Ditch the manual shears and use Milwaukee's M12 Brushless Loppers
Offloading some of the work from repetitive tasks like pruning can save lives. With crape myrtle growing so quickly around Central Florida, maintaining these trees with hand pruners can be a cramping experience. The Milwaukee 2534 M12 Brushless Loppers offer a truly ergonomic solution for repetitive pruning tasks. We'll tell you everything we know about this tool so you can see if this cordless product is a good addition to your landscaping tool arsenal.
The Milwaukee M12 Brushless Loppers provide fast and controlled pruning, even on large branches. In fact, it's capable of cutting branches up to 1-1/4 inches thick. Having used my manual loppers on such a large branch, the battery powered solution really took away a lot of hand fatigue.
Milwaukee has added a feature to the tool that really gives it an extra innovative twist. A mode select button lets you choose between larger or smaller branches. Not only does this help the tool know how much power it needs to deliver, it also reduces the time it needs to wait for the jaws to open when working on smaller branches. Placing the tool in "half-width" mode allows you to make smaller repeat cuts. It will increase your speed by about 40%.
With the M12 CP2.0 battery, you can expect the Milwaukee M12 Brushless Loppers to perform over 1000 cuts per charge on branches up to 1/2 inch thick. Battery-powered tools like these use up to 75% less muscle effort than manual pruners.
We got a lot of trigger time with these scissors at a media event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One thing we noticed right away was the blade's response to the trigger. When you pull the trigger, the blades engage. Release the trigger and the blade opens instantly. This means that if you don't want to make a full cut, just release the trigger and the blade will retract. It does give you more control over the cut capacity in any application. It also feels very natural and intuitive.
We made dozens of cuts on both thin and thick branches using the two applicable patterns. The tool has an immediacy very similar to hand scissors. I also like the in-line ergonomics of the tool. Tested and tested with DeWalt 20V loppers, the Milwaukee M12 Brushless Loppers take up less space and give you more access when pruning trees and large shrubs.
They're also lighter, have more features, and exhibit just as much power and nearly the same capacity. Overall, I really like the design better. Milwaukee apparently spent a lot of time researching the best way to design a tool that would eliminate the need to carry manual hand-held scissors.
And that's exactly what we believe the tool does.
- Lightweight inline design
- Built-in hand guard
- replaceable blade
Milwaukee M12 Brushless Lopper Prices
Released in Spring 2023, it will retail for approximately $249 as a kit with a compact CP2.0 M12 battery and charger. For anyone looking for a professional small branch pruning solution, the Milwaukee 2534 should provide a very solid solution.
- Model: Milwaukee 2534-21
- Cutting Capacity: 1-1/4 inches
- Platform: M12
- Price: $249 (kit with CP2.0 battery)