The Fiskars shears with patented PowerGear technology provide up to 3.2 times more power with each cut compared to standard pruners, which makes it easy to cut hard stems and branches. For easy and comfortable trimming, this pruner also features a Softgrip(R) ergonomic handle that fits the shape and natural motion of your hand. This next-generation Fiskars shear includes modified gears and an innovative cam mechanism to optimize your cutting power in the middle of the cut, where the branch is thickest and where you need it most. The low-friction blade is entirely made of hardened steel, while shock absorbers add comfort of use. The Ultrablade coating ensures that the blade stays sharp up to 5 times longer, cuts with less effort and offers superior rust resistance.