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5 Things To Know Before Buying Pruning Shears

Most likely, you're here because you're a hobbyist or professional gardener on the lookout for the best pruning shears on the market. Beginners might manage with a decent pair of garden shears or tree pruners, but after a few months, you'll ultimately realize that as much as the benefits of gardening outweigh the challenges, it can still sometimes be physically demanding and time consuming.

A great gardener understands that it's not only about skill, but also about having a good set of gardening tools to complete the task quickly and effectively.

Here are five things we've compiled for you to consider when choosing the best pruning shears.


1. The Purpose

Garden shears come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and models. Ask yourself if you're mostly cutting green wood, perhaps dry branches, or old wood? Are you going to use it on your fruit trees, roses, hibiscus, hydrangeas, or maybe for your shrubs? Do you need a garden tool that is easy on the hands but is still able to cut large, tough branches?

2. The Type of Pruner

In general, there are 3 types of pruner: 

Anvil pruning shears have a cutting blade that strikes a flat, wide surface, or anvil. Green wood shouldn't be cut with it because of the way it cuts through a board like a knife does, crushing live material. These types of gardening hand tools are best for dry branches or old wood.

Ratchet pruning shears are ideal for people with limited hand strength. It's called ratchet as it has this ratcheting mechanism. Like anvil pruners, they typically have one sharp and one flat blade. This multipurpose pruner cuts in stages, making it easier to cut through larger branches.

Bypass pruning shears cut like a pair of scissors, with the blades bypassing each other to make a clean cut. Because its blades slice all the way through the stem, this clean cut is best for green wood or live plant material. This is the most versatile type of garden scissors out of all three as it can trim almost all types of plants.

3. The Features

Excellent blade quality should be at the top of your list. It should be razor sharp and made of Japanese-grade high-quality steel. Aside from excellent blade quality, look for brands with extra features such as titanium coating, which reduces friction for easier cutting and provides long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion.

Non-slip ergonomically designed handles and shock-absorbing pads to ensure reduced hand motion injuries, fatigue, and wrist strain even for extended hours of pruning.

Cutting capacity of up to 1-inch as you want your pruners to actually do the work. If you have small-medium hands, you may prefer a smaller model, such as the PrecisionPro Titanium pruning shears with a cutting capacity of .08 inch, which still makes precise, clean cuts while providing better fit and comfort.

Non-stick Sap Groove with wire cutting notch to keep blades from sticking and to direct sap debris and other contaminants away from the blade, reducing plant disease. 

FitAdjust thumb lock is an extra good feature that allows you to choose between half or fully open handles making it great to adjust the blade tension for a precise, clean cut every time.

Readily-available replacement parts because, as we all know, pruner parts such as blades and springs are frequently used and subject to normal wear and tear. You want to buy from premium brands that also make parts because you don't want to buy a new pruner when you can replace its parts for less money.

4. The Cost

Buying expensive pruners does not necessarily guarantee durability and high quality. On the other hand, shears that are too cheap may indicate that quality and parts are compromised. We must always find a balance between the two: cost and quality, and we should be well on our way to selecting the right one.

5. The after-sales service

Your buying experience should not end with the delivery of your pruner. Finding a dependable brand, with customer support available in multiple channels such as phone, email, and chat would put your mind at ease in case you need assistance getting your questions answered such as how to use your pruner, how to maintain it, replacements, and even refunds.

How can you tell if your pruning shears are of excellent quality?

The Haus & Garten brand was created by a gardener, for gardeners. The founder, Greg Schultz , worked as a professional landscape gardener for 28 years. 

 "Pruning does not have to be tedious and difficult. You can start snipping your way to a fantastic garden with only two things: the right tool and the right knowledge," Greg says.

Having worked with numerous clients, he asked about the most typical problems that gardeners encounter:  their pruning tasks, the quality of their tools, and ergonomics. In 2010, he successfully created a premium line of pruning shears with all of these in mind. 

At Haus & Garten, we strive to give our clients value at every turn. We ensure that every component of our pruning shears are thoughtfully designed to make pruning as easy and comfortable for you, and with our excellent after-sales support, we guarantee that you will be happy with your purchase.

Congratulations, now you're ready to buy your next pruning tool!



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