Fiskars Bypass Lopper with Power-Lever technology is not an ordinary lopper. The power lever mechanism provides a mechanical leverage advantage that makes the cutting operation much easier than using ordinary cutting shears. The cutting blade is constructed with fully hardened steel and coated to provide corrosion resistance.
I purchased a Fiskars Power Lever Bypass Lopper in the Spring of 2007 and it is still going strong. I have cranked the Power-Lever literally thousands of times cutting branches around my home. The Power-Lever Bypass Lopper is equipped with a shock absorbing bumber to reduce stress, although I must admit that I wore out the shock absorbing bumper. The precision ground cutting edge has held up well. It does hold a sharp edge for a long time but will occasionally need to be sharpened. The handles are constructed with steel and the grip area is foam padded.
The Fiskars Power Lever Bypass Lopper that I purchased has a cutting capacity of 1 5/8". I have primarily used my loppers to cut maple, pine and poplar. I have cut various sizes of branches, including up to the cutting capacity, and can honestly say these are the best loppers that I have ever owned. The Power-Lever technology lives up to its claim and make lopping much easier than ordinary loppers.
Fiskars Bypass Loppers with Power-Lever technology come with a lifetime warranty. Power-Lever for multiple cutting power.