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03-22-2001, 03:31 AM
What do you guys think of Felco hand pruners. and which model size do you guys use.
03-22-2001, 07:26 AM
Felco is the only way to go for hand pruners. I have used Felco 2 since I was 12 years old working weekends at a nursery. Its been over 20 years and I have yet to find a better brand. Remember to keep them clean to avoid spreading disease (wipe with alcohol before each plant).
03-22-2001, 04:39 PM
There just isn,t a better pruner than felco
the #2 is a good workhorse that lasts forever
If you want the cadilac of the line get the #7 with the rotating handle and save some wear and tear on your wrist
Felco #2 is a good choice. It's worth spending a few extra bucks for a quality cut.
Our crews lose them at an unreasonable rate so we have also started using the cheap Felco 5's for guys that will do just occasional pruning.
03-22-2001, 10:15 PM
I miss my # 8's, they seem to have run off.
I will be out buying a new new pair as soon as the snow is gone.
03-22-2001, 10:31 PM
There is Felco, and then there are a bunch of others. But Sandvik makes nice loppers. If you just want to dabble in pruning, try Felco #2 If you are into serious pruning go with #7, rotating handle For small hands, try #8, but most women find #6 is best And if you are left handed, Felco has most of these in LH design, different model #'sUnfortunately, you do not often see the full line at trade shows. About the only exception to this was the Mid-Am in January in Chicago a couple of years ago. Now that Stihl has come out with a line of hand tools for dealers to stock, you might see other brands out there, too. Right now, except in large cities, mail order is the norm.
03-24-2001, 10:23 PM
Felco #2 are a great all around hand pruner.....
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