Monday, November 01, 2010

Husqvarna Has Complete Line of Hand Tools

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – October 28, 2010 - Husqvarna, the global leader in outdoor power products, is now offering an array of hand tools designed with the professional user in mind. For live cutting on smaller branches, Husqvarna has two new by-pass pruning shears. For larger stock, two new by-pass loppers and for quick trimming, a new hedge clipper is included. All products are made in Germany with precision craftsmanship.

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The new 8-1/4” by-pass Technical pruning shear is made from high-quality stainless steel and designed so the blades are easily replaced. The stainless steel upper blade has been ground four times, hardened and able to be re-sharpened. The bottom blade is forged for strength and durability and includes a sap groove that helps keep the blade cleaner and sharper for more efficient cutting as well as a wire cutter feature. 

Additionally, the cutting head is angled for optimal power transmission. The aluminum handles are lightweight and sturdy and allow for two positions for precision or rough cutting. Maximum cutting capacity is 7/8”. A smaller and confined shock absorbing spring is replaceable. 

For lighter duty work, the new Functional ALU by-pass pruning shear is designed to maximize comfort through its ergonomic design and non-slip comfort grips. With a 30 degree angle and extra narrow cutting head, it is easier to exert maximum force while using minimum exertion. 

The upper blade is hardened chromium and non-stick coated and the bottom blade is stainless steel. The aluminum handles are adjustable for quick or power cutting. The shock absorbing spring is replaceable and has an integrated bumper for increased protection. Just like the Technical model, the Functional ALU features a sap groove, safety lock and wire cutter. Maximum cutting capacity is 7/8”. 

Much like the by-pass shears, the Technical by-pass lopper features an optimized cutting geometry to increase productivity and precision ground blades for excellent cutting results and increased durability. The Technical’s lopping shears ergonomically designed aluminum handles have comfort grips. The lever action allows an 18-fold increase in force without additional pressure needed. 

This 27-1/2” lopper has a maximum cutting capacity of 1.58”. 

With a lesser cutting capacity (1.37”), the 19-1/2” Functional by-pass lopper is ultra-lightweight due to its reinforced fiberglass handles with comfort grips. The primary advantage of these loppers is the patented geared transmission that increases cutting power by 38%. Blades are precision ground steel for added increased durability and consistent cutting performance. 

Whether it’s precision work or major lopping, hedge trimmers are a great tool due to their versatility and the new Husqvarna Technical hedge clippers makes it easy to get great results. Measuring 25.6” in length, the Technical clippers has a 9.8” blade. The ground blade has a wave integrated into the cutting edge to similar to serrated teeth that increases gripping power. Aluminum handles with comfort grips and patented gear transmission allow for effortless cutting.

Model:                                                    MSRP

Technical Pruning Shears                 $42.95
Functional ALU Shears                      $29.95
Technical Lopping Shears                $89.95
Functional Lopping Shears               $34.95
Technical Hedge Clippers                 $39.95 

The MSRP pricing provided herein is for reference purposes only. Actual retail prices are established by the applicable dealer and may vary by location. MSRP pricing is subject to change without prior notice.

ABOUT HUSQVARNA:

The Husqvarna Group is the world's largest producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. It is the European leader in consumer irrigation equipment under the Gardena brand. The Group is also one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. Net sales in 2009 were SEK 34 billion and the average number of employees was 15,000. For more information, visit www.husqvarna.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Husqvarna-USA/ or twitter.com/husqvarnausa.

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