Fiskars PowerGear Amboss-Getriebeastschere (112480)

 

These Fiskars 80cm loppers will set you back about 50 Euros. The ads claim that it cuts branches up to 55mm.

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What the ads don’t say is that you’ll need to buy a new replacement blade every two weeks because the original blade will invariably break at the location indicated by the red arrow. The price of the replacement blade is hefty: For the price of two replacemant blades Fiskars will sell you the brand new loppers.

However if you just weld the broken blade you are in for a surprise: The welded blade no longer breaks but suddenly works just fine. Obviously the original blade is designed with a weak spot and given the price of the spare part, this does not seem to be a coincidence..