If you’ve hung around North Coast Gardening for any length of time, you know that I’m a sucker for tools that do multiple jobs well.
This hedging shear is my go-to tool for cutting back perennials in fall and winter, pruning ornamental grasses and sword ferns in winter, and deadheading heathers and other plants that respond well to shearing. Yeah, you can also use it for hedging your boxwood into the shape of a rooster, if you wish. You gotta have a little fun in life, right?
You can see how it works in this video:
The best thing about the Fiskars Powergear Hedger is the metal used and the coating on the metal, both of which help the shears cut cleanly and stay sharp, and the gears that allow it to cut through much thicker stems than most pruning shears do (if you’ve tried using regular hedging shears to cut back perennials, you know it isn’t all that effective – the gear on this one makes all the difference!).
8 responses to “Video Review of Fiskars Powergear Hedging Shear”
I love Fiskars and this tool looks cool. I personally prefer the extra control I get from smaller hand-held pruners for things like lavender and heathers… even if it does take way more chops (ideal for me as home gardener, but probably not if I still had clients). You know, I think I can do 90% of all my gardening with three tools!
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ohhh, nice! My trusty ol’ felco’s are usually in my pocket… but I’ll have to give those a try, too.
Perfect timing! I like to use “hedgers” the same way you do, but YOUR tool looks so superior to what I have. I think I’ll treat myself to these Fiskars soon so I’ll be ready for a more efficient spring clean-up. Thanks for the tip!
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I used the same Fiskars hedge shears along with their heavier telescopic ones for many years until I found Barnel. I could never go back, such well engineered tools they deliver power and precision with stealth I have never experienced before for fine topiary and Parterre work I use the B1000L. Heavier hedge work for example Hornbeam Hedges I use the B1010 which has a wavy blade and serated base. Both a pleasure to work with, they blow Fiskars out of the water. http://www.barnel.com/hedgeshears.php