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Having already purchased a Draper 172 piece tool set I knew about their quality and affordability. We needed a good set of loppers and whilst trawling through the web I happened upon this 4 piece gardeners set. We could do with the bundled items and at £15 it seemed to be a good deal.
For this review I'm going to start with the loppers, after all it was our intended original single purchase! These bypass action loppers are 635 millimeters long so dont expect tree lopping experience, however you will deal with most shrubs and difficult to each areas easily enough. In use the carbon steel blades make light work of even the thickest of branches, I have been able to cut through 4cm thick stems although granted it takes a little effort but it's good going none the less and saves digging out the saw. The extra reach provided by the hardened and tempered arms allows greater force to be exerted, the textured hand grips are very comfortable and I did not notice any blistering after 1 hour without gloves. So far no noticeable degradation in sharpness despite many sessions out pruning which shows the blades are of good quality.
Not much to report on the hand trowel and fork other than they seem strong and perform well in use. both are epoxy coated carbon steel hardened and tempered with textured hand grips. Many hours planting and weeding have been completed with this pair and so far as good as new. The trowel seems to easily find it's way in to the toughest of grounds greatly reducing effort and stress on the wrists.
The secateurs are 175 millimeters long and feature carbon steel blades hardened and tempered with moulded spring-loaded handles and a thumblock. Again the blades are very sharp with the construction of the tool making light work of the thickest limbs.
Overall I'm really pleased with this gardeners set from Draper. Real quality at amazing prices. I cant really find fault anywhere. If you are looking for a pruning set with a decent trowel and fork thrown in then this is for you.
Useful four-piece garden set. Comprises bypass action loppers and secateurs plus hand trowel and fork. The loppers are 635mm long with carbon steel blades hardened and tempered with textured hand grips. The secateurs are 175mm long with carbon steel blades hardened and tempered with moulded spring-loaded handles and thumblock. Hand trowel and fork are epoxy coated carbon steel hardened and tempered with textured hand grips.