Pruning: How To Use Power Assisted Loppers
By Marty Ross
- PowerGear® patented gear technology multiplies leverage to give you up to 3X more power on every cut
- Powers through thick branches that traditional loppers and pruners can’t
- Patent-pending design with modified gears and cam mechanism optimizes your cutting power in the middle of the cut where the branch is thickest and you need it most
- Makes cutting dramatically easier than it is with other tools
- Fully hardened steel blade stays sharp, even through heavy use
- Low-friction coating helps the blade glide through wood, prevents the blade from gumming up with sap and debris and helps the blade resist rust
- Rounded ergonomic handles with Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Tough steel construction with riveted handles offers lasting durability
- Bypass blade style
- Length: 32"
- Maximum cutting capacity: 2" dia.
- Lifetime warranty
- PowerGear2™ Lopper (32")
Enhanced to maximize leverage where you need it most, so you can power through branches up to 2" diameter with ease.
When you need to cut hefty branches up to two inches in diameter, that’s when you pick up the big, 32” Fiskars PowerGear2™ loppers.
Pruning tools should be sharp, so they make a clean cut that doesn’t damage the tree or shrub you are trying to shape. They should also be comfortable in your hands, so you feel natural using them. If you’re struggling to make a cut with a tool that isn’t sharp, or wrestling with a lopper that is too small for the task, you could damage the plant you’re working on.
PowerGear® loppers have always been easy to use, but the new PowerGear2™ series is even easier. They are designed to give you more amazing leverage. The new design incorporates a cam, engineered to pull the sharp blade powerfully through the most difficult part of a cut, in the middle of a branch. You get three times more power than with ordinary loppers on every cut. The coated blade stays sharp, and the comfortable handles will not give you blisters.
There’s plenty of advice in the gardening world about when to prune what, but sometimes the simplest advice is the most practical: the best time to prune is when you have a sharp pair of loppers in your hands. You may need to limb up a young tree, or cut the old stems of a mature lilac or hydrangea right at ground level. These 32” PowerGear2™ Loppers will cut through neatly. You don’t need to use any kind of wound dressing — a clean cut heals naturally.
When you’re finished pruning, wipe off the blades and the handles of your loppers and hang them on a nail in your garden shed. You’ll find yourself picking them up again before you know it.