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Hand Pruners

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

  1. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 756

    Bahco or Felco is the way to go, Bahco is made in France, I think my pruners were about $100.00, but they last only ever sharpened them a couple times in 8 years, they will cut whatever you can fit in them, also the rotating handle is nice and is easier on the hands. They were designed for people who prune grapes by hand all day everyday, so I'm sure they will be great for your needs, I own a pair and would buy another if I every needed to.
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 40,402

    I have a pair of Okatsune, they're fantastic. Felco pruners are simply pretty good, too heavy for me though. My Okatsune are so light, they hold an edge, very comfortable, and will cut through anything.

    I'd like to try Bahco; they seem pretty good as well. The Okatsune were more expensive, so I went with them.
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,616

    corona or fiskars. they sale them at lowes or walmart.

    i don't use the small ones though. i use the big loppers for everything or hedge trimmers.
  4. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    Felco, with the rotating handle..I think they are #7. Can't go wrong with #2 either
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  5. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 756

    Rotating handle is always the way to go, I would avoid Fiskars and all the homedepot crap, get a real pair and never buy another.
  6. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,199

    Once you use Felco pruners, you won't want anything else.
  7. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,764

    I prefer Stihl hand pruners.
    Stihl has an excellent line of on-powered hand tools.

    Of course I'm a $*%&^$! Ninja, so I just use a katana to prune when no one is looking.
  8. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 612

    I go felco. Harbor freight has a felco knock off that is actually good for workers who lose or are hard on pruners for 10$
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  9. Interesting...

    how would you call the quality of those? Would they last 1 year?( we work year round in florida but not much pruning is done in winter).
  10. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,010

    Really like my Bahco pruners. Comfortable and can use them for hours without hand fatigue (rubber bumper is a nice touch so you don't get that metal to metal contact like the cheap pruners from the big box stores).

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