Fiskars PowerGear Bypass Lopper

I love this tool. I’ve worked in landscaping, and for one very long winter I cut brush in our city parks. I wish I had these then. If you think a pruning saw can go through a branch like a hot knife through butter, just try these Fiskars! Not as portable as my little folding pruning saws, but oooh the leverage action is sweet and effortless! One landscaping company I worked for used Sandvik loppers, and they were impressive, but I still think the Fiskars are the best so far. They have more leverage than similar sized loppers I’ve used. And they’re easy on the elbows and shoulders, too. When the jaws close, they don’t hammer together like those usual cheesy excuses for a tool.

I’ve tried the 18″ (or thereabouts) short version of these Fiskars PowerGear loppers, and for their size, they’re very nice too. Friends of mine used that model to clear honeysuckle bushes from their back lot. So far, every Fiskars product I’ve used has been top notch.

-- Margaret Halpin  

Fiskars PowerGear Pro Bypass Lopper
$32

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