Metal Ratchet Pruner

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Basic Ratchet Information

  • When using this Ratchet Pruner keep in mind and please tell all other that are going to be using the tool that you do not have to use the same force as you would with a regular Pruner. 
  • First off always make sure you get the material as far back into the jaws of the tool as possible.  The further you move toward the end of the blade, the less leverage you are going to have on the material. 
  • If it becomes hard to squeeze open the handle slightly until you hear a click and then squeeze the handle together, again until it get hard again.
  • Repeat this same process of squeezing and releasing one click anywhere from 1-5 times depending on the thickness of the wood that you are working with.
  • By using that process, you will be exerting 7 times less force therefore not putting as much stress on your hands or on the tool itself.

Replacement of Pin & Washer on the Metal Ratchet Pruner

  • You will need a small platform or block ( not larger than the center ratcheting system) and a small socket wrench
  • Place the platform/block onto a flat surface. 
  • Take to Pruner with the blade on the left side and slide the pin into the hole through the back of the Pruner.
  • Place the pruner onto the platform/block so that it is holding the pin into place.  You want the bolt to be sticking up.
  • Take the washer and place it on top of the pin with the curved side out
  • Take the small socket wrench and press the washer onto the pin.

Power Metal Ratchet Pruner

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Basic Ratchet Pruner Instructions

  • When using this Ratchet Pruner keep in mind and please tell all other that are going to be using the tool that you do not have to use the same force as you would with a regular Pruner. 
  • First off always make sure you get the material as far back into the jaws of the tool as possible.  The further you move toward the end of the blade, the less leverage you are going to have on the material. 
  • If it becomes hard to squeeze open the handle slightly until you hear a click and then squeeze the handle together, again until it get hard again.
  • Repeat this same process of squeezing and releasing one click anywhere from 1-5 times depending on the thickness of the wood that you are working with.
  • By using that process, you will be exerting 7 times less force therefore not putting as much stress on your hands or on the tool itself.

Replacement of Bolt & Nut on the Power Metal Ratchet Pruner

  • Place the bolt through the black ratchet portion of the blade connection it to the two silver metal prongs. 
  • Place the nut onto the bolt and tighten down with your fingers until you are not able to tighten any further then continue with a small wrench until there are approximately 2-3 threads of the bottom of the bolt sticking out of the nut.
  • Open and close the handles a few times to see if the bolt moves freely up and down to make sure you have not tighten the nut too far. 

Replacement of the Spring on the Power Metal Ratchet Pruner

  • Using a small screwdriver and socket, remove the small nut and bolt from in-between the handles of the tool.
  • Remove the blade. Using an allen wrench, remove the larger bolt that connects the blade to the body of the tool. It is a reverse thread so you will turn the wrench to the right to loosen and to the left to tighten.  Once the bolt is out you can remove the blade.  
  •  After the blade is moved use a knife or other skinny object remove any debris from the inside the body of the tool prior to putting the new spring in.  
  • One end of the spring is larger than the other. With the jaw of the tool toward the ground, insert the larger end of the spring into the tool so that it is on top of the two “nipples” on the silver bar. 
  •  Apply pressure to the spring and push it the cavity of the tool so that it goes under the opposite side and fit into the cavity of the tool. Squeeze the handles together a few time to make sure the spring stays in place and you have it lined up properly on the “nipples” on the silver bar
  • Put the blade back into the tool and secure with the large nut and bolt using an allen wrench. Remember it is a reverse thread so you will turn the wrench left to tighten and right to loosen.
  •  Once the large bolt is in place you can now reconnect the new nut and bolt I have provided in-between the handles of the tool. To reconnect the small bolt and nut, place the bolt through the black ratchet portion of the blade connection it to the two silver metal prongs. Place the nut onto the bolt and tighten down with your fingers until you are not able to tighten any further then continue with a small wrench until there are approximately 2-3 threads of the bottom of the bolt sticking out of the nut. Open and close the handles a few times to see if the bolt moves freely up and down to make sure you have not tighten the nut too far. 
  • Your tool is back together and should be working like a dream

Sharpener Warning

PLEASE REMOVE THE SHARPENER/OILER FROM HANDLE OF THE PRUNER PRIOR TO FIRST USE AND STORE IN A SAFE PLACE. DO NOT STORE IT IN THE HANDLE AS IT IS NOT MEANT FOR LONG TERM STORAGE. FAILURE TO REMOVE PRIOR TO USE WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF THE SHARPENER/OILER. 

Ratchet Lopper Information

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 When using the lopper keep in mind and please tell all others that are going to be using the tool that you do not have to use the same force as you would with a regular lopper. When it becomes hard to squeeze, you are at the dead spot – where the blade hits the handle, you cannot go any further even if you were the strongest man or women on earth - open up the handle slightly until you hear a click and not any further. You do not want the jaw to leave the wood, otherwise you will lose what gear you are in and it will not allow the ratchet to work properly. Then squeeze the handle together again until it gets hard again. Repeat this same process of squeezing and releasing one click anywhere from 1-5 times depending on the thickness of the wood that you are working with. In addition, always try to get the wood as far into the jaw of the tool as possible. By using these processes, you will be exerting 7 times less force therefore not putting as much stress on your hands or on the tool itself.  

Instructions

  • Ratcheting Loppers work completely different than regular Loppers.
  • The ONLY time it is opened completely is to set the blades in the wood.  Always put the limb as deep into the jaws as possible, followed by closing the handles until you feel resistance.
  • When ratcheting, hold one handle as still as possible and open the opposite handle ONLY until you hear a click or see that it has moved to the next notch on the ratchet mechanism.
  • Opening the handles past that step resets the ratchet back to the beginning which will make it very difficult to finish the cut.
  • Each time it has reset into the next ratcheting notch, close the handles tight until you feel resistance and then open one handle ONLY, until it clicks or is reset into the  next ratchet notch.  This should be continued approximately five times as there are five notches to ratchet through.
  • Remember never open the handles wide after placing the jaws around the limb.
  • At any time in the ratcheting process the handles are completely opened (resetting the ratchet) remove the lopper from the limb and start the process over.
  • If at any time the process is not working, it means the limb is too thick.  NEVER use so much force that you see the handles bending.
  • DO NOT cut metal.  Use a bolt cutter. 
  • Oil the moving parts on the lopper head with 3 and 1 oil occasionally.

HELPFUL HINT!

Using the Lopper with the blade on the left will keep the handles locked better than having it on the right.   

Need More Help ?

If you have any question on these instruction please call 952-932-2993 Monday-Thursday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm CST or e-mail us at info@syndicate-sales.com.