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My first impressions of the Lopper were that I had finally found a pair of loppers I could rely on and the more I tested this tool, the more I felt this way. Lets have a look at a few features.
What kind of Lopper are they?
The FISKAR PowerGearTM are bypass loppers. They work by having two blades which bypass each other in a similar way to scissors.
How do they feel in your hands?
One of the biggest strengths to the FISKAR PowerGearTM Lopper is their weight, they are extremely light but they also feel solid, they are nice and strong. There have been times I have picked up loppers that were really light but felt like they’d twist in your hand with their first use. I am pleased to say this is simply not the case here, this tool proved to display good strength when in use.
Do the handles extend?
In this instance, no, however I was not overly worried by this. I had to use this tool well above my head for a significant period of time, which is often where tools with extendable handles helps, but I found because they cut so efficiently and were so light, my arms did not tire. In fact, I think this tool would rarely be improved even if it had longer handles.
Does the tool cut well?
Yes. One word answer to match the efficiency of this tool. This lopper is designed to be 3 times more efficient than standard loppers and because of this it makes cutting even some of the thickest limbs possible an absolute breeze. What is more, I found the cutting length to be fantastic, I was easily able to cut thicker limbs than I could on my old pair of loppers.
Simply put this tool was a joy to use. I do not think I have used a more efficient lopper before, nor had such a smooth cut on thick limbs. It can be highly annoying having to whip out a saw to cut a limb that really shouldn’t need it and this lopper has significantly increased the size of limb I can effectively cut.
FISKARS sells their PowerGearTM Loppers for $49.99 and comes with a 25 year warranty. If you need a pair of Loppers I highly recommend them.
If you want to buy any of the three FISKAR tools that I have reviewed they are available from Bunnings, Mitre 10 and selected Home Hardware, Thrifty Link hardware and Plants Plus stores.