PL 40

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This lopper features a 32” handle for greater pruning leverage.

Product Description

It’s time to call in the big guns. The STIHL PL 40 lopper is our largest model, made for higher tree branches that defy lesser tools. Its aircraft aluminum handle measures a full 32”, perfect for reaching taller branches and getting better leverage on all your pruning tasks. Its specially designed cutting head has a cutting capacity of 2”. If this lopper can’t cut it, it probably needs a saw.

Note: The cutting blades can be sharpened using a file or honing stone.


Pruning Branches
Alloy steel
2.7 lbs.
The cutting blades can be sharpened using a file or honing stone.

Important Information

WARNING! Cutting blades are sharp. Do not touch or contact the blade with any part of your body. To reduce the risk of loss of control, always maintain secure footing. Improper use can result in serious or fatal injury.

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.


PL 40 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not durable I liked the cutting blades but the handles were disappointing. After a month or so of use, the handles are bent so badly that they are unusable. The blade head is removable, but I have been unable to find replacement parts.
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bent the handle Used this product in Grad School. Really Realy nice top of the line loppers. Used these trimming Russian olive branches. Had no problem cutting larger branches. Until I did.... I am not a small person and was putting a lot of pressure on the handle, utilizing the good leverage. Put a little bit of weight into it, and BENT the handle... I am not the strongest dude by any means, and there are lots of stronger folks using these clippers. but just wanted to throw it out there, the handles are aluminum, and do bend under pressure.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Loppers I've Ever Used These are made for people who care about having quality tools. If you desire absolute top level performance, design and durabilty, that is precisely what you get with the PL40. There's no reason these loppers shouldn't last a lifetime - and then some.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great product a real time saver went right through oak and pine limbs without problems. Very little effort required so you can get the job done. I used this with the ms460 and ms180 and makes quick work of the trees. 32 inch handles save your back also especially if your over 6 foot.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product Cuts though pecan,white oak and pine wood with ease no problem!!!!....STIHL is the best. I own 6 STIHL power tools.....
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The last loppers you'll ever buy. The PL 40 is strong and durable. The orange cushion grommet will keep you from jarring your wrists when you cut through thick branches.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Nice Product Light-weightWell constructed - aircraft aluminumSharpened easilyLong lasting qualityLifetime Warranty
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This tool is a state of the art treasure. By far, the best lopper that I have ever used. Outstanding product.
Date published: 2014-05-29
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