Vesco's Lever-Action loppers provide for several advantages over a conventional lopper: it increases the maximum size of the cut; it decreases cutting effort; and it allows for easy replacement of the cutting blade. This version uses a standard straight anvil cut, but Vesco has engineered it to have the blade pull back with a slicing action as it cuts, helping to hold the branch in place and giving an easier and cleaner cut. Of course, VESCO uses hot-forged and tempered (HRC 58) blades for lightness, strength, and durability. Easy to replace aluminum alloy anvil. This is the shortest of the series.