Congrats on finally tracking one down Eric! (sorry I wasn't able to help) I'll be looking forward to hearing what you think about it.
Congrats Eric.. It's a real workhorse and despite what I wrote back then it really earns its keep around the garden..
How does the Genus compare to geared cutters, which I would assume use compound leverage?And apart from gardening, does it have any other uses with the cutter?
May I ask why it is your holy grail? It does strike me as odd that for someone who does so much modding, a niche tool like this is the grail.
It really does cut better than any pruner I've ever owned.
I do have a question though. The swiveling handle is a little loosey goosey. When you're using the pruner, it's virtually unnoticeable, but it is loose. I tried getting other washers to either replace or add to the one at the top of the handle, but no luck. Has anyone had this problem and done anything successfully to fix??
Hey, thanks Metro; I appreciate your reply. Haven't tried your fix [or the Felco], but will definitely give it a go.Also - like your idea of the cerakote finish. The handles on mine are somewhat beat up - so, that's not a bad idea at all. Any reason you're not doing it yourself?? I have no clue how crappy it could turn out if I did it myself. Complicated process?Thanks again.
You're going down a slippery slope there, Metro. A GENUS for cutting garden hose...my, my-oh-my...And - why are you barefoot using your Genus?? Clearly two violations in one shot. Perhaps time for a Genus rescue from your house/shop me thinks...i haven't checked out your fix yet, but I am still having just busloads of fun pruning. So much so, in fact, that Genus is going on a little roadtrip with me and dog...to 'fix' all of the low-hanging branches-over-sidewalks that peoplez just can't bring themselves to cut. Yeah - watch me!!
Added the Felco blade to Genus the other day. I have to say, doing the pruning on the dogwalk is much faster and obviously then, much more stealthily covert. You can't even say 'hit and run' - cuz no one even knows I was there. It is AMAZING how little [to none] people prune the overhanging branches on their trees. Shouldn't we have a National Prune Your Damned Tree Day?? It could coincide with National Talk Like a Pirate Day...Next up is a sapling growing from an existing tree that is almost totally blocking the PUBLIC sidewalk. Genus saw? Do your stuff! [Insert maniacal laugh here...] Furthering 'repair' will be a [probably] non-cerakote paint job...as I believe cerakoting is rather expensive. Some kind of paint one of the big box stores tells me is good for anodized aluminum. I'm a little excited! Anyone with paint ideas for other than cerakote?
Eh...btw...is there somewhere on the forum et. al. that shows an ultra maroon, such as myself, how to quote - without quoting the entire previous post?? It's like rocket science for pete's sake!
Plasti-dip isn't a bad idea. Hmmm. What, may I ask, are you planning on spending for a cera paint job, then? I'm morbidly curious and somewhat ashamed that I'm thinking of my beloved Genus as simply $$$...
btw, I'm stalking watching this thread because I'm trying to join this exclusive club. unfortunately, the last one I saw on ebay went for over $200.
Quote from: Breezy12 on September 07, 2013, 02:11:56 AMbtw, I'm stalking watching this thread because I'm trying to join this exclusive club. unfortunately, the last one I saw on ebay went for over $200. Well, quotes' advice worked just fine - thanks.Yeah; I got lucky for $85 on eBay. All I did was used a saved search [an option they offer]...which, in turn, sent me an email when something matching went for sale. Best of luck. Don't know if I'd do 'two bills' for even a Genus. Well -- brand new does make a difference.
why are all the amazing leatherman pruners discontinued? why?