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Tag Archives: Secateurs

Gardena (8792)

Pros: Their performance was excellent. The blade was very effective and it didn’t need much force in the cutting test. It cut cleanly through thick, woody stems and was ideal for any level of gardening. Like some of the other Gardena secateurs, they had the useful feature of adjustable handle width to suit your hand. [...]

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Wincut Pruning Shears (JP96-1884T)

Pros: This scissor-shaped pruner was suited to light trimming jobs and cutting soft-stemmed flowers. They were light and good for those difficult-to-reach stems. The non-slip handles gave a good grip and comfortable, easy handling. Cons: These shears could not cut through thick stems – they’re better suited to lighter gardening tasks. We had to clean [...]

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Adlus Standard (29572-21)

Pros: One of the handles has slight indentations which allows a good grip. The long safety catch was easy to open but slightly tricky to close, but once you know how to use it, it’s fairly easy to operate. The blade strength was average and good for snipping narrow stems. Cons: The handles felt rigid [...]

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Gardena Pruning Lopper (651)

Pros: The performance of this lopper was excellent in our test; it was sturdy and strong and the blade was sharp and cut very well, so it was easy to use. The handles were comfortable and long enough to accommodate those hard-to-reach spots. These were perfect for cutting back overgrown bushes and foliage, particularly when [...]

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Adlus Rachet (29596-06)

Pros: The top handle was non-slip which made it easy to grip. Cons: The blade strength was average. The ratchet action meant it took slightly longer to cut through stems and we found that the constant squeezing required placed a strain on our hands. It wasn’t a problem with narrow stems, but thicker ones were [...]

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Lasher Professional (FG02142)

Pros: The handles were comfortable with a non-slip grip for easy handling. The weight and opening range were fairly reasonable. Cons: We found that the blade was not as effective as some of the others – it required a bit more force to get results in the cutting test. The safety catch was easily accessible [...]

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Wincut Heavy Duty Bypass Pruning Shears (JP96-1884T)

Pros: The thin, long handles had indentations for easy grip. Cons: These secateurs were one of the heaviest tested. They opened too wide, which makes them very awkward to use if you have small hands. The safety catch was quite small and slightly stiff to operate. We found that they took more force to get [...]

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Lasher Bypass (medium duty)

Pros: They felt sturdy and the handles were very comfortable and easy to grip. The blade was sharp and cut cleanly through stems, and the catch was easy to operate. Cons: They were heavy. The handles open very wide, making them slightly uncomfortable for smaller hands. We found that the cutting action was slightly stiff.

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Gardena (8754)

Pros: They were small and compact, making them easy and convenient to handle. The blade was sharp and cut smoothly, cleanly and easily. Cons: The handles were thin and the grip was slightly slippery. They had slim handles and were the lightest on test and didn’t felt as sturdy as some of the others. The [...]

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Tabor (S-67)

Pros: These secateurs felt heavy but sturdy. The handles curved outwards allowing the blades to open wider than most of the others. Their performance was very good – they worked well and cut woody stems efficiently and with little effort. Cons: These large, heavy secateurs would be suited to most men but probably not most [...]

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