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!