View Full Version : felco pruners?

01-05-2005, 05:02 PM
anyone use felco habd pruners? they seem like good quality, but double the price of others i've seen similar. is there a real difference, between them a pair of cheap Home Depots? a good pair runs about 55-60 dollars (with shipping). i'll probably pick them up, 55 is no big deal, just curious what the actual difference is.


01-05-2005, 05:07 PM
They are the only brand I use.... The cadilac of pruners. If you have employees dont let them use the felcos. For some reason they have always managed to lose my 40 dollar clippers.... I think I replaced about 5 pairs last year alone! :dizzy:

01-05-2005, 05:11 PM
We use felco's also. They are the best. we give a pair to every employee at the beginning of the year, if they loose them they pay for them.


01-05-2005, 05:12 PM
[QUOTE=Evan528]They are the only brand I use.... The cadilac of pruners.

Yes, what he said.

01-05-2005, 06:12 PM
Those are great , had a pair lasted a long time.

01-05-2005, 06:16 PM
The only thing I use as well. They just seem to cut better and stay sharp longer.

01-05-2005, 06:22 PM
felco's are the absolute best pruners that I have ever owned. I especially like the loppers that have the extending handle to them.

01-05-2005, 07:39 PM
Evan said it all. Have a few extra (different sizes) pairs for teaching homeowners pruning, and everyone has always asked me to order them Felcos.

01-05-2005, 08:12 PM
Ditto what everyone else said. They're the best.

I have had my pair for years and years. My [late] Dad had them before I did. Still look and work great!

unioncross landscaping
01-05-2005, 10:24 PM
Have used them for over 20 years. None better!

No Sweat L/C
01-05-2005, 11:52 PM
Got mine at Lesco. The F2 were about $42. Best clippers you can buy!!
Trimmed about 50 Crape Myrtles last year with them with no hand cramping.

01-06-2005, 12:24 AM
Felco is a fine hand pruner. You can get blades for them cheap too.

Check with your local Lesco Service Center as they carry them I believe.

01-06-2005, 08:51 AM
I use nothing but Felco's also. I've never paid more than $35 for a set of hand pruners, though. I got them from a place in Frostproof, Fla. Sorry, I don't recall the name of tha place right off hand.

01-07-2005, 01:21 PM
i'll go along with every body else.

that's all we use. they are the best, and most widely copied.

we hand prune for 6 weeks every year, and would not ever consider using any other brand. i have tried the clones, but there is no substitute.

We use #2's and #8's

01-07-2005, 02:56 PM
The best places to get such tools:

A.M Leonard - http://www.amleo.com

Gempler's - http://www.gemplers.com

You can request free catalogs from each of those websites.
You can sometimes get Felco pruners for $32 that would cost over $50 from local stores. (Not that I don't think it is a good thing to support the local stores.)

General Grounds
01-07-2005, 06:55 PM
everyone of my guys has a felco #2, and a knife with them, yes they are expensive but soooooo worth it. i change the blades in the spring to start year off fresh but really dont need to, seem to stay sharp for ever. love those things. tony

01-07-2005, 07:21 PM
I have been using the same pair for 5 years now. Haven't sharpened them yet and they get plenty of use. This is the longest I have ever had the same set of clippers. Worth every penny and then some.

01-07-2005, 11:29 PM
A.M. Leonard actually has them on sale in the latest catalog

01-07-2005, 11:43 PM
I love mine..Im scared Im going to lose them. I give any helpers my old pair.