Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears (91095935J)

Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears (91095935J)

This reliable pruner is ideal for a variety of general pruning tasks.

  • Ideal for cutting stems and light branches. Easy-open lock protects the blade during transport and storage
  • Fully hardened, precision-ground steel blade stays sharp, even through heavy use
  • Low-friction coating helps blade glide through wood, prevents the blades from gumming up with sap and debris and helps the blades resist rust
  • Maximum cutting capacity: 5/8 inch diamater
  • Lifetime warranty




Product description

From the manufacturer

Product Description

This reliable pruner is ideal for a variety of general pruning tasks. A fully hardened, precision-ground steel blade stays sharp longer, and a rust-resistant, low-friction coating makes cutting easier. A self-cleaning sap groove keeps the blades from sticking, and the handle includes non-slip grips. All-steel construction provides long-lasting durability.

From the Manufacturer

Is it time again to tame the garden? If so, these coated pruning shears are ready to tackle the job. The cambered, beveled blade is made of non-stick high carbon steel so it cuts smoothly and easily. Shears feature an ambidextrous lock, sap groove, enclosed spring, and dual layer comfort grips.<P>Fiskars is a global company with manufacturing locations all over the world, including several places in the US. The 9109 Bypass Pruner is made in China. Many of Fiskars’ blades are stainless steel. The blade on the 9109 is a coated, high carbon steel blade. To learn more about this pruner and other Fiskars products, please visit us at www.fiskars.com.

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Low-friction coating helps blade glide through wood, prevents the blades from gumming up with sap and debris and helps the blades resist rust
  • Maximum cutting capacity: 5/8 inch diamater
  • Fully hardened, precision-ground steel blade stays sharp, even through heavy use
  • Ideal for cutting stems and light branches. Easy-open lock protects the blade during transport and storage

Silly question but what is the difference between bypass pruners and those not labeled "bypass"... I see mixed results on Amazon and Fiskar.

Bypass loppers or pruners have a stainless steel curved blade that uses a scissors action to pass next to, not on top of, the lower surface, sometimes called the hook, designed to catch and hold the branch while the cutting blade comes down.
The cutting blade of anvil-style pruners comes down onto the center of a soft metal or hard plastic lower surface, called the anvil or table.

Is this item made in USA?

Amazon's product description (as of 2014/11) now states: "The 9109 Bypass Pruner is made in China." Along with: "Fiskars is a global company with manufacturing locations all over the world, including several places in the US. Many of Fiskars' blades are stainless steel. The blade on the 9109 is a coated, high carbon steel blade." Seems like this model has seen significant cost-cutting over the years, maybe too much... 

How thick the branches you can cut?

You can cut over an inch diameter my rotating the cutter with open jaws around the branch. The sharp cutting blade will slice through the branch.

I would like these shears for cutting the hard dorsal, pectoral and tail fins off of fresh whole fish like salmon, bass, trout etc? will it work well?

I would say it will work on some fish. Smaller fish such as bass and trout should work well but large fish with tougher fins might be a struggle. Also, these aren't stainless steel so rust could be a problem.

how do i release the spring or safety lock on these shears so i can open my shears fully?, these are similiar shears by the same company

You may have to squeeze the handles together as you work the catch. Mine were VERY hard to open, and still are hard to get closed and locked. I just leave them open. Be careful~ wear gloves to protect your fingers / hands when you try this. May even take some light taps with a suitable piece of wood, etc.

I bought these based on fiskars name vs the equally highly rated but unknown Chinese brand. when received, i pruned 1 blueberry and two new Japanese plum trees (still in pots). The blueberry went OK, sort of, the blades splayed apart a few times, and at the end of making all of a dozen cuts on branches not greater than 3/8, the blade was nicked rather severely. I then went and trimmed my plums, removing some branches i didnt want. In the course of cutting a branch off at the central leader (Poor Ergonomics in the handle >Return Spring is seriously undersized >Lock mechanism feels chinsey, i suspect it would fail fairly quickly if it wasnt for the fact that the "blade" is more like a cow's molars after a single use. >i seriously doubt they even bothered with any kind of heat treatment of the blade based on how fast it was damaged and dulled

I have been a loyal Fiskars customer for many years, until TWO pairs of these pruners changed my mind. While I appreciate that Fiskars offers a "lifetime warranty," it is hugely annoying to be photographing them, sending info to Fiskars, etc. I had a pair of these from about 2008 that worked like a champ and even had them sharpened once or twice. However, pruning the tough stalks of a plant like bamboo will eventually wear out any pruner. So I purchased this figuring they would work as well as the prior pair had. I do not know where the older pair was made, but the new ones were both from China. I have some Fiskars left-handed scissors I have used for sewing for a at least twenty years, and they were from Europe, and they are excellent. Times change, but the quality of these pruners has as well. Both the new pair and the replacement pair have the same problem-- as the jaws open and close it is as if the spring or mechanism in the pruner that forces the jaws back open after a cut is not strong enough. That makes a tendency for them to cut "sideways" a bit, and if you are using them in a wet environment that only becomes worse with more use. I struggled along with the first new pair for a couple of months, then contacted Fiskars for a replacement. I cannot fault their service as they responded quickly and did send me a replacement pair. Unfortunately, the replacement pair has the same exact problem. They worked great for about an hour of hard pruning then began to squeak and have the same have-to-open-the-jaws-by-hand after each cut. Very aggravating. I will not replace them again and I will be shopping for a more heavy duty pruner from a different company.

The delivery and packaging was right on time, and the product was as promised - a pair of Fiskars pruning shears. But the utility of the product was another story. I bought these Fiskars pruning shears and a pair of Fiskars loppers, because the brand is well-known, which I (wrongly) assumed counted for quality. I mean, how do you get to be well-known if your product doesn't work? Neither of them were sharp, and the blades of these little pruners ... I'm not sure how to explain this... preferred to spread sideways - path of least resistance - instead of straight through the small bush branches I was trying to prune. I'm going to try to send both back.

These are fantastic pruners. They snip through pretty thick branches and cut cleanly and easily. They'll still hurt or be difficult to use if you have arthritis or carpal tunnel or anything like that, but generally they're easy to use. If you clean and store them properly (make sure they're cleaned and dried and after each use, use oil occasionally to keep the blade lubricated, store in a dry place) then they'll last you for years.

On top of that, not only is it fully hardened but also precision-ground steel blade stays sharp. Additionally, it is low-friction coating helps blade glide through wood, prevent the blades from gumming up with sap and debris and helps the blades resist rust and the maximum cutting capacity is the only 5/8-inch diameter.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • All-steel design provides excellent durability for lasting value.
  • Easy-open lock protects the blade during transport and storage.
  • Bypass blade style
  • Maximum cutting capacity: 5/8 inch diameter
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Ultra-Blade technology causes the blade to stay sharp 5 times longer
  • Enclosed spring will not fall out
  • Ambidextrous lock for ease of use
  • Cushioned grip to protect your hands and non-slip grip
  • More corrosion-resistant than stainless steel
EASE OF USE

This is a workhorse pruner. Start with our standard hardened steel blade, precision grind it to a sharp edge, and then seal it with our patented UltraBlade coating, which starts out great and actually improves with use! Maintains cutting ease 5X longer than uncoated or non-stick (PTFE) blades. Thoughts of sharpening and blade replacement will fade from your memory; clean cuts time after time will become your new reality.

The Fiskars UltraBlade traditional bypass pruner features the patented UltraBlade coating, increasing blade sharpness to ensure greater ease of cutting and a longer blade life. This means more comfortable use, less fatigue, and less need for sharpening. In addition, UltraBlade offer corrosion resistance greater than that of stainless steel and stays sharp 5 times longer. Time-tested performance and patented features on this pruner combine to create a great value for the gardener.

DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE

The cutting blade is replaceable and the hook is cambered to ensure clean cuts time after time. The enclosed spring won’t get lost or tangled in dense foliage. This pruner also features Softouch, dual-layer comfort grips, designed to outlast ordinary foam grips, as well as a patented, easy-to-use ambidextrous lock. The bypass pruner comes with a lifetime warranty.

Specifically designed to make pruning more comfortable for people with medium to large hands, features patented gearing technology that multiplies force in the middle of the cut where resistance is greatest. This makes cutting three times easier than traditional single-pivot tools and has helped earn this pruner the Ease-of-Use.

A razor-sharp, precision-ground blade stays sharp and resists rust, and a low-friction coating makes every cut even easier. Additionally, an ergonomically designed DuraFrame handle fits your hand comfortably and offers excellent durability.

PROS
  • It is really much simpler to use than any other secateurs. I suppose that it is the fact that the handle turns which gives it its strength.
  • The lock is easy to use and very accessible, making one hand operations a breeze.
  •  The best thing about these is that they’ll fit in your back pocket and stay locked
CONS
  • They do tend to do better on green or growing wood than on dead branches. This work fine on green wood up to 1/2″ in diameter, but anything larger needs more leverage
OUR OPINION

By purchasing this traditional Fiskars Shears, you get a durable bypass clipper and shear combo that ranks among the best selling in the niche. Lightweight and lifted with two full hardened and precision ground steel blades, it cuts light branches and stem as well. Its ability withstands heavy duty abuse without chipping, dulling, or losing its performance.

The Fiskars 91095935J Pruning Shears stood out in our garden shear test, thanks to its unique gripping and cutting mechanism. These shears feature a built-in gear reduction system that helps to close the blades through the natural squeezing motion of your hand a great aid for easy cutting. If your pruning diameter is less than or equals to 5/8 inches then Fiskars Traditional Bypass Pruning Shears is highly recommended.

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