loose lopper handles -- repariable?
I was clearing brush from a fence using what I thought were heavy duty loppers (yardworks long handled compound bypass). After a day and a bit of cutting up to 2" (for larger trees I used someone else's loppers) the wooden handles loosened and came off the lopper mechanism (the tang wore away the surrounding wood). In addition, the blades have started to separate when cutting and no longer cut cleanly. I tried tightening the lock nuts but it didn't help.
Any suggestions for possible repairs would be appreciated.