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3.0 out of 5 stars Works great until it breaks, August 22, 2010
This review is from: Fiskars 91326964J Power-Lever 28-Inch Bypass Lopper (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Lawn & Patio)
I owned this for 6 months and it worked incredibly well cutting through branches up to 1 1/2" thick. But then, when attemtping to cut a 1" thick branch recently, the blade snapped clean off, rendering the tool useless. There isn't a replacement blade to be bought so you are stuck with having to shop for a new lopper tool. The only other problem with the ingenius design is that you have to spread the handle nearly 180 degrees apart to open up the jaws of the cutting end enough to get around thicker branches, so it is challenging inside a tree with lots of other branches around or in tighter spaces where you don't have room to spread the tool's handles that far apart. But when you do have room, the PowerGear design allows you to cut through even hardwood with ease. I just need something that will last longer so I'll be looking elsewhere for my next bypass lopper.
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Initial post: Apr 2, 2011 11:16:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2011 11:27:59 AM PDT
David Gregg says:
Thanks, I'll stop looking for a replacement blade and spend the money for new one's, to bad I really liked them. Yes I had to try a branch that was to big. Everybody should know that there is a line between use and abuse and you shouldn't cross it as I did. As I said they were a great pair of loppers but just because they will fit around a branch doesn't mean you should be using them, they cut up to 1 5/8" and thats it. To bad they don't make a replacement blade.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2011 8:15:40 AM PDT
Lopper - PTFE Coated Replacement Blade - 3.0625 inch
Replacement blade for (9132) Power-Lever® Bypass Lopper - 28 Inch
$3.99 Item: 71007057

http://www2.fiskars.com/Products/Yard-and-Garden/Replacement-Parts/Lopper-Replacement-Blades/Lopper-PTFE-Coated-Replacement-Blade-3.0625-inch

Don't know if this is a new item or not on Fiskars' website, but in case anyone is wondering, there is a replacement blade they sell. Now for the bad part, Fiskar's charges about $10 S&H, making it a $14 blade. The product new runs about $35 on amazon or $16 if you buy at wally world online & ship to store (ymmv). I just replaced mine with a new product & i'm keeping the old one for parts.

Posted on Sep 18, 2011 9:08:04 PM PDT
The description indicates a Lifetime Warranty... wouldn't this be covered?

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 6:07:47 PM PDT
Mark says:
Replacement blade ARE available from the Fiskars website. A qucik Google search brings it up immediately.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 11:03:51 AM PDT
Search Google for Lopper Replacement Blades and the fiskars site is the first hit.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 11:35:43 AM PST
jps-joy says:
I also owned the Fiskars 9132 & put it through vigorous work. I therefore had no complaints when it broke on me. I contacted Fiskars, they had me take a picture of the broken part, e-mail it to them, & they sent me a replacement blade. Later, I did abuse it & broke the handle so I bought a new one. It is a great tool.

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 4:02:48 PM PST
jabuticabra says:
I had a similar Fiskars anvil lopper with wooden handles, and when a handle broke I called up to get a replacement handle. They didn't have them, so they sent me a free replacement lopper. Same model but with plastic handles. Two years later the replacement lopper has a bent blade (or loose mechanism...the blade slides off the side of the anvil). They just told me to send in a photo and they'll send me a free replacement bypass lopper, they don't make this model in anvil style any longer.

This is a first class company, and their lifetime warranty really means something.

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 8:57:57 PM PST
Andrea Lo says:
actually, fiskars sells replacement blades on their website. They sell for about $4/ea.
Agreed about the need to open the cutter widely to cut. Not ideal for tight spaces as mentioned.

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 1:45:15 AM PDT
I've got one of these and feel the need to explain about the wide spread of the handle to "nearly 180 degrees". A lopper with a short stroke is going to need more hand pressure to operate. This lopper has roughly a 2x mechanical advantage so the handles need to move twice as far but they generate twice the cutting force for the same hand pressure. J. Nelson is correct in saying that the handles open farther and it is true that the wider handle opening can be inconvenient but the extra cutting force is what you gain. Any lopper with a mechanical advantage like Power-lever or Power-gear is going to have handles that move a greater distance. No way around that without breaking the laws of physics.
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