Which garden secateur is best for you?

 

scissors cutting flowers

Choosing a new pair of garden pruners is not as easy as some might think. First of all, you need to consider what you will be using your secateurs for. Are you just looking for an everyday pair for light flower trimming, or are you planning on cutting heavy set foliage and branches? Next, you might want a lock feature on your scissors? If you have children around you most definitely do. 

Lastly, you need to think about comfort, do you need extra cushioning to make the job a little easier? This could be a good idea if you want to avoid damaging your hands. With all of this in mind, it can be a daunting task when selecting this essential tool and it's easy to make mistakes when choosing. Luckily, we have done the research for you. In this post we will help you find the best secateurs for your needs.

 

Light, everyday pruning

pink garden secateurs

These cute floristry scissors are perfect for everyday use. It easily cuts all types of flower stems as well as foliage and is a great choice for an all around use. It features a symmetrical handle that works for both the left as well as the right hand. And also offers added protection for your fingers against thorns and bristles. You find these cute pink garden scissors here .

Type: Bypass
Material: Stainless steel
Safety Lock: No

Medium pruning

This range of secateurs are quite versatile as they can be used without problem to cut fine flower stems and can also handle branches and thicker foliage. They are comfortable to hold and often offers a non-slip grip feature. It's a good choice for an all around use if you know you will need your cutters for heavy duty pruning as well. They usually have a lock feature.

green garden secateurs scissor

Type: Bypass
Material: Stainless steel
Safety lock: Yes
You can find them here

white garden flower secateur scissors

Type: Bypass
Material: Stainless steel
Safety lock: Yes
You can find them here

Expert secateurs 

If you are looking for something a little bit extra, whether it's extra support for your hands or a pair of expert secateurs for heavy duty cutting, these are the ones for you. The expert range includes secateurs in both bypass style and ratchet style. The bypass style is generally best suitable for right-handed people while ratchet style cutters are designed to cut in a way that works for both right and left-handed people. The handle on expert secateurs are more often than not designed with a cushioned part to make the heavy pruning less heavy. And they can also cut thicker branches, sometimes up to 35mm thick.

professional garden secateurs scissors

Type: Bypass.
Material: Stainless steel & Titanium 
Safety Lock: Yes
You can find them here .

professional heavy duty garden secateur ratchet

Type: Ratchet
Material: Aluminium alloy
Safety Lock: Yes
You can find them here .