Rated 4 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greenfinger You get what you pay for
These anvil pruners are well made and worth paying the extra money over the entry level stores' own brand type of pruner. Compared with inferior types, they are sturdy and sprain resistant and have a locking catch that actually works. My other half has already managed to smash off the little hanging loop that you can see in the picture - but that's par for the course and no great detriment. As my helpers have lost 3 pairs of secateurs this year, it would be great if somebody could make a high visibility type - but these are no different from any other in that they are a single colour. I like the Fiskars ( Wilkinsons' Sword) brand and would buy on the strength of that alone; these show the kind of quality that you expect from that brand.
07 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bluebird31 an excellent purchase
preferred the spring design to cheaper models. This worked brilliantly on thick thorns and made mince meat of a large fir tree, making the garden clear up easier than expected.
19 August 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jaydee Cut well but build quality not great
These pruners are good at actually cutting things in the garden. This said, after very little use the orange bit of plastic that forms the locking mechanism pinged off so now the pruners do not lock shut.
04 July 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MDavies Light Pruning
Bought to replace an ageing set from Homebase from over 8 years ago, these have a good hand position, and cut cleanly, as you would expect from a brand new blade. The locking tab works well, and IMHO is in a good safe position, although as you cannot easily operate it with the same hand, might not suit all.
Helped me prune an allotment-worth of raspberry bushes in 45 minutes. Result!
09 May 2012