Hand Pruners

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Southern Lawn Care LLC, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Southern Lawn Care  LLC

    Southern Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 314

    Guys I'm looking for some help. I ran across some pliers that I really like. They are Van Staal fishing pliers. I'm trying to find some pruners that are similar to them. Instead of the pliers, I want cutters of course. I am wondering what you guys use. Any help is appreciated.

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  2. I still like my felco's.
     
  3. 2 Cycle

    2 Cycle LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 581

    I got some from sears on sale for $5 or so. Too easy to leave somewhere so I don't like to invest too much in that item
     
  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Felco has a pair like that I think. Not cheap though
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  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ditto on that
     
  6. If you want to do good work...then use the proper DEDICATED TOOL for the job.

    So the question is:

    How would you adjust the blade(yes, that's why felco's are so desired)
    How do you take blade off and replace or sharpen?

    I have two scabbords that I keep on me, one on my pocket and the other on my belt. My leatherman is on my belt, my knock off Kirkland felco pruners or when I'm pruning roses all day, my no2 felco that my daddy bought me over 22 years ago. Still the original handle part and adjusters, but have changed the spring and blade a few times.
     
  7. I've used Felco 2, and Corona's that are the equivalent to the Felco 2 and I think there's no difference. I lost my Felco's(along with other hand tools) a while back. In fact, I lost those Corona's too and recently bought another pair.

    I say go with the Corona's. In fact, I like most of Corona's hand tools best(Loppers, hand sheers,etc.) Saws go to Silky but Corona's aren't a bad choice.
     
  8. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 756

    Bahco, had mine for about 8 years now, they are awesome.

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  9. Southern Lawn Care  LLC

    Southern Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 314

    Get the ideas coming guys. I'm am VERY OCD when it comes to my tools. I keep up with them religiously, so loosing them I'm not to worried about. I have a nice set of the Stihl Pruners now that are decent but I sharpen them often. Looking to maybe find something that will last a little longer. Iv got nothing to do besides read up on info right now. I'm in Panama City Beach Flordia fishing and that's how I ran across above said pliers.
     
  10. Southern Lawn Care  LLC

    Southern Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 314

    Currently using these. I like them, but I sharpen them often because they will not hold a edge it seems.

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