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having read the on test article for secateurs I am having trouble sourcing the felco 32 model suggested. Also I noticed the article on loppers did not include any of the felco models. Does anyone have a reputable supplier for Felco goods, they are not on the Felco sale site. 
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,626

    They are for sale on Amazon.


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  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    I traipsed round every garden centre I could find, went to several gardening shows and visited a number of hardware shops but ended up in the river - I.e. Amazon. I did get a good deal but they are expensive. Saying that, my first pair were over 40 years old and are still in use for rough work. They do last a lifetime, perhaps that's why they are so hard to find.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 7,794
    I bought a some Felcos for small hands (about £30)  but didn't find them any better than any of the other secateurs I've got. The major benefit of them is that you can get spare parts and have them refurbished but I understand the price of that service has greatly increased. I personally don't think they are worth the expense.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,516
    I've had my Felco No2 for many years.
    This year I decided to have a go at servicing and sharpening the blades.
    I was a bit anxious and half expected to end up having to buy another pair, but I watched a clip on YouTube and had a go.
    The whole process took less than 15 minutes and they're now like new again.
    There are only 2 screws to remove.
    Sharpening the blade was easy with a fine whetstone, then just give all the bits a wipe over with an oily rag and re-assemble.
    If the cutting blade is badly damaged it's easy to replace too.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,095
    I've bought second hand genuine Felco on ebay for less than £20 a pair
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,236
    I love my Felco no 2s and have 3 pairs - not all hung in a row like Monty but one in the downstairs bedroom for easy access to the rose beds, one in the potting barn for trimming cuttings etc and another in the garden shed for when I'm collecting tools for other jobs and beds plus a similar pair with floral painted handles bought as a gift from the V&A which I keep in the polytunnel. 

    I have a small pair of Wolf secateurs kept handy in the pantry for the pots on the terrace, outside the kitchen door.
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  • barry sbarry s Posts: 23
    Thanks everybody, I was hoping not to have to use amazon as I am not sure of
    their impact on the retail industry but if that is all there is then hey ho
    Barry
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,252
    As far as I know Amazon isn't an official retailer for Felco. The company always has strongly urged buyers to visit local stocklists in garden centres, via a map on their website: https://www.felco.com/uk_en/dealers/find/ 

    There's also this site operated by garden centre as an online alternative: https://www.worldoffelco.co.uk/ 

    Amazon have enough money already ;) 
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  • TackTack Central South UKPosts: 664
    edited October 2020
    I was given a pair of Felco no2 this summer. From day one they have been sticky every time they are less than totally clean ie after one rose deadheaded. Felco are not interested apart from telling me to lubricate them or send them in for a service they will charge me for.
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 959
    Had left handed Felco's for years, give them a good clean and they will work as mine many years.
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