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Garden shears. One for every purpose
For each cutting job there is a special device. The choice is therefore easier if you first ask yourself what is to be cut - after all, a pair of flower shears is not suitable for cutting branches and, conversely, if you were to get to grips with the flowers in the garden with a pair of loppers, this would only damage the plant. Depending on their intended use, garden shears differ mainly in the size of their blades and handles. For example, a hedge trimmer, which is used for pruning rather in the area, has long blades, but in relation to them quite short handles.
Filigree scissors for soft shoots
Lever action pruning shears
All-rounder for roses, woody plants, perennials ...
Shears for pruning tend to be characterized by strong, short blades, but usually have long-handled handles, which can also be made as telescopic handles to increase reach and leverage. For cutting more delicate plants and flowers, scissors with short, narrow and tapered blades and short handles are suitable. The blades of our garden shears are usually made of carbon steel, the traditional blade material, which is not rustproof and requires occasional care, but can be particularly highly hardened and extremely sharply finished with a fine-grained structure. In contrast, blades made of specially hardened tool steel are less susceptible to corrosion - but also have a lower cutting edge, which is why they need to be resharpened more often.
All garden shears at a glance
Basic question: Bypass or anvil shears?
Basically, there are two types of shears: In bypass shears, two blades slide past each other, leaving a clean, smooth cut; in anvil shears, on the other hand, a sharpened blade meets the fixed anvil (as it were, like a small chopping block). Bypass shears are particularly suitable for cuts that require little force but are precise on thinner cuttings - such as roses, shrubs or perennials.
The anvil shears, on the other hand, allow more powerful cuts on stronger branches; they are thus particularly suitable for pruning woody plants. The aforementioned differentiations of the shears in our range then result, for example, in specialists for topiary, thinning or flower pruning, for an ergonomic and joint-friendly working method or the extra-strong cut on particularly thick branches.
Branch and hedge trimmers
Selected scissors in detail
Handy rose and flower scissors for the targeted (Ab-)Schnitt both in the garden and in the floristic interior decoration. Ideal as garden shears in the apron pocket. Even if they are intended for floristic delicate, indeed, in principle, especially for delicate hands (note the dimensions!), you can see her in the details of real forging. Blade length 3.5 cm, total length 14.5 cm. Weight 80 g. Replacement springs available.
Their light weight facilitates handling and transport of these scissors; the handles made of aluminum lie securely in the hand with the profiled surface. With its narrow, pointed and very sharp blades, the shears are especially recommended for cutting more delicate plants with soft shoots, as they do not cause bruising. Also suitable for thinning dense vegetation. Shear blades carbon steel, handles aluminum. Blade length 5.5 cm, total length 21.5 cm. Weight 160 g.
The anvil shears still cut safely where the passing blades would already cause permanent damage: on woody shoots, stronger branches and branches in sap. For branches up to approx. 2.5 cm Ø.
The fixed handle of these compact garden and pruning shears rests on the heel of the hand, while the movable handle rolls along with the opening and closing hand. On the one hand, this reduces the friction of the handle on the skin, and on the other - after a short familiarization phase - it also means a saving in force of around 30 percent. For branches up to 2 cm Ø.
Simple and shaped according to the anatomy of the hand, made of solid metal and equipped with a strong torsion spring, the scissors with their hardened blades are suitable for cutting perennials, roses and woody plants (up to 2.5 cm branch diameter).
In Japan, these scissors are primarily used for harvesting work; however, they can also be used to trim wilted plants in the perennial bed, harvest currants or cut flowers. The blade also cuts other materials (paper, cardboard, foil) without any problems, which is why we unreservedly recommend the scissors as good household scissors.