Master gardeners, arborists and avid gardeners alike put pruners to the test and demand features that allow fine tuning after extended use. These cutters deliver, with a replaceable blade, tension control for precise cuts, a sap grove to prevent the blade from sticking, and an ergonomic handle design that's comfortable to use.
An ideal professional grade tool for all kinds of pruning tasks
Adjustable blade tension
Ambidextrous handle design allows for comfortable left or right-handed use
Integrated sap groove keeps cutting action smooth and stick-free
1-inch cutting capacity
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based on 233 reviews
Average Customer Review:
( 233 customer reviews )
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127 of 129 found the following review helpful:
Great performance and control, perfect for a leftyFeb 08, 2010
By austin_Larry I have a number of pruners including a Felco and a Fisker power gear pruner. Both are fine pruners, but the powergear really is intended to be used by a righty. Which my wife is.
I am a lefty and short of buying the Felco lefty pruner I thought I would give this a shot. I am glad I did. First the handles are very comfortable. Excellent shape to them. The most comfortable handles I have ever used on a pruner. Second it is very maunervable. You can get to branches from any angle and direction. And I do want to point out that is really hand-neutral. My wife likes it just as much as I do. Of much less importance it looks cool. All black.
But bottom-line is you get an excellent performing pruner with extremely comfortable handles at a very good price. Great choic for a lefty or righty.
58 of 58 found the following review helpful:
Fiskars Professional Pruning Shears #9124Aug 08, 2008
By spooky cuts nicely, very good balance compares to newer fiskars design which use comp. handles, fits all my family's hands nicely, reasonable spring response, also able to gain a good grip at varies angles, which is not possible on their power gear line, good general purpose prunner.
67 of 68 found the following review helpful:
DIFFICULT TO BEAT THE QUALITY AT THIS PRICE - THIS IS AN EXCELLENT PRUNING SHEARSJun 03, 2012
By D. Blankenship I have a large number of pruning shears of my own that I have collected throughout the years and am fortunate to have access to many more - different brands and different models. I get to "test" a lot of these things. I also do a lot of pruning as we have an orchard, heavily planted and landscaped yard which includes thick woodland. I don't particularly like doing all this cutting, sawing and chopping but hey, it has to be done...or so my wife feels.
For the money these Fiskars 9124 Professional Bypass Pruning Shears are some of the best I own and in my case are quite handy. First is the fact that they are built so that they can be used by both the left and the right hand. Unfortunately I am old. Unfortunately there are some drawbacks to becoming ancient. One of those is that many people develop arthritis of the hands. I am one of those people. This is a real bummer to be quite frank. It is not a major problem yet, but it can be quite painful and most certainly has an impact on the strength of the hands. Repetitive motion is of course good for this condition but it should be done in moderation. I am not one of those individuals who enjoy pain...any pain. Now back to fortunately...I happen to be somewhat ambidextrous so it is really nothing for me to switch from one hand to the other. This design is ideal for someone like me. When one hand gets tired, weak and painful, I simply switch hands and keep going; giving the other hand a rest.
I like the fact that this particular tool has replacement blades available. I also like the fact that these items, like all to most Fiskar products have a lifetime warranty...one that from past experience with other products I know they honor...no questions asked.
This is a smooth operating pruner. There are a couple of things to note though. It does indeed work well on green limbs up to 1 inch in diameter. Dead and hard word is a different matter when you get into the one inch area. This tool is made to cut relatively small limbs. Do not buy it and expect to go out and start your own logging operation. I note that some forks have problems after they have used their pruner for a bit with the blade not making contact correctly...it being out of line. This is almost always caused by cutting and twisting at the same time. This sort of thing will break ANY pruner! It this problem happens, even with the previous abuse mentioned, I have found that simply tightening the bolt will usually fix the problem.
I not that several folks have had problems with the locking mechanism i.e. the pruner stays open. I happen to own two of these things and each had the same problem. I have found that if you just work the mechanism back and forth about ten or twenty times that the problem will simply go away.
The sap grove on this tool makes sticking unlikely and this tool gives a very nice clean and precise cut.
Note that this tool, like all tools, needs to be dried and cleaned after every use and a drop of oil now and then is highly recommended.
The handles are extremely comfortable but since they are made of a plastic material they do not do well if you leave them out in the sun and elements for extended periods of time. (We are talking weeks and months here). Plastic, my nature, will deteriorate over time. It is also noted that if you drop these thing in a brush pile and then burn the brush pile, it will ruin the pruner. Trust me...I know this to be a fact.
Are there better pruners out there? You bet there are, but you will pay far, far more money for them that the cost quoted here. For the money and for what you get for your money, it is difficult to beat these things.
Don Blankenship The Ozarks
35 of 36 found the following review helpful:
This is the pruner to getAug 17, 2009
By R. Botti
Great pruner. Reasonably priced. Easy on the hand, ergonomically correct and well balanced. Sharp as a razor.
18 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Like a hot knife through butterNov 01, 2010
By Yarii This is my first-ever pair of pruning shears so I have no way to compare them with other pruners. Having never used a pruner before, I wished it would have come with more directions than it did; for instance, I had no idea which side of the blade to hold "upwards" for the best cutting leverage, and it says the blade tension is adjustable, but I have no idea how to adjust it. It does have a diagram on blade replacement on the card (but no part number listed for the replacement blades).
I ordered this to help with trimming down a burning bush that had grown all the way up to the soffit and gutters and had grown completely out of control. Then for cutting the branches up so they would fit in my trash cart. It worked great for that.
Kind of hard to tell the size here from the picture, they are about 11" long. The description says they are good for up to 1 inch in diameter. Maybe I'm just not strong enough, but I had to use a small hand saw to cut through the wooden branches that were an inch thick. I tried at first using the pruners with a two-handed method for more cutting strength, however I was afraid I'd break the pruner. Even though these come with a great full lifetime warranty, I didn't want to chance breaking them by stressing them out too much. Maybe I would have done better with a ratcheting pruner, but as long as these made my job easier, I'm happy.
So I used the hand saw on my large branches that were basically old wood and for anything more green and soft, ¾" and under, the pruners worked fine. Being ergonomically correct, they are comfortable in the hand, and went through the smaller branches like a hot knife cuts through butter.
After pricing some locally, you can't go wrong buying your pruners here at Amazon.
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