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Old 04-22-2014, 09:30 PM
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Which Bypass shears and pruning saw

I use bypass shears a lot, and finally decided to upgrade from my old Corona BP3160's. I looked at Felco, ARS, & Bahco. My main problem with the Corona was their ergonomics, or lack there of. My wrists would be killing me at the end of a day of pruning. Anyways, I ended up going with the Bahco PX-M2, and am very pleased. They have very good ergonimcs, comfortable handles, and cut quite well. While I was at it , I figured I'd go ahead and replace my pruning saw, which was about toast. I ended going with a Silky 330mm Zubat. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but it ought come in handy very soon.
Anyways, I was wondering what other's preferences are, and why. These are two very important tools, that I'd really never given much thought to, but after switching to the Bahco shears, I wish I had.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:45 PM
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:54 PM
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I used to use felcos, but now everything in my toolbox is Stihl.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:03 PM
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I used to use felcos, but now everything in my toolbox is Stihl.
Haha! Man I hear that. It just seems like I'm always going for my shears. I just keep them in holster on my belt while I'm mowing because I always end seeing things here and there that need fixing. I may just have an OCD problem...
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:02 AM
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Felco all the way.

I've had the same pair of 13's for going on 16yrs. now. Just got a 621 trim saw the other day. Always within hand reach.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:11 PM
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Saws and hand saws hands down Silky. I have some Corona saws I scored at TJMAXX for like $8 each that are good...but thry aren't Silky. I've owned Felcos and honestly I think the Corona equivalent is just as good.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:18 PM
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I used to buy Corona, but they seemed to have legs and would run away. So now I use Harbor Freight, they still run away but Im not so attached to them.

I do have a high reach Corona pole saw/pruner, that comes in handy. Any thing I can reach with the Sthil Kombi saw and extension gets done with gas power.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:24 PM
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Man, get rid of those harbor freight shears! I had a set of those, and they don't do the plants or your hands any favors. You can get the Bahco's on Amazon for about $42 with shipping. It's one of those things you don't think about, but since I made the switch I can feel a world of difference in my wrists and hands.
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