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Customer Reviews for Fiskars Machete (24 in.)

Internet #206398488

Model #385091-1004

Store SKU #1001548510

  • Hardened steel blade stays sharp for more precise cuts
  • Flexible design is optimized for one or two-handed use
  • Ideal for clearing thick brush, grasses and overgrown vegetation

Customer Reviews

  • 3.6
    out of 398 reviews
  • 64% recommend this product
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by HomeDepotCustomer
  • Verified Purchase
A Great Machete
I was a little apprehensive after reading so many reviews about the blade not being sharp out of the box. So I also bought the Smith’s Axe and Machete Sharpener at the same time. Out of the box it was sharp and handled cutting through hardwood sapling tree trunks between “0.5-1.5” well. But I quickly gave it just a quick sharpening to see what difference it would make. And wow. It sliced through thick succulent leaves (similar to agave) and even a 5-6” papaya tree trunk in one clean slice. (Papaya trunks are soft wood though). And it cut through those saplings even more easily. Maybe I just happened to get a sharp one? Either way I like the weight and balance of the blade and the handle was very comfortable
by Matt
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    it doesn't have much edge, It took me a lot...
    it doesn't have much edge, It took me a lot of work to cut the branches of my tree
    by Gina
    • Verified Purchase
    Very sturdy handle. Not too heavy....
    Very sturdy handle. Not too heavy.
    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    by CRISTINE
    • Verified Purchase
    Sheath
    Machete seems good quality, sheath strap too short. You can’t snap the strap.
    by Sealy
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      This was a unsatisfactory purchase. I’m am trying to find...
      This was a unsatisfactory purchase. I’m am trying to find receipt to rerun. Blade was very dull.
      by THOMAS
      • Verified Purchase
      It seems to work well...
      It seems to work well
      by KF
      • Verified Purchase
      The machete is high quality and a perfect size for garden work but it WAS NOT sharp out of the bo...
      The machete is high quality and a perfect size for garden work but it WAS NOT sharp out of the box. I don't understand this at all....why wouldn't it be sharp out of the box? Anyway, I had it sharpened and now it's perfect.
      by BRUCE
      • Verified Purchase
      • Recommended Product
      Not sharp out of the box
      Can confirm the other reviews about sharpness of the blade. Striking with the blade amounts to how much blunt force you put in, effectively smashing through the vines/stems rather then cutting.
      by Steven
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        by HomeDepotCustomer
        • Verified Purchase
        This is very durable and it comes with a case.
        This is very durable and it comes with a case.
        by MV
        • DIY
        • Verified Purchase
        • Recommended Product
        Horrible. I'd be better off hitting vegetation with a...
        Horrible. I'd be better off hitting vegetation with a 2x4. If Fiskars concentrated as much on sharpening and hardening the blade as they did on the aesthetics, it might be useful. As it is, definitely don't waste your money.
        by BRIEN
        • Verified Purchase
        Lost all sharpness after 2 hacks....
        Lost all sharpness after 2 hacks.
        by HomeDepotCustomer
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        by HomeDepotCustomer
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        Awkward angles
        This is not a safe machete to use. I have been using blades all of my life, and while I've had some injuries, I have never had one like what happened to me with this ungainly machete. Due to the poor design of this, it glanced off a tree, right into my calf. Now I have lost feeling in my shin, and have stitches, because wouldn't you know it, I cut a nerve. Please avoid this machete, better designed blade and stay safe.
        by MarkT
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          by HomeDepotCustomer
          • Verified Purchase
          Too dull out of the box
          Out of the box it was not sharp enough. I contacted Fiskars for advise best way to sharpen - 10 days later not a peep back yet. I wouldn't buy another.
          by FAK
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            by HomeDepotCustomer
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            by HomeDepotCustomer
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            Th edge is not good. Is a little difficult cut my tree branches, specially the thinnest ones. It'...
            Th edge is not good. Is a little difficult cut my tree branches, specially the thinnest ones. It's not supposed happen.
            by DVC
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            by HomeDepotCustomer
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            Feels well made and all but not sharp at all...
            Feels well made and all but not sharp at all
            by HomeDepotCustomer
            • Verified Purchase
            Works as described. Good tool
            Works as described. Good tool
            by LV
            • Verified Purchase
            • Recommended Product
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            by HomeDepotCustomer
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            The Machetes was not sharp at all. And if...
            The Machetes was not sharp at all. And if that was on purpose it should have been communicated in writing so that I'd know to sharpen the Machetes.
            by HomeDepotCustomer
            • Verified Purchase
            Cuts pretty decent for the price, definitely satisfied...
            Cuts pretty decent for the price, definitely satisfied
            by HomeDepotCustomer
            • Verified Purchase
            It's great for bamboo cutting I love it...
            It's great for bamboo cutting I love it
            by Warrickparks
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            by HomeDepotCustomer
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            AMAZING!!!!...
            AMAZING!!!!
            by HomeDepotCustomer
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