The top pruner was invented by Bahco production unit in 1934. It was developed to cover the requirement of a tool to prune trees above a normal height without carrying a laddrer around. The tope pruner should be usedt ogether with an extension pole. Certain saws can also be used on the Bahco extension poles.
With the combination of pole with either saw or top pruner it is possible to prune branches at a height of up to 6 metres from the ground.