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I'm not the best gardener and to be honest we don't have the biggest garden so its quite easy to mow the lawn and keep the flowers looking nice and when we first did up our garden we bought a number of tools that we thought we might need, including this handy pair of shears.
The shears are made by Yeoman and actually the only reason I know this is because they have the word Yeoman written on each handle and after looking at all our other tools I can see that they are Yeoman tools too so these must be a good brand and fairly well known. In fact, according to their website, they say, "Yeoman is a trusted brand offering top quality garden tools for excellent prices. Our carbon steel range offers cultivating products with ergonomic design which are made from the best materials. Yeoman basic cutting tools offer a fantastic range of core budget cutting tools.."
We have had most of these for quite a few years now and they still seem to be in perfect working order so they are a very good quality brand too.
These shears are classified as general purpose hedge shears and Yeoman say that they they are ideal for trimming and shaping. At the back of our garden we have a what we thought was only going to be a small little bush that grew in a few months to be a very big bushy bush that takes over everything and needs cutting back several times a summer so these shears are perfect for that.
What I like about these shears is that they are very sharp and precise but also light enough that I, as a woman can handle them and they do not need to just be used by a man. Of course, after a while when you hold your arms in that out position for quite a while they do start to ache but I can generally get the job done before my arms hurt. The handles on these shears are wooden and round and quite nice to grip and non slip so you don't feel like the shears are going to fall out of your hands at any time. The handles are 20cm long so you can get quite a nice length away to cut the bush with meaning I don't have to reach and stretch to cut the awkward back of the bush.
The blades of the shears they come out at a bit of an angle so the way that you are cutting the bush is well thought out meaning you are not placing your hands in a awkward position to cut, they are straight out in front of you and it is the shears that are making the cutting angle. The nice thing with these shears is that you do not need to give them much of a snip together to cut strong branches and twigs back, just a small snip and all branches cut first time. The information from the website tells me that these shears will cut up to 7mm diameter stems so you can use that information if you think you would like to purchase these. Obviously they are not for massive tree branches but I think for everyday bushes that covers most plants. The blades are extremely sharp but also I've never felt like they are dangerous in any way which is good, I feel quite comfortable using these shears.
There are two little rubber stoppers on either side of the handles where they come together that stop you from really snipping hard and possibly causing your wrist to hurt if you do this. I like this little safety inclusion and am pleased overall with the functionality of these Yeoman shears.