This quick and cheap hack just requires a few basic supplies. You’ll need a PVC pipe that is just large enough to fit over your loppers. So if your handles are 1 inch in diameter, look for 1 ¼ inch pipe. You will also need something to cut the pipe. A manual miter saw will do the trick, or you can use a jigsaw. If you have a pipe cutter, you will get an extra clean cut. Use what you have to trim your PVC pipe to length.
Today’s Homeowner states you can extend your loppers by up to three feet with this hack, but if you don’t need that much length, you can cut the pipe to the best length for you. Slip the PVC over your handles and you are ready to start pruning. If you have a lot of pruning to do, you can secure the pipe to your loppers with duct tape, to make sure the handles stay firmly in place.