Head to the plumbing department for all your branch trimming needs. The price of ratchet pruners is expensive. It is a specialty tool made to make your life in the garden easy. And it sure does! But did you know that if you use a pipe cutter for PVC, copper etc., it works the same? You can buy a ratcheting pipe cutter for $15-$20 or less. They come in various sizes for your needs. Got a thick 2" branch? There's a pipe cutter for that purpose. Do you cut a lot of small 1" branches? There are ratchet pipe cutters for that. I keep a pipe cutter especially for my branches now.
Here is a link to a good pair that can cut most pipes: https://amzn.to/2yYKDn9