Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pruning Stik is a Superior Product

Reviews: Fiskars 9240 Telescoping Pruning Stik

This product is superior to any other pruner I have seen. It is very easy to use, and the mechanical advantage makes lopping limbs like cutting butter. The rotating cutting head is very convenient, as are the two pull handles for cutting.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Great non-powered tree pruner

Reviews: Fiskars 9240 Telescoping Pruning Stik

This pole pruner performs excellently.
I found the following features to be especially useful:
- rotating head, allows easy cuts of branches at different angles.

- no additional rope to pull, makes for easy cutting and handling.

- saw blade is sharp and it also allows user to change the angle of the blade so that you can saw more efficiently.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

If I'd only known sooner

Reviews: Fiskars 9240 Telescoping Pruning Stik

My Fiskars pruning stik arrived two days ago and all I can say is, If I'd only known sooner! Wow!
If I'd only known sooner, I could have avoided the many trips up and down my ladder, climbing to oxygen challenging heights to trim branches that I'm sure were put there just to humiliate me. If I'd only known sooner, I could have saved a couple hundred bucks by NOT hiring a tree trimmer to come and take out branches that were unsightly and unsafe. If I'd only known sooner, I could have avoided the battle scars that I have on my forearms from winding and clawing my way into my monsterous rose tree.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Favorite tool in the shed!

Reviews: Fiskars 9234 62-Inch Pruning Stik

I can't say enough good things about this tool. I've been through traditional "pole pruners", but this is the next generation. It's strong and sturdy. This pruner uses kind of an internal chain (like a bike chain) rather than a rope, as is used on a traditional pruner. You won't fight a streching cord while cutting, you'll have the strength and stability of the chain. It also has two handles for cutting. The obvious pole handle, but also a knob at the end of the stick that pulls out of the handle and allows cutting. It provides added reach. If you need a pole pruner, this is the best I've seen...any other pruner is just a waste compared to this one.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Works well when new

Reviews: Fiskars 9240 Telescoping Pruning Stik

I've used the Telescoping Pruning Stik for 5 months to maintain 5 25ft trees. The cutting head works well for 3/4" and thinner branches. Larger than that and the jaws often get stuck around the branch. Once while trying to free it, the plastic head came off of the aluminum pole, so now I know to rotate the entire pole around the branch instead of trying to pull it free. After freeing the jaws, I was able to reattach the head. The ball-shaped pull knob on the bottom end seats very tightly and often the entire end cap comes off while trying to free it. I think it would be easier to operate if it was a T-handle. Likewise, the upper grip would also be easier to operate if it had a lower lip or pistol grip for a more positive grip. Or replace them with some sort of lever actuator for more mechanical advantage.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pruning Without Stilts

Reviews: Fiskars 9234 62-Inch Pruning Stik

At 5'3", I've always had trouble pruning trees and bushes that were just out of my reach. Standing on a step-stool in the garden not only was inconvenient, but not very safe, either. Now that I am 55, my hands are beginning to show the effects of arthritis, too.
I read about this pruning device in one of my gardening magazines and decided it was worth a try. WOW! What a pruner!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I love doing yardwork now !!

Reviews: Fiskars 9240 Telescoping Pruning Stik

So far I am completely amazed with this product! I bought this to replace an older "rope and pulley" pole saw that always annoyed me and got tangled up in branches. With this pruner you can get the cutters straight onto a branch without any hassle and it goes through the smaller limbs effortlessly.