A: try pushing locking mechanism Both ways, Up and down
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.
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.
A: Squeeze the pruners while sliding the locking catch. That should allow you to open them.
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.
A: It will cut 3/8 inch bushes
A: Yes I prune my raspberry with it
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!
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.
A: They should. I think chemicals are the only restriction.
A: Yes, this can be used to cut raspberry bushes.
A: It would work for that.
A: Yes! We use it for cutting large, thick sunflower stems.
A: Hi Maggie, Thank you for contacting Fiskars. Yes, this pruner is made to cut stems and branches up to 5/8" diameter.
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.
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.
A: None known.
A: The pruner is safe, made of steel.
A: check it out at Home Depot, you will purchase it after you get it in your hand
A: You will need to ask Home Depot that question
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
A: Yes no harmful chemicals it’s metal and plastic
A: It has a small plastic mechanism that you push to keep the pruner closed
A: thumb lock. would prefer a more sturdy lock but this one works.
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.
A: slide to lock blades from opening.
A: There is a small lever near the spring on the handle that locks the blades closed when engaged.
A: coiled stainless flat spring...very reliable and easy to clean with just water.
A: There’s a simple, thumb-operated lever that hooks over a little knob and locks the blades shut
A: A slide lock
A: It's a simple metal bar that pivots into a groove to lock the pruners closed.
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.
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