where has the quality gone?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Ray_Lawns, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Reflection

    Reflection LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Exactly, if you're buying homeowner grade tools they're going to break. Corona wood handled loppers are well worth it, won't break unless you're cutting something beyond 3"+. For hand pruning I'd recommend Felco, expensive but they'll last 10 years and blades are replaceable.
     
  2. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 49

    i use structron hand tools they seem to hold up well.
     
  3. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,197

    We started using Felco hand pruners 7-8 years ago. Amazing difference, someday we may have to even sharpen them. We still use the same ones and they hold an edge like no other. If you want a tool that will last maybe the life of your company chose Felco. Swiss made and it shows.
     
  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    Fiskers is junk! I think they use scrap metal to make that stuff. Nothing fiskers I've ever bought lasted more than a few jobs. Who sells Felco?
     
  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    I just checked out the Felco site, probably will be ordering a pr of bypass pruners and the 33" loppers, hopefully the last time I buy those tools $225 for both.
     
  6. Snapper Jack

    Snapper Jack LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    Bought a 32" Corona Loppers last weekend and they did last over an hour,complete junk from China. So I went a bought Barnels 32" loppers for a little over $90.
     
  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    Corona is only one step above Fiskars. I've had decent luck with Lowes Kobalt stuff if it breaks it is refundable for stuff like shovels and such.
     
  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,275

    I hate it when those 30$ hand clippersv nick up 60$ worth of mower blades.

    Im going to spray paint my small hand tools bright orange.
     
  9. Corona has a homeowner line and commercial line. The commercial stuff is just as good as felco IMO.
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  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    You get what you pay for.

    http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/p...ge.asp?mi=17801&title=Felco%AE+Lopping+Shears

    Corporations generally have no interest in producing long lasting high quality products ..... the cheaper the product, the more money they make, both on the initial purchase and when you are forced to replace the POS.
     

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