Buying new secauters

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.


  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    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!

  • everoseveros Posts: 55

    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.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 21,265

    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've got a couple of pairs from Aldi, one is a bog standard pair whilst the others are ratcheted. They cut through anything. Can't fault them and they cost pennies.
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..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....

  • everoseveros Posts: 55

    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.



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