I use pruners almost daily to cut branches so whichever brand I use, they get a lot of wear and tear. My old pair had seen better days and it was time to get a new pair.
I cut a lot of boxwood and woody hydrangea stems and need pruners that can easily cut up to a 3/4″ branch.
I contacted FISKARS. I was told the PowerGear2 is their most popular pair of pruners.
FISKARS sent me a pair to test out and review.
Brand new, right out of the packaging, I started cutting branches. The plastic handle has a comfortable grip so hand fatigue is at a minimum. Most importantly, the bypass-style, hardened-steel blade can slice through a variety of branches effortlessly.
However, after using the pruners for about four days, the spring mechanism began to stick. The handle doesn’t automatically release back open after cutting a branch. I have to pull the handle apart after each cut which is time consuming.
To test the rust-resistant pruners, I left the pair outside for a couple of weeks with several days of rain, and so far, there isn’t any sign of rust.
The PowerGear2 pruners are undoubtedly very sharp and cut through branches up to 3/4″ in diameter with much ease. And so far, they’re rust-resistant too. Now, If I could only get the handle to automatically spring back open between each cut, I’d be 100% satisfied.
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