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Wilkinson Sword Pruners ( secateurs)
Wilkinson Sword Pruners
Member Name: k2705
Wilkinson Sword Pruners
Advantages: Light and easy to use
Disadvantages: None for me
One of the garden tools that I really wouldn't want to be without is my trusty Wilkinson Sword secateurs or. I didn't actually buy them, I borrowed them from my mum when we moved into our house 2 years ago and somehow they are still here! I do know though that these can be bought from our local garden centre for about £17.00, I've also seen them on www.amazon.co.uk for slightly less.
The secateurs have steel blades which open and shut like scissors, the bottom blade is thicker than the top and is also blunt. Its the top blade that is sharp and obviously the one that slices through the plant stem or whatever you are cutting. This sharp top blade has been coated to prevent it rusting although the coating has worn slightly on mine but I haven't had any problem of them going rusty.
The blades are approximately 4 to 5 centimetres long and will cut things up to 2 centimetres in diameter.
The handles are shaped so they are comfortable to hold and have a non slip grip for added safety. The secateurs also have a small safety button situated behind the top blade, in order to use them you need to just slide this back, this unlocks the blades so they can be opened. To lock them shut you simply slide the button forward and the blades will stay locked shut.
The secateurs are roughly 18 cm's long and weigh 200grames ( just under 8oz). They are styled so they can be used by both left and right handed people.
I use my secateurs for any little pruning or clipping jobs in the garden. When we bought our house the beds were terribly overgrown and a lot of the fence was covered with very tangled overgrown climbers.
I found the secateurs invaluable. I was able to clear out all dead wood and cut back all the overgrowth.
I soon had all the rubbish cut out and we could start to make the garden our own.
I use the secateurs for deadheading and generally keeping the plants in shape, they really are a useful little tool. I also use them if I have received flowers as a gift. They are ideal for snipping the ends of the stems from the flowers before they go in a vase.
The secateurs are easy to hold, they are nice and light and are comfortable to use. They don't make my hand ache and the sharp blade slices through most things with relative ease leaving a nice neat cut behind.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Wilkinson Sword secateurs, I have been using mine for over 2 years and they cut just as well now as they did when I first acquired them. They are excellent for all smaller pruning jobs in the garden.
Summary: One I would recommned,
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