Fiskars powerful shears make shaping and trimming hedges and shrubs easier than ever. The first time you try Fiskars PowerGear Hedge Shears, youll be amazed - but its not magic, its gears. Fiskars patented gear technology multiplies your leverage to give you up to three times more power on every cut. This means you can power through thick branches that traditional hedge shears would struggle to cut. It also means that Fiskars hedge shears can be smaller and lighter than other shears, reducing strain on your hands, wrists and muscles when youre reaching to cut a branch or have a lot of hedge shaping to do. Like many of Fiskars PowerGear tools, Fiskars hedge shears have won the Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation. But Fiskars shears arent just for people with arthritis - they are for anyone who appreciates tools that make work easier. PowerGear patented gear technology multiplies leverage to give you up to three times more power on every cut Powers through tough branches that traditional hedge shears struggle to cut Makes cutting dramatically easier than it is with other tools, earning the Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation Fully hardened, precision-ground steel blades stay sharp, even through heavy use 10" blades cut all the way to the tip Low-friction coating helps the blades glide through wood, prevents the blades from gumming up with sap and debris and helps the blades resist rust Shock-absorbing bumpers help reduce the jarring conclusion at the end of cuts Aluminum construction provide lasting strength and reduced weight Length: 23" FAQ: How do I care for my shears? Wipe clean after each use to prevent sap build-up Lightly oil blades for longer product life.