What is a very good brand of pruning shears? I see some of the brands at Home Depot and they look so blah.?

Asked By: elwingman - 7/17/2006
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Not everyone can afford to pay big bucks for Fiskars, muchless buying them at a garden center's price. Unless you used them at your full time job most of us poor folk have to look elsewhere... More
Answered By: emergency.patrol - 7/18/2006
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We like the Fiskars brand. Seem to be quite tough and dependable.
Answered By: parsonsel - 7/17/2006
I love my Fiskars too, had them for years
Answered By: John S - 7/17/2006
Try Oxo bypass loppers for bigger limbs and they make smaller hand shears as well. Can't beat them for comfort and they're very well made. I also use Fiskars hand shears... they make a version that is so ergonomic that I don't get hand cramps even after using them for long periods. One of the handles rolls across... More
Answered By: nimbleminx - 7/17/2006
The very best hand pruners you could by are made by Felco! Everyone I know uses them. They are the best, a bit expensive though. I also have Fiskars hand pruners, they are ok. Felco hand pruners are made of metal whereas Fiskars are typically plastic (the blades are metal). Felco's give such a nice cut and even have... More
Answered By: plantmd - 7/17/2006
I was a pro gardener for 15 years and will second the opinion for the Felco. Especially for hand pruners, they're the best.
Answered By: treedaum - 7/17/2006
Felco's are supposed to be the best, but they are high-dollar. I have seen ones that are $50.00 or more. Corona's are decent as are Fiskars. Just make sure you get the bypass pruners instead of the anvil, as the bypass make clean cuts and the anvils just squish stems & branches. Not good for plants... More
Answered By: raptorsmoonrising - 7/17/2006
Felco for hand pruners for sure. My wife just got some loppers at QVC. They have a rachet action and will cut a fairly large limb. I was amazed. I'm sorry but I really didn't pay attention to what the brand was. Look for pruners/loppers at
Answered By: Bullfrog_53 - 7/17/2006
Trust CONSUMER REPORTS. They say you get more bang for the buck with CORONA.
Answered By: sexy sadie - 7/23/2006
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