They are pruning shears so I don’t get too excited but they do what they were made to do and they do it very well. I’ve cut through branches much bigger than they are rated for. I don’t know if the wood I’m cutting is softer than normal but I have had no problem at all.
Don’t gum up
The last pair of shears I had gummed up constantly. Mind you, I’d had them for a number of years so I don’t know how these will stand up to the test of time but they are a lot easier to use than my old ones. I let the husband use the old ones since they take a lot more strength to get through even small branches and twigs. Definitely a good buy.
Not as good as old ones
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like Fiskar has ‘trimmed’ their quality a bit. I’ve had a few other Fiskar products in the past and they seemed sturdier than these. I’ve only had them for a few weeks and they do the job and seem fine, just don’t seem as hefty in my hand as the older models. I guess time will tell if they stand up.