Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by zekezebra Cuts on pull stroke
As much that this is a quality product. Great feel and grip. Extremely sharp. This is not going to replace your cross cut saw. The cross cut saw cuts on the push stroke, while this cuts on the pull stroke. There are distinct advantages to the pull cutting motion. But it is an entirely different muscle group you use with this saw.
This saw is not going to be comfortable cutting a log more than 4 inches thick.
This looked like a saw that would cut in both directions, it does not.
I read product review of how wonderful this saw was. No one mentioned how it cuts.
My main beef, is that there is no mention of its cutting motion In reviews or on the saw it self. So when you start using this saw, SURPRISE! , it is really different !
February 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jessykka Great saw for beating back the tree weeds!
I got the shears hoping to take down so REALLY thick weeds, and that didn't work so I tried this saw and it was WONDERFUL! It was easy to use and cut right thru the thickest trunks! I even cut back some of my bushes!
October 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Markpe A great product!!!
I've used this pruning saw for several months now and can say this is one of the best purchases I've made recently. As I've done trail maintenance (North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail) for over a dozen years, I was used to using a bow saw, even at home, for cutting limbs, on trees and off. It worked ok but tended to bind on thicker pieces, a real drawback. I wanted to see if there was a better tool for this, read the reviews and got this saw. It cuts through limbs very quickly with no binding at all. I even used it when building a sawhorse recently, when my jig-saw quit on me, to cut some 2x4's; it's that good!!!
May 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pjr370 Good buy
Solid construction, long saw length and very sharp. They had another pruning saw next to it but I chose this one because the saw teeth were even and closer together. It makes smooth cuts through branches.
June 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AntMan Super Shredding Saw
I recently had to remove a medium sized tree from the back courtyard of my newly acquired townhouse. I was looking for a quality, high value pruning saw to cut down the thickest limbs and trunk. This saw was incredible. Talk about bang for buck. It cut through the thick limbs without much effort at all. It shredded through the tree trunk with ease, rarely getting stuck. The teeth are very sharp and the curved shape of the saw helps get closer and cut deeper without stalling. The first time I used it to cut I actually laughed out loud about how well it worked I was that impressed. My dad recommneded getting a good saw like this over a hatchet and I'm glad I did. It was nice that it came with a protecting sheath too for when you store the saw. It was ergonomic and had a nice rubber handle so my hand didn't get sore. The color design was also pleasing to the eye, although this isn't important to the function of the tool. Overall, this was a great buy and a great value. This was the best purchase I have made for my tree removal experience - I love Fiskar products.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gma6 Great purchase
First time homeowner. Needed something to clean up shrubs without spending a lot of money. Ordered online. Picked up In store the next day. Does a great job.
May 5, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo Professional Arborist Review
I am a Professional Arborist for 28 years. I had to buy a saw quickly, and went to Home Depot to see what they had. I'm only giving this saw 2 stars as I'm comparing to other professional tree pruning saws made by Silky, Fanno, and Thresher.
The Fiskars blade is a decent blade, however, the teeth per inch is a low number by comparison. The teeth are also to large. The result is the saw blade tries to take too much bite in each stroke making the saw difficult to pull through hard wood. I used this saw in Honeylocust, Elm, Ash, Apple, and Cottonwood. In all tree types I found the saw was difficult to pull through the wood, especially at the beginning of the cut. I found myself having to exert more effort to get the saw to cut.
Yesterday, I switched the Fiskars out of my scabber on my climbing belt with a Thresher saw, and noticed an incredible difference in how fast the Thresher cut. Smooth and fast. No grabbing the wood and getting bound up. Reason being the Thresher saw blade has more teeth per inch, and the teeth are smaller.
The Fiskars will be OK for the home owner, but for professional tree trimmers look for more teeth per inch that will take smaller bites, yet cut faster and smoother, leaving a smooth cut.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alison BUY IT!
This is PERFECT for cutting small trees and limbs that my ratchet clippers cannot cut. I do a lot of clearing at my summer house, where I want to selectively clear and not have someone clear the area with a machine (where I will have to clean it up). This saw is sharp and really durable with the ability to cut knotted, tough wood EASILY. This past weekend, I cut down five 6" diameter trees in less than 10 minutes! These are things I would have to have asked my husband to break out the chain saw for--but no more--I have this very efficient saw!
July 21, 2014