Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 52
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by different LOVE THE LOPPER BUT HATE THE BLADE
I love the Lopper but the blade will need to be replaced frequently depending on how often you use it. It can not be sharpened. I made a mistake by sharpened it and now it is useless. There isn't enough material to grind off and still allow the loppers to make a clean cut. I wish Home Depot carry the replacement blades in their stores instead of having to order it from Fiskar’s site and pay heavy shipping. I would like to share my experience with the blades only from 3 different models of PowerGear that I have used.
1st one: 32 in Titanium PowerGear (purchased from Home Depot in 2014) - blade is thicker and last the longest.
2nd one: 32 in Ultra Blade Power Gear (Lowe's version) - the blade had a 3/4 inches chip after 3 days of use
3rd one: 32 in Titanium PowerGear2 (Home Depot’s newer version) - the blade is smaller and thinner, I use it about a week and the blade has developed dents already. I do not think it will last much longer.
Home Depot does not carry the original Titanium PowerGear in their stores anymore even though the Website still shows they do. They only carry PowerGear2. I do not like the PowerGear2 and hope they bring the original one back. Fiskar’s warranty department process claims very slow. It will take at least a month before you will get a replacement.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steven Loppers
They work great, cut through anything. I would definatly recommend them.
July 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rupplestupp Manufacturing default????
Picked this item up from Home Depot, and immediately used it to cut a few low hanging branches off a flowering tree. The pressure required was infinitely less than that for the lopper I have had for years. This was expected because the old one is a plain leverage, non-power-gear, unit. This new product cut a couple 1.50 inch diameter branches with ease, but it resulted in a step-cut. Inspecting the tool, I found the cutting jaws out of alignment - bell mouthed. There was a thirty-two thousands gap near the front of the Jaws (blades). Either the the upper or lower blade is of soft steel, not heat treated, or the bolt holding the jaws together is of a cheap grade 1020 type low carbon steel bolt. Mistakes are made, but I did not expect this on a relatively expensive tool, and returned it forthwith for a full credit. Now I use a handsaw for anything bigger than .75 inches in diameter, and continue using my old lopper on the skinnier branches. Also, the upper blade shown is not of titanium, but is only titanium-nitride coated. This adds lubricity (slipperiness) to the cutting action, but it does not compensate for the lopper's other shortcomings. Just noticed that a photo could have been included - well, since I already returned the product, it's too late for that.
May 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Feathin Great loppers...horrible blades
The lopper overall design is very comfortable and makes easy work of cutting through branches. The problem is that this particular blade, the titanium coated ones, seem to be extremely weak. My company got three pairs of these loppers, and very quickly all of their blades had chipped out, one pair in its first day of use. Something in the forging was not good. And Home Depot doesn't carry replacement blades, and Fiskars themselves are out of stock for replacement blades (and don't even show the particular titanium model on their site; looks like these blades have been abandoned).
April 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hillgang Loppers with lots of power.
These geared loppers provide such a mechanical advantage that even my two year old grandson could cut a branch. Granted it was laying on the ground. That advantage does mean, however, that you have to open the handles to about 180 degrees to cut the bigger branches. It makes it harder to cut branches in a crowded tree. The loppers are strong and well built with areas of softer plastic for a comfortable grip.
August 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 11rdub11 Good and Strong
These loppers are good, strong, and sharp. The long handles provide great leverage when lopping off thick branches. The loppers can open up to cut a limb to about 2 inches in diameter. They are very sharp and slice though branches with ease. You do have to use some elbow grease when cutting a 2 inch branch but they do slice through nice and clean leaving you with a smooth cut.
August 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Great tool until the plastic bolt retainer snaps off
We were really happy to buy this tool and looked forward to using it. It works great if there is no chance you might gently, mildly graze one of the two plastic bolt retainers on some wee branch. The retainer will snap off instantly, rendering the tool useless. The cutting mechanism is wonderfully strong except for the fact that Fiskars used _plastic_ bolts for the pivot points. That plastic bolts are used is not obvious. So, if you are in wide open spaces and have no nearby branches, it may last a long time. Usual reality is nearby branches.
March 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mophead Better Leverage
A very well made lopper, the geared mechanism provides superior leverage for an easier cut on limbs up to 2" in diameter. However, you must really spread the handles wide apart to fully open the jaws. If you're in close proximity to other limbs or objects, this could present a problem. Pruning my crepe myrtles was a bit more laborious as a result. The pictures compare the Fiskars with my old-style loppers, showing the handle spread vs. the jaw opening on both.
July 16, 2015