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Gardening must-have: Heavy-Duty Anvil Lopper

Bahco’s Heavy-Duty Anvil Lopper

If large, dead branches are choking your trees and shrubs, this is the time to clear them away.

Designed for cutting old, dead wood, Bahco's Heavy-Duty Anvil Lopper ($89.78 through has a sharp blade that chops limbs up to 1½ inches in diameter.

The 33-inch handles will help you reach deep into the brush, while a leverage-assist feature helps take some of the sweat out of the job.

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When the snow melts next spring and little green shoots sprout up in your yard, you'll be thankful that you put in the effort now.

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