Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 88
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fxp1 Great lopper for the home garden
Fiskars PowerGear 13-1/4 in. Titanium Anvil Lopper is an addition to a larger one I've had for decades. This one is surprisingly light and much smaller than most loppers and is more convenient to take around in the garden with shears when trimming bushes. You know when trimming away and a dead branch sticks out and you want to snip it right then and there. Its light weight means its easy to carry and not in the way at all. The advantage of this smaller lopper is the gear system in the head which provides a mechanical advantage. This means the same force can be applied to the cutting end than a longer handle. The package reads it has a three times advantage. The tool is primarily made of tough plastic except for the cutting end. The anvil part is plastic. It has a titanium coated blade which seems to be the thing these days and should keep sap from sticking. I didn't have any problems using it, but I only had light duty for it so far around the garden. I see it for primarily the home garden and am glad to have it.
June 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shinypenny 13 1/4 " anvil loppers
I like using these for trimming my rose bushes, and trimming up vines and cleaning up low hanging branches around the yard. They're lightweight, and the power gear makes them easy to cut through branches up to 1 1/4" without much effort, and with sharp clean cuts.
I like the size of these loppers, they took some getting used to, I'm used to using either long handled loppers or hand trimmers, and these are a nice in-between size to cut through branches that may be too big for hand trimmers while doing quick maintenance trims around the yard during the growing season.
They are covered by a lifetime warranty. Definitely recommend!!
July 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gardengirl99 Makes pruning effortless and fast!
This lopper are like no other I've used in the past. The mechanics make it easy and painless to cut off branches or trim shrubs.
Have used these for a good part of a day and my arms were fine that evening!
The anvil design glides smoothly through the branches, up to 1.25"
Very happy I purchased!
August 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pegnc Super Pruners Easy to use with 3X the Power
I love to work in the yard but have Arthritis and trimming branches can be difficult. Fiskars Power Gear have 3X more cutting power and are easy to hold and use. The blades are made of titanium and have a lifetime warranty. The Pruner/Lopper work with a gear that open and closes making it easier to cut branches. They are also indorsed by the Arthritis Foundation.
May 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hurwizzle Lightweight but not super solid
The Powergear 13.25" Titanium Anvil Lopper is a great tool for dealing with pesky branches and limbs. The tool is extremely lightweight because almost the entire thing is made of plastic -- only the cutting blade and the screws that hold it together are metal -- and this makes reaching for above-head branches much more pleasant than with heavier loppers. While I don't expect to have any problems with the lopper because it's made by the reputable Fiskars (whose other products I own and love), the plastic construction does not feel as solid and durable as some of my older tools.
The product description says that the lopper can be used on branches up to 1.25" in diameter, but I've had to make several passes at branches larger than 1" which is not a problem I've had with other loppers. A big reason for this is that every time I use this lopper to cut branches larger than 1", the handles feel like they're about to break under the strain of the cut. The main reason for this, I believe, is that, unlike traditional loppers which have 2 cutting blades, this lopper only has one cutting blade (the other half of the "scissor" part is a flat plastic part). I haven't broken the lopper so far, but I highly recommend not pushing it beyond the 1.25" cutting limit.
TL;DR = If you're using this lopper for branches no larger than 1" in diameter, it's a great buy. If you're wanting to cut branches larger than 1", though, spend the extra money on a larger, more substantial set of loppers.
June 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BP Power Gear Trimmer
Works extremely well on small branches and shrubs, faster for small trimming jobs than a single hand operated trimmer
November 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Serena Amazing pruners
Bought these to trim some trees, they are amazing, went through the branches easily, took no time at all.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DA3523 Lightweight, cuts like butter!
When I first received this pruner, I was a little turned off when I saw that it was constructed of plastic with the exception of the "titanium" blade. After trying it out, I am extremely pleased! I tested it out on branches of varying sizes and it cut all of them with very little effort at all, thanks to the PowerGear.
My only con, if you want to call it that, is that I'm not sure how durable they will be over time since they are made of about 90% plastic, but time will tell. I don't use pruners on regular basis, just to trim an occasional branch hanging in a bad spot in my yard, or to trim back a bush next to my driveway to prevent my cars from getting scratched up, but I believe it will last a long time for that use.
July 6, 2015