pros outweigh the cons and I would recommend this, and gave it to my neighbor to use.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          good pruner

                          By Bill

                          from Medford, NJ

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Long Reach

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Pruning Trees

                            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

                            I only used the pruner but it worked very well. The rope was not long enough when fully extended, but you can easily tie on another small piece to lengthen it. It is easier to use when you hold the end on your body, under your arm or between your legs, when fully extended. I was impressed at how well it pruned some thick branches. I did not attach the saw blade yet.

                            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            blade unsteady,not firm

                            By rod

                            from largo fl

                            About Me Getting Started

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Use
                            • Flimsy
                            • Hard To Cut Branches

                            Best Uses

                            • Cutting Flowers

                            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

                            cheap

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again.

                            By Crystal the tree trimmer

                            from Rochester, WA

                            About Me Getting Started

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Grip
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Reach
                            • Sharp Blade

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Larger Branches

                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

                              My only problem with it is that it can be a little longer. I'm a little short so trying to reach the branches farther up on a tall pine tree was a bit of a pain. Other than that it worked great...would definitely recommend this tool.

                              (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              is it worth it?

                              By mrs d

                              from ormond beach fl

                              About Me Avid Gardener

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Grip
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long Reach

                              Cons

                              • Dull Blade
                              • Flimsy

                              Best Uses

                              • Pruning Trees
                              • Trimming Bushes

                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Lawn & Garden® Tree Pruner With Fiberglass Telescoping Handle (GT8278):

                              the blade snapped after only a few uses.now have to find and purchase a replacement

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