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Years of scientific research and hundreds of user tests by the pioneers in ergonomic design – professor
Thomas Armstrong of Michigan University who wrote the book on ergonomics, and Olle Bobjer who
founded the most well-known design firm in the field and is renowned not only for hand tool design at
Bahco but for creating the Baby Björn carrier known round the world – resulted in the PX and PXR
designs utilized on our top-of-the-line secateurs.
The genius of good ergonomic design is applying the three key concepts that define ergonomics:
1. REDUCE THE RISK OF DIRECT INJURY.
We eliminate sharp edges near the hand and avoid pinch points that can cause blistering; the materials
used allow the hand to stay in control even when a tool is wet or greasy.
2. REDUCE THE RISK OF LONG TERM INJURY.
Bahco PX and PXR pruners are specially engineered to keep the hand (left or right) in a natural or neutral
position, minimizing strain; the Slicing Cut™ and precision blades require less effort to do better work
longer without tiring.
3. MAKE THE USER’S JOB EASIER.
This ultimate goal of ergonomics begins with elegant design and only works when mated to superior
materials, like our carbon steel blades that keep an edge longer than the competition, requiring fewer
stops to sharpen them.
Work is easier with better tools. Bahco is that better tool you have been looking for. The amazing
technology behind the manufacturing process for our blades shows our customers just how committed
we are to making the best hand tools available