Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 82
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bradb shears good/ saw blade attachment poor
Have this $80 pruner and the $40 pruner. This pruner has better shears, stronger pole, cleaner inside the pole nylon strap pull system. $40 pruner has external string and pulley system for cutter. $80 model has cheap, poorly designed saw blade attachment bracket. $40 model has good saw blade design.
August 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Very bad
I bought this pruner just before winter. Did not use it till spring. Cut three small branches on my Apple tree and cord/chain assembly went. Can only use the saw now. Waste of my money. Never again.
August 22, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Had Probelm with extention part of pole pruner slipping..
Used this pole pruner for about a week. Then when I extended the pole and tried to lock the extension in place, it began to slip and the lever used to lock the extension pole wouldn't hold the extension . Sawing caused the extension pole to slide in and out of the base pole..The cutting blades on the articulating cutter, pruner still worked fine.But even that , once it began to slip made using it not worth it...I'd pull on the handle and the extension would slip while cutting with the blades, like it did when I used the saw blade.... I also had two instances where the blades on the pruner crossed and jammed, like they jumped passed each other.... I was able to fix the jamb blades on that and it fortunately worked OK..That slipping of the extension pole needs to be fixed...It makes it worthless as an extension pole pruner. If they could fix that, then they would have a winner. I went back to my old string pruner..
August 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by PS Not a good produce
The cutting blades get stuck. This is my second one. First one was a gift. Thought perhaps I got a bad one. Bought another and it performs the same. I would not recommend this product.
July 5, 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 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 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