Fiskars® PowerGear2™ Lopper uses patented technology to multiply your leverage, providing up to 3x more power on every cut. The innovative design includes modified gears and a specially engineered cam mechanism to optimize cutting power in the middle of the cut, where the branch is thickest and you need it most. Additionally, this lopper's fully hardened, bypass-style steel blade is enhanced with a low-friction coating for smooth cutting, less gumming and rust protection, and the rounded ergonomic handles feature Softgrip® for comfort and control. In fact, this lopper makes cutting so much easier, it's earned the Arthritis Foundation's Ease of Use? Commendation.