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Exceptionally poor quality product - this is not the fiskars i knew
March 2, 2018
I bought these based on fiskars name vs the equally highly rated but unknown Chinese brand. when received, i pruned 1 blueberry and two new Japanese plum trees (still in pots). The blueberry went OK, sort of, the blades splayed apart a few times, and at the end of making all of a dozen cuts on branches not greater than 3/8, the blade was nicked rather severely. I then went and trimmed my plums, removing some branches i didnt want. In the course of cutting a branch off at the central leader (<1/2"), the shears splayed apart and ripped bark down into the tree rather than the clean cut i was attempting to make. My $80 tree is severely injured my these cheap pos shears. Save the 10$ and use your teeth, they will make a crisper cut than this garbage.
>Poor Ergonomics in the handle
>Return Spring is seriously undersized
>Lock mechanism feels chinsey, i suspect it would fail fairly quickly if it wasnt for the fact that the "blade" is more like a cow's molars after a single use.
>i seriously doubt they even bothered with any kind of heat treatment of the blade based on how fast it was damaged and dulled