Fiskars PowerGear Loppers (Part Two)

by Genevieve on April 25, 2012

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A year ago, my pruning life changed for the better. I didn’t realize it at first, as my partner Trevor stole my fresh new loppers to cut up kindling and I couldn’t find ‘em for a week. Once I did, I took them out to prune an overgrown Ceanothus into a lovely tree-like shape, and within 15 minutes of starting, my employee Chad had snagged them! Was I jinxed? Why did everyone keep stealing my new loppers?

When I finally got them back, I understood. The Fiskars PowerGear Loppers are small and lightweight, and they take pretty much all the effort out of making a pruning cut, which means that after an hour of cutting, I’m still in the game and feeling ready for more. And they also help me get clean pruning cuts; since I don’t need to use all of my strength to prune, I can focus on good form (you can get the bypass lopper for live wood, and the anvil lopper for dead wood).

I now own four pair so my employees can each have their own, and it’s become one of those indispensable tools in the toolbox. This is the everyday lopper I carry around the garden for small jobs. Check out the video to see me hack at Amy’s poor Buddleia:

Feeling lucky? You too could win your very own PowerGear lopper from Fiskars! Just leave a comment below to enter and I’ll pick a winner at random on Friday May 4th. US only. ¬†EDIT: Michelle is the winner! Congrats, Michelle!

For a second chance, head on over to Garden Rant, where Amy’s giving one away as well! And follow Fiskars on Facebook for more updates and contests. Good luck!

{ 105 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbie April 25, 2012 at 12:44 am

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

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Melanie Donat April 25, 2012 at 5:46 am

would love a new pair of loppers.

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Lori Diloreto April 25, 2012 at 5:47 am

That would be a most handy dandy tool at our house. Lot’s of things to prune over here!

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CEN April 25, 2012 at 6:06 am

Look out honeysuckle I’m coming for you!

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Michael April 25, 2012 at 6:06 am

Yes please!!

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Kathy M. April 25, 2012 at 6:07 am

Thanks for another great giveaway – could really use some loppers.

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Daphne April 25, 2012 at 6:10 am

I would so love a pair of loppers.

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Curtis Swartzentruber April 25, 2012 at 6:10 am

We have no end to things to prune around here, so I would love to try a new design of pruning tools.

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Kimberlesk April 25, 2012 at 6:15 am

Sign me up, please! These look amazing!

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Hugh Martin April 25, 2012 at 6:40 am

I have used Fiskars products in the past and have always been more than satisfied. Thank you for this opportunity to win.

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Jen. April 25, 2012 at 6:49 am

Loppers! Would love!

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Charlotte Owendyk April 25, 2012 at 6:49 am

WOW, I would love to have a new set of pruners…Mine is almost worn out!!!!

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Martha April 25, 2012 at 6:50 am

I bought a pair after last year’s review and need another for my husband now. I have the same sad tale as you about others snagging these pruners.

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David April 25, 2012 at 6:53 am

Got to love an easier way of pruning, you could almost climb with these.

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Geoff April 25, 2012 at 6:55 am

This would be just in time for late spring pruning!

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Bryce April 25, 2012 at 7:03 am

Oh, those overgrown shrubs are quaking in their roots!

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Owen Dell, ASLA April 25, 2012 at 7:06 am

I’m in!

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Sylvia April 25, 2012 at 7:13 am

I have friends who have this particular tool and it is so easy to use. I would love to have a pair of these.

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Mary April 25, 2012 at 7:15 am

You and Amy make pruning look so easy. With the help of these my overgrown Buddleia would definitely be a manageable size.

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Terry April 25, 2012 at 7:18 am

I (and my yard) would love a pair of these loppers. There’s still pruning to be done here in Montana.

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Amber April 25, 2012 at 7:19 am

New loppers would hit the spot.

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Thad April 25, 2012 at 7:19 am

Can never have too many pairs of loppers around the house!

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Cristin April 25, 2012 at 7:20 am

Those look fantastic and I am in need of a new pair. Thanks for the giveaway, crossing my fingers!

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TP April 25, 2012 at 7:20 am

With all the new shrubs going in around our house, these would come in handy.

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Siena Nelson April 25, 2012 at 7:25 am

Beautiful loppers! I’d love to add them to my box of gardening tools!

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Brian S April 25, 2012 at 7:26 am

Sounds way better than the Acme brand I have right now. PICK ME!!

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Doriel Lautt April 25, 2012 at 7:27 am

Love those loppers!

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Steph April 25, 2012 at 7:33 am

I could use these!

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LauraP April 25, 2012 at 7:36 am

The loppers sound fantastic, much better than the old pair I’m battling with now.

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Aileen April 25, 2012 at 7:41 am

I have a pair of the hand pruners that live in my hand. I absolutly love them!!! It would be great to have a pair for the bigger stuff.

Thx for the op :~)
-Aileen

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Kristin April 25, 2012 at 7:46 am

Thanks for the opportunity at another giveaway! I would love to try these loppers!

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Autumn April 25, 2012 at 7:54 am

The honeysuckle and multiflora rose at the local nature center where I volunteer as a Weed Warrior! will rue the day you gave me a free pair of loppers! ;)

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Humboldtjen April 25, 2012 at 8:12 am

We named our loppers Cindy…but like the real person, they are a bit dated. Would love a new pair, thanks!

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Paul O. April 25, 2012 at 8:22 am

Lopper Haiku:

Lopping alone is
A quite lonely time outside.
Loppers for my wife?

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Chris April 25, 2012 at 8:27 am

The lilacs need help!

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Liz Clark April 25, 2012 at 8:42 am

Always need more tools! Especially SHARP ones! :)

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Coco Thorpe April 25, 2012 at 9:02 am

Building a better lopper is better than building a better mousetrap! I’d love to win these.

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Fred Karp April 25, 2012 at 9:19 am

Promise to self: Never again plant a standard apple stock in an urban yard, no matter how tall the ladder and how long the pruner handles.

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Justine V. April 25, 2012 at 9:20 am

Count me in!

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Teresa April 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

Loppers! I love pruning.

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Denise April 25, 2012 at 9:32 am

New loppers desperately needed! Every growing thing in my yard needs a haircut!

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mark April 25, 2012 at 9:47 am

Fiskars is such a sharp company!

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Chris N April 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

I need a new pair. My old ones are worn out!

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Michelle April 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

New loppers!! New loppers!!

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Jan Walton April 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

Would love those loppers!

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Gordon April 25, 2012 at 11:31 am

I’ve been wanting loppers for a long time. My Grandpa gave me all of his garden tools except his loppers and I still haven’t gone out and bought any. I would love a pair of these awesome Fiskars loppers!

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Evelyn Vincent April 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

Would love a pair of these loppers, thanks!

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Sarah April 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm

My loppers keep getting “borrowed” and I don’t see them for weeks until I chase them down! I’d love to have a pair I can lend out and a new pair for myself!

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Anne T April 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I really need new tools!

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Susan Moskaly April 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Anything to make pruning more fun! New loppers, pretty please!

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Erin @ The Impatient Gardener April 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Since I won your drawing on these last year (yay!), don’t enter me now, but I just want to say how great they are. I love mine! Such a huge improvement over everything similar I’ve used.

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Gary J April 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

If I had new lobbers I would lob my old ones to someone that has none. You didn’t think I would give away the Fiskars, did you?

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Rhonda April 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Would love love love to have a pair of these!!!

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Amy R April 25, 2012 at 1:59 pm

You are such a generous blogger – thanks!

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Deborah B April 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Please enter me. I’d love to win these beautiful lopers!

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Nell Jean April 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

We old people know how important it is to find ways to protect our joints. I still have all those old loppers and shears with wood handles, but my Fiskars are my fav tools especially the ones with gears. I wish I’d bought Fiskars hole diggers back when I first saw them. I dig holes for plants in gallon pots with ancient diggers with wood handles. As Mama used to say, I need to ‘come up with the times.’

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Rachel Hoff April 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm

We’re super hard on tools and actually just killed our pair. I’d love a chance to win some new ones!

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Vicki April 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I love to have a new pair of pruners.

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Catherine April 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Wow! Do I wish I had had a pair of those the last time I pruned my ginormous Buddleia! Because I didn’t I think I maimed the poor things, they are still recovering and I’m afraid to do what they need to have done for fear of maiming them again. To the Fiskars store I go. Thanks for the demo video – I needed that.

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Val April 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Great giveaway, love Fiskars products!

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Jenny C April 25, 2012 at 4:54 pm

It would be nice to have a pair that are lighter.

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Rolf B April 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I just retired. I have a huge amount pruning to catch up on and that lopper would be a godsend. Please?

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Kim April 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Hi! I’d love a pair of these loppers, as I don’t have any!

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Alison April 25, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I could really use this great set of loppers.

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Connie April 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I love anything by Fiskars!!!!

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meg April 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm

The wild and rambunctious rhodies in my yard sure would love to see those funky old garage sale pruners disappear for a sharp ‘n shiny pair of Fiskars!!

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Kamille April 25, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Yay loppers!

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Taryn April 26, 2012 at 3:52 am

Pruning can be such a chore (when there are so many more fun things to do in the garden). Thanks for making a terrific product!

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Linda April 26, 2012 at 4:11 am

After my husband became seriously ill 2 years ago, the pruning has fallen to me. And I’m not as strong as he was. I need help and these Fiskars seem like the thing to help me.

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Marge April 26, 2012 at 4:15 am

Looks great…cant wait to try them

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Nina S. April 26, 2012 at 4:49 am

A woman can never have too many pearls or too many loppers.

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Donna Lane April 26, 2012 at 6:09 am

A new pair of loppers would help me bring my garden back from its current “local forest habitat” designation.

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Arlene April 26, 2012 at 8:07 am

I need new loppers!

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bth April 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

Many of my plants and trees have grown beyond the ability to prune them with the small Fiskars standard pruner I have been using for years. This will be the perfect upgrade.

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Pam April 26, 2012 at 8:48 am

Count me in, please!

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Cat April 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

Fiskars makes great products and I’ve got gardening to do!

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bth April 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

I need to upgrade from the standard Fiskars pruner to these loppers as my plants have grown.

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Susan April 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I’d love to have a pair to continue the everlasting war against privet, honeysuckle, multiflora rose, locust trees, dog hobble, and wild grapes. If I didn’t keep lopping, the house would soon be overrun

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ks April 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Of course it is the pot-snips that put Fiskars pruning equipment on the map..thousands sold in hardware stores in Redway, Garberville ,Ukiah etc. These look pretty cool, and may actually sway me from my beloved Corona 195BNs, now known as 6310′s. I am a pruner nerd.
KS

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kdav April 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Sung to the tune of “Its My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want to”
Its my garden and I’ll prune if I want to !
Prune if I want to!
Prune if I want to!
You would prune too if Gen gave them to you!

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Brenda Starr April 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I volunteer at Vally Permaculture Alliance’s Fruit Tree sale each year and always take my own lopper’s. They do get a workout pruning dozens of trees in one day. A new pair would be a blessing.

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kathy holmes April 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Fiskars are the best! My butterfly bush is waiting…..
Thanks

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Judith April 27, 2012 at 8:40 am

Oh yes please!! Maybe I could convince my husband to help me then!!

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Marla April 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

Hi, Gen — Thanks for the chance to make my 30+ fruit and nut trees happier and airier, and all the small bushes jealous that they only get tired old hand pruners instead of cool, ergo-tech loppers trimming them!

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bebe April 28, 2012 at 6:37 am

Oh, the things I could do with those loppers… ;)

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Cynthia April 28, 2012 at 7:49 am

I admit, I’m a cheapskate. I have been making due with the same pair of loppers my mother got me over 20 years ago. One of the handles pulls out of its joint on pretty much every cut. I say a bad word, put it back in its socket and make another cut. Rinse and repeat. I can’t just drive a screw through it because the handles are metal tubes I can’t drill a straight hole through, and the glues I’ve tried haven’t held. I just keep sharpening the blades and saying bad words. Please help me out of my rut! I entered on the other site too – if I win both I promise to donate one pair to our local community garden. Pinky-swear!

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Anne April 28, 2012 at 8:56 am

my lilacs are ready for a haircut.

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Laura April 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

Fiskars are AMAZING, and these look doubly amazing.

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Liz April 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

this looks like a great tool – count me in!

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Myrna Sieler April 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Yes I could use new prunners. I would love them.

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Cynthia April 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I wish I could win so I could give these to my mom… ^^

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Jenny April 29, 2012 at 7:45 am

On behalf of the overgrown bushes & trees in my yard, me please!

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Elaine Sumner Rumsey April 29, 2012 at 11:11 am

My journal says I entered this on 4/25 but I can’t find my name, so here I am again. Have never had a brandy-new sharp pair of loppers…what a great idea! And I love Fiskars products. Thanks for giving them away to some lucky person!
And now I’m heading over to see your friend :)
Elaine

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Amy Jarratt April 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

These would be great to win!Have been working out in the yard everyday

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Kim Brown April 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I NEED a new pair of loppers! Fiskars has the best cutting products.

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Stacey April 30, 2012 at 6:24 am

You can never have too many loppers!

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Fred Karp April 30, 2012 at 8:30 am

I sold someone on the PowerGear at a store yesterday by telling them how great they looked here!

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Tina April 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Wow, I’d love those! Fiskars are pretty tough.

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Jesse M May 1, 2012 at 1:03 am

Those look like a great tool, would love to have them for my garden!!!

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April May 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

Awesome! I would love a pair!

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Cielo May 1, 2012 at 9:59 am

when we moved into our new house 6-1/2 yrs ago it came with 6 boxwood meatballs that i don’t like; however, i can’t move them but need to keep them neat and trimmed and would LOVE a Fiskars PowerGear Loppers to help me with this task!

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David A. May 2, 2012 at 8:28 am

Thanks for all your contests! I hope I win one of these days.

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Lisa D. May 4, 2012 at 1:51 am

I’d love to win the PowerGear lopper from Fiskars. Thanks!

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hortoccult May 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm

pick me!

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Maxus May 4, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I would love to win one of these

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