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hedge shears

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HOMER, Jul 15, 2001.

  1. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    How many of you out there use manual shears vs. gas powered to do your shrub trimming? What would be a good set to purchase? Every set I've ever had has sprung open on me and won't cut worth a darn. I have 2 gas powered hedge trimmers but really want to try shearing some manually, especially the real small ones that give me a fit.
  2. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350


    I use the Corona brand. The professional series with the wood handles. They are a little pricey, but worth the money.

    Also for small shrubs, I use a pair of Corona Pro grass shears. They work great for shaping them little round balls that folks like.

    You can order a catalog from them at:


    And Alamia.com has some of their products at a cheaper price.

  3. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Posts: 1,540

    Howdy Homer!

    I was using a pair of cheap Ames hand shears but last week one of the wooden handles started coming off....ugh..heheh. I only did a few small trimming jobs up to this point BUT......

    ...yesterday I purchased a RedMax CTH2200. Went to my parents house to test them out and now I'm smiling! :D

    I had seen these same hedge trimmers around here for $359 but one local distributor bought 6 and got a deal so I was able to snag mine for $316. I got the last one he had...whew!

    At 22" and 9.5 lbs they cut a mean "beachball"! :D

    I don't think I'll be using the Ames anymore. ;)

    Bring on the hedges!!!
  4. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    Since I got a gas powered shear (sthil with 32" blade) I won't even pick up manual shears anymore. In fact I don't even have any manuals left. It just dosn't make money doing it by hand and I don't think the manual ones do as good a job

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