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Hi - I was given a pair of Fiskars snips and on the first day of use, the blade snapped off while I was cutting sweet peas!  So, can anyone please recommend a great pair of snips?  Thanks :)
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  • Tanty2Tanty2 Posts: 211
    I think they're related to my Fiskar disasters...
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    I've got Draper ones. Very inexpensive and I've had them for years. I bought a 2nd pair last year so that I can keep a pair in the kitchen in case I want to nip out to get some flowers or herbs etc.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Tanty2Tanty2 Posts: 211
    Thank you :)  Is that their dark green straight pruning secateur?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    The first ones I got were dark green. I don't think they were described as secateurs though, just snips. Quite simple  - not as fancy as the ones in those pix above  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Tanty2Tanty2 Posts: 211
    I had a look on their site and here's their snips...
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    Yes - those look similar to mine, although mine don't have such shapely handles, or the little catch   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,613
    I like my Darlac ones much more than my Niwaki snips
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,542
    These snips were recommended by a forum member some years ago who visited one of the RHS gardens and asked the gardeners which snips they use.
    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0007LRPVY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I bought mine in 2018 and still good as new
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    Mine look like the Draper ones in your link/comparison @Pete.8  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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