How often have you found yourself needing to trim back a few branches or cut down some smaller limbs that need removed?
Quite a few times right? Loppers are one of those must have necessities when you live with trees all around.
Limbs, branches, and even trees, are seemingly always falling down or breaking when a storm moves through or you get one of those very windy days.
For our trimming and pruning needs, where a chainsaw is not necessary, the Fiskars 32 Inch PowerGear2 lopper is my go to cutter.
What Are The Key Features Of The Fiskars 32 Inch PowerGear2 Lopper?
Without a doubt the biggest feature with these loppers is the PowerGear2 technology.
It makes cutting bigger and thicker branches so much easier over a non-geared lopper.
The modified gears and cam gives you much more leverage to cut through thicker limbs.
Fiskars claims that you can cut up to a 2-inch thick branch, but I’ve used them on many occasions to cut through a few thicker limbs than that.
What this extra power does for you though is that it makes cutting much easier.
I’ve used cutters in the past that required you to have the strength of a strong man in order to cut down a branch.
That may be fine when you’re a young man in their 20’s, but for others it can be next to impossible.
I have to say that the PowerGear2 technology and longer 32-inch handles make these the easiest to cut and best loppers I’ve used.
~ For cutting large limbs on a fallen tree or bigger branch laying on the ground, you can make use the ground for added leverage.
Place the cutters around the limb you want to cut and then place one of the handles on the ground. Use both hands on the other handle in the air to make your cut. It helps eliminate straining your muscles and wearing you down. ~
Titanium Coated Hardened Steel Blade
I’ve been using Fiskars loppers for over five years now and one of the things I like best are the blades on them.
They’re tough as nails. With all the heavy use they’ve been through, the blade doesn’t chip or break off like I’ve had happen with other brands.
The titanium coating is a nice addition as well. The blade won’t “gum up” when you cut through sap heavy limbs.
I never have to wipe them off or fight with them in opening up and cutting due to being all gummed up.
You might be thinking, what’s the big deal with a lifetime warranty? You’ll never use it anyway.
Well, not so fast. Several years ago, my original Fiskars loppers broke. I wasn’t shocked because they get a work out here on the property and I may have tried to cut way too thick of limb.
I got in contact with the company and let them know what had happened and sent them in to them.
A couple of weeks later I got a FedEx delivery containing a new pair.
It’s nice to see a company providing real customer service and backing up what they say they will do.
So when you see Fiskars state that their products carry a lifetime guarantee… they really do mean it.
What They Will Not Do
While these cutters do almost everything well, they are by no means perfect.
The biggest issue you’ll likely encounter is the restricted access when cutting limbs or branches within dense trees or in heavy brush areas.
In order to cut through thicker limbs the handles must open up wide in order to get the blade around the limb, and that is where the problems can arise.
Other limbs on the tree can prevent you from being able to open the handles wide enough to cut the branch you’re trying to remove.
The reason the handles need more room to open is due in part to the power gear of the lopper. A non-geared lopper doesn’t need as much room.
While you can simply move the handles around to get the space you need to make your cut, but this may not be a viable option if you find yourself standing on a ladder.
If you try to move them around to find some extra space, you might find yourself losing your balance real quick.
- Tough, well-built loppers that provide the thickest cutting capacity
- PowerGear2 design and 32-inch handles makes these easy for anyone to cut limbs/branches
- Hardened and coated steel blade won’t chip, gum up or rust
- Performance and value for the money
- Lifetime warranty
- Difficult to open handles wide enough to cut branches in densely packed trees and heavy brush
Bottom Line – Do These Loppers Live Up To Their Promises?
There’s no question that the Fiskars PowerGear2 Loppers are well-made and of excellent quality.
Sure, other loppers like ones from Tabor, Apex, Felco and Spear & Jackson are all good quality for the most part, I prefer this Fiskar model.
I use them weekly around the property and they have handled the heavy use without a hitch.
In addition, the company stands behind them with a lifetime guarantee. I recommend them without hesitation.