Rated 3.3 out of 5Â by 58
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Treepruner Fiskars Telescoping Tree Pruner 13'
Fiskars Telescoping Tree Pruner would be more effective if the cutting blade operated from top to bottom (rather than bottom up), and also if it had an attached curved hand saw on top. It is near impossible to get a clean cut with the current pulley design, and the target branch does not drop down when cut from bottom up.
September 5, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LesHandyman Better than any other tree pruner ...
I am using this tree pruner for a few months now and it seams is working pretty well. The big advantage is that the pulling rope is concealed inside the handle. I tried before some other cheaper products; don't even try any one of them.
September 30, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Bubbadink Seemingly functional design, but really $80 worth of junk
Perused the various pruners available at my local HD, and thought this would be my best bet to reach taller trees. I also thought the lack of a traditional rope to activate the pruner would result in less tangling in branches, etc. It was the most expensive pruner they had in stock and I thought "Well...you get what you pay for." I couldn't have been more wrong.
After pruning roughly 8 branches, the pruning blade became locked in the closed position. Nothing I did would release it, including oiling, loosening bolts and attempting disassembly, and even trying to force it open with a giant pipe wrench. It is now in what appears to be in a permanent closed position, locked, and even REMOVING the blade will not get the chain/rope to retract back into the pole. So, I spent $10 a branch on 8 half-inch sized branches. Money NOT well spent.
I will be returning this garbage and looking for a basic pruner from another manufacturer. Don't buy this...it is not well built at all.
Plus side: the attachable saw blade works well (which I guess is hard to screw up), but the bracket that holds it onto the pole is flimsy and I'm sure would break with any rigorous use.
Photo: jammed closed apparently forever.
July 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Mark Used for 6 months, then belt broke inside the head of pruner
The product is advertised as a lifetime warranty, but be careful because Home Depot defers you back to mfg. I filled out the online warranty request and waiting on their response. It's an awkward part to ship and since Home Depot doesn't support the manufacturers lifetime warranty, then I'd question buying this product again. For now, I wouldn't recommend this product.
September 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by uselesspruner Useless purchase
I used the pruner 3 times before it stuck shut. Tried using lube, prying it apart, opening the head up and more. The only way it opened was when I opened the head. I thought great it will work now. Put it back together, slid handle to close the pruner and that is how it still is...closed. Tried looking online for manual or at least directions to fix it. No info on the pruner head, just on how to replace the 'rope'. Very disappointed. Now I have to go spend more money to get a different tool to try and get the needed work done during the available time I have to do the work.
June 4, 2014