Fiskars 12 ft. Steel Curved Extendable Tree Pruner

(92 customer reviews)

$44.00

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92 reviews for Fiskars 12 ft. Steel Curved Extendable Tree Pruner

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  3. Ode442003

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    The problem with this order is they chose to ship it via USPS. Added two days to my getting it! Once in hand it was worth every penny. The pole is so simple and strong. It takes seconds to adjust to the perfect height. I use both the cutter and the saw. I’m a 63 year old woman and I easily lopped of small branches with the cutter and sawed off two large branches with barely any effort. The power the pull gives you on the small branch cutter is amazing. My last one was a manual pull to cut and it took all my effort. You won’t be sorry to get this product.

  4. molemann

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great lopper

    Good product. Surprisingly stout and sturdy. Sections slide up and down effortlessly.The pull on the lopper is very easy, even when you have a large branch loaded.The saw works great. Probably not the best quality but the hook on the end does it’s job.Also, after a month with this, I have cut a ton of limbs with the lopper end and used the saw on some bigger 3-4″ branches. After reading the other negative reviews, Maybe I got lucky with my pruner but it is still solid and in tact.

    One person found this helpful

  5. Dennis Dabney Jr

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very useful!

    Works perfectly! When a branch is too big for the pruner the saw cuts through like butter.

  6. Louis

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great

    I put the pole saw to worked today for the first time, and it worked great! I used it to cut palm tree branches down, and it worked better and faster than my electric extender chain saw I normally use. Also, was able to use the pruner on branches at the top of my orange tree that I was not able to reach before. Worked like a charm. So far, seems sturdy enough for the jobs I have to do in my yard. So glad I purchased it.

  7. Trisha

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Tool!

    Have a variety of mature trees on my half acre lot that needed lower branches trimmed for fire safety. My neighbor brought his saw over to demonstrate how to best trim. I purchased the shorter saw as I’m only five feet tall. I can easily adjust the height up to the 14 feet and trim with stability. I’ve completed trimming four trees on my own. Great tool and am very pleased with how easily it saws through the limbs and branches! The saw comes with a saw tooth cover which is easy to take off/on.

    4 people found this helpful

  8. Steve M.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Durable and reliable, absolutely!

    Being only 5’6”, using this pruning device gave me the ability to reach new heights, effectively.More importantly, it makes pruning a tree fun! Love it!

  9. Farmboy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very handy and useful.

    I bought this pruner for trimming fruit trees and ornamental trees. I still climb trees to trim branches that are difficult to reach with a pole-saw. This extending pruner is ideal for my purposes. It is handy for jobs that don’t require a pole-saw, easy to maneuver and extend when I’m working up in a tree, and is sturdy enough to handle large branches. The saw blade could be a bit sturdier (4-stars by my rating), but overall I rate this pruner at 5-stars.

    One person found this helpful

  10. Beth A. Everett

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product to help homeowners save money on yard work.

    I purchased this item a couple years ago but have never reviewed. This tool has saved me hundreds of dollars. There is an easement at the back of my property (about 80 feet in length) that has an extensive wooded area. The growth in that area had started taking over my back yard moving several feet into my yard over my chain link fence. I needed height to start clearing the branches. Once the initial clearing was completed, I use this tool for maintenance in the spring and fall. I am a 57 year old woman, and the design works well, but you do need to be in good physical shape, as strength is needed to operate.

  11. RobRob

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lifesaver – maybe literally.

    This was perfect for my needs. I used to bring out the extended ladder with branch clippers, nearly falling off a couple of times. This saws right through the branches fairly easily – likely sawed off 20 old ones today. The hook on the saw was also useful for pulling out cruft from the tree (branch shedding, etc). Used the small pincer a couple of times as well (you pull the rope to close the pincer) – wish the mouth was a bit wider. Also wish there was better rope management – it generally just dangles and gets caught up on something from time to time. I also only had to extend one of the two extension bars to reach what I needed to. Very nice reach.I was almost about to pay someone to come out. Glad I didn’t have to.

    2 people found this helpful

  12. JD

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome tool

    I was able to trim trees far higher than what I had anticipated. Saw was extremely sharp and cut most branches with only two to four pulls.

  13. Bob B

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hi Quality

    The very highest quality and exceptional engineering.

  14. Rats Bats Cats

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    I am having such a great time using this item after not being able to get to so many limbs I wanted to cut down. I am a female on the small side and it is fairly heavy and awkward for me to handly and I have had to find ways to help stableize it when using it; but, it works great and I love having it. Maybe in the future I can find one a little lighter weight; but, for now, this one works for me.

  15. SenRaq

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This tool is so satisfying

    My neighbor has a tall tree that grows over the fence and reaches to my roof of my house. I was concerned about rodents jumping from her try branches to my roof. I have NEVER EVER used a tool like this but after some research, I realized this was the tool for the job. Let me just cut to the chase. This tool extended to enormous heights and very very easily cut down even the tallest of branches. It was extremely satisfying to hook onto a branch, pull a string, and have the branch come crashing down. I haven’t tried the saw feature yet because the cutting branch part of the tool was more than capable to cutting through the branches from my neighbors like tree.

    5 people found this helpful

  16. Dave Hall

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cutter

    Easy to use, works great, cutter is easy to use, and the saw works great.. cut a 7” branch with it

  17. Steve Walter

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superior to what I expected before purchase

    I’m pleased with MOST of this tool — it has a very nice Saw Blade; I believe its Oval Extension Poles offers better structural strength than previously-used Round Poles; it has a pair of nicely made outer C-Clamps for the Pole Extensions; the Pole Extensions are fairly sturdy, and lock very securely into their different “open” positions quite well; the length of the Fully-Extended Pole Saw seems a bit longer than I expected (but I’ve not measured it, nor directly compared it to previous pole saws, yet).The Pruning Blade is this tool’s weakest link and has caused me the most difficulty, so far. I’m pleased to see that it seems to be a Metal Cutting Blade with a pass-thru cut against a (Painted) Metal Brace. (It originally looked like a plastic housing to me, so I’m hoping it’s actually metal.) The fact that some of the painted surface is chipping away after a few dozen cuts is annoying, but tolerable. The bigger problem is the Cutting Blade rarely springs back to its fully open position — so, I always have to bring the top mechanism all the way back to within reach of my hands, pull it fully open, then use it again — and repeat this process. [Note that WD40 hasn’t eliminated this time-consuming problem.]

    13 people found this helpful

  18. Jenny

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    We prunin’ now!!!

    I really like it!!! At first I couldn’t get the cutter to work but, realized the very nice cord was too big for the pully system and the blade wasn’t sharp. It wasn’t necessary to take the blade off, I couldn’t get it off anyway, some extra fine sand paper did the job of sharpening. I replaced the cord with craft, parachute cord, (something in between the 2 sizes would be ideal) and it works GREAT!!!!! My poor squirrels will have to find another route across the house. This thing’s actually fun to use. Thanks Fiskars!!!

    One person found this helpful

  19. Misty

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got this to keep the trees in check

    We have several trees that are our own on our own property, but we also have to deal with the trees that belong to the HOA. I like them, but they don’t trim them nearly enough and they grow into our peach tree. This made it possible for us to keep them from invading our yard. My husband also had a great time using it lol.

    One person found this helpful

  20. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent trimmer – would recommend

    This is a very nice trimmer. The blade is sharp and it cuts really well. The mechanics of the blade and cutting and of the extension pole are very nice and likely to last. If I have any nit at all to pick its that I find it a bit heavy when extended.

  21. HomeShopper

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Making gardener’s life easier

    Easy to use. Pruned dried orange tree branches that are higher. Lower Rose branches with thorns can be cut using the handle far from the bushes. Not scratching my arms. After many times using it, blade is still sharp. Got what I needed for my garden and protecting myself from falling if I were to cut higher branches without this tool.

  22. David mark strauch

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality

    Bought these to take care of the very little tree trimming I had to do at home, worked well enough I decided to take them camping to trim dead branches that couldn’t be reached other wise and put them to work, still holding up after almost a full summer out in the mountains, I’ll buy them again when these finally do wear out.

  23. Mr. DONNMr. DONN

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic tool. (one fault)

    Purchased to “CUT” dangling tennis shoes from overhead wires. Steel pruner does not “CUT”, Steel pruner only “PARTS”. BLADE is sharp enough to “PART” branches but NOT sharp enough to “CUT” shoe laces. Still, “FANTASTIC” tool, when used accordingly. Possibly a pruner blade similar to a “PVC” CUTTER BLADE, could be a UPGRADE. DA?

  24. E

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is very well constructed

    My 14 foot trimmer extension holes wore out so I purchased this 16 footer and it is really made well. Turns out Fiskars replaced my 14 footer under warranty so now I have two.

  25. KLArm

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Is there a pruning blade mystery?

    I have used this pruner for over a year. Today the pruner blade fractured… and I’ve ordered a new one from Fiskars. Meanwhile I was reading the reviews and am puzzled at how many reviewers hated the chain drive and the pruning blade.I’ve owned several pole pruners over past 40 years. The blade and the chain drive are my two favorite features of this pruner. While working in dense foliage, the common block-&-tackle-devices would often lack room to make a blade work, necessitating finding a new angle of attack. The chain does away with the need for several inches of clearance. If I can snag the branch, it’s coming off when I pull. The force required is remarkably less than that expected with previous pruners.Yes, my blade broke… but after I got many hundreds of cuts that all made me smile at how smart I was to buy it. If it had broken the first day, I would not be writing this. On the other hand, there are probably a lot more people quite happy with the chain drive and the blade. They don’t write reviews because they’re happier when lopping branches.

    4 people found this helpful

  26. Mike

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the previous version

    Replaced a 14 year old Fiskar model. It finally broke. The new one is a bit heavier but has a better locking mechanism and is easier to grip than the old round shaft.

  27. Gregg – COO

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome tree-saw/pruner!!

    I was waiting for this to arrive as I had quite a lot of high tree branches that were thrashing my roof, guttering, and walls in moderate winds. This thing is EVERYTHING I was hoping it would be; not too heavy, easy to use, and plenty of reach (1-2ft above gutters on a 2½ storey home). This one checks all the boxes and more; it was virtually ready to use straight out of the box (just had to swing the saw blade in place).I got this for the saw, but the pruner is way more useful than I thought possible! I have a Fiskars 5ft (non-extending) chain-drive pruner and it’s *okay* up to ½” maybe ¾” limbs with a lot of effort, This baby handled ¾” with ease and slightly larger. I had some 1in-plus limbs but I wanted to try the saw on those; equally easy to use.Sounds too good to be true? The one and only drawback on this product is this; when the trees are in full foliage, the saw blade being extended *does* catch leaves and small limbs, making pruning a little more challenging. A quick loosen of the wing-hut and remove the saw blade was my cure … AWESOME tool Fiskars!!!

    2 people found this helpful

  28. 12 Books a Year

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight, doesn’t wear out your arms, I’d buy again.

    Bought this because I wanted something lighter and less bulky than a full pole saw. It fit the bill perfectly. It is easy to carry around and bungee onto front of ATV to drive out to the worksite. Much better than maneuvering a heavy and bulky full sized pole saw.Pros: light and compact. Sturdy. The locking clips never slipped once during a week of heavy duty farm work. The saw is light enough to use all day long and doesn’t burn out my arm muscles. Reaches 99% of the limbs I want to cut, then I only need to drag out the long pole saw at end of the day to get the few higher limbs that I couldn’t reach.Cons:. None really. I did replace the standard 12″ blade that came with this saw with an extra Fiskars 15″ blade made for the bigger pole saws. This was a personal preference so I could easily cut the bigger limbs with less strokes. The wingnut that keeps the blade extended did loosen up a bit every so often, but this is expected on an adjustable blade mount.Used it to clear approx 1000 ft of hardwood treeline on our farm. It’s lightweight so it’s easy to carry around and doesn’t wear you out after a long day of work. Paid $28. I would buy it again.

    19 people found this helpful

  29. Mary Thomas

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s did not meet my expectations

    It is not sturdy and blades are dull

  30. R.L.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super effective tool for tree trimming!

    Received it last night and used this this morning. Came completely assembled. Be careful getting the blade side out of its blister packaging. The packaging can be sharp.Light enough to be held by one hand while the other works the pruner. The saw is a traditional manual pole saw for tree branches. I was able to use the pruning head for branches up to 1.25 inches (as advertised). It cuts through branches like butter. The chain gear makes for a smooth cut. There is literally no wobble when fully extended. Locks up tight. It does get heavy after 30 minutes of usage at full extension. I would not recommend this for someone without the necessary upper body strength.Probably paid for itself 10x over with one extended use!

    4 people found this helpful

  31. James Hall

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily reaches over the neighbor’s fence for needed pruning

    It does everything they trumpet in their description. Haven’t used it on a tree yet but the neighbors F—— cactus which insist on growing like huge weeds over our fence have felt the brunt of my disgust. They tremble when they see it coming. It actually works very well at cutting cactus and I guess it will trim my apricot tree in the Fall with the same ease of use and practical construction. Highly recommended but keep it away from kids and angry neighbors.Took me a while to figure out why the description says its a compact extending tree pruner. I pondered why you want some thing that extends the tree while pruning. But that’s just lousy grammar, the trimmer is dandy.

    13 people found this helpful

  32. dvienna

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish we would of had these awhile back

    We absolutely love these, what a big difference it time saving and ease of use.

  33. THOMAS A HIDAY

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A tree limb cutting machine!

    The day I got this thing I took it out and brought down a four inch lib that was about twelve feet up. It makes doing that kind of work easy. Be careful of that saw blade. It is sharp. That blade has a hook on the end that makes it easy to keep the blade in the cut. In addition to that blade there is a cutter for small limbs that also does a great job. It is all I hoped it would be.

  34. William Swartzendruber

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    I’ve had difficulty with the pull-cord getting hung up.

  35. Roger Moore

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    What an improvement over saws from twenty years ago. Great for very high palm frons!

    Needed to get up on a large (thick-thank goodness) wall and then extend this bad boy almost to its fullest but was successful in cutting or more accurately sawing off dead frons. Then you can use the teeth of the very sharp saw blade to grab the fallen fron (in a tree below it) and drag towards me for removal. The trimmer part also works well but typically homeowner trimmer will dull and require a lot of pulling on the rope. Will update if I it happens with this one. Unit is fiberglass so it is light and strong. I did not find it weak in any way structurally. My only complaint is the cap on the bottom of the oval pole comes off easily. Guess thats why God made Superglue!

  36. DEED

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done

    I felt like a tree surgeonSawing and cuttingI’m happy with it i’m partially handicap, so the light fiberglass pole was great to handle and work with

  37. Jackie H.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Effective, Sharp, Helpful Tool

    This tool is awesome. I’ve never been able to trim branches very high up because I don’t like ladders. This one lets me cut significantly high and the blades are sharp both on the saw and the cutter. My one concern is that with the pole extended most of the way, I was still probably reaching out to high holding on only to the very bottom of the pole, Making it quite top-heavy once you’ve cut through the branch. I could have had an easier time with some assistance, but I did it by myself.

    One person found this helpful

  38. lucindexx

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trimming bushes and trees in Florida

    Works well and even a senior citizen woman can handle it….no problem ..

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  39. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    The first one I ordered was a used very good condition pole saw. It arrived with just the pole and no saw attached. Very disappointed. But I called Amazon and they immediately took care of the issue and refunded my money. I then ordered another one but this time I ordered a new one. It arrived perfectly. It’s a great pole saw. I particularly like the branch clipper feature. So easy to use. It’s perfect.

  40. Carla Z

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Long handled saw.

    This works great for branches just out of your reach.

  41. Jay A Shorr

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vital Tool

    This extension role trimmer is lightweight, easy to use, very essential tool to help with maintaining the trees between professional grooming. We use it quite often.

  42. jim s

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for trimming crepe myrtles tree

    This trimmer is easy to use. The trimmer extends out to 16 ft. Making it easy to trim older taller Crepe Myrtle trees. Sure it would work on other trees or shrubs.

  43. andypoonanny

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is amazing!

    In no way did I think it would just cut three 1” pieces with a pull of a chord, or whip through the thick stuff so easily! It’s well worth the money!

  44. Steve H

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice

    Light weight, great extension, sharp cutting jaws.

  45. SKD.NJ

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected

    It made easy work of trimming the limbs. Very well made. The oval shape makes it easier to handle as well as keeping the pole from bending as much. The sections snap into ball retention holes. That combined with the friction clips makes it very sturdy. It will not collapse over time. They engineered this to be a great tool.After doping the first three trees I realized a better way of doing it.You would assume it’s best to start with the low limps and work your way up the tree. The problem with that is your arms get tired by the time you reach the top limbs. Instead, work your way down. So as you work your arms are less and less extended.

  46. Steve

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This limb saw is compact, robust and just right for my needs.

    In the past when I had more property and larger trees this wouldn’t be the ideal too. Now that we live on a small lot with smaller trees this is their perfect solution. Long enough to have reach, compact to store easy and a solid made nice quality limb saw. Very happy with the purchase.

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  47. Porter Woodward

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works – tested it immediately upon receipt.

    We have a willow style tree which overhangs our patio. Lately it’s started to look like a kid with an unruly hairdo who hasn’t seen a barber or stylist in a long while. A few scaggly branches popping out here and there. It seems less than ideal – not to mention due to it’s height, not possible – to really use a ladder effectively with a trimmer or lopper in hand. So pole lopper/saw it is.After looking at a lot of reviews and specs – this Fiskars model hits the right mix of features (length and cutting capability) for a good price. The model I purchased extends from 7′ – 16′ and has the “chain drive”.Overall the tool seems sturdy – time will tell. The fiberglass pole is striking a nice balance between weight and strength and reach. The tool head with lopper worked fine to nip thru 3 branches that were just a bit over 1″ in diameter (thickness). I have not yet tested the saw – other than to remove the blade while using the lopper.When fixing the saw for use – you undo a single wingnut and align a support hole with a nub on the tool head and the hole for the bolt for the wing nut to (re)secure the saw. It would be nice if they’d include a second nub so you could secure the blade to the tool while it’s not in use and not worry that it could slide out of position.Overall I’m happy with the price/performance – it made easy work of the test branches on the willow over the patio – requiring not too much strength to pull the rope for the lopper. It’s a bit unwieldy but extended to 12 or 16 feet that’s to be expected. Time will tell about the durability – but I have a weekend coming up soon to do some trimming on a number of trees around my property.

    9 people found this helpful

  48. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for trimming high branches

    When the description said the pruner would cut branches up to 1.25″, I wasn’t sure it was true — but it is. I’m an older woman, but I was able to use this to trim a Japanese maple branches that were about to reach my house. Definitely worth the money and highly recommended.

  49. Judy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great trimmers!

    I have a neighbor that refuses to trim the bushes in her yard, so they grow over my fence and over the roof of my shed. Problem solved!

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  50. Vicki E. Newport

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    really good, really hard

    I got this really good sharp, but hard to snap the branches. I am trying to snap the dead branches, but I accidentally snapped the fresh branches twice. I’m learning how to treat the nice tall tree. I’m a woman and going to be 66 in December. I put into my son in law’s shed to protect my grand children from an injury. And there is no bolt include. So I went to the store and found the right size is TOGGLE BOLT 1/4 X 3. Finally.

  51. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Tree Trimmer

    Excellent product. Works great. Recommend.

  52. adolph lu

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD PRUNER

    Does the job well. Takes some getting used to for fully extended use.

  53. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    telescopic saw

    easy to use

  54. Steven J Harhart

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Was able to cut branches that hung over my fence from neighbors apple tree with no issues. Hardest part was installing blade intend of pole but that was only because but was hard to loosen by hand. Pruner is easy to use and saw cuts better than I thought it would.

  55. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pole saw

    Just as described, fair price

  56. John M

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight but strong

    Even at max length I could still cut sizable limbs from trees with ease. The hook at the end is also a really nice feature that helps with small branches and vines. The only drawback is the length of the pull cord. When the pole is retracted the cord drags the ground.

    2 people found this helpful

  57. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fiskars pole saw

    Very well made.

  58. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy. Sharp. Easy to use. Game changer!

    Waited to use first. Swf here. Have had other cutters. By far this is the best. Cuts sharp. Saws great. Firm easy to hold rod. Easy to extend then collapse. High reaching and while extended sits in your hands securely as pole holds up! This is a game changer for tree work.

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  59. MisKitty

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tip Top Pruner

    This device made me very happy. We have trees and shrubs that grow up in front of our deck and block our water view. this pole saw allows me to top many of them off while standing on the deck. It’s relatively easy to control and does an excellent job of cutting through branches. Most of the branches I cut are only about a half inch to an inch but the saw cuts and cleanly and easily. I plan to do lots more pruning with it once the leaves are off the trees and I think it’s going to come in very handy in the years to come.

    5 people found this helpful

  60. minamiyoko

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved to support tool longevity

    The new Fiskars Pruner/Pole Saw has improved greatly on the short comings of earlier modelsWe had bought one several years ago and it has been only partially usable the last couple of years. It would not lock in place when extended and the pole saw would not hold for long when deployed. So, I could only reach lower branches and had to keep re-fastening the pole saw as I cut This, even though I used it only once or twice per year.Not sure when the changes were made, by the current version looks to have addressed both of these issues. The only downside is that the extension only has certain locked positions and the pole saw must be detached when deploying it from it from its stored position. However, the number of extension points is sufficient so that is a minor concern, at most. Having the pole saw locked in place when in use is more important than saving a few seconds taking it out of and putting it back in storage.While I’ve just received the new version, I can tell these improvements have made the Fiskars Pruner/Pole Saw a sturdier and more reliable product. It may be the last one I need to buy.

    4 people found this helpful

  61. Michael P.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes patience and care to use.

    This is a great tool. The sections stay locked in their extended positions and do not creep during use. Yes, when fully extended it can be awkward to position and use. I have been the saw pruner in up to five inch limbs at full pole extension. As with cutting any weighted limb a starting under cut would be preferable but is not always feasible. Much preferable to a gas chainsaw-like pole saw. Lighter and not as tiring. Shoulders can suffer a bit.

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  62. gail

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fiskars 12 Foot Extendable Pole Saw & Pruner, Orange (393951-1001)

    I recently bought it, and I just used it for the first time to trim back a huge pine tree that hangs over my back fence and over my shed. I’m 5 feet tall, and that extended pruner reached limbs and branches I would have had to stand on the top step of a ladder to reach. I just stood on the ground and cut away! I did remove the pole saw that comes with the pruner. It just got in the way when I wanted to cut a branch. It’s easy to put on and take off. I definitely recommend this pruner.

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  63. Barry Livingston

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Prunner

    This saw and cutting tool ia absolutely great

  64. ~Tony Boyle

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    pricey

    I bought the above product. Its exactly as advertised. I am disappointed however, I was in Home Depot yesterday and saw the saw for $79.99 (looked exactly there same. 16Ft. ~Extension. Not happy about the difference in price. (I will not return it but not happy )

    3 people found this helpful

  65. Frogman

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tree Trimmer

    These are the bomb. They are light weight, and when extended out, hardly no flex. Very sharp and cut through limbs with ease. Great garden tool.

  66. Mike Brammer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthwhile tool

    I have 3 of these now and had a failure on the first one relative to the extension lock button. The earlier one had an orange adjustment lever with a chrome lock button, the lock button locked up with the unit extended. The newer un its no longer have the chrome lock button and work well.

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  67. Jon Brown

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for occasional use

    This isn’t professional quality like you’ll want to be using it 8 hours a day every day, but it’s more than sufficient for home owner use and I think will last years.I did find the buttons that lock the pole (pins in holes) to be really hard to use and sticky. The slide clamp works fine though.The pruner (rope pull) works well enough on 1″ and under green limbs. Anything bigger than that, or anything dead and hard, I cut with the saw anyway. The exposed blade does mean you have to be carefull not to accidentally scar bark by hooking it over something you’re not removing (pro tools the blade would be fully retracted into a sheath).Overall it’s not as light as the fancy professional Silky Hayauchi which literally cost 5x as much, but it’s lighter than my old saw by a lot. I’m happy for the price point

    3 people found this helpful

  68. chickin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to use. A useful tool to have around.

    Used it to cut branches from a pear tree to have more sunlight for flower garden and to keep gutters clean and clear.

    2 people found this helpful

  69. Salvador Hernandez

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working great

    Extends easily and has a great reach. The pruner and saw work well. When using the pruner, the saw should be removed so it doesn’t get in the way of maneuvering the pruner in to position. The position and shape of the pruner blades make it easy to grab the branch you are going to cut. So far, if a branch can be hooked and fits in the blades, it can be cut.

    3 people found this helpful

  70. Andrew S.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    All the functions I need.

    A real quality tree trimmer with the functions I need.

  71. Astor Drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use. Cut limbs with little or reasonable effort.

    Well constructed. I was able to cut limbs with little or at least reasonable effort.It was a little short for some of my limbs, so I just added on an extender to make the pole longer. The rope was already a little longer, so I was able to reach up to the taller areas, grab the branch and put it down and then use the rope to execute the cut.Very happy with the purchase.

  72. Iceman1963

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a great tree trimming tool

    This is a great tree trimming tool. I have had to do a lot of pruning along the driveway to clear branches for the delivery trucks. In the past I would have had to get a tree service to perform this work. I am able to take care of most of the pruning with this tool. The extensions work fine and lock firmly in place. It is a little awkward to use when fully extended but it still does the job. The blade on the saw is nice and sharp and the hook on the end helps keep the blade on the branch. The pruner works well and the blade is just as sharp as the saw.

    5 people found this helpful

  73. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS as described !!

    I think the pruner when used within the confines of its design limitations is well made for the cost, I was going to order the shorter one thinking I would not need the length…. known I’m happy I ordered the large one because I have been using it fully extended ! … yes it gets a little bit difficult to handle fully extended but this sure beats bringing out the ladder and climbing up and down multiple times. All the saplings, suckers and twigs easily were cut off. ( the rope is kinda a pain you always have to be mindful of it ) the blade has a hook on the end that helps to keep the blade in the cut .

    One person found this helpful

  74. Laura

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reaches High Limbs for Pruning or Sawing

    This is longer than 12′. It is about 8′ long and extends to about 15′. It is the Fiskars quality I know from their amazing scissors. It is fairly light for its size. The pruner is sharp and easily cuts 1″ or smaller branches. It will cut up to about 2″, but over 1″ takes a lot more force and strength. If you only want to prune smaller branches, then don’t install the saw. With the saw attached, it is more difficult to place the pruning hook.The saw works well. It has been outside in the rain for several days and is still bright and shiny stainless. I’ve cut up to 6″ limbs with it overhead, but that size limb takes about 20 minutes to cut. Smaller limbs cut through in a few minutes with the super sharp saw.The adjusting mechanism is very easy to use. There is a collar that locks the pole to length. Once the collar is released, you can press a button to slide the extension in or out. There are 3 extension holes that make it about 10′, 12′, and 15′ at its longest. Release the button and slide the extension until it clicks. Then close the collar and start cutting. It is more difficult to stabilize at the longer settings. The pruning rope extends about 2′ longer than the pole at it greatest length. It’s better to only prune 1″ or smaller branches when it is fully extended, because the force needed for larger branches cause a bow in the device while pulling the cord.There were some issues with the pruning head cord coming off the rollers from branch contact. It was easy to correct by hand. I left the saw attached (held on by a single wingnut), but I think there would be less cord issues without the saw.I’m very pleased with this pole saw and I’m so happy that I didn’t get the multi-piece long saws after seeing how they come apart. I highly recommend this pole saw/pruner from Fiskars.UPDATE: Still 5 stars! I’ve used this pole saw a lot. The pruning cord can get tangled at shorter lengths, but is easy to manage by hold the cord on the handle during use. I love this pole saw and it has done everything I needed with high branches!

    20 people found this helpful

  75. ZachZach

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great saw with limitations

    The sheer blade is not sharpened to the end and flairs away from the anvil. If you try to cut something too big it can’t and will force the blade into the anvil. I trimmed 20 trees(all hardwoods oak, maple and locust) along my driveway without issues and am happy with how it cuts. It just is very hard to judge branch width when your reaching 20′ in the air so it’s only a matter of time before I mess up the anvil like the other poor reviews. In the meantime I’m sawing smaller branches than I need too because this flaw.

    One person found this helpful

  76. Special K

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this product

    I hadn’t had my trees trimmed for awhile and was shocked when I got a few estimates all over $1000. I thought what the heck … I’ll do it myself so I bought a chain saw and this glorious product that I used in most of the trimming. I’m always leery of 5-star ratings wondering if the company manages to hack in and fix the numbers but I was surprised. The hook on the end of the blade makes a big difference and it really cuts through the branches but the blades a little thin so if it jams up it wobbles a little. The trimmer device works well but can be a little awkward and that’s to be expected when you’ve got the extension going on this. It’s a little shaky if you extend it to full capacity and I came close but it still worked fine. After reviewing what I just reviewed maybe I should give it 4 stars but I was just too happy with the results.

    2 people found this helpful

  77. Terry A

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Love the Fiskars pole saw

  78. W Padilla

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST CHOICE

    FISKAR’S A1 Quality built into this Pole Saw. Easy, Sturdy and Well Built. No Regrets on This Purchase.

  79. Diane Howle

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy & easy to use.

    Blade teeth good, less jamming than traditional tree cut blades.

  80. albanydc

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for homeowners

    I purchased this pruner for periodic use around our yard. It easily cut tree limbs up to 1 1/4″. It is sturdy and strong; I am glad I didn’t buy the next version up, as this was more than sufficient for what I need. I had no problem making the cuts. I found all I needed to do was line up the tree limb in the black hook, then slowly and steadily pull on the black cord, and the cut was made virtually every time. I was concerned that there were no instructions or manual that came with the pruner, but I found several videos on Youtube that showed how to use it.

    2 people found this helpful

  81. A Confidential

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my pruner

    I actually liked the one before this (same brand) that I received more but this works pretty good too. Just the right height for my tall lemon tree. I love that it can extend from two different parts of the pruner. The blade is real smooth and cuts the inch thick branches easily. I am a pretty short person in stature so having this really helps when I need to prune my tree. I recommend it

  82. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for trimming branches!

    My deceased husband had tree trimmers using as many as 4 12ft sections. I could only manage two, safely.This is a good remedy for what I need now…….consider this one of my favorites, being able to keep the yard cared for, by myself.

    3 people found this helpful

  83. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price

    Easy to use and stays sharper longer than inexpensive brands. Spend the extra money and get the Cadillac. Your Volkswagen will always be in the garage.

  84. D. Brant

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    FISKARS — A GREAT NAME for scissors. And a GREAT NAME for POLE PRUNERS!

    We moved from a Santa Monica condo to a house in the mountains and one of the first things we bought was this pole pruner so we could fire abate our trees. We’ve used it to cut the top off of trees (6 inches in diameter) so we could safely cut the rest with a chainsaw. And, of course, we’ve used the saw and the rope cutter to prune dead branches up to the full length of the pole. Yes, at full extension it gets a little flimsy (and you get a cross-fit workout) but it still works great. And the extension locks are easy to use and secure.

    3 people found this helpful

  85. Constant Gardener

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    EXTENDED REACH TO HELP CUT HIGHER BRANCHES.

    I LIKE THE EXTENDED REACH, WHICH ENABLES MY CUTTING HIGHER BRANCHES. STURDY, WITH SHARP CUTTING EDGES. I HAVE SEVERAL OTHER FISKARS PRODUCTS, WHICH ARE STILL GIVING EXCELLENT SERVICE.

  86. Todd K

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Light and works

    Worked great for trimming tops of Leland cypress

  87. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality tool!

    Don’t usually write reviews unless extremely impressed with something. This tree pruner is quality through and through! Makes clearing shooting lanes on my property a breeze and works wonders around the house. Probably cheaper options, but this tool is legit! Just buy it!

  88. rick johns

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    s[ze

    works grate

  89. Sherrie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement

    It arrived on time and replaced a broken item. After reading the reviews I chose this item and have not been disappointed.

    One person found this helpful

  90. Pete Olson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it for the hooked saw blade.

    The hooked saw blade is really nice when working on high branches. The bypass pruners are so nice I actually use it on any larger branch on the property because it’s so easy to cut with.

    2 people found this helpful

  91. easy to install added beauty to my home

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    yard work

    I put it to work as soon as I got it I really enjoy it it did it it’s job

  92. Haywire

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool

    Have pruned hundreds of limbs, still works great

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