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  • Designed for ambidextrous use
  • Non-stick blade coating
  • Full lifetime warranty
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Product Details

Fiskars Bypass Pruner features a durable, ergonomic design with an angled cutting head that helps reduce wrist fatigue. A low-friction blade coating helps reduce friction for easier cuts and resists rust to keep this pruner functioning at its best for years. A sculpted handle with non-slip grips accommodates right and left-handed users comfortably.
  • Ideal for cutting green, living growth like ornamental shrubs
  • Angled cutting head reduces wrist fatigue and makes it easy to prune at awkward angles
  • Fully hardened, precision-ground steel blade stays sharp, even through heavy use
  • Low-friction coating makes cutting easier and resists rust for lasting value
  • Non-slip grips enhance pruning control
  • Accommodates right- and left-handed users
  • Cut capacity: 5/8 in.
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Return Policy

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Questions & Answers

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Q:I can’t get the pruner open. There appears to be a locking mechanism on one side but I can’t get ...
by|May 8, 2019
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A:  try pushing locking mechanism Both ways, Up and down

by|May 15, 2019

    A:  There is a locking mechanism. It is designed to need moderate pressure to open and close as a safety device. If you have serious problems with it, take it back to the place of purchase. The locking device gets easier to use over a short period of time. Make sure you lock it closed when not in use for safety.

    by|Jul 23, 2019

      A:  Thank you for contacting Fiskars. We are happy to assist you with your pruning shear. Please contact our consumer services team at 866.348.5661 Mon - Fri, 8am - 4:30pm CT.

      by|May 9, 2019

        A:  Squeeze the pruners while sliding the locking catch. That should allow you to open them.

        by|May 8, 2019

        A:  You may have to force it a bit but if you squeeze the handles together as much as you can, the locking lever should move a bit easier.

        by|May 20, 2021
          1 found this answer helpful
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          Q:is this product for cutting raspberry bushes, stems about 14 to 3/8 inches
          by|Oct 30, 2018
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          A:  It will cut 3/8 inch bushes

          by|May 15, 2019

            A:  Easily

            by|Dec 26, 2018

            A:  Yes I prune my raspberry with it

            by|Oct 31, 2018

            A:  Hi Maggie, I used it to trim hydrangea stems and a plumeria cutting, both with little difficulty so I'm sure they will work for raspberry bushes. They are extremely sharp. Hope this helps!

            by|Nov 1, 2018

              A:  3/8" diameter is fine,if you have 14" diameter raspberry bushes, you'll need a chainsaw. 14" in length would be very easy for this pruner. Stay safe, and lock it closed when not in use; particularly if children are around.

              by|Jun 10, 2020

                A:  They should. I think chemicals are the only restriction.

                by|Nov 1, 2018

                A:  Yes, this can be used to cut raspberry bushes.

                by|Oct 31, 2018

                  A:  It would work for that.

                  by|Nov 3, 2018

                  A:  Yes! We use it for cutting large, thick sunflower stems.

                  by|Aug 21, 2019

                    A:  Hi Maggie, Thank you for contacting Fiskars. Yes, this pruner is made to cut stems and branches up to 5/8" diameter.

                    by|Oct 31, 2018
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                      Q:Is this product made with No harmful chemicals? Is it product safe? What is it made of? Thank you
                      by|Jun 27, 2017
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                      A:  Thank you for contacting Fiskars. This model pruners contains materials that require the State of California Proposition 65 label. In 1986, California approved an initiative to address concerns about certain regulated materials that may be found in consumer products and is referred to by its original name of Proposition 65. Under Proposition 65, all manufacturers selling products in California are required to notify California residents when any of the regulated materials can be found in products available for purchase.

                      by|Jun 29, 2017

                        A:  The pruner is basically steel with a comfortable plastic like covering over the handles. It could easily be recycled as steel. There are no chemicals used while using the pruner. Safety is a big thing with me, and if used properly, the pruner is perfectly safe. Make sure you lock it closed when not in use, particularly if you have children around.

                        by|Jun 10, 2020

                          A:  None known.

                          by|Jul 25, 2017

                            A:  The pruner is safe, made of steel.

                            by|Jul 30, 2019

                              A:  check it out at Home Depot, you will purchase it after you get it in your hand

                              by|Jul 25, 2017

                                A:  You will need to ask Home Depot that question

                                by|Jun 28, 2017

                                A:  http://www.homedepot.com/p/Fiskars-5-5-in-Bypass-Pruner-91099966J/100046021

                                by|Jul 11, 2017

                                  A:  it was made with coal energy to forge the steel which is causing global warming. If you use them you will be killing the polar bears

                                  by|Jun 30, 2020

                                    A:  Yes no harmful chemicals it’s metal and plastic

                                    by|Aug 18, 2022
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                                      Q:what is the locking mechanism?
                                      by|Jun 26, 2017
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                                      A:  It has a small plastic mechanism that you push to keep the pruner closed

                                      by|Oct 4, 2022
                                        1 found this answer helpful

                                        A:  thumb lock. would prefer a more sturdy lock but this one works.

                                        by|Jul 19, 2021
                                        1 found this answer helpful

                                        A:  Thank you for contacting Fiskars. There is a metal lever on the backside of the pruners (that cannot be seen in the pictures) that locks the tool.

                                        by|Jun 27, 2017
                                          2 found this answer helpful

                                          A:  slide to lock blades from opening.

                                          by|Jul 25, 2017
                                            1 found this answer helpful

                                            A:  There is a small lever near the spring on the handle that locks the blades closed when engaged.

                                            by|Aug 15, 2017

                                              A:  coiled stainless flat spring...very reliable and easy to clean with just water.

                                              by|Jul 25, 2017

                                                A:  There’s a simple, thumb-operated lever that hooks over a little knob and locks the blades shut

                                                by|Mar 10, 2020

                                                  A:  A slide lock

                                                  by|Nov 14, 2019

                                                  A:  It's a simple metal bar that pivots into a groove to lock the pruners closed.

                                                  by|Apr 7, 2020

                                                    A:  http://www.homedepot.com/p/Fiskars-Bypass-Pruner-96886966J/202256818 There is a metal latch on the other side that holds the pruner closed.

                                                    by|Jul 11, 2017
                                                      1 found this answer helpful
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                                                      Customer Reviews

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                                                      Great pruners! RIDICULOUS packaging.
                                                      I would have given these 5 stars because these are quality pruners, but the packaging these came in was notably the most obnoxious thing in my 43 years I that have EVER tried to open!! I hope they literally last a “lifetime” like the warrantee says, because I would never like to open something that frustrating again.
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                                                      Response from FiskarsProductExpertJan 24, 2023
                                                      Robyn, we're happy to hear that you're enjoying our Bypass Pruner. The issue with the packaging will be relayed to the appropriate department. Fiskars
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                                                        So far, so good
                                                        So far, so good
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                                                        Junk
                                                        Literally the first few hours of use and the handle broke. Its made of cheap pot metal. Do yourself a favor and buy the more expensive forged steel model. My experience plus the other reviews that had the same problem indicate that Fisker needs to stop selling this model.
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                                                          Excellent blade. Spring tension is just right for heavy duty pruning
                                                          Excellent blade. Spring tension is just right for heavy duty pruning
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                                                          This is my third pair of these Fiskars Shears. All three met the same fate (as shown in the photo...
                                                          This is my third pair of these Fiskars Shears. All three met the same fate (as shown in the photo). My advice: for long term spend a little more money and get a higher quality product, for short term, light cutting, these shears will get you by. Pros: Inexpensive Probably adequate quality for very light cutting Cons: Not well made An average human grip can put enough pressure to break it. The "keep closed" feature never works. Always slightly off.
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                                                          Response from FiskarsProductExpertNov 18, 2019
                                                          Thanks for reaching out! We'd love to help turn your experience around. Please contact our consumer services team at warranty@fiskars.com for information on our lifetime warranties. Fiskars
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                                                            Perfect for shaping my spiral shrubs
                                                            Perfect for shaping my spiral shrubs
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                                                            We use it to prune the flowers around the house and it works great. The blades are sharp and cut ...
                                                            We use it to prune the flowers around the house and it works great. The blades are sharp and cut effortlessly.
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                                                            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.
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                                                              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.
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                                                              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
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