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Secateurs and Hand Sizes

My Mum is in England and getting me a pair of Felcos for my birthday but I need to tell her which ones to get. I've looked through their website and there doesn't seem to be a sizing guide. Most of their products are for large hands but I'm not sure how big 'large' is. My hand is L17.5, W 7.5, Hand span 20.5. Is there anyone with similar size hands and experience with Felcos who could advise me?


  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    I don't really think there's a better way than try them yourself. As that doesn't seem possible, is there any chance that your mother's hands are of a similar size to yours and maybe she could try them to see how they feel?

  • Paul NPaul N Bearsted, KentPosts: 303

    I have small hands and own two pairs of Felcos. Both are fine for me but as figrat said, can't you find some in a garden centre near year to try out. BTW your Mum is choosing well as Felcos are the Rolls Royce of secateurs. They even make a pair for the left-handed gardener. They are do spares and a re-sharpening service.

  • Kathy 2Kathy 2 Posts: 122

    My hand is 17cm long, 8.5 wide and 18cm span. I have Felco 2 secateurs and they are fine. My daughter has similar sized hands and she also loves her Felco 2's. Hope this helps.  image

  • JoburgJemJoburgJem Posts: 2

    Thanks guys!! There is no where to buy Felco's (or try them) in Joburg and I wouldn't want her to bring them out only to find that they're uncomfortable to use but now I am happy, and excited. Will get them in time to do winter pruning here. image

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