Fiskars Garden Unveils Wave of New Garden Tools & Accessories

Reduced Effort, Increased Comfort, and Stylish Designs Inspire Gardeners

SAUK CITY, Wis., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Fiskars Garden and Outdoor Living unveiled its 2008 New Product collection, led by the highly anticipated Power-Pivot family of products.


The Power-Pivot mechanism maximizes power and reduces fatigue by putting your hand in a forward position that lets your first two, strongest fingers do most of the work. Our newly developed family offers the Power-Pivot Bypass Pruner both large and small, and the Power-Pivot Grass Shears.

“Our 2008 new product portfolio further advances Fiskars’ goal of unleashing the ultimate gardening experience to our consumers,” said Paul Tonnesen, Fiskars Garden & Outdoor Living President. “These garden tools feature innovative technology, stylish design and increased comfort. With this exciting product line-up, Fiskars is once again redefining garden tools.”

  2008 New Product Designs:

Power-Pivot Tools (Bypass Pruner Large, Bypass Pruner Small, Grass Shears)

The innovative rear pivot mechanism maximizes power and reduces fatigue by putting your hand in a forward position that lets your first two, strongest fingers do most of the work. The exclusive design also provides greater sensitivity and control, with a cutting action that feels as natural as pinching buds with your fingertips.

Gear Bypass Pruner

Fiskars exclusive power-magnifying technology reduces cutting effort by 20% compared to standard single-pivot pruners, with action that allows the user to complete cuts in a single, fluid action.

PowerGear 2 Bypass Pruner

Per your requests, we’ve enhanced our “best of the best” pruner with strong-yet-light aluminum body components, an easy-on-the-hands Softgrip(R) upper handle, and a slightly smaller size. But the best part remains the same: those amazing gears that reduce stress, minimize fatigue and amplify cutting force while the handle rolls to follow the hand’s natural motion.

Lever Bypass Pruner

This four-point pivot design amplifies grip strength by an amazing 25%. Fully hardened, precision-ground blade has a corrosion-resistant, non-stick coating for easy cutting.

Aluminum Loop Handle Bypass Pruner

All the secure, easy-to-grip performance of a classic loop pruner, updated with Fiskars attention to comfort, cutting ease and lasting durability. Powerful hardened steel blades have a non-stick coating for smoother, cleaner cuts with less effort.

Garden Multi-Tool

A palm-sized 4-n-1 tool that slices, saws, snips and cuts with ease. Includes a pruning/ multi-purpose snip, fine-edged knife and serrated knife plus wire cutting notch — all featuring fully hardened, 2-3/8″ precision ground stainless steel blades that hold their edges through hours of hard use.

Big Grip D-Handle Saw

The generously sized 4.3 inch x 3 inch “D” handle provides the perfect fit for big mitts. Plus, the Softgrip(TM) padded aluminum handle keeps your wrist and arm aligned for maximum comfort and greater strength. 18″ Triple-grind saw blade cuts on the pull and push stroke to slice quickly and cleanly through the hardest wood.

Dual Cut Power-Lever Bypass Lopper

Opens wide to lop branches as big as 2 inches — or use the 1/2 inch pruning notch to make a quick snip in a confined space. Plus, the exclusive Power-Lever(R) mechanism doubles cutting power compared to single pivot pruners. Fully hardened, precision ground bypass blade has a corrosion resistant, non-stick coating for smoother action. Rugged fiberglass handles with non-slip grips assure maximum comfort and control.

Extended Reach Weeder

At last, a non-toxic way to vanquish every weed — with absolutely no tiresome bending or tugging. With a simple “step down, pull back” movement, the serrated, stainless steel tine grasps intruder plants and plucks them neatly from the soil — roots and all. The durable steel handle features an ergonomic grip for fatigue-free use, and the extra-large step offers greater leverage. There’s even an ejection feature that clears the tool for interruption-free action.

Post Hole Deep Digger

Engineered for unprecedented ease-of-use, with an exclusive pivot configuration that allows you to dig deeper holes without handle interference. You can dig a 12″ diameter hole down to 42 inches deep. At less than 12 lbs., it is far easier to maneuver than traditional diggers, with rugged fiberglass handles for lightweight durability. The sharpened, heat-treated blades cut through hardened soil with an extended steel ferrule for exceptional strength.

Extended Reach Bulb Planter

At approximately 40″ in length, this durable labor saver has a steel shaft for lasting performance and a large step for extra penetrating power. The 2-1/2 inch serrated opening easily cuts through turf. Beautifying with bulbs has never been easier!

Extended Reach Tiller

Simply put, this environmentally friendly, easy-on-the-body tool is feet ahead of the competition thanks to the innovative design that lets gardeners insert a foot in the “stirrup” for more digging power. The strong steel shaft and padded T-grip handles supply ample leverage to break up compacted soil, while the sharp arrowhead tips easily pierce and shatter hardened soil clods.

Extended Reach Edger

The perfect combination of high efficiency and low environmental impact that makes quick work of edging walkways and beds. The sharp 7-3/4 inch blade slices cleanly through dense turf, with a strong steel shaft and extra-large step for maximum penetrating power.

Extended Reach Cultivator

With just a few “back and forth” strokes, this quality built cultivator will dislodge weeds as it loosens and aerates soil. The durable steel shaft makes it easy to reach across wide beds and into out-of-the-way corners, while sturdy, non-corroding 8-1/2″ aluminum head with rotating and removable tines penetrate compacted earth and uproot weeds with surprising ease.

Fiskars Emergency Snow Shovel

At just 27-1/2″, it takes up very little room in your vehicle or packed with camping gear. Yet it’s built for serious shoveling of snow or other debris, with a corrosion-resistant coated steel blade, ergonomic T – handle, and rugged FiberComp(TM) fiberglass composite construction that’s ounce for ounce stronger than steel.