Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 79
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DivoEric Great so far...
I have only had these for a few weeks, but they have been great so far... not quite the workhorse I had with my Corona 4250, but they were inexpensive and in store.
I tend gardens professionally, and this includes a lot of deadheading of annuals as well as pruning shrubs. I've had (and loved) the Coronas for years, but the spring popped out and disappeared. No one had the Corona in-store locally so I ordered some online. I needed an immediate replacement pair, though. My wife has a pair of these already so I knew they have a similar hand-feel. She says they fit her hand (smaller than mine) better, I think they feel less sturdy. They do have a smaller cutting capacity (.625"), but they did well with blackberries and elderberries, some of each being closer to an inch. I wouldn't try them on something so big if it were harder than these, though.
Getting the new pair made me realize how much hers (purchased summer 2014) have dulled... not terribly, but definitely noticeable. I think the Corona held a better edge... then again, they are almost triple the price. (Totally worth it, to me.) These are a great, inexpensive back-up, though.
When my wife bought hers last year, the first pair fell apart fairly quickly... we assumed it was outside of the store's return period (maybe not - I just looked and Home Depot says 90 days!) so she contacted Fiskars and then sent her a new pair, no hassle.
September 29, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gardener Worked great until it broke a day later..
This worked great on trimming the plants in my garden until I went to trim the bamboo and the handle broke in half. It wasn't a very thick piece of bamboo but it was obviously beyond the capacity of this tool.
All in all, great price for a tool that is good for small twigs and vines, but nothing beyond that. I'd pay the few extra dollars for a tool that has a higher capacity just to save yourself from any disappointment
October 24, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Becker0109 Usually Fiskars products are great...
I bought this item four months ago but yesterday I was pruning a palm tree and the blade rivet broke as I squeezed the handle. I have many Fiskars products and this is a first with regard to it breaking. I returned it and bought the Professional model.
April 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Burke Great product
Easy to use.
My wife did not have a problem using
Very good value for the dollar
August 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jammer1963 Do the job
Nice cutters, feel good in the hands, sharp cuts. Worth the money.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dec well worth the money
I fit it good with my needs. It is small in size but powerful when use. The manufacture has always put out quality products and that on the reasons I choose this over others
August 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wendy Fiskars cutter
I have used this product for cutting stems and small branches a number of times since I purchased it. I am very pleased with it. It is sharp and seems to have retained its sharpness over multiple use. It is also comfortable to use. I would recommend it to others.
April 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tfr115 Bought both this and the Softouch
Bought this for heavier duty pruning and maintenance. After several usages jaws don't seem to completely line up anymore but still a useful tool.
July 21, 2015