Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 78
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TexasCodeMonkey Good Idea, Bad design
Bad cutting head design, cutting jaw gets stuck, arm gets tired pulling cord a lot.
June 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bizadvizor Great Idea, Poor Design and Material Choices
The pruning stick works great. I seem to waste a lot of time freeing the rope on standard pruning sticks. This stick solved that issue and seems good for small, light jobs for homeowners that have just a little trimming to do. I have two mature olive trees and the pruning stick almost made it through my first use. Then it jammed. I took it apart and found the internal chord had slipped and jammed. I worked at putting it back together for an hour then gave up. There is a trick that I couldn't figure out. Luckily, Home Depot stands behind their products for 90 days.
April 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Allen Horrible. Not made well at all. Fell apart.
I bought this to keep my palm trees neat about a year ago. It;s very flimsy and started falling apart with minimal use. I had to jerry-rig the clamp which locks the extension adjustment and the hosel for the lower pole became loose, so I couldn't lock the saw in play. On top of that, the extension pole bent while sawing. Huge waste of money.
November 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by deltavee77 Cheap plastic saw blade attachment base broke waaaay too easily.
The plastic base with screw and wing nut that attaches the saw blade to the pole sheared off, dropping the saw blade to the ground. Fiskars only sells replacement saw blades without the attachment bases. Attachment bases aren't available separately. This means that you either go without the saw function of the pole or purchase another whole pruning stick. I need the saw function, so I'll be purchasing another telescoping pruning pole. It won't be Fiskars.
March 1, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Memp TWO broke in same day
Cheap plastic, the chain came off both times. No way to put back on. Returning he second one now. I love the concept but need access to the assembly when chain comes off the track. 2 stars only because I would buy a newer model if there is access.
March 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 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 2.0 out of 5.0 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by YardWarrior Great concept,poor repair
Finally something that looked like it would work for high to reach branches without the hassles of tangle ups. Used it around my yard and my sons place maybe 30 times over a year. Then it would not recoil and was stuck hard in the closed position. I searched for 'how to fix' and found nothing but 'how to use'. I took it apart and found the small round cord all tangled. I could not put 'humpty' back together again. I saw where others had similar problems. Home Depot should have a program with the Manufactures that if any product fails for any reason within a reasonable time frame, return it and get a new one, No Hassles, No Problems, Happy Customers...
April 26, 2015