When you think about it, it shouldn’t be too difficult to put together a good pair of pruning shears. Quality materials, good manufacturing standards, a mechanism that gets the job done – hardly a huge ask. Or so you’d think, as in my experience most low-cost pruning shears are pretty useless after a few simple snips. Give the price, and I hadn’t expected a great deal from these Fiskars 91095935J.
But I’m happy to say my initial skepticism was unfounded. This is a seriously capable and reliable tool that’s great for a tonne of general pruning jobs. It’s easy to use, comfortable to hold, and doesn’t crap out on you after a few basic tasks. Far from the usual bargain-basement cutters that do nothing but disappoint, these Fiskars 91095935J Pruning Shears represent superb value for money. Read on for all the info you’ll need on this impressive piece of kit from Fiskars.
Features of the Fiskars 91095935J Pruning Shears
As you’d expect, it’s all a relatively simple story on paper. According to the manufacturer, these shears have the following basic specifications:
- Item Size – 4 x 1 x 10.8 inches
- Item Weight – 10.4 ounces
There’s nothing else included in the kit, apart from the shears themselves. Nevertheless, the manufacturer cites the following major selling points and key features in the sales blurb:
Perfect for Light Branches and Stems
These Pruning Shears have been designed to cope with the vast majority of everyday pruning jobs, simplifying routine maintenance and more intensive pruning projects alike.
Precision-Ground Steel Blade,Fully Hardened
Exceptional manufacturing standards combine with the highest-quality materials to create a cutter that stays sharp, time after time. Even with heavy use, the blades are more than capable of dealing with tough pruning jobs with ease.
Along with simplifying and improving the accuracy of every cut, the Fiskars 91095935J Steel Bypass Pruning Shears design prevents debris and sap from gumming up the blades. All of which helps prevent corrosion and rust.
Maximum Cutting Capacity: 5/8 Inch Diameter
The Fiskars 91095935J Hand Pruners has a good range of uses around the garden, with a fairly wide cutting capacity and an incredibly comfortable grip.
It’s unlikely you’ll need to invoke it, but it’s always good to come across a tool with an impressive lifetime warranty. This is a great display of confidence on the part of the manufacturer.
My Experience with the Fiskars 91095935J Pruning Shears
Every time I decide to get out and tame the garden, I’m amazed at how much most of my tools have degraded (or fallen apart) over time. On the plus side, this gives me a good excuse to try something new. In this case, I armed myself with these Fiskars 91095935J Hand Pruners got to work on a bunch of bushes and shrubs. Right off the bat, I can tell you that these things are a joy to use.
Well balanced, comfortable to grip, and capable of slicing through far bigger branches than you might imagine. Effortless to use and smartly designed, they’re a cut above (forgive the pun!) the pack in a big way. I was particularly impressed with the consistency of their performance. Right at the end of a long job – I’d say about six hours of solid snipping – they were performing with the same brilliance as when I first took them out of the box. They’re pretty simple in design and have been made to tackle equally simple jobs, but seriously – it’s a job they do very well.
- Superb cutting power and consistent performance
- Comfortable to hold and a joy to work with
- Designed to remain sharp indefinitely for quality cuts
- Outstanding overall value for money
- None that I can think of – it’s an excellent buy
Folks sometimes laugh at me for taking tools as simple as this so seriously. And it’s something I totally understand – how can you possibly get excited about something as basic as this? The answer – try dozens of crappy cutters over the years, and you’ll soon know what quality is all about when you see it. In terms of performance, quality, and value for money, you really won’t find a better tool than this. At least, as far as pruners are concerned. Fiskars 91095935J once again has something of a hit on its hands – well worth checking out at its current low price.