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Fiskars PowerGear™ X



Fiskars Finland Oy Ab, Helsinki, Finland

In-house design

Fiskars Finland Oy Ab

Red Dot: Best of the Best

The perfect cut

Trimming bushes into shape and cutting branches in the garden can turn out to be a highly time-consuming task. The new Fiskars PowerGear X pruners have been designed especially to deliver more cutting power to take the effort out of garden work tasks. The design combines highly developed ergonomics with aesthetically balanced proportions. The pruners offer tools for cutting both fresh and dry wood. They provide a high degree of user comfort and make it easier for any user to cut for longer, such as in autumn, without experiencing fatigue. This is made possible by the patented PowerGear mechanism, which delivers a three-fold increase in cutting power. The innovative rotating handle ensures that the power of all fingers is engaged on every cut, exerting an equal but reduced pressure to deliver maximised power output with minimal user effort. The pruners are equipped with sharp, corrosion-resistant steel blades. The lightweight durable handles are made of glass fibre reinforced plastic and rest perfectly in the hand. The slip-resistant SoftGrip material and the 3D contouring of the handles prevent slipping. The ergonomic handle sizes are optimised for small to large hands. With their ingenious innovative ergonomics and a design idiom of dynamic look, these pruners aestheticise work in the garden – their functionality makes them a pleasure to use.

Statement by the jury

»These pruners by Fiskars are convincing in every respect, featuring a patented mechanism that simplifies cutting task considerably and thus makes garden work easier. The mechanism represents a cleverly designed solution and fits perfectly into the form. Significantly increasing user comfort, the innovative handle grips engage the power of all fingers on every cut. Everything merges into an outstandingly clear, concise and ergonomic design.«

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This product can be found in the
Red Dot Design Yearbook 2017/2018