I need to buy some new secauters & would appreciate any advice on the best make. Also, am wondering how much should I be prepared to pay.
You need to try them for size in your hand. Many are much too wide for my hands. I've spent a fortune on secateurs over the years and I've come to the conclusion that it's not worth paying a lot, just keep sharpening them and chuck them out when the spring breaks. Lidl are selling two types from Thursday for £2.69!
Thanks landgirl. I paid about £20 for my last pair, but I'm a bit disappointed. I seem to be continually sharpening & even though I oil them they keep sticking. Perhaps they're all like that.
I've always used Felco but they're so expensive. I bought 2 second hand pairs last year on ebay for about £25 inc postage.
..I agree with others that it's not worth the expense... I buy cheap from Asda or similar... they might last a couple of years without sharpening... then get another...
..throw away society....
I agree about cheap ones. I've bought a pair from Poundland £1. I've done nearly all my pruning (which is a lot) & they've worked well. If they only last one season I'll be very pleased.