Aluminum Handle Loppers have: Blades made of high carbon, hard chrome plated steel to keep the sharp edge longer . Forged steel design for strength and durability. Handles are made of aluminum to keep the weight down and the built in double rubber bumpers and great hand grips reduce shock load to make it easier on your wrists and hands . The weight is is less than 2.5 pounds. The 5850 lopper is 27.6″ long while the 5700 is 19.7″ long . Blades are replaceable .
Wood Handle Loppers have: Blades are made of high carbon steel to keep a sharp edge . The wooden handles have built in rubber bumper stops to reduce shock load to hands and wrists while cutting. Length is 27.5″ .