Fiskars (19G56) unveiled its new generation of PowerGear X cutting tools at Glee yesterday. The engineering and ergonomics have evolved to make pruning and lopping easier than ever.
The pioneering PowerGear mechanism trebles the cutting power, significantly reducing the effort needed to prune. With super sharp PFTE coated precision blades designed to slice through the toughest wood, the tools are weather-resistant, virtually unbreakable and feature a new comfortable soft grip handles. The robust shafts are made of aluminium to reduce weight and increase control.
Vibrant soft-grip orange handles make the tools easy to locate in even the most overgrown setting. With rivets replaced by bolts, maintenance is easy, increasing performance and longevity. The new ergonomics have resulted in a lightweight hedge shear with more balance and control than ever before.
The new PowerGear X range (which also includes re-designed secateurs) will be available to retailers in January 2017.
Above: James Wong, keen cook as well as gardener, highlights the new Fiskars Functional Form kitchen range.
The rising impoprtance of cook shops in many destination garden centres influenced Fiskars’ decision to use Glee to launch their new Kitchen range yesterday.
“We know that there are correlations between people who love cooking and those who enjoy time in the garden,” said Fiskars commercial director Richard Carr . “We know our retail customers are expanding into complementary areas in their garden centres and DIY stores – from home interior accessories, pets, gifts and importantly into food. We know that our Fiskars garden tools are a well-known brand, already recognised and respected in the garden trade. It makes perfect sense to offer customers a brand they recognise, with the values they trust and appreciate.”
The Functional Form range includes kitchen utensils, pans and knives, all competitively priced, creating a comprehensive but compact offer for garden and DIY retailers.