FISKARS Extendable Pole Saw and Pruner

Looking for a tree trimmer to tackle down overgrown branches?

Hiring a professional tree service can cost hundreds of dollars. Just getting it done yourself will not only save you some money but also save you time for you to call around to get the quotes, to wait for the crew to arrive on time, to wait for them to get the work done and see if they did a decent job…

Hoping to help you find the solution for your trimming work, we have found FISKARS Extendable Pole Saw and Pruner. We would like to tell you all you need to know about this product.

What is FISKARS Extendable Pole Saw and Pruner?

The FISKARS Extendable Pole Saw and Pruner is a versatile tool for tree trimming and pruning. With its extendable design, this pole saw can reach up to 16 feet, allowing you to access high branches and hard-to-reach areas without the need for a ladder or a cherry picker.

Product Information


Product Name Power-lever Extendable Pole Saw and Pruner, 7′ – 16′

Item/Article # 1902477

Warranty Life-time

  • FISKARS Power-lever Extendable Pole Saw and Pruner
  • Hooked WoodZig Saw Blade (to attach)
  • Instructions (English, French, Spanish)
Our Purchase Info

We purchased this at Costco in April 2023 for $54.99 ($69.99 with $15 OFF).

Apparently, this model is only distributed to Costco warehouses around the world.

Key Features in 3 Parts
The Pole

Extendable: With the pole fully extended, this tool can reach up to 16 feet. This feature allows you to adjust the length of the pole to reach high branches and areas that are hard to access.

Oval-shaped fiberglass pole: The oval shape makes the pole stronger and more rigid than a round pole of the same weight and diameter and provides a more comfortable grip for your hands than a round pole. This feature is particularly useful when you are working at height, as you need to maintain a firm grip on the pole for safety.

Double-locking System: To secure the pole in place when you adjust the length. It ensures that the pole remains fixed in the extended position, preventing it from collapsing unexpectedly while you are working.

The Pruner

Power-Lever Technology: It increases leverage to give you up to 2 times more power than traditional designs. It uses a special lever mechanism that amplifies the cutting force, allowing you to cut through the branches with less effort.

Made from High-Quality Steel with a Special Low-Friction Coating: This coating is designed to reduce the friction between the blades, making the cutting action smoother and more efficient. It’s designed to trim branches up to 1-⅛ inch (one and one eighth inch) thickness.

The Saw

Hooked WoodZig Saw Blade: It features a special hook end, and it prevents the blade from slipping out of the cutting groove. It allows to easily cut through thick branches without getting stuck or jammed.


Length: 7 – 16 feet

Note: With the pole fully extended, and from the top of the saw blade to the end of the pole, we measured it a little over 16 feet.

Weight: 6.25 lbs

Hooked WoodZig Saw Blade: 15 in


The Rope with Hand Grip

This product comes with the rope ready-to go. There’s just the rubber band to remove the bundle from. Untangle it and make sure the knot is tightened.

Hooked WoodZig Saw Blade

  1. Carefully remove the plastic cap on each end of the saw blade
  2. Remove the wing nut from head
  3. Align holes on saw base with tab and bolt on head
  4. Attach the wing nut to bolt and tighten

Note: Make sure it’s tightened very well and the saw blade is sturdy.

Testing It Out

Please check out our video.


0:00 Intro

0:50 Unboxing

2:19 Attaching the Saw Blade

3:02 Length and Weight Measurements

3:23 Features

4:30 Testing the Pole Saw & Pruner

6:17 Pruning by Branch Thickness

6:47 Pros and Cons

9:43 Conclusion

Pros and Cons


We thought that this pole saw was well-made overall. The quality, the designs and how it feels when using it, “well-made” was our impression.

Double-locking system

It was easy to extend the pole until it clicked in places, and clamp the safety collar to double lock it. It felt very secure, knowing that the pole is not going to slip down while trimming.

Smooth pruning

Once getting the pruner in place, it was smooth to chop the branches. We thought the pulley system by pulling the rope down and the pruner blade chopping the branches out worked great as long as it’s 1-1/8 inch or less in thickness.

Oval-shaped fiberglass pole

Holding the oval-shaped fiberglass pole felt very natural and easy. We thought that it made it sturdier and thought it helped control where we were cutting.


Using with the saw blade attached

When we were trying to have the pruner get in the position, we needed to maneuver the long saw blade through some spaces between the branches and sometimes getting the hook or the teeth stuck on other branches. Imagine doing that 16 feet away, holding a 6 pound pole.

We thought maybe the saw blade shouldn’t have been attached if we were just pruning, but who would want to keep attaching and detaching the saw blade on the spot? We want to be able to go back and forth between the saw and pruner, depending on the thickness of the branches, but the saw blade being attached was difficult sometimes.

Wobbles when fully extended

When it was fully extended, the pole shook quite a bit. Moving the pole to the targeted branch was not easy because it was wobbling. We understand because it’s single walled when fully extended and it’s so long, but it felt very flimsy to use. Just to get to the branch to trim was difficult, and to actually prune or saw when fully extended was difficult.

Holding the rope

As we mentioned earlier during unboxing, there is a handle at the end of the rope. But the only time you can actually use that handle is when it’s fully extended. So, all other times, you would have to just quickly grab the rope with one hand. It was slippery sometimes and just not easy to get a grip. Not only that, you have to keep the rope in your hand so it won’t get tangled or wrap around the pole, and it gets tricky when you can’t get a quick grip of the rope when you are holding a 6-pound pole in one hand.

Clearing the Confusion about the Recall

First, we would like to clarify that this product was not recalled.

In December 2020, the similar product that was sold at Costco between January 2019 to September 2020 was recalled. Item number for that recalled product was 190063, which was the same as Fiskars model number 9440.

The item number of this product we purchased at Costco in April 2023 is 1902477, and the product we reviewed here and in our video is not the same product that was recalled in December 2020.

Recommend or Not Recommend

If you are a weekend gardener that trims branches every now and then, then we recommend this saw pole. It is a bit of a work-out, but the pruner worked pretty well and the saw worked ok. If you are a frequent or heavy gardener that needs to use it all the time for lots of tree branches, then this might not be a good one for you.

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