Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MarilynB This pruner performs well, is comfortable, but lacks instructions
This pruner is very well made. It cut easily through anything I pruned. The cork handles are a great feature as this makes them comfortable to work with. Although they are large, I had no problem with the grip. They were easy to clean up, I used some alcohol and they looked like new. I like that this has a lifetime warranty.
A nice feature is that it comes with a blade guard, but the tiny illustration on the package is not clear about whether the tab should be pulled off or pushed down - it appears that if it was pulled off, there would be no stop to keep the cover on.
The only problem I have with this tool is that there were no instructions (not even a hint) about how to adjust the variable blade tension dial - or when I would need to adjust it for different materials.
In my opinion, Fiskars could have omitted the variable feature and lowered the price as I probably will not be using that feature. There is an orange button that does not depress when I try to, and there is a hole for a hex wrench - but I do not like unscrewing new things to see what would happen! I will simply use this as a fixed blade tension pruner for now. I will contact the company with questions, but I feel this information should have been included with the product.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Great grip and clean cuts.
Our family has used may top-of-the-line pruners over the years and I found this one to be the most comfortable of any I have ever used. The cork grips just have a nice feel to them and, with or without gloves, are easy on the hands.
The cut is very clean and they handle good-sized branches nicely. The blade lock is easy to engage and disengage with either hand.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PSHome Can't go wrong with Fiskers
My last pair of Fiskers lasted 10+ yrs and only needed to be replaced because I left them outside over winter and someone used them to cut metal wire. At any rate, upgraded with this pair. Which offers just a few upgrades vs previous versions. The cork handle is great and so is the thumb lock which on my old pair was worn out and would easily flip to the locked position when I was pruning. r
September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EleEng One of the best pruners I have ever owned.
I began using this pruner immediately upon receipt. It is extremely well-designed with the cork handle that fits comfortably in your hand for easy cutting of garden bushes and small diameter tree limbs. My only complaint is the lack of instructions on how to change the adjustable tension setting on the purner.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Salex Comfortable, powerful pruners
These pruners were incredibly sharp right out of the box. They are the most comfortable pruners I've ever used - the shape and cork material just feels really nice in my hands. I have fairly small hands, but my husband doesn't, and he loves these pruners too. I have used them to trim small garden plants, like tomatoes, and up to 3/4" branches on my apple trees. Since fireblight is a concern in my area, I bleach my pruner blades between cuts, and I love that these have a corrosion-resistant coating. Other than the feel of these pruners, the other thing that sets them apart is the locking mechanism. Although you can't lock/unlock them using only your thumb (like most other bypass pruners), the Quantum's locking mechanism is better in my opinion because it doesn't lock or unlock itself when you don't want it to.
One thing I'm a little uncertain about is how well the cork will hold up over time. Since cyclists often use shellac to protect cork handlebar grips, I might try that if the cork shows wear after a few months. But so far, so good - they still look and feel great.
September 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by restathome Sharp and Sharper!
At first glance, this is expensive...until I realized that the Fiskar Quantum products have lifetime warranties (as compared to standard 90-day warranties on the less expensive products). And the action, weight, sharpness and comfort is better than any pruner I have ever used. It sliced through a 1/2" diameter bough like a hot knife through butter. Given the obvious quality and cork handles, it's such a handsome tool I almost hate to get it dirty!
Highlighting the attributes (per the Fiskar packaging):
- Polymer Blade Coating: for superior corrosion resistance and reduced friction
- Aluminum Alloy: lighter and stronger than steel
- Premium European Steel blades: Tempered...treated...ground to precision edge
- All natural cork handles: soft, shock-absorbing, sustainable and renewable
- Blade Tension Dial: adjusts for hand strength or different materials
All that is pretty self-explanatory...and better be....aside from the mounting card, there are no clear instructions explaining the blade tension dial (it might be that puzzling tiny picture on the card?) Best I can tell, by pushing in a button on the dial-face and using a hex wrench on the pivot bolt, the blades can be tightened or loosened (the button pops out when the next "stop" occurs). I don't see much use for the dial now, but, since bypass pruners tend to loosen with time, it seems like it will serve to re-tighten the blades as needed.
There's a thumb safety slide in a convenient location; perhaps a little too convenient if it closes inadvertently with use.
If the blades don't maintain their sharpness and resistance to rust with time, I might feel there are much less expensive options that work just as well. But, you won't find a better looking and higher quality addition to your gardening tools!
September 7, 2014