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Fiskars 32-Inch PowerGear Bypass Lopper
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|Item Dimensions LxWxH||32 x 9.88 x 1 inches|
|Item Weight||2.55 Pounds|
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- PowerGear patented gear technology multiplies leverage to give you up to three times more cutting power on every cut
- Powers through thick branches that traditional loppers and pruners can’t
- Makes cutting dramatically easier than it is with other tools
- Maximum cutting capacity: 2 inch diamater
- Lifetime warranty
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The first time you try Fiskars PowerGear Lopper, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Fiskars patented gear technology multiplies your leverage to give you up to three times more power on every cut. This means you can power through thick branches that you wouldn’t be able to cut with traditional loppers. It also means that our lopper can be lighter than other loppers, reducing strain on your hands, wrists and muscles when you’re reaching to cut a branch or have a lot of branches to cut. PowerGear tools — the perfect choice for anyone who appreciates tools that make work easier.
Fiskars PowerGear Bypass Lopper offers 32 inches of pure lopper goodness. This superior-grade tool is lighter, stronger, and more powerful than anything you've ever used. A unique gearing mechanism multiplies the cutting force by nearly three times over single pivot loppers and the smooth action eliminates the jarring conclusion at the end of cuts. Includes razor-sharp, precision-ground blades. The bypass-blade design provides for cutting living growth and has a 2-inch cutting capacity.
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When pruning, the weight of the tool and the position of the hand and fingers can cause tension and stress, resulting in muscle and joint strain. When ergonomics are given prime importance in design, the result is products that require less muscle power and reduce joint strain.
The goal of the Fiskars' design team was to increase power, reduce effort and minimize weight – in short, to make pruning easier. The solution was a totally new gear mechanism that provides maximum leverage near the middle of the cut, when resistance is the greatest. That means a more compact tool can cut with a fraction of the effort required by larger single-pivot tools.
The use of reinforced fiberglass composite materials (FiberComp) allowed for lighter handles to further reduce strain and fatigue while maintaining strength and durability.
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I bought Fiskars Bypass Loppers. On my tenth snip, I heard and felt a little snap. Near the tip, the edge of the blade had chipped slightly. I worked a few more minutes, then found the edge damaged in two more places. I submitted a warranty claim online and got assurance that I would receive a replacement.
It took a month. Meanwhile, the damaged blade worked pretty well. When the new blade arrived, it, too, showed damage after a few minutes of use. With a sharpening clamp and a felt-tip marker, I found that the old blade had been factory sharpened at 25 degrees. That sounded too thin for an edge subjected to enormous pressure. I resharpened it at 30 degrees. So far, I haven't had any more trouble.
On the original Fiskars blade and the replacement, much of the black coating peeled off as soon as I started cutting. The blade on my old anvil lopper still has its black coating after 30 years. The Fiskars blade often creaks against wood. The anvil blade never creaked. Evidently, the blade of a bypass lopper is subjected to lateral forces not seen in an anvil lopper.
Cuts from a bypass lopper are supposed to heal better than cuts from an anvil lopper. My anvil lopper always left clean cuts without signs of crushing. If I remove a limb from a trunk, I finish the job with a saw, anyway. For the forces involved in lopping, having the blade alined with the lower jaw, as in an anvil lopper, seems to help make operation quick, quiet, and trouble-free. The Fiskars are surprisingly light for their size, and the company stands behind the warranty, but now I wish I'd bought anvil loppers.
I knew I would use this tool somewhere here--I'm land rich (and cash poor). Plenty of trees that need tending. But I had not expected such intense use right out of the box. My immediate problem is that I had a thicket of fast-growing weed trees that were shading my on-the-ground solar collectors plus a 20-foot length of garden area. They are runners, reproducing underground like mint but much more of a headache than mint. I had my chainsaw serviced to use on them, but once I was in the midst of the thicket I realized that the trees, though tall, had small trunks. So I switched plans to use this lopper on all those 2 inches or less in diameter--which was the majority of them.
The stand of weed trees was about 30 feet long and 15 feet wide narrowing gradually to 10 feet. I'm amazed by how easily I was able to cut the base of so many tall trees with so little effort. The tool supplied all the strength.
I at first was unsure whether to buy this tool or the version of it that is presented by Amazon as newer, but for me this one seemed the better bet. I was greatly influenced by the lead answer to the first question in the Q-A section above. It came from someone who leads trail-clearing crews. He mentioned that this one is lighter and easier to maneuver in tight situations. Since I''m a small woman and no longer young, I wanted one that I could use easily that did not compromise on performance. I think I found it. I'm totally sold on this tool.
I ended up having to pound the cutter blade back into shape twice before I adjusted how I use the tool.
By G.Getz on July 21, 2020
6/18/14: Original title: "Okay for light work, but blade gets bent after a while". As some others have noted, on softer branches, these cut pretty well. Up to two inches is pushing it though, and if you're doing harder wood, you'll find yourself bending the blade in short order. Shortening limbs on the ground is a pain because you have to get the limb tightly into the jaws. If you close the blade on the limb without all of it in the jaws, too much pressure is put on the tip of the blade resulting in it getting bent.
Another problem with this design is that the arms have to be opened up really wide for a large cut so getting into tight spaces is a no-go, an issue that is addressed by using a ratcheting type loppers. Florians are great in this regard, but you pay a pretty penny. If you're a serious pruner and want the best, I'd go with the Florians. The fiskars are casual use only and will not stand up to tough cutting.
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