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Can you recommend a pair of general purpose good quality secateurs please?

I'm looking for a nice pair of secateurs to use in the garden for general cutting and prunning of roses and other thin branches. I'm looking for a nice pair, esthetically and functionally. What one might call "heirloom material".

Any recommendations please?


  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 495
    Okatsune 103? Proper heirloom material. Otherwise - Felco are well loved
  • SwedboySwedboy Posts: 394
    Are the ones you can get from Thomson and Morgan any good? My old pair has died and I have a 15 quid discount voucher with them.
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Mine are Spear and Jackson by pass. Excellent secateurs imo 
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 655
    I’ve been using my Felco bypass secateurs for at least 40 years with use in employment and my own gardens. 
    East Anglia
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,819
    Felco forever! (Literally)
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,491
    Rutland, England
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,902
    Felco No.2

    Billericay - Essex

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  • B3B3 Posts: 26,435
    Whatever you decide, you need to feel them. They need to feel comfortable in your hands. Some you bond  with some you don't
    That's provided you're not like me and lose them. In which case non rusting are good as they may well have to spend a considerable amount of time exposed to the elements.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457
    Just bought Felco #6 and love them but i think if I'd been able to feel them (bought online from Felco site much cheaper than Amazon), I'd probably have gone for #2 but I did get free lovely gloves with them.  Might treat myself to a pair of #2 later.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,542
    I've got Felco 2 and Felco 8. Both bought second hand on Ebay ( after losing mine ) I think I paid less than £20 each for them. Bargains
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