Hi people, I have a lopper (the kind for trimming bushes or tree branches). I have it rigged up like the diagram below. The blades are on the bottom left. The bottom arm is straight while the top arm is at an angle theta. I have a load cell which is applying a constant force downward and compressing the arm, thus changing the theta. I noticed that as I apply the load cell force downward, it starts slipping down the upper handle as it compresses. In any case, if F is the force that I apply downward, does it make sense to componentize it into F_x and F_y components? If so, what would that be? I figured it may be some sort of arctan equation but haven't quite wrapped my head around how to go about doing it. Thanks for your help.